Bible Cross References
Ecclesiastes 6:3-5
We may have a hundred children and live a long time, but no matter how long we live, if we do not get our share of happiness and do not receive a decent burial, then I say that a baby born dead is better off.
It does that baby no good to be born; it disappears into darkness, where it is forgotten.
It never sees the light of day or knows what life is like, but at least it has found rest---
Job 3:10-16
Curse that night for letting me be born, for exposing me to trouble and grief.
I wish I had died in my mother's womb or died the moment I was born.
Why did my mother hold me on her knees? Why did she feed me at her breast?
If I had died then, I would be at rest now,
sleeping like the kings and rulers who rebuilt ancient palaces.
Then I would be sleeping like princes who filled their houses with gold and silver,
or sleeping like a stillborn child.
Job 10:18
Why, God, did you let me be born? I should have died before anyone saw me.
Job 10:19
To go from the womb straight to the grave would have been as good as never existing.
Jeremiah 20:17
for not killing me before I was born. Then my mother's womb would have been my grave.
Jeremiah 20:18
Why was I born? Was it only to have trouble and sorrow, to end my life in disgrace?
Matthew 24:19
How terrible it will be in those days for women who are pregnant and for mothers with little babies!
Luke 23:29
For the days are coming when people will say, 'How lucky are the women who never had children, who never bore babies, who never nursed them!'
Ecclesiastes 1:14
I have seen everything done in this world, and I tell you, it is all useless. It is like chasing the wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:17
So life came to mean nothing to me, because everything in it had brought me nothing but trouble. It had all been useless; I had been chasing the wind.
Psalm 55:6-11
I wish I had wings like a dove. I would fly away and find rest.
I would fly far away and make my home in the desert.
I would hurry and find myself a shelter from the raging wind and the storm.
Confuse the speech of my enemies, O Lord! I see violence and riots in the city,
surrounding it day and night, filling it with crime and trouble.
There is destruction everywhere; the streets are full of oppression and fraud.
Jeremiah 9:2
I wish I had a place to stay in the desert where I could get away from my people. They are all unfaithful, a mob of traitors.
Jeremiah 9:3
They are always ready to tell lies; dishonesty instead of truth rules the land. The LORD says, "My people do one evil thing after another and do not acknowledge me as their God."