Job 3
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Job Laments His Birth

1After this Job opened his mouth, and he will curse his day. 2Job will answer and say,

3The day shall perish I shall bring forth in it, and the night said, A male was conceived.

4That day shall be darkness; God shall not search it out from above, and the light shall not shine upon it.

5Darkness shall pollute it, and the shadow of death; a cloud shall dwell upon it; the obscurations of day shall terrify it.

6That night darkness shall take it; it shall not be joined upon the days of the year; it shall not come into the number of months.

7Behold, that night shall be hard; no rejoicing shall be in it.

8They cursing the day shall curse it, they being ready to rouse up the sea monster.

9The stars of its twilight shall he dark; it shall wait for light, and none; and it shall not look upon the eyelashes of the dawn.

10Because it shut not up the doors of my belly; and shall it hide the labor of mine eyes?

11Wherefore shall I not die from the womb? and I came forth from the belly, and I shall expire.

12Why did the knees anticipate me? and wherefore the breasts that I shall suck?

13For now I lay down and I shall rest; I slept: then there will be rest to me.

14With kings and counselors of the earth building the wastes for themselves;

15Or with chiefs, gold to them, filling their houses with silver:

16Or as a hidden abortion I shall not be; as children they saw not light.

17There the unjust ceased to be angry, and the weary in strength shall rest.

18They being bound, rested together; they heard not the voice of the taskmaster.

19The little and the great, he is there; and the servant being free from his lord.

20Wherefore shall light be given to him toiling, and life to the bitter of soul?

21Waiting for death, and it is not; and they will dig more than for hidden treasures;

22Rejoicing with joy when they find the grave;

23To a man whose way was hid, and God will hedge about him?

24For my sighing will come before any bread, and my groanings shall be poured put as waters.

25For I feared a fear, and it will come upon me, and what I was afraid of will come to me.

26I was not secure, and I rested not, and I was not quiet; and trouble will come.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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