Job 3
New American Standard Bible 1995Berean Study Bible
1Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.1After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
2And Job said,2And this is what he said:
3"Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, 'A boy is conceived.'3“May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, ‘A boy is conceived.’
4"May that day be darkness; Let not God above care for it, Nor light shine on it.4If only that day had turned to darkness! May God above disregard it; may no light shine upon it.
5"Let darkness and black gloom claim it; Let a cloud settle on it; Let the blackness of the day terrify it.5May darkness and gloom reclaim it, and a cloud settle over it; may the blackness of the day overwhelm it.
6"As for that night, let darkness seize it; Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; Let it not come into the number of the months.6If only darkness had taken that night away! May it not appear among the days of the year; may it never be entered in any of the months.
7"Behold, let that night be barren; Let no joyful shout enter it.7Behold, may that night be barren; may no joyful voice come into it.
8"Let those curse it who curse the day, Who are prepared to rouse Leviathan.8May it be cursed by those who curse the day—those prepared to rouse Leviathan.
9"Let the stars of its twilight be darkened; Let it wait for light but have none, And let it not see the breaking dawn;9May its morning stars grow dark; may it wait in vain for daylight; may it not see the breaking of dawn.
10Because it did not shut the opening of my mother's womb, Or hide trouble from my eyes.10For that night did not shut the doors of the womb to hide the sorrow from my eyes.
11"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?11Why did I not perish at birth; why did I not die as I came from the womb?
12"Why did the knees receive me, And why the breasts, that I should suck?12Why were there knees to receive me, and breasts that I should be nursed?
13"For now I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,13For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
14With kings and with counselors of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;14with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves cities now in ruins,
15Or with princes who had gold, Who were filling their houses with silver.15or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
16"Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be, As infants that never saw light.16Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, like an infant who never sees daylight?
17"There the wicked cease from raging, And there the weary are at rest.17There the wicked cease from raging, and there the weary find rest.
18"The prisoners are at ease together; They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.18The captives enjoy their ease; they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.
19"The small and the great are there, And the slave is free from his master.19Both small and great are there, and the slave is freed from his master.
20"Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul,20Why is light given to the miserable, and life to the bitter of soul,
21Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,21who long for death that does not come, and search for it like hidden treasure,
22Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave?22who rejoice and greatly exult when they can find the grave?
23"Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?23Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?
24"For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water.24I sigh when food is put before me, and my groans pour out like water.
25"For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me.25For the thing I feared has overtaken me, and what I dreaded has befallen me.
26"I am not at ease, nor am I quiet, And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes."26I am not at ease or quiet; I have no rest, for trouble has come.”
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