The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJob 3:11
Why died I not from the womb?
&c.] That is, as soon as he came
out of it; or rather, as soon as he was in it, or from the time that he
was in it; or however, while he was in it, that so he might not have
come alive out of it; which sense seems best to agree both with what
goes before and follows after; for since his conception in the womb was
not hindered, he wishes he had died in it; and so some versions render
it to this sense F14:
[why] did I [not] give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
he died not in the womb, which was desirable to him, he wishes that the
moment he came out of it he had expired, and is displeased because it
was not so, see (Jeremiah 20:17) (Hosea 9:11) ; thus what is the special favour of
Providence, to be taken out of the womb alive, and preserved, he wishes
not to have enjoyed, see (Psalms 22:9) .
F14 (Mxrm) (en koilia) , Sept. "in vulva", V. L. "aut, in utero",
Beza, Mercerus, Cocceius, Junius, Michaelis; so R. Abraham
Peritzol, and Simeon Bar Tzemach.