Job 3:1-101 After this, Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born. 2 He said: 3 May the day I was born perish,
and the night when they said,
“A boy is conceived.” a
4 If only that day had turned to darkness!
May God above not care about it,
or light shine on it.
5 May darkness and gloom b reclaim it,
and a cloud settle over it.
May an eclipse of the sun ▼
▼Lit May a darkening of daylightterrify it.
6 If only darkness had taken that night away!
May it not appear ▼
▼LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg; MT reads rejoiceamong the days of the year
or be listed in the calendar. ▼
▼Lit or enter the number of months
7 Yes, may that night be barren;
may no joyful shout f be heard in it.
8 Let those who curse certain days
cast a spell g on it,
those who are skilled in rousing ▼
▼Leviathan: Or twisting one; a mythological sea serpent or dragon associated with the chaos at creation. Sometimes it is applied to an animal such as a crocodile.Leviathan. i
9 May its morning stars grow dark.
May it wait for daylight but have none;
may it not see the breaking ▼
▼Lit the eyelidsof dawn.
10 For that night did not shut
the doors of my mother’s womb,
and hide sorrow from my eyes.
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