Job 3:4
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New International Version
That day--may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine on it.

New Living Translation
Let that day be turned to darkness. Let it be lost even to God on high, and let no light shine on it.

English Standard Version
Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it.

New American Standard Bible
"May that day be darkness; Let not God above care for it, Nor light shine on it.

King James Bible
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If only that day had turned to darkness! May God above not care about it, or light shine on it.

International Standard Version
Let that day be dark; let God above not care about it; let no light shine over it.

NET Bible
That day--let it be darkness; let not God on high regard it, nor let light shine on it!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"That day- let it be pitch-black. Let God above not [even] care about it. Let no light shine on it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let that day be darkness; Let not God inquire after it from above, Neither let the light shine upon it.

New American Standard 1977
“May that day be darkness;
            Let not God above care for it,
            Nor light shine on it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above; neither let the light shine upon it.

King James 2000 Bible
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

American King James Version
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine on it.

American Standard Version
Let that day be darkness; Let not God from above seek for it, Neither let the light shine upon it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let that day be turned into darkness, let not God regard it from above, and let not the light shine upon it.

Darby Bible Translation
That day -- let it be darkness, let not +God care for it from above, neither let light shine upon it:

English Revised Version
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

World English Bible
Let that day be darkness. Don't let God from above seek for it, neither let the light shine on it.

Young's Literal Translation
That day -- let it be darkness, Let not God require it from above, Nor let light shine upon it.
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
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. 5"Let darkness and black gloom claim it; Let a cloud settle on it; Let the blackness of the day terrify it.…
Cross References
Job 3:3
"Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, 'A boy is conceived.'

Job 3:5
"Let darkness and black gloom claim it; Let a cloud settle on it; Let the blackness of the day terrify it.
Treasury of Scripture

Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine on it.

darkness.

Exodus 10:22,23 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a …

Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick …

Amos 5:18 Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for …

Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour.

Acts 27:20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small …

Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial on the seat of the beast; …

God regard.

Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which the LORD your God cares for: the eyes of the LORD your …

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