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Job 3 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:1 - After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:2 - And Job said:

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:3 - "Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night which said, 'A man-child is conceived.'

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:4 - Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - Let gloom and deep darkness claim it. Let clouds dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:6 - That night--let thick darkness seize it! let it not rejoice among the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:7 - Yea, let that night be barren; let no joyful cry be heard in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:8 - Let those curse it who curse the day, who are skilled to rouse up Levi'athan.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:9 - Let the stars of its dawn be dark; let it hope for light, but have none, nor see the eyelids of the morning;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:10 - because it did not shut the doors of my mother's womb, nor hide trouble from my eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:11 - "Why did I not die at birth, come forth from the womb and expire?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:12 - Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should suck?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:13 - For then I should have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept; then I should have been at rest,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:14 - with kings and counselors of the earth who rebuilt ruins for themselves,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:15 - or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:16 - Or why was I not as a hidden untimely birth, as infants that never see the light?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 - There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:18 - There the prisoners are at ease together; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:19 - The small and the great are there, and the slave is free from his master.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:20 - "Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:21 - who long for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:22 - who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they find the grave?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:23 - Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, whom God has hedged in?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:24 - For my sighing comes as my bread, and my groanings are poured out like water.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:25 - For the thing that I fear comes upon me, and what I dread befalls me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:26 - I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest; but trouble comes."

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