1611 King James Bible

Job 3

Job curseth the day and services of his birth.

Job 3:1 After this, opened Iob his mouth, and cursed his day. Job 3:2 And Iob spake, and said, Job 3:3 Let the day perish, wherein I was borne, and the night [in which] it was said, There is a man-childe conceiued. Job 3:4 Let that day bee darkenesse, let not God regard it from aboue, neither let the light shine vpon it. Job 3:5 Let darkenes and the shadowe of death staine it, let a cloud dwell vpon it, let the blacknes of the day terrifie it. Job 3:6 As for that night, let darkenesse seaze vpon it, let it not be ioyned vnto the dayes of the yeere, let it not come into the number of the moneths. Job 3:7 Loe, let that night be solitarie, let no ioyfull voice come therein. Job 3:8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise vp their mourning. Job 3:9 Let the starres of the twilight thereof be darke, let it looke for light, but [haue] none, neither let it see the dawning of the day: Job 3:10 Because it shut not vp the doores of my [mothers] wombe, nor hid sorrowe from mine eyes. Job 3:11 Why died I not from the wombe? [why] did I [not] giue vp the ghost when I came out of the bellie? Job 3:12 Why did the knees preuent mee? or why the breasts, that I should sucke?

The ease of death.

Job 3:13 For now should I haue lien still and beene quiet, I should haue slept; then had I bene at rest, Job 3:14 With Kings and counsellers of the earth, which built desolate places for themselues, Job 3:15 Or with Princes that [had] golde, who filled their houses with siluer: Job 3:16 Or as an hidden vntimely birth, I had not bene; as infants [which] neuer saw light. Job 3:17 There the wicked cease [from] troubling: and there the wearie be at rest. Job 3:18 [There] the prisoners rest together, they heare not the voice of the oppressour. Job 3:19 The small and great are there, and the seruant [is] free from his master.

He complaineth of life, because of his anguish.

Job 3:20 Wherefore is light giuen to him that is in misery, and life vnto the bitter [in] soule? Job 3:21 Which long for death, but it [commeth] not, and dig for it more then for hid treasures: Job 3:22 Which reioice exceedingly, [and] are glad when they can finde the graue? Job 3:23 [Why is light giuen] to a man, whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in? Job 3:24 For my sighing commeth before I eate, and my roarings are powred out like the waters. Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come vpon me, and that which I was afraid of, is come vnto me. Job 3:26 I was not in safetie, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet: yet trouble came.

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