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21 Who (A)long[a] for death, but it does not come,
And search for it more than (B)hidden treasures;

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  1. Job 3:21 Lit. wait

21 to those who long for death that does not come,(A)
    who search for it more than for hidden treasure,(B)

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22 Who rejoice exceedingly,
And are glad when they can find the (A)grave?

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22 who are filled with gladness
    and rejoice when they reach the grave?(A)

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15 So that my soul chooses strangling
And death rather than [a]my body.

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  1. Job 7:15 Lit. my bones

15 so that I prefer strangling and death,(A)
    rather than this body of mine.(B)

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16 (A)I loathe my life;
I would not live forever.
(B)Let me alone,
For (C)my days are but [a]a breath.

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  1. Job 7:16 Without substance, futile

16 I despise my life;(A) I would not live forever.(B)
    Let me alone;(C) my days have no meaning.(D)

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(A)Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for (B)it is better for me to die than to live!”

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Now, Lord, take away my life,(A) for it is better for me to die(B) than to live.”(C)

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In those days (A)men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

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During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.(A)

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