Job 3


3:1 After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed his day.
3:2 And Job spoke, and said,
3:3 Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night [in
 which] it was said, There is a mail child conceived.
3:4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above,
 neither let the light shine upon it.
3:5 Let darkness and the shades of death stain it; let a cloud
 dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
3:6 As [for] that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not
 be joined to the days of the year, let it not come into the
 number of the months.
3:7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come
 therein.
3:8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise
 up their mourning.
3:9 Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it look for
 light, but [have] none; neither let it see the dawning of the
 day:
3:10 Because it prevented not my birth, nor hid sorrow from my
 eyes.
3:11 Why died I not from the womb? [why] did I [not] expire at
 the time of my birth?
3:12 Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I
 should be nursed?
3:13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should
 have slept: then had I been at rest,
3:14 With kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate
 places for themselves;
3:15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with
 silver:
3:16 Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants
 [which] never saw light.
3:17 There the wicked cease [from] troubling; and there the
 weary are at rest.
3:18 [There] the prisoners rest together; they hear not the
 voice of the oppressor.
3:19 The small and great are there; and the servant [is] free
 from his master.
3:20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to
 the bitter [in] soul;
3:21 Who long for death, but it [cometh] not; and dig for it
 more than for hid treasures;
3:22 Who rejoice exceedingly, [and] are glad, when they can find
 the grave?
3:23 [Why is light given] to a man whose way is hid, and whom
 God hath hedged in?
3:24 For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are
 poured out like the waters.
3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared hath come upon me, and
 that which I dreaded hath come to me.
3:26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I
 quiet; yet trouble came.
 
 

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