Job curseth the day and services of his birth.
Job 3:1 After thys opened Iob hys mouth, and, cursed his day Job 3:2 and sayde: Job 3:3 loste be that daye, wherin I was borne: and the nyght, in þt which it was sayde: there is a man chylde conceyued. Job 3:4 The same daye be turned to darcknesse, & not regarded of God from aboue, nether be shyned vpon with lyght: Job 3:5 but be couered with darcknesse, & the shadowe of death. Let the dymme cloude fall vpon it, & let it be lapped in with sorow. Job 3:6 Let the darck storme ouercome that nyght, let it not be reckened amonge the dayes of þe yeare, ner counted in the monethes. Job 3:7 Despysed be that night, & discommended: let them that curse the daye, Job 3:8 euen those that be ready to rayse vp mourninge geue it also theyr cursse. Job 3:9 Let the starres be dymme thorow darcknesse of it. Let it loke for lyght, but let it se none, nether the rysyng vp of the fayre mornynge, Job 3:10 because it shut not vp the wombe that bare me, ner hyd these sorowes from myne eyes. Job 3:11 Alas, why dyed I not in the byrth? Why dyd not I perysh, as sone as I came oute of my mothers wombe? Job 3:12 Why set they me vpon their knees? Why gaue they me suck wyth their brestes?
The ease of death.
Job 3:13 Then shulde I now haue lyen styll, I shulde haue slepte, & bene at rest: Job 3:14 like as þe kynges & lordes of þe erth, which buyld them selues specyall places: Job 3:15 As the prynces that haue greate substaunce of gould, & theyr houses full of syluer. Job 3:16 O that I vtterlye had no beynge, or were as a thynge borne out of tyme (that is put asyde) ether as yonge chyldren, which neuer sawe the light. Job 3:17 There must þe wycked ceasse from their tyranny, there soch as are ouerlaboured be at rest: Job 3:18 there are those let out fre, whych haue bene in preson, so that they heare nomore þe voyce of the oppressour: Job 3:19 There are small and greate: the bonde man, and he that is fre from his mayster.
He complaineth of life, because of his anguish.
Job 3:20 Wherfore is the lyght geuen to hym that is in miserye? and lyfe vnto them, that haue heuy hertes? Job 3:21 Whyche longe for death, yf it come not: and search for it more then for treasure Job 3:22 which also would be exceding glad, & reioyce yf they found their graue. Job 3:23 That should be ioye to þe man whose way is hyd, which God kepeth backe from him. Job 3:24 For my sighes come before I eate, and my roarynges fall oute lyke flowynge water. Job 3:25 For the thynge that I feared, is come vpon me: and the thing that I was afraied of, is happened vnto me? Job 3:26 Was I not happye? Had I not quyetnesse? Was I not in rest? And now commeth such misery vpon me.