3 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. 2 And Job †spake, and said,
3 aLet the day perish wherein I was born,
And the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
Let not God regard it from above,
Neither let the light shine upon it.
Let a cloud dwell upon it;
||Let the blackness of the day terrify it.
||Let it not be joined unto the days of the year,
Let it not come into the number of the months.
7 Lo, let that night be dsolitary,
Let no ejoyful voice come therein.
Who are ready to raise up ||their mourning.
Let it look for light, but have none;
Neither let it see †the dawning of the day:
Nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
11 fWhy died I not from the womb?
Why did I gnot give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
12 Why did hthe knees prevent me?
Or why the breasts that I should suck?
I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
Which built desolate places for themselves;
Who filled their houses with silver:
16 Or as an hidden iuntimely birth I had not been;
As infants which never saw light.
And there the †weary be at rest.
18 There the prisoners jrest together;
kThey hear not the voice of the oppressor.
And the servant is free from his master.
And life unto the lbitter in soul;
And dig for it more than for nhid treasures;
22 Which rejoice oexceedingly,
And are glad, when they can find the grave?
And rwhom God hath hedged in?
24 For my sighing cometh †before I eat,
And my roarings are poured out like the waters.
25 For †the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me,
And that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
Yet trouble came.
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