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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Job 3:1 - 26
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Job
   Chapter 3
3:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
 
3:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He said:
 
3:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, 'A boy is born!'
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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That day - may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine upon it.
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May darkness and deep shadow F6 claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm its light.
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May that night be barren; may no shout of joy be heard in it.
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May those who curse days F7 curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn,
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed?
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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with rulers who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Or why was I not hidden in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day?
 
3:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.
 
3:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Captives also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver's shout.
 
3:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The small and the great are there, and the slave is freed from his master.
 
3:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul,
 
3:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure,
 
3:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave?
 
3:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?
 
3:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For sighing comes to me instead of food; my groans pour out like water.
 
3:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
 
3:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F6 Or and the shadow of death
F7 Or the sea

 
 

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