For that night did not shut the doors of my [mother's] womb, and hide sorrow from my eyes.
Why was I not stillborn; [why] didn't I die as I came from the womb?
Or [why] was I not hidden like a miscarried child, like infants who never see daylight?
Why did You bring me out of the womb? I should have died and never been seen.
I wish I had never existed but had been carried from the womb to the grave.
A man may father a hundred children and live many years. No matter how long he lives, if he is not satisfied by good things and does not even have a proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.