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Job 3 - NIV

Job Speaks

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

2 He said:


“May the day of my birth perish,
and the night that said, ‘A boy is conceived!’

4 That day—may it turn to darkness;
may God above not care about it;
may no light shine on it.

5 May gloom and utter darkness claim it once more;
may a cloud settle over it;
may blackness overwhelm it.

6 That night—may thick darkness seize it;
may it not be included among the days of the year
nor be entered in any of the months.

7 May that night be barren;
may no shout of joy be heard in it.

8 May those who curse days[a] curse that day,
those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.

9 May its morning stars become dark;
may it wait for daylight in vain
and not see the first rays of dawn,

10 for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me
to hide trouble from my eyes.


“Why did I not perish at birth,
and die as I came from the womb?

12 Why were there knees to receive me
and breasts that I might be nursed?

13 For now I would be lying down in peace;
I would be asleep and at rest

14 with kings and rulers of the earth,
who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,

15 with princes who had gold,
who filled their houses with silver.

16 Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child,
like an infant who never saw the light of day?

17 There the wicked cease from turmoil,
and there the weary are at rest.

18 Captives also enjoy their ease;
they no longer hear the slave driver’s shout.

19 The small and the great are there,
and the slaves are freed from their owners.


“Why is light given to those in misery,
and life to the bitter of soul,

21 to those who long for death that does not come,
who search for it more than for hidden treasure,

22 who are filled with gladness
and rejoice when they reach the grave?

