1: After this hath Job opened his mouth, and revileth his day. 2: And Job answereth and saith: -- 3: Let the day perish in which I am born, And the night that hath said: 'A man-child hath been conceived.' 4: That day -- let it be darkness, Let not God require it from above, Nor let light shine upon it. 5: Let darkness and death-shade redeem it, Let a cloud tabernacle upon it, Let them terrify it as the most bitter of days. 6: That night -- let thick darkness take it, Let it not be united to days of the year, Into the number of months let it not come. 7: Lo! that night -- let it be gloomy, Let no singing come into it. 8: Let the cursers of day mark it, Who are ready to wake up Leviathan. 9: Let the stars of its twilight be dark, Let it wait for light, and there is none, And let it not look on the eyelids of the dawn. 10: Because it hath not shut the doors Of the womb that was mine! And hide misery from mine eyes. 11: Why from the womb do I not die? From the belly I have come forth and gasp! 12: Wherefore have knees been before me? And what [are] breasts, that I suck? 13: For now, I have lain down, and am quiet, I have slept -- then there is rest to me, 14: With kings and counsellors of earth, These building wastes for themselves. 15: Or with princes -- they have gold, They are filling their houses [with] silver. 16: (Or as a hidden abortion I am not, As infants -- they have not seen light.) 17: There the wicked have ceased troubling, And there rest do the wearied in power. 18: Together prisoners have been at ease, They have not heard the voice of an exactor, 19: Small and great [are] there the same. And a servant [is] free from his lord. 20: Why giveth He to the miserable light, and life to the bitter soul? 21: Who are waiting for death, and it is not, And they seek it above hid treasures. 22: Who are glad -- unto joy, They rejoice when they find a grave. 23: To a man whose way hath been hidden, And whom God doth shut up? 24: For before my food, my sighing cometh, And poured out as waters [are] my roarings. 25: For a fear I feared and it meeteth me, And what I was afraid of doth come to me. 26: I was not safe -- nor was I quiet -- Nor was I at rest -- and trouble cometh!