Job 3:3
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New International Version
"May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, 'A boy is conceived!'

New Living Translation
"Let the day of my birth be erased, and the night I was conceived.

English Standard Version
“Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’

New American Standard Bible
"Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, 'A boy is conceived.'

King James Bible
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the day I was born perish, and the night when they said, "A boy is conceived."

International Standard Version
"Let the day when I was born be annihilated, along with the night when it was announced, 'It's a boy!'

NET Bible
"Let the day on which I was born perish, and the night that said, 'A man has been conceived!'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Scratch out the day I was born and the night that said, 'A boy has been conceived!'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let the day perish wherein I was born, And the night wherein it was said: 'A man-child is brought forth.'

New American Standard 1977
“Let the day perish on which I was to be born,
            And the night which said, ‘A boy is conceived.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let the day perish in which I was born and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.

King James 2000 Bible
Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a male child conceived.

American King James Version
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.

American Standard Version
Let the day perish wherein I was born, And the night which said, There is a man-child conceived.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said: A man child is conceived.

Darby Bible Translation
Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night that said, There is a man child conceived.

English Revised Version
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night which said, There is a man child conceived.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a mail child conceived.

World English Bible
"Let the day perish in which I was born, the night which said, 'There is a boy conceived.'

Young's Literal Translation
Let the day perish in which I am born, And the night that hath said: 'A man-child hath been conceived.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-10 For seven days Job's friends sat by him in silence, without offering consolidation: at the same time Satan assaulted his mind to shake his confidence, and to fill him with hard thoughts of God. The permission seems to have extended to this, as well as to torturing the body. Job was an especial type of Christ, whose inward sufferings, both in the garden and on the cross, were the most dreadful; and arose in a great degree from the assaults of Satan in that hour of darkness. These inward trials show the reason of the change that took place in Job's conduct, from entire submission to the will of God, to the impatience which appears here, and in other parts of the book. The believer, who knows that a few drops of this bitter cup are more dreadful than the sharpest outward afflictions, while he is favoured with a sweet sense of the love and presence of God, will not be surprised to find that Job proved a man of like passions with others; but will rejoice that Satan was disappointed, and could not prove him a hypocrite; for though he cursed the day of his birth, he did not curse his God. Job doubtless was afterwards ashamed of these wishes, and we may suppose what must be his judgment of them now he is in everlasting happiness.
Study Bible
Job Laments his Birth
2And Job said, 3"Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, A boy is conceived.' 4"May that day be darkness; Let not God above care for it, Nor light shine on it.…
Cross References
Job 3:2
And Job said,

Job 3:4
"May that day be darkness; Let not God above care for it, Nor light shine on it.

Jeremiah 15:10
Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me.

Jeremiah 20:14
Cursed be the day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me!
Treasury of Scripture

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

Let the day. That is, as we say, 'Let it be blotted out of the calendar.'

Job 10:18,19 Why then have you brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had …

Jeremiah 15:10 Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and …

Jeremiah 20:14,15 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my …

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