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Job 3 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Job’s Opening Speech

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After this, Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born.

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He said:

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May the day I was born perish,

and the night that said,

“A boy is conceived.”

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If only that day had turned to darkness!

May God above not care about it,

or light shine on it.

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May darkness and gloom reclaim it,

and a cloud settle over it.

May what darkens the day terrify it.

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If only darkness had taken that night away!

May it not appear[fn] among the days of the year

or be listed in the calendar.[fn]

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Yes, may that night be barren;

may no joyful shout be heard in it.

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Let those who curse days

condemn it,

those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.

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May its morning stars grow dark.

May it wait for daylight but have none;

may it not see the breaking[fn] of dawn.

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For that night did not shut

the doors of my mother’s womb,

and hide sorrow from my eyes.

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Why was I not stillborn;

why didn’t I die as I came from the womb?

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Why did the knees receive me,

and why were there breasts for me to nurse?

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Now I would certainly be lying down in peace;

I would be asleep.

Then I would be at rest

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with the kings and counselors of the earth,

who rebuilt ruined cities for themselves,

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or with princes who had gold,

who filled their houses with silver.

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Or why was I not hidden like a miscarried child,

like infants who never see daylight?

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There the wicked cease to make trouble,

and there the weary find rest.

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The captives are completely at rest;

they do not hear a taskmaster’s voice.

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Both small and great are there,

and the slave is set free from his master.

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Why is light given to one burdened with grief,

and life to those whose existence is bitter,

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who wait for death, but it does not come,

and search for it more than for hidden treasure,

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who are filled with much joy

and are glad when they reach the grave?

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Why is life given to a man whose path is hidden,

whom God has hedged in?

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I sigh when food is put before me,[fn]

and my groans pour out like water.

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For the thing I feared has overtaken me,

and what I dreaded has happened to me.

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I cannot relax or be calm;

I have no rest, for turmoil has come.

CSB Footnotes
LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg; MT reads rejoice
Lit or enter the number of months
Lit the eyelids
Or My sighing serves as my food
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