The Darby Bible
Job, Chapter 3

   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.

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