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Jeremiah 20:18

    Jeremiah 20:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why did I come from my mother's body to see pain and sorrow, so that my days might be wasted with shame?

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

    World English Bible

    Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

    Definitions for Jeremiah 20:18

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 20:18

    Wherefore came I forth - It would have been well had I never been born, as I have neither comfort in my life, nor comfort in my work.