Webster Bible

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 Job spoke, and said, Job 3:3 Let the day perish in which 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 shades 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 to 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 its twilight be dark; let it look for light, but [have] none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: Job 3:10 Because it prevented not my birth, nor hid sorrow from my eyes. Job 3:11 Why died I not from the womb? [why] did I [not] expire at the time of my birth? Job 3:12 Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should be nursed?

The ease of death.

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 counselors of the earth, who 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 a 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 are 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.

He complaineth of life, because of his anguish.

Job 3:20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter [in] soul; Job 3:21 Who long for death, but it [cometh] not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures; Job 3:22 Who 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 hath come upon me, and that which I dreaded hath come to me. Job 3:26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

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