nkjv@Job:3:1 @ After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
nkjv@Job:3:2 @ And Job spoke, and said:
nkjv@Job:3:3 @ "May the day perish on which I was born, And the night in which it was said, "A male child is conceived.'
nkjv@Job:3:4 @ May that day be darkness; May God above not seek it, Nor the light shine upon it.
nkjv@Job:3:5 @ May darkness and the shadow of death claim it; May a cloud settle on it; May the blackness of the day terrify it.
nkjv@Job:3:6 @ As for that night, may darkness seize it; May it not rejoice among the days of the year, May it not come into the number of the months.
nkjv@Job:3:7 @ Oh, may that night be barren! May no joyful shout come into it!
nkjv@Job:3:8 @ May those curse it who curse the day, Those who are ready to arouse Leviathan.
nkjv@Job:3:9 @ May the stars of its morning be dark; May it look for light, but have none, And not see the dawning of the day;
nkjv@Job:3:10 @ Because it did not shut up the doors of my mother's womb, Nor hide sorrow from my eyes.
nkjv@Job:3:11 @ "Why did I not die at birth? Why did I not perish when I came from the womb?
nkjv@Job:3:12 @ Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should nurse?
nkjv@Job:3:13 @ For now I would have lain still and been quiet, I would have been asleep; Then I would have been at rest
nkjv@Job:3:14 @ With kings and counselors of the earth, Who built ruins for themselves,
nkjv@Job:3:15 @ Or with princes who had gold, Who filled their houses with silver;
nkjv@Job:3:16 @ Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, Like infants who never saw light?
nkjv@Job:3:17 @ There the wicked cease from troubling, And there the weary are at rest.
nkjv@Job:3:18 @ There the prisoners rest together; They do not hear the voice of the oppressor.
nkjv@Job:3:19 @ The small and great are there, And the servant is free from his master.
nkjv@Job:3:20 @ "Why is light given to him who is in misery, And life to the bitter of soul,
nkjv@Job:3:21 @ Who long for death, but it does not come, And search for it more than hidden treasures;
nkjv@Job:3:22 @ Who rejoice exceedingly, And are glad when they can find the grave?
nkjv@Job:3:23 @ Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?
nkjv@Job:3:24 @ For my sighing comes before I eat, And my groanings pour out like water.
nkjv@Job:3:25 @ For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me.
nkjv@Job:3:26 @ I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes."