Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOB 3\\

In this chapter we have an account of Job's cursing the day of his
birth, and the night of his conception; \\#Job 3:1-3\\; first the day,
to which he wishes the most extreme darkness, \\#Job 3:4,5\\; then the
night, to which he wishes the same and that it might be destitute of
all joy, and be cursed by others as well as by himself, \\#Job 3:6-9\\;
The reasons follow, because it did not prevent his coming into the
world, and because he died not on it, \\#Job 3:10-12\\; which would, as
he judged, have been an happiness to him; and this he illustrates by
the still and quiet state of the dead, the company they are with, and
their freedom from all trouble, oppression, and bondage, \\#Job 3:13-19\\;
but however, since it was otherwise with him, he desires his life might
not be prolonged, and expostulates about the continuance of it,
\\#Job 3:20-23\\; and this by reason of his present troubles, which
were many and great, and came upon him as he feared they would, and
which had made him uneasy in his prosperity, \\#Job 3:24-26\\.