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Job 3

NIV 1 After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. NIV 1 After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. NIV 2 He said: NIV 2 He said: NIV 3 "May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, 'A boy is born!' NIV 3 "May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, 'A boy is born!' NIV 4 That day--may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine upon it. NIV 4 That day--may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine upon it. NIV 5 May darkness and deep shadow claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm its light. NIV 5 May darkness and deep shadow claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm its light. NIV 6 That night--may thick darkness seize it; may it not be included among the days of the year nor be entered in any of the months. NIV 6 That night--may thick darkness seize it; may it not be included among the days of the year nor be entered in any of the months. NIV 7 May that night be barren; may no shout of joy be heard in it. NIV 7 May that night be barren; may no shout of joy be heard in it. NIV 8 May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan. NIV 8 May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan. NIV 9 May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn, NIV 9 May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn, NIV 10 for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes. NIV 10 for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes. NIV 11 "Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb? NIV 11 "Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb? NIV 12 Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed? NIV 12 Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed? NIV 13 For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest NIV 13 For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest NIV 14 with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins, NIV 14 with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins, NIV 15 with rulers who had gold, who filled their houses with silver. NIV 15 with rulers who had gold, who filled their houses with silver. NIV 16 Or why was I not hidden in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day? NIV 16 Or why was I not hidden in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day? NIV 17 There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest. NIV 17 There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest. NIV 18 Captives also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver's shout. NIV 18 Captives also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver's shout. NIV 19 The small and the great are there, and the slave is freed from his master. NIV 19 The small and the great are there, and the slave is freed from his master. NIV 20 "Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul, NIV 20 "Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul, NIV 21 to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure, NIV 21 to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure, NIV 22 who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave? NIV 22 who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave? NIV 23 Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in? NIV 23 Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in? NIV 24 For sighing comes to me instead of food; my groans pour out like water. NIV 24 For sighing comes to me instead of food; my groans pour out like water. NIV 25 What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. NIV 25 What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. NIV 26 I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil." NIV 26 I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil."