Parallel Bible results for Job 3

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Job 3

NIRV 1 After a while, Job opened his mouth to speak. He called down a curse on the day he had been born. NIV 1 After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. NIRV 2 He said, NIV 2 He said: NIRV 3 "May the day I was born be wiped out. May the night be wiped away when people said, 'A boy is born!' NIV 3 “May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, ‘A boy is conceived!’ NIRV 4 May that day turn into darkness. May God in heaven not care about it. May no light shine on it. NIV 4 That day—may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine on it. NIRV 5 May darkness and deep shadow take it back. May a cloud settle over it. May blackness cover up its light. NIV 5 May gloom and utter darkness claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it. NIRV 6 May deep darkness take over the night I was born. May it not be included among the days of the year. May it never appear 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. NIRV 7 May no children ever have been born on that night. 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. NIRV 8 May people call down a curse on that day. May those who are ready to wake up the sea monster Leviathan curse that day. NIV 8 May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan. NIRV 9 May its morning stars become dark. May it lose all hope of ever seeing daylight. May it not see the first light of the morning sun. NIV 9 May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn, NIRV 10 It didn't keep my mother from letting me be born. It didn't keep my eyes from seeing trouble. NIV 10 for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes. NIRV 11 "Why didn't I die when I was born? Why didn't I die as I came out of my mother's body? NIV 11 “Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb? NIRV 12 Why was I placed on her knees? Why did her breasts give me milk? NIV 12 Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed? NIRV 13 If all of that hadn't happened, I would be lying down in peace. I'd be asleep and at rest in the grave. NIV 13 For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest NIRV 14 I'd be with the earth's kings and advisers. They had built for themselves places that are now destroyed. NIV 14 with kings and rulers of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins, NIRV 15 I'd be with rulers who used to have gold. They had filled their houses with silver. NIV 15 with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver. NIRV 16 Why wasn't I buried like a baby who was born dead? Why wasn't I buried like a child who never saw the light of day? NIV 16 Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day? NIRV 17 In the grave, sinful people don't cause trouble anymore. And there those who are tired find rest. NIV 17 There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest. NIRV 18 Prisoners also enjoy peace there. They don't hear a slave driver shouting at them anymore. NIV 18 Captives also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver’s shout. NIRV 19 The least important and most important people are there. And there the slaves are set free from their owners. NIV 19 The small and the great are there, and the slaves are freed from their owners. NIRV 20 "Why is the light that leads to life given to those who suffer? Why is it given to those whose spirits are bitter? NIV 20 “Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul, NIRV 21 Why is life given to those who long for death that doesn't come? Why is it given to those who would rather search for death 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, NIRV 22 Why is life given to those who are actually happy and glad when they reach the grave? NIV 22 who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave? NIRV 23 Why is life given to a man like me? God hasn't told me what will happen to me. He has surrounded me with nothing but trouble. NIV 23 Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in? NIRV 24 I sigh instead of eating food. Groans pour out of me like water. NIV 24 For sighing has become my daily food; my groans pour out like water. NIRV 25 What I was afraid of has come on me. What I worried about has happened to me. NIV 25 What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. NIRV 26 I don't have any peace and quiet. I can't find any rest. All I have is trouble." NIV 26 I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.”

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