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

2 And Iob cryed out, and sayd,

3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night [in which] it was said, There is a man 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 shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

6 Let darkenesse possesse that night, let it not be ioyned vnto the dayes of the yeere, nor let it come into the count of the moneths.

7 Yea, desolate be that night, and let no ioy be in it.

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

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:

10 Because it shut not vp the dores of my mothers wombe: nor hid sorowe from mine eyes.

11 Why died I not from the womb? [why] did I [not] give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

12 Why did the knees preuent me? and why did I sucke the breasts?

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 counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;

15 Or with the princes that had golde, and haue filled their houses with siluer.

16 Or why was I not hid, as an vntimely birth, either as infants, which haue not seene the light?

17 There the wicked cease [from] troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

18 [There] the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

19 There are small and great, and the seruant is free from his master.

20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter [in] soul;

21 Which long for death, and if it come not, they would euen search it more then treasures:

22 Which ioy for gladnes, and reioyce, when they can finde the graue.

23 [Why is light given] to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

24 For my sighing commeth before I eate, and my roarings are powred out like the water.

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

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