Jb 3:1After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.

Jb 3:2And Job responded and said,

Jb 3:3Let the day on which I was born perish, / And the night which said, A man has been conceived.

Jb 3:4Let that day be darkness; / Let God not seek it from above, / Nor let light shine upon it.

Jb 3:5Let darkness and the shadow of death reclaim it; / Let a cloud dwell upon it; / Let the things that blacken the day terrify it.

Jb 3:6As for that night, let deep darkness take hold of it; / Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; / Let it not come up in the number of the months.

Jb 3:7Behold, let that night be barren; / Let no joyous shout come in it.

Jb 3:8Let those curse it who curse the day, / Who are ready to rouse leviathan.

Jb 3:9Let its predawn stars be dark; / Let it wait for light and there be none, / And do not let it see the eyelids of the dawn.

Jb 3:10For it did not shut up the doors of the womb that bore me, / Nor did it hide trouble from my eyes.

Jb 3:11Why did I not die at birth, / Come forth from the womb and expire?

Jb 3:12Why did the knees receive me? / And why the breasts, that I should suck?

Jb 3:13For now I would have lain down and been undisturbed; / I would have slept; then I would have been at rest

Jb 3:14With kings and counselors of the earth, / Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;

Jb 3:15Or with princes who had gold, / Who filled their houses with silver.

Jb 3:16Or like a miscarriage that has been concealed, I would not have been, / Like infants that do not see the light.

Jb 3:17There the wicked cease from their troubling, / And there the weary rest.

Jb 3:18Captives are altogether at ease; / They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

Jb 3:19The small and the great are there, / And the servant is free from his master.

Jb 3:20Why does He give light to him who suffers / And life to the bitter in soul,

Jb 3:21Who wait for death, but it is not there; / And dig for it more than for hidden treasures;

Jb 3:22Who rejoice to the point of exultation / And are glad when they have found the grave;

Jb 3:23To the man whose way is hidden / And whom God has hedged in?

Jb 3:24For my sighing comes as my food, / And my groaning pours out like water.

Jb 3:25For I dread something, and it comes upon me; / And what I fear comes to me.

Jb 3:26I have no ease and I have no quiet / And I have no rest, but trouble comes.

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