1 Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed 1the day of his birth.
2 And Job 1said,
3 “aLet the day perish on which I was to be born,
And the night which said, ‘A 1boy is conceived.’
Let not God above care for it,
Nor light shine on it.
5 “Let adarkness and black gloom claim it;
Let a cloud settle on it;
Let the blackness of the day terrify it.
Let it not rejoice among the days of the year;
Let it not come into the number of the months.
Let no joyful shout enter it.
Let it wait for light but have none,
And let it not see the 1breaking dawn;
Or hide trouble from my eyes.
Come forth from the womb and expire?
And why the breasts, that I should suck?
13 “For now I awould have lain down and been quiet;
I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,
Who rebuilt cruins for themselves;
Who were filling their houses with silver.
16 “Or like a miscarriage which is 1discarded, I would not be,
As infants that never saw light.
They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.
And the slave is free from his master.
20 “Why is alight given to him who suffers,
And life to the bitter of soul,
And dig for it more than for bhidden treasures,
And exult when they find the grave?
23 “Why is light given to a man awhose way is hidden,
And whom bGod has hedged in?
24 “For amy groaning comes at the sight of my food,
And bmy cries pour out like water.
And what I dread befalls me.
26 “I aam not at ease, nor am I quiet,
And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes.”
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