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Job 3:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Who long for death, but it cometh not, And dig for it more than for hid treasures;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Which long for death, but it [cometh] not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who long for death, but it [cometh] not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Who long for death, and it [cometh] not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who long for death, and it is not, And have digged for it, beyond hid treasures:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Who are waiting for death, and it is not, And they seek it above hid treasures.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That look for death, and it cometh not, as they that dig for a treasure:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Which long for death, but it [commeth] not, and dig for it more then for hid treasures:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— who desire death, and obtain it not, digging [for it] as [for] treasures;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Which long for death, but it [cometh] not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Which long 2442
{2442} Prime
חָכָה
chakah
{khaw-kaw'}
A primitive root (apparently akin to H2707 through the idea of piercing); properly to adhere to; hence to await.
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
for death, 4194
{4194} Prime
מָוֶת
maveth
{maw'-veth}
From H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively pestilence, ruin.
but it [cometh] not; x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
and dig 2658
{2658} Prime
חָפַר
chaphar
{khaw-far'}
A primitive root; properly to pry into; by implication to delve, to explore.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for it more than for hid treasures; 4301
{4301} Prime
מַטְמוֹן
matmown
{mat-mone'}
From H2934; a secret storehouse; hence a secreted valuable (buried); generally money.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 3:20-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 3:21

Dig — Desire with as much earnestness as men dig for treasure: but it is observable, Job durst not do anything to hasten or procure his death: notwithstanding all his miseries, he was contented to wait all the days of his appointed time, 'till his change came, Job 14:14.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
long:
Heb. wait,
Numbers 11:15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.
1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I [am] not better than my fathers.
Jonah 4:3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for [it is] better for me to die than to live.
Jonah 4:8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, [It is] better for me to die than to live.
Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

dig:

Proverbs 2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures;
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