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Job 3 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Job Curses the Day of His Birth

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Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed [fn]the day of his birth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:2 - And Job answered and said,
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“Let the day perish on which I was to be born,

And the night which said, ‘A man is conceived.’

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“May that day be darkness;

Let not God seek it from above,

Nor light shine on it.

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“Let darkness and shadow of death redeem it;

Let a cloud dwell upon it;

Let the blackness of the day terrify it.

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As for that night, let thick darkness take it;

Let it not rejoice among the days of the year;

Let it not come into the number of the months.

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“Behold, let that night be barren;

Let no joyful shout enter it.

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“Let those curse it who curse the day,

Who are [fn]ready to rouse Leviathan.

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“Let the stars of its twilight be darkened;

Let it hope for light but have none,

And let it not see the [fn]breaking dawn,

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Because it did not shut the opening of my mother’s [fn]body,

Or hide trouble from my eyes.

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“Why did I not die from the womb,

Come forth from the womb and breathe my last?

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“Why did the knees receive me,

And why the breasts, that I should suck?

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“For now I would have lain down and been quiet;

I would have slept then; it would have been rest to me,

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With kings and with counselors of the earth,

Who rebuilt waste places for themselves,

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Or with princes who had gold,

Who were filling their houses with silver.

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“Or why was I not like a miscarriage hidden away,

As infants that never saw light?

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“There the wicked cease from raging,

And there the weary of strength are at rest.

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“The prisoners are at ease together;

They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

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“The small and the great are there,

And the slave is free from his master.

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“Why is light given to him who is troubled,

And life to the bitter of soul,

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Who [fn]long for death, but there is none,

And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

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Who are glad with joy,

And rejoice when they find the grave?

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Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden,

And whom God has hedged in?

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“For my groaning comes at the sight of my food,

And my roaring pours out like water.

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“For the dread that I dread comes upon me,

And what I am afraid of befalls me.

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“I am not complacent, nor am I quiet,

And I am not at rest, and raging comes.”

LSB Footnotes
Lit his day
Or skillful
Lit eyelids of
Lit stomach
Lit wait

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For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

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