1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.
2 And Job spake,a and said,

References for Job 3:2

    • m 3:2 - spake: Heb. answered
      3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
      4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
      5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stainb it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

      References for Job 3:5

        • n 3:5 - stain: or, challenge
          6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
          7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.
          8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
          9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawningc of the day:

          References for Job 3:9

            • o 3:9 - the dawning...: Heb. the eyelids of the morning
              10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
              11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
              12 Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
              13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
              14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;
              15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:
              16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.
              17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the wearyd be at rest.

              References for Job 3:17

                • p 3:17 - weary: Heb. wearied in strength
                  18 There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
                  19 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.
                  20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;
                  21 Which longe for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

                  References for Job 3:21

                    • q 3:21 - long: Heb. wait
                      22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?
                      23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?
                      24 For my sighing cometh before I eat,f and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

                      References for Job 3:24

                        • r 3:24 - I eat: Heb. my meat
                          25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
                          26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.