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Job 3

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    Job 3:1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.
    Job 3:2 And Job spoke, and said,
    Job 3:3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
    Job 3:4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine on it.
    Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell on it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
    Job 3:6 As for that night, let darkness seize on it; let it not be joined to the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
    Job 3:7 See, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.
    Job 3:8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
    Job 3:9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
    Job 3:10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from my eyes.
    Job 3:11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
    Job 3:12 Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
    Job 3:13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
    Job 3:14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;
    Job 3:15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:
    Job 3:16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.
    Job 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
    Job 3:18 There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
    Job 3:19 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.
    Job 3:20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul;
    Job 3:21 Which long for death, but it comes not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
    Job 3:22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?
    Job 3:23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God has hedged in?
    Job 3:24 For my sighing comes before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.
    Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come on me, and that which I was afraid of is come to me.
    Job 3:26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.