Book 18 of 66: Job: Chapter 003 of 42

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018:003:001
After this opened Job his mouth,
and cursed his day.


018:003:002
And Job spake,
and said,


018:003:003
Let the day perish wherein I was born,
and the night in which it was said,
There is a man child conceived.


018:003:004
Let that day be darkness;
let not God regard it from above,
neither let the light shine upon it.


018:003:005
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it;
let a cloud dwell upon it;
let the blackness of the day terrify it.


018:003:006
As for that night,
let darkness seize upon it;
let it not be joined unto the days of the year,
let it not come into the number of the months.


018:003:007
Lo,
let that night be solitary,
let no joyful voice come therein.


018:003:008
Let them curse it that curse the day,
who are ready to raise up their mourning.


018:003:009
Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark;
let it look for light,
but have none;
neither let it see the dawning of the day:


018:003:010
Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb,
nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.


018:003:011
Why died I not from the womb?
why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?


018:003:012
Why did the knees prevent me?
or why the breasts that I should suck?


018:003:013
For now should I have lain still and been quiet,
I should have slept:
then had I been at rest,


018:003:014
With kings and counsellors of the earth,
which build desolate places for themselves;


018:003:015
Or with princes that had gold,
who filled their houses with silver:


018:003:016
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been;
as infants which never saw light.


018:003:017
There the wicked cease from troubling;
and there the weary be at rest.


018:003:018
There the prisoners rest together;
they hear not the voice of the oppressor.


018:003:019
The small and great are there;
and the servant is free from his master.


018:003:020
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery,
and life unto the bitter in soul;


018:003:021
Which long for death,
but it cometh not;
and dig for it more than for hid treasures;


018:003:022
Which rejoice exceedingly,
and are glad,
when they can find the grave?


018:003:023
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid,
and whom God hath hedged in?


018:003:024
For my sighing cometh before I eat,
and my roarings are poured out like the waters.


018:003:025
For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me,
and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.


018:003:026
I was not in safety,
neither had I rest,
neither was I quiet;
yet trouble came.


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