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Job 3

Job curseth the day and services of his birth.

Job 3:1 After this, Job opened his mouth, and cursed his day, Job 3:2 And he said: Job 3:3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said: A man child is conceived. Job 3:4 Let that day be turned into darkness, let not God regard it from above, and let not the light shine upon it. Job 3:5 Let darkness, and the shadow of death, cover it, let a mist overspread it, and let it be wrapped up in bitterness. Job 3:6 Let a darksome whirlwind seize upon that night, let it not be counted in the days of the year, nor numbered in the months. Job 3:7 Let that night be solitary, and not worthy of praise. Job 3:8 Let them curse it who curse the day, who are ready to raise up a leviathan: Job 3:9 Let the stars be darkened with the mist thereof: let it expect light, and not see it, nor the rising of the dawning of the day: Job 3:10 Because it shut not up the doors of the womb that bore me, nor took away evils from my eyes. Job 3:11 Why did I not die in the womb? why did I not perish when I came out of the belly? Job 3:12 Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts?

The ease of death.

Job 3:13 For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep: Job 3:14 With kings and consuls of the earth, who build themselves solitudes: Job 3:15 Or with princes, that possess gold, and fill their houses with silver: Job 3:16 Or as a hidden untimely birth, I should not be; or as they that, being conceived, have not seen the light. Job 3:17 There the wicked cease from tumult, and there the wearied in strength are at rest. Job 3:18 And they sometime bound together without disquiet, have not heard the voice of the oppressor. Job 3:19 The small and great are there, and the servant is free from his master.

He complaineth of life, because of his anguish.

Job 3:20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul? Job 3:21 That look for death, and it cometh not, as they that dig for a treasure: Job 3:22 And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave? Job 3:23 To a man whose way is hidden, and God hath surrounded him with darkness? Job 3:24 Before I eat I sigh: and as overflowing waters, so is my roaring: Job 3:25 For the fear which I feared, hath come upon me: and that which I was afraid of, hath befallen me. Job 3:26 Have I not dissembled? have I not kept silence? have I not been quiet? and indignation is come upon me.

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