3 After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.b 2 He said:
and the night that said, ‘A boy is conceived!’c
may God above not care about it;
may no light shine on it.
5 May gloom and utter darknessd claim it once more;
may a cloud settle over it;
may blackness overwhelm it.
6 That night—may thick darknesse seize it;
may it not be included among the days of the year
nor be entered in any of the months.
may no shout of joyf be heard in it.
those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.h
may it wait for daylight in vain
and not see the first rays of dawn,i
to hide trouble from my eyes.
and die as I came from the womb?j
12 Why were there knees to receive mek
and breasts that I might be nursed?
13 For now I would be lying downl in peace;
I would be asleep and at restm
14 with kings and rulers of the earth,n
who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,o
15 with princesp who had gold,
who filled their houses with silver.q
16 Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child,r
like an infant who never saw the light of day?s
17 There the wicked cease from turmoil,t
and there the weary are at rest.u
18 Captivesv also enjoy their ease;
19 The small and the great are there,y
and the slaves are freed from their owners.
and life to the bitter of soul,z
21 to those who long for death that does not come,a
who search for it more than for hidden treasure,b
and rejoice when they reach the grave?c
whose way is hidden,d
whom God has hedged in?e
26 I have no peace,l no quietness;
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