2 O Lord, God of my salvation: I have cried out, day and night, in your presence.
3 Let my prayer enter in your sight. Incline your ear to my petition.
4 For my soul has been filled with evils, and my life has drawn near to Hell.
5 I am considered to be among those who will descend into the pit. I have become like a man without assistance,
6 idle among the dead. I am like the wounded sleeping in sepulchers, whom you no longer remember, and who have been repelled by your hand.
7 They have lain me in the lower pit: in dark places and in the shadow of death.
8 Your fury has been confirmed over me. And you have brought all your waves upon me.
Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
1 After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed his day,
2 and this is what he said:
3 May the day perish on which I was born, and the night, in which it was said, "A man has been conceived."
11 Why did I not die in the womb? Having left the womb, why did I not immediately perish?
12 Why was I received upon the knees? Why was I suckled at the breasts?
13 For by now, I should have been sleeping silently, and taking rest in my sleep
14 with the kings and consuls of the earth, who build themselves solitudes,
15 either with princes, who possess gold and fill their houses with silver,
16 or, like a hidden miscarriage, I should not have continued, just like those who, being conceived, have not seen the light.
17 There the impious cease from rebellion, and there the wearied in strength take rest.
20 Why is light given to the miserable, and life to those who are in bitterness of soul,
21 who expect death, and it does not arrive, like those who dig for treasure
22 and who rejoice greatly when they have found the grave,
23 to a man whose way is hidden and whom God has surrounded with darkness?
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