Job Laments His Birth

Job 3:1  After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. 

Job 3:2  And Job spake, and said, 

Job 3:3  Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. 

Job 3:4  Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. 

Job 3:5  Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. 

Job 3:6  As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. 

Job 3:7  Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. 

Job 3:8  Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. 

Job 3:9  Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: 

Job 3:10  Because it shut not up the doors of my mother’s womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes. 

Job 3:11  Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? 

Job 3:12  Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck? 

Job 3:13  For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest, 

Job 3:14  With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves; 

Job 3:15  Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver: 

Job 3:16  Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light. 

Job 3:17  There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. 

Job 3:18  There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. 

Job 3:19  The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master. 

Job 3:20  Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; 

Job 3:21  Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures; 

Job 3:22  Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave? 

Job 3:23  Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in? 

Job 3:24  For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. 

Job 3:25  For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. 

Job 3:26  I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.