a commentary on the book of job

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: The Curse (Chapter Iii )SECTION' II. THE CURSE. Chapteb III. This Chapter divides itself into three sections, three strophes, in whicli human life is execrated through its whole course. (1) Job asks (Verses 3-10), since life is so heavy a burden, Why was I born at all ? (2) Then he demands (Verses 11-19), if I must be burn, why was I not suffered to die as soon as I was born, and sink into the rest and quietness of death ? (3) And, finally, if that were too great a boon, why may I not die textit{now—now that I am sick of life and long for the tomb ? (Verses 20-26.) Chapter in.—textit{At length Job opened his mouth, and cursed his day. 2. textit{And Job answered and said : 3. textit{Perish the day wherein I wag born. textit{And the night that said, A man is conceived ! 4. textit{That day ! Let it be darkness ! textit{Let not God ask after it from above. textit{Neither let the sun shine upon it ! textit{H. Let darkness and the blackness of death reclaim it ! textit{Let a cloud sink down upon it ! textit{Lei the terrors of the day affright it I (j. textit{That night! May thick darkness seize it ! textit{Let it not rejoice aniony the days of the year, textit{Nor come into the number of the months ! 7. textit{Lo, that night! Let it be barren. textit{And let no cry of joy enter it ! 8. textit{Let those who ban days ban it, textit{Who are of skill to rouse the Dragon ! 9. textit{Nay the stars of its tmilight gather darknes» ! textit{Let it long for light and see none, textit{Nor let it behold the eijelids of the dawn. 10. textit{Because it thut not up the dorrs of the womb that bore me, textit{And hid not trouble from mine eyes f 11. textit{Why wag I not dead when I came from the womb ? textit{Why did I not come forth only to expire f 12. textit{Why did knees we... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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