Job 3
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1After this Job has opened his mouth, and reviles his day. 2And Job answers and says:

3“Let the day perish in which I am born, "" And the night that has said: A man-child has been conceived.

4That day—let it be darkness, "" Do not let God require it from above, "" Nor let light shine on it.

5Let darkness and death-shade redeem it, "" Let a cloud dwell on it, "" Let them terrify it as the most bitter of days.

6That night—let thick darkness take it, "" Let it not be united to days of the year, "" Let it not come into the number of months.

7Behold! That night—let it be barren, "" Let no singing come into it.

8Let the cursers of day mark it, "" Who are ready to wake up Leviathan.

9Let the stars of its twilight be dark, "" Let it wait for light, and there is none, "" And let it not look on the eyelids of the dawn.

10Because it has not shut the doors "" Of the womb that was mine! And hide misery from my eyes.

11Why do I not die from the womb? I have come forth from the belly and gasp!

12Why have knees been before me? And what [are] breasts, that I suck?

13For now, I have lain down, and am quiet, I have slept—then there is rest to me,

14With kings and counselors of earth, "" These building ruins for themselves.

15Or with princes—they have gold, "" They are filling their houses [with] silver.

16(Or I am not as a hidden abortion, "" As infants—they have not seen light.)

17There the wicked have ceased troubling, "" And there the wearied rest in power.

18Together prisoners have been at ease, "" They have not heard the voice of an exactor,

19Small and great [are] the same there. And a servant [is] free from his lord.

20Why does He give light to the miserable, and life to the bitter soul?

21Who are waiting for death, and it is not, "" And they seek it above hid treasures.

22Who are glad—to joy, "" They rejoice when they find a grave.

23To a man whose way has been hidden, "" And whom God shuts up?

24For before my food, my sighing comes, "" And my roarings [are] poured out as waters.

25For I feared a fear and it meets me, "" And what I was afraid of comes to me.

26I was not safe—nor was I quiet—Nor was I at rest—and trouble comes!”

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