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3 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. And Job spake, and said,

aLet the day perish wherein I was born,

And the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.

Let that day be darkness;

Let not God regard it from above,

Neither let the light shine upon it.

Let darkness and bthe shadow of death c||stain it;

Let a cloud dwell upon it;

||Let the blackness of the day terrify it.

As for that night, let darkness seize upon it;

||Let it not be joined unto the days of the year,

Let it not come into the number of the months.

Lo, let that night be dsolitary,

Let no ejoyful voice come therein.

Let them curse it that curse the day,

Who are ready to raise up ||their mourning.

Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark;

Let it look for light, but have none;

Neither let it see the dawning of the day:

10  Because it shut not up the doors of my mother’s womb,

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?

13  For now should I have lain still and been quiet,

I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

14  With kings and counsellers of the earth,

Which built desolate places for themselves;

15  Or with princes that had gold,

Who filled their houses with silver:

16  Or as an hidden iuntimely birth I had not been;

As infants which never saw light.

17  There the wicked cease from troubling;

And there the weary be at rest.

18  There the prisoners jrest together;

kThey hear not the voice of the oppressor.

19  The small and great are there;

And the servant is free from his master.

20  Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery,

And life unto the lbitter in soul;

21  Which mlong for death, but it cometh not;

And dig for it more than for nhid treasures;

22  Which rejoice oexceedingly,

And are glad, when they can find the grave?

23  pWhy is light given to a man qwhose way is hid,

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.

26  I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet;

Yet trouble came.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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