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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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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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