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Job 3:1 ←
Then, opening his mouth, and cursing the day of his birth,
Job 3:2 ←
Job made answer and said,
Job 3:3 ←
Let destruction take the day of my birth, and the night on which it was said, A man child has come into the world.
Job 3:4 ←
That day--let it be dark; let not God take note of it from on high, and let not the light be shining on it;
Job 3:5 ←
Let the dark and the black night take it for themselves; let it be covered with a cloud; let the dark shades of day send fear on it.
Job 3:6 ←
That night--let the thick dark take it; let it not have joy among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.
Job 3:7 ←
As for that night, let it have no fruit; let no voice of joy be sounded in it;
Job 3:8 ←
Let it be cursed by those who put a curse on the day; who are ready to make Leviathan awake.
Job 3:9 ←
Let its morning stars be dark; let it be looking for light, but may it not have any; let it not see the eyes of the dawn.
Job 3:10 ←
Because it did not keep the doors of my mother's body shut, so that trouble might be veiled from my eyes.
Job 3:11 ←
Why did death not take me when I came out of my mother's body, why did I not, when I came out, give up my last breath?
Job 3:12 ←
Why did the knees take me, or why the breasts that they might give me milk?
Job 3:13 ←
For then I might have gone to my rest in quiet, and in sleep have been in peace,
Job 3:14 ←
With kings and the wise ones of the earth, who put up great houses for themselves;
Job 3:15 ←
Or with rulers who had gold, and whose houses were full of silver;
Job 3:16 ←
Or as a child dead at birth I might never have come into existence; like young children who have not seen the light.
Job 3:17 ←
There the passions of the evil are over, and those whose strength has come to an end have rest.
Job 3:18 ←
There the prisoners are at peace together; the voice of the overseer comes not again to their ears.
Job 3:19 ←
The small and the great are there, and the servant is free from his master.
Job 3:20 ←
Why does he give light to him who is in trouble, and life to the bitter in soul;
Job 3:21 ←
To those whose desire is for death, but it comes not; who are searching for it more than for secret wealth;
Job 3:22 ←
Who are glad with great joy, and full of delight when they come to their last resting-place;
Job 3:23 ←
To a man whose way is veiled, and who is shut in by God?
Job 3:24 ←
In place of my food I have grief, and cries of sorrow come from me like water.
Job 3:25 ←
For I have a fear and it comes on me, and my heart is greatly troubled.
Job 3:26 ←
I have no peace, no quiet, and no rest; nothing but pain comes on me.