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Job 3 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:1 - After this hath Job opened his mouth, and revileth his day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:2 - And Job answereth and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:3 - Let the day perish in which I am born, And the night that hath said: 'A man-child hath been conceived.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:4 - That day -- let it be darkness, Let not God require it from above, Nor let light shine upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - Let darkness and death-shade redeem it, Let a cloud tabernacle upon it, Let them terrify it as the most bitter of days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:6 - That night -- let thick darkness take it, Let it not be united to days of the year, Into the number of months let it not come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:7 - Lo! that night -- let it be gloomy, Let no singing come into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:8 - Let the cursers of day mark it, Who are ready to wake up Leviathan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:9 - Let the stars of its twilight be dark, Let it wait for light, and there is none, And let it not look on the eyelids of the dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:10 - Because it hath not shut the doors Of the womb that was mine! And hide misery from mine eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:11 - Why from the womb do I not die? From the belly I have come forth and gasp!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:12 - Wherefore have knees been before me? And what are breasts, that I suck?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:13 - For now, I have lain down, and am quiet, I have slept -- then there is rest to me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:14 - With kings and counsellors of earth, These building wastes for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:15 - Or with princes -- they have gold, They are filling their houses with silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:16 - (Or as a hidden abortion I am not, As infants -- they have not seen light.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 - There the wicked have ceased troubling, And there rest do the wearied in power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:18 - Together prisoners have been at ease, They have not heard the voice of an exactor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:19 - Small and great are there the same. And a servant is free from his lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:20 - Why giveth He to the miserable light, and life to the bitter soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:21 - Who are waiting for death, and it is not, And they seek it above hid treasures.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:22 - Who are glad -- unto joy, They rejoice when they find a grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:23 - To a man whose way hath been hidden, And whom God doth shut up?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:24 - For before my food, my sighing cometh, And poured out as waters are my roarings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:25 - For a fear I feared and it meeteth me, And what I was afraid of doth come to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:26 - I was not safe -- nor was I quiet -- Nor was I at rest -- and trouble cometh!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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