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Job 3 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:1 - After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day he was born.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:2 - Job spoke up and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:3 - "Let the day on which I was born perish, and the night that said, 'A man has been conceived!'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:4 - That day - let it be darkness; let not God on high regard it, nor let light shine on it!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - Let darkness and the deepest shadow claim it; let a cloud settle on it; let whatever blackens the day terrify it!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:6 - That night - let darkness seize it; let it not be included among the days of the year; let it not enter among the number of the months!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:7 - Indeed, let that night be barren; let no shout of joy penetrate it!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:8 - Let those who curse the day curse it - those who are prepared to rouse Leviathan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:9 - Let its morning stars be darkened; let it wait for daylight but find none, nor let it see the first rays of dawn,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:10 - because it did not shut the doors of my mother's womb on me, nor did it hide trouble from my eyes!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:11 - "Why did I not die at birth, and why did I not expire as I came out of the womb?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:12 - Why did the knees welcome me, and why were there two breasts that I might nurse at them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:13 - For now I would be lying down and would be quiet, I would be asleep and then at peace
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:14 - with kings and counselors of the earth who built for themselves places now desolate,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:15 - or with princes who possessed gold, who filled their palaces with silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:16 - Or why was I not buried like a stillborn infant, like infants who have never seen the light?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 - There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:18 - There the prisoners relax together; they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:19 - Small and great are there, and the slave is free from his master.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:20 - "Why does God give light to one who is in misery, and life to those whose soul is bitter,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:21 - to those who wait for death that does not come, and search for it more than for hidden treasures,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:22 - who rejoice even to jubilation, and are exultant when they find the grave?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:23 - Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, and whom God has hedged in?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:24 - For my sighing comes in place of my food, and my groanings flow forth like water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:25 - For the very thing I dreaded has happened to me, and what I feared has come upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:26 - I have no ease, I have no quietness; I cannot rest; turmoil has come upon me."

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