Job 3:8-18 NIV

8 May those who curse daysa curse that day,1 those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.2

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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,3

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10 for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.
11 "Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?4

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12 Why were there knees to receive me5 and breasts that I might be nursed?

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13 For now I would be lying down6 in peace; I would be asleep and at rest7

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14 with kings and counselors of the earth,8 who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,9

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15 with rulers10 who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.11
16 Or why was I not hidden in the ground like a stillborn child,12 like an infant who never saw the light of day?13

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17 There the wicked cease from turmoil,14 and there the weary are at rest.15

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      18 Captives16 also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver's17 shout.18

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