Jeremiah 20:17
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New International Version
For he did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever.


New American Standard Bible
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.


King James Bible
Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
because he didn't kill me in the womb so that my mother might have been my grave, her womb eternally pregnant.


International Standard Version
because he didn't kill me in the womb, so that my mother would have been my grave and her womb forever pregnant.


American Standard Version
because he slew me not from the womb; and so my mother would have been my grave, and her womb always great.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Who slew me not from the womb, that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb an everlasting conception.


Darby Bible Translation
because he slew me not from the womb. Or would that my mother had been my grave, and her womb always great with me!


Young's Literal Translation
Because he hath not put me to death from the womb, And my mother is to me -- my grave, And her womb a pregnancy age-during.
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Context
Jeremiah's Complaint

7O LORD, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocks me. 8For since I spoke, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach to me, and a derision, daily. 9Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. 10For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him. 11But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten. 12But, O LORD of hosts, that try the righteous, and see the reins and the heart, let me see your vengeance on them: for to you have I opened my cause. 13Sing to the LORD, praise you the LORD: for he has delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers. 14Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed. 15Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born to you; making him very glad. 16And let that man be as the cities which the LORD overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide; 17Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me. 18Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
Cross References
Job 3:10
Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from my eyes.


Job 3:11
Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?


Job 10:18
Why then have you brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!


Job 10:19
I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.


Jeremiah 20:16
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