Job 3

After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed his day. And Job spoke, and said, {spake: Heb. answered} Let the day perish when I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. {stain: or, challenge} {let the...: or, let them terrify it, as those who have a bitter day} 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. {let it not be...: or, let it not rejoice among the days} Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come in it. Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. {their...: or, leviathan} 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: {the dawning...: Heb. the eyelids of the morning} 10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from my eyes.

11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the womb? 12 Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should be nursed? 13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest, 14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves; 15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver: 16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light. 17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary are at rest. {weary: Heb. wearied in strength} 18  There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. 19 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul; 21 Who long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures; {long: Heb. wait} 22 Who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave? 23  Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in? 24 For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. {I eat: Heb. my meat} 25 For the thing which I greatly feared hath come upon me, and that which I feared hath come to me. {the thing...: Heb. I feared a fear, and it came upon me} 26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

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