12 Please don’t let her be like a dead baby[a] whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes out of his mother’s womb.”

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 12:12 Ancient Jewish tradition reads [baby] who comes out of our mother’s womb and our flesh is half eaten away.

12 Do not let her be like a stillborn infant coming from its mother’s womb with its flesh half eaten away.”

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Like a slug that moves along in slime,
like a woman’s miscarried child,
they will not see the sun.(A)

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May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,(A)
    like a stillborn child(B) that never sees the sun.

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A man may father a hundred children and live many years. No matter how long he lives,[a] if he is not satisfied by good things and does not even have a proper burial,(A) I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 6:3 Lit how many years

A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn(A) child is better off than he.(B)

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