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Job 3

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.


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