Job 3:1-10 NIV

Job Speaks

1 After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.1

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2 He said:
3 "May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, 'A boy is born!'2

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4 That day--may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine upon it.
5 May darkness and deep shadowa3 claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm its light.

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    • a 3:5 - Or "and the shadow of death"
      6 That night--may thick darkness4 seize it; may it not be included among the days of the year nor be entered in any of the months.

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      7 May that night be barren; may no shout of joy5 be heard in it.

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      8 May those who curse daysb curse that day,6 those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.7

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      9 May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn,8

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      10 for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.