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After this Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born.
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May the day I was born perish, and the night when they said, "A boy is conceived."
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If only that day had turned to darkness! May God above not care about it, or light shine on it.
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May darkness and gloom reclaim it, and a cloud settle over it. May an eclipse of the sun terrify it.
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If only darkness had taken that night away! May it not appear among the days of the year or be listed in the calendar.
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Yes, may that night be barren; may no joyful shout be heard in it.
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Let those who curse [certain] days cast a spell on it, those who are skilled in rousing Leviathan.
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May its morning stars grow dark. May it wait for daylight but have none; may it not see the breaking of dawn.
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For that night did not shut the doors of my [mother's] womb, and hide sorrow from my eyes.
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Why was I not stillborn; [why] didn't I die as I came from the womb?
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Why did the knees receive me, and why were there breasts for me to nurse?
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For then I would have laid down in peace; I would be asleep. Then I would be at rest
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with the kings and counselors of the earth, who rebuilt ruined cities for themselves,
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or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
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Or [why] was I not hidden like a miscarried child, like infants who never see daylight?
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There the wicked cease to make trouble, and there the weary find rest.
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The captives are completely at ease; they do not hear the voice of [their] oppressor.
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Both the small and the great are there, and the slave is set free from his master.
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Why is light given to one burdened with grief, and life to those whose existence is bitter,
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who wait for death, but it does not come, and search for it more than for hidden treasure,
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who are filled with much joy and are glad when they reach the grave?
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[Why is life given] to a man whose path is hidden, whom God has hedged in?
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I sigh when food is [put] before me, and my groans pour out like water.
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For the thing I feared has overtaken me, and what I dreaded has happened to me.
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I cannot relax or be still; I have no rest, for trouble comes.