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Friday, April 12th, 2024
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Passage Lookup: Job 3

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Job 3:1
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Job Speaks

After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.(a)
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Job 3:2
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Job 3:3
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"May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, ‘A boy is conceived!'(b)
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Job 3:4
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That day—may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine on it.
Job 3:5
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May gloom and utter darkness(c) claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it.
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Job 3:6
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That night—may thick darkness(d) seize it; may it not be included among the days of the year nor be entered in any of the months.
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Job 3:7
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May that night be barren; may no shout of joy(e) be heard in it.
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Job 3:8
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May those who curse days[a] curse that day,(f) those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.(g)
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Job 3:9
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May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn,(h)
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Job 3:10
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for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.
Job 3:11
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"Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?(i)
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Job 3:12
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Why were there knees to receive me(j) and breasts that I might be nursed?
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Job 3:13
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For now I would be lying down(k) in peace; I would be asleep and at rest(l)
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Job 3:14
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with kings and rulers of the earth,(m) who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,(n)
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Job 3:15
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with princes(o) who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.(p)
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Job 3:16
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Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child,(q) like an infant who never saw the light of day?(r)
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Job 3:17
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There the wicked cease from turmoil,(s) and there the weary are at rest.(t)
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Job 3:18
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Captives(u) also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver's(v) shout.(w)
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Job 3:19
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The small and the great are there,(x) and the slaves are freed from their owners.
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Job 3:20
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"Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul,(y)
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Job 3:21
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to those who long for death that does not come,(z) who search for it more than for hidden treasure,(aa)
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Job 3:22
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who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave?(ab)
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Job 3:23
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Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden,(ac) whom God has hedged in?(ad)
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Job 3:24
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For sighing(ae) has become my daily food;(af) my groans(ag) pour out like water.(ah)
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Job 3:25
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What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded(ai) has happened to me.(aj)
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Job 3:26
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I have no peace,(ak) no quietness; I have no rest,(al) but only turmoil."(am)
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