Job Chapter 3

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1: After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. edit

2: And Job spake, and said, edit

3: Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. edit

4: Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. edit

5: Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. edit

6: As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. edit

7: Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. edit

8: Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. edit

9: Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: edit

10: Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes. edit

11: Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? edit

12: Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck? edit

13: For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest, edit

14: With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves; edit

15: Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver: edit

16: Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light. edit

17: There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. edit

18: There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. edit

19: The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master. edit

20: Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; edit

21: Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures; edit

22: Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave? edit

23: Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in? edit

24: For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. edit

25: For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. edit

26: I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. edit

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