Job Chapter 3 – Job curses the day of his birth — The ease of death — He complaineth of life.

1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.


2 And Job spake, and said,


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 stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.


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 dawning of the day;


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 counselors 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 a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.


17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.


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 long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;


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, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.


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.