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Job 3:16–19

16  Or why was I not as a hidden pstillborn child,

as infants who never see the light?

17  There the wicked cease from troubling,

and there the weary are at qrest.

18  There the prisoners are at ease together;

they hear not the voice of rthe taskmaster.

19  The small and the great are there,

and the slave is free from his master.

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Job 3:16–19 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child,

like an infant who never saw the light of day?

17 There the wicked cease from turmoil,

and there the weary are at rest.

18 Captives also enjoy their ease;

they no longer hear the slave driver’s shout.

19 The small and the great are there,

and the slaves are freed from their owners.

Job 3:16–19 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been;

As infants which never saw light.

17 There the wicked cease from troubling;

And there the weary be at rest.

18 There the prisoners rest together;

They hear not the voice of the oppressor.

19 The small and great are there;

And the servant is free from his master.

Job 3:16–19 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 Why wasn’t I buried like a stillborn child,

like a baby who never lives to see the light?

17 For in death the wicked cause no trouble,

and the weary are at rest.

18 Even captives are at ease in death,

with no guards to curse them.

19 Rich and poor are both there,

and the slave is free from his master.

Job 3:16–19 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child,

Like infants who never saw light?

17 There the wicked cease from troubling,

And there the weary are at rest.

18 There the prisoners rest together;

They do not hear the voice of the oppressor.

19 The small and great are there,

And the servant is free from his master.

Job 3:16–19 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Why was I not buried like a child born dead,

like a baby who never saw the light of day?

17 In the grave the wicked stop making trouble,

and the weary workers are at rest.

18 In the grave there is rest for the captives

who no longer hear the shout of the slave driver.

19 People great and small are in the grave,

and the slave is freed from his master.

Job 3:16–19 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been,

As infants that never saw light.

17 There the wicked cease from troubling;

And there the weary are at rest.

18 There the prisoners are at ease together;

They hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

19 The small and the great are there:

And the servant is free from his master.

Job 3:16–19 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light. 17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the wearied are at rest. 18 The prisoners together are at ease; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster. 19 The small and great are there, and the bondman freed from his master.

Job 3:16–19 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 I would be buried like a stillborn baby.

I would not exist.

I would be like infants who never saw the light.

17 There the wicked stop their raging.

There the weary are able to rest.

18 There the captives have no troubles at all.

There they do not hear the shouting of the slave driver.

19 There you find both the unimportant and important people.

There the slave is free from his master.

Job 3:16–19 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 Or why was I not hidden like a miscarried child,

like infants who never see daylight?

17 There the wicked cease to make trouble,

and there the weary find rest.

18 The captives are completely at ease;

they do not hear the voice of their oppressor.

19 Both small and great are there,

and the slave is set free from his master.

Job 3:16–19 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Or why was I not buried like a stillborn child,

like an infant that never sees the light?

17 There the wicked cease from troubling,

and there the weary are at rest.

18 There the prisoners are at ease together;

they do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

19 The small and the great are there,

and the slaves are free from their masters.

Job 3:16–19 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 Or why was I not hidden like a miscarriage,

like infants who did not see the light?

17 There the wicked cease from troubling,

and there the weary are at rest;

18 the prisoners are at ease together;

they do not hear the oppressor’s voice.

19 The small and the great are there,

and the slave is free from his masters.

Job 3:16–19 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

16 Why wasn’t I buried like a baby who was born dead?

Why wasn’t I buried like a child who never saw the light of day?

17 In the grave, sinful people don’t cause trouble anymore.

And there those who are tired find rest.

18 Prisoners also enjoy peace there.

They don’t hear a slave driver shouting at them anymore.

19 The least important and most important people are there.

And there the slaves are set free from their owners.

Job 3:16–19 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be,

As infants that never saw light.

17 There the wicked cease from raging,

And there the weary are at rest.

18 “The prisoners are at ease together;

They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

19 “The small and the great are there,

And the slave is free from his master.