Noah Webster Bible

Job 2

The Book of Job

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Chapter 3

1

 

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

 

 


2

 

 And Job spoke, and said, 

 

 


3

 

 Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a mail 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 shades 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 to 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 its twilight be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: 

 

 


10

 

 Because it prevented not my birth, nor hid sorrow from my eyes. 

 

 


11

 

 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not expire at the time of my birth? 

 

 


12

 

 Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should be nursed? 

 

 


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, who 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 are 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

 

 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul; 

 

 


21

 

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

 

 


22

 

 Who 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 hath come upon me, and that which I dreaded hath come to me. 

 

 


26

 

 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. 

 

 


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