23 Why is life given to a man
whose way is hidden,
whom God has hedged in?

24 For sighing has become my daily food;
my groans pour out like water.

25 What I feared has come upon me;
what I dreaded has happened to me.

26 I have no peace, no quietness;
I have no rest, but only turmoil.”


a. Job 3:8 Or curse the sea

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Cletus Blamo avatar
The Master Builder
Shared by: Cletus Blamo on Jan, 2017
Summary: It is only a fool that builds without counting the cost. Life has it origin and propeller in God, so disregarding His surpremacy and Lordship will amount to lot struggles, crisis at most shame and untimely death of a man, therefore allow God to build you.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 111
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul, 2016
Summary: Job is in so much pain that we wishes he had never been born. His suffering continues and is not lessened by the words of a friend.
Scripture: Job 3:1-7:21
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 659
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Brokenness: Bitterness or Blessing
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Apr, 2016
Summary: A message to encourage those who have bitterness in their lives to move on to blessing.
Scripture: Job 3:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 455
Troy Campbell avatar
The Magnetic Force of Fear
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: Learn how to overcome fear from the life of Job. Job lived in fear and invited the enemies attacks in his life. God was not at fault for Job's struggles. Job was!
Scripture: Job 3:25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 407
Jason Smith avatar
Job's Depression
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2014
Summary: This lesson examines the depression of Job and how depression can affect the people of God.
Scripture: Job 3:1-25
Views: 1,090
David Simpson avatar
When Peace Seems So Elusive
Shared by: David Simpson on Aug, 2014
Summary: Peace seems so elusive for so many people. True, lasting peace is found only in Jesus.
Scripture: Job 3:25-26
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 591
Michael Stark avatar
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People
Shared by: Michael Stark on Apr, 2014
Summary: Study of one reason for suffering experienced by God's people.
Scripture: Job 1:1-3:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 784
John Murphy avatar
Men of the Bible - Job
Shared by: John Murphy on Oct, 2012
Summary: Often we only see our situations but not the reasons. There is a vast battle taking place in the spiritual realm and we are right in the middle of it.
Mike Fogerson avatar
Fear is a Magnet for Demons
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Sep, 2011
Summary: Fear will draw in the enemy and will make what you speak with your mouth come to pass.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,167
Mike Fogerson avatar
Battling Fear
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Aug, 2011
Summary: Fear will draw in the enemy and will make what you speak with your mouth come to pass.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,674
Joseph Smith avatar
Fearing Fear
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Mar, 2010
Summary: Delivered 1986. Fear is often a self-fulfilling prophecy, based on our image of a vengeful God. But challenging God is faith-filled, and His response is Jesus, who experiences all that we experience.
Scripture: Job 3:20-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 585
Russell Brownworth avatar
Part 7 - Why Does Bad Stuff Happen To Good People?
Shared by: Russell Brownworth on Feb, 2010
Summary: We all ask it....why? And "why me"? Is there an answer?
Gerald Steffy avatar
Shared by: Gerald Steffy on Aug, 2009
Summary: God is present & working on our behalf sooner or later behind the scenes when we suffer hurt due to the trials and adversities we experience in living out our spiritual life.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:1-1:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,589
Bo Dunford avatar
Ain't Your Day
Shared by: Bo Dunford on Feb, 2009
Summary: Some days just don’t go the way they should.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Job 1:6-3:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,546
Paul Carlson avatar
Even Great Faith Struggles with Despair
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Feb, 2009
Summary: How do I turn to Christ in times of despair?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 3:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 515
Darren Rogers avatar
Valleys of Life - Part 1
Shared by: Darren Rogers on Feb, 2009
Summary: There will be many times in our Christian walk when we head into a Valley - what is a valley, why is it there and how do we cope with it?
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Job 1:1-3:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,451
Fran Van Hoven avatar
Job Chapter 3
Shared by: Fran Van Hoven on Jul, 2007
Summary: Job is still trusting in the mercy and love and grace of God and he still refuses to do what Satan is trying to get him to do: curse God and die.
Series: Book of Job
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:1-26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 7,910
Tom Shepard avatar
Responding to Pain - Job Chapter Three
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2007
Summary: This is a study into Job chapter three.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:1-26
Views: 3,780
Steven Chapman avatar
When Life Isn't Fair
Shared by: Steven Chapman on Jan, 2007
Summary: As a Christian how should I react? What should I say? What should I do when I am treated unfairly? The greatest test of the Christian life is ones attitude when LIFE DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. For many of us life has been very smooth: health, prosperous, happy.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Job 1:1-3:10
Views: 3,476
Douglas Vincent avatar
Shared by: Douglas Vincent on Nov, 2005
Summary: Over at the Compassion prayer station we have three options. Does a friend need a helping hand (a meal, someone to watch their children). Does a friend need a listening ear (someone to walk them through their thoughts and pain). Does someone need a sho
Series: Job 3
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:1-4:21
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 663
Steve Shepherd avatar
'Tis The Season to Sigh
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Dec, 2004
Summary: 1- The sigh of sadness 2- The sigh of relief
based on 291 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:23-25
Views: 3,689
Raymond Maurer avatar
How do I overcome bitterness from suffering?
Shared by: Raymond Maurer on Jul, 2004
Summary: How do I overcome bitterness? •Understand that it destroys us •Adjust my expectations •Help others in who are in need •Appeal to God for help
based on 89 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:1-5:27
Views: 9,466
Lonnie Huett avatar
Decimating Factors
Shared by: Lonnie Huett on May, 2004
Summary: Fear, wavering, and the "Mordecai factor" will dimish your life, faith and hope.
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,155
William Norman avatar
Where is God when disaster strikes?
Shared by: William Norman on Nov, 2002
Summary: God is worthy of your toughest questions.
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,843
Dana Chau avatar
Helpless, Not Hopeless
Shared by: Dana Chau on Oct, 2002
Summary: Discover where to place your hope to give you strength through helpless moments in life
based on 74 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:1-26 Job 3:1-3
Denomination: *other
Views: 9,708
Jeffrey  Stratton avatar
Crawling Out of the Loss Hole #5
Shared by: Jeffrey Stratton on Aug, 2002
Summary: This series examines some of the emotional holes we fall into and how to crawl out.
based on 74 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,466
Jerry Carr avatar
Shared by: Jerry Carr on Jun, 2001
Summary: There are some things that you and I need not be scared of, but on the other hand there are some things that you and I as christians need to be scared to death of
based on 77 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,894
Michael McCartney avatar
When life hurts part 2
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Jun, 2001
Summary: How should righteous people suffer?
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:26 James 1:2-4
Views: 670
Rob Harbison avatar
Moral Issues: Suicide
Shared by: Rob Harbison on May, 2001
Summary: Your life is sacred. It is special. It is a gift of God. Give it a chance.
Series: Moral Issues
based on 107 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:11-26
Views: 3,741
Mark Winter avatar
It's Not What I Wanted
Shared by: Mark Winter on Nov, 2000
Summary: Nobody wants the gift of adversity under the Christmas tree--but sometimes we get it, anyway. Question is, what do we do when we get it?
based on 85 ratings
Scripture: Job 3:20-26
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 550