The Book of Job (WEB)

3:1 After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed the day of his birth. 3:2Job answered:

 3:3"Let the day perish in which I was born,
      The night which said, 'There is a man-child conceived.'

 3:4Let that day be darkness;
      Don't let God from above seek for it,
      Neither let the light shine on it.

 3:5Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own.
      Let a cloud dwell on it.
      Let all that makes black the day terrify it.

 3:6As for that night, let thick darkness seize on it.
      Let it not rejoice among the days of the year.
      Let it not come into the number of the months.

 3:7Behold, let that night be barren.
      Let no joyful voice come therein.

 3:8Let them curse it who curse the day,
      Who are ready to rouse up leviathan.

 3:9Let the stars of the twilight of it be dark.
      Let it look for light, but have none,
      Neither let it see the eyelids of the morning,

 3:10Because it didn't shut up the doors of my mother's womb,
      Nor did it hide trouble from my eyes.

  3:11"Why didn't I die from the womb?
      Why didn't I give up the spirit when my mother bore me?

 3:12Why did the knees receive me?
      Or why the breast, that I should suck?

 3:13For now should I have lain down and been quiet.
      I should have slept, then I would have been at rest,

 3:14With kings and counselors of the earth,
      Who built up waste places for themselves;

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

 3:16Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been,
      As infants who never saw light.

 3:17There the wicked cease from troubling;
      There the weary are at rest.

 3:18There the prisoners are at ease together.
      They don't hear the voice of the taskmaster.

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

  3:20"Why is light given to him who is in misery,
      Life to the bitter in soul,

 3:21Who long for death, but it doesn't come;
      Dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

 3:22Who rejoice exceedingly,
      Are glad, when they can find the grave?

 3:23Why is light given to a man whose way is hid,
      Whom God has hedged in?

 3:24For my sighing comes before I eat,
      My groanings are poured out like water.

 3:25For the thing which I fear comes on me,
      That which I am afraid of comes to me.

 3:26I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest;
      But trouble comes."

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