11 Now when Job’s three afriends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz bthe Temanite, Bildad cthe Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to dshow him sympathy and comfort him. 12 And when they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him. And they raised their voices and wept, and they etore their robes and sprinkled fdust on their heads toward heaven. 13 And they sat with him on the ground gseven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.
3 After this Job hopened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 And Job said:
3 i“Let the day perish on which I was born,
and the night that said,
‘A man is conceived.’
May God above not seek it,
nor light shine upon it.
5 Let gloom and jdeep darkness claim it.
Let clouds dwell upon it;
let the blackness of the day terrify it.
Let it not rejoice among the days of the year;
let it not come into the number of the months.
let no joyful cry enter it.
who are ready to rouse up kLeviathan.
let it hope for light, but have none,
nor see lthe eyelids of the morning,
nor hide trouble from my eyes.
11 “Why mdid I not die at birth,
come out from the womb and expire?
12 Why did nthe knees receive me?
Or why the breasts, that I should nurse?
I would have slept; then I would have been at rest,
who orebuilt ruins for themselves,
who filled their houses with silver.
16 Or why was I not as a hidden pstillborn child,
as infants who never see the light?
and there the weary are at qrest.
they hear not the voice of rthe taskmaster.
and the slave is free from his master.
and life to sthe bitter in soul,
21 who tlong for death, but it comes not,
and dig for it more than for uhidden treasures,
and are glad when they find the grave?
23 Why is light given to a man whose vway is hidden,
whom God has whedged in?
and my ygroanings are poured out like water.
25 zFor the thing that I fear comes upon me,
and what I dread befalls me.
I have no rest, but trouble comes.”
Or disaster; also verse 11
Or like; Hebrew before
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