1: After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. 2: And Job answered and said, 3: Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night that said, There is a man child conceived. 4: That day -- let it be darkness, let not God care for it from above, neither let light shine upon it: 5: Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it; let clouds dwell upon it; let darkeners of the day terrify it. 6: That night -- let gloom seize upon it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months. 7: Behold, let that night be barren; let no joyful sound come therein; 8: Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to rouse Leviathan; 9: Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it wait for light, and have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the dawn: 10: Because it shut not up the doors of the womb that bore me, and hid not trouble from mine eyes. 11: Wherefore did I not die from the womb, -- come forth from the belly and expire? 12: Why did the knees meet me? and wherefore the breasts, that I should suck? 13: For now should I have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept: then had I been at rest, 14: With kings and counsellors of the earth, who build desolate places for themselves, 15: Or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver; 16: Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light. 17: There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the wearied are at rest. 18: The prisoners together are at ease; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster. 19: The small and great are there, and the bondman freed from his master. 20: Wherefore is light given to him that is in trouble, and life to those bitter of soul, 21: Who long for death, and it [cometh] not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures; 22: Who rejoice even exultingly and are glad when they find the grave? -- 23: To the man whose way is hidden, and whom God hath hedged in? 24: For my sighing cometh before my bread, and my groanings are poured out like the waters. 25: For I feared a fear, and it hath come upon me, and that which I dreaded hath come to me. 26: I was not in safety, neither had I quietness, neither was I at rest, and trouble came.