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Job 3

Job 3:1  
After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

Job 3:2  
And Job spake, and said,

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

Job 3:4  
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

Job 3:5  
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Job 3:6  
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.

Job 3:7  
Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.

Job 3:8  
Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

Job 3:9  
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:

Job 3:10  
Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.

Job 3:11  
Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

Job 3:12  
Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

Job 3:13  
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

Job 3:14  
With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;

Job 3:15  
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

Job 3:16  
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

Job 3:17  
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

Job 3:18  
There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

Job 3:19  
The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

Job 3:20  
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

Job 3:21  
Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Job 3:22  
Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

Job 3:23  
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

Job 3:24  
For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

Job 3:25  
For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

Job 3:26  
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.


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