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The Book of Job

Job Bewails His Birth
1  After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. Jer. 20.14-18
2  And Job spake, and said,
3  Let the day perish wherein I was born,
and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
4  Let that day be darkness;
let not God regard it from above,
neither let the light shine upon it.
5  Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it;
let a cloud dwell upon it;
let the blackness of the day terrify it.
6  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.
7  Lo, let that night be solitary;
let no joyful voice come therein.
8  Let them curse it that curse the day,
who are ready to raise up their mourning.
9  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:
10  because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb,
nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
11  Why died I not from the womb?
Why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
12  Why did the knees prevent me?
Or why the breasts that I should suck?
13  For now should I have lain still and been quiet,
I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
14  with kings and counselors of the earth,
which built desolate places for themselves;
15  or with princes that had gold,
who filled their houses with silver:
16  or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been;
as infants which never saw light.
17  There the wicked cease from troubling;
and there the weary be at rest.
18  There the prisoners rest together;
they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
19  The small and great are there;
and the servant is free from his master.
20  Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery,
and life unto the bitter in soul;
21  which long for death, but it cometh not; Rev. 9.6
and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
22  which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad,
when they can find the grave?
23  Why is light given to a man whose way is hid,
and whom God hath hedged in?
24  For my sighing cometh before I eat,
and my roarings are poured out like the waters.
25  For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me,
and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
26  I was not in safety, neither had I rest,
neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

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