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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