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Job 3
New Living Translation

Job’s First Speech

3At last Job spoke, and he cursed the day of his birth.H310H6605H347H6310H7043H3117 2He said.H347H6030H559 3"Let the day of my birth be erased, and the night I was conceived.H3117H6H3205H3915H559H1397H2029 4Let that day be turned to darkness. Let it be lost even to God on high, and let no light shine on it.H3117H2822H433H1875H4605H5105H3313 5Let the darkness and utter gloom claim that day for its own. Let a black cloud overshadow it, and let the darkness terrify it.H2822H6757H1350H6053H7931H3650H3117H1204 6Let that night be blotted off the calendar, never again to be counted among the days of the year, never again to appear among the months.H3915H652H3947H2302H3117H8141H935H4557H3391 7Let that night be childless. Let it have no joy.H3915H1565H7445H935 8Let those who are experts at cursing—whose cursing could rouse Leviathan—curse that day.H5344H779H3117H6264H5782H3882 9Let its morning stars remain dark. Let it hope for light, but in vain; may it never see the morning light.H3556H5399H2821H6960H216H7200H6079H7837 10Curse that day for failing to shut my mother's womb, for letting me be born to see all this trouble.H5462H1817H990H5641H5999H5869 11"Why wasn't I born dead? Why didn't I die as I came from the womb?H4191H7358H1478H3318H990 12Why was I laid on my mother's lap? Why did she nurse me at her breasts?H1290H6923H7699H3243 13Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace. I would be asleep and at rest.H7901H8252H3462H5117 14I would rest with the world's kings and prime ministers, whose great buildings now lie in ruins.H4428H3289H776H1129H2723 15I would rest with princes, rich in gold, whose palaces were filled with silver.H8269H2091H4390H1004H3701 16Why wasn't I buried like a stillborn child, like a baby who never lives to see the light?H2934H5309H5768H7200H216 17For in death the wicked cause no trouble, and the weary are at rest.H7563H2308H7267H3019H3581H5117 18Even captives are at ease in death, with no guards to curse them.H615H7599H3162H8085H6963H5065 19Rich and poor are both there, and the slave is free from his master.H6996H1419H5650H2670H113 20"Oh, why give light to those in misery, and life to those who are bitter?H216H5414H6001H2416H4751H5315 21They long for death, and it won't come. They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure.H2442H4194H2658H4301 22They're filled with joy when they finally die, and rejoice when they find the grave.H8056H1524H7797H4672H6913 23Why is life given to those with no future, those God has surrounded with difficulties?H1397H1870H5641H433H5526 24I cannot eat for sighing; my groans pour out like water.H585H935H6440H3899H7581H5413H4325 25What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true.H6343H6342H857H3025H935 26I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest; only trouble comes."H7951H8252H5117H7267H935


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