I [am] the man [that] hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.
He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.
Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.
He hath led me, and brought [me into] darkness, but not [into] light.
Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand [against me] all the day.
My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
He hath builded against me, and compassed [me] with gall and travail.
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.
He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.
He [was] unto me [as] a bear lying in wait, [and as] a lion in secret places.
The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all [ye] workers of iniquity.
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you [yourselves] thrust out.
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed [are] the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment [was] as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, [and] thou heardest my voice.
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: [there is] no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
The good [man] is perished out of the earth: and [there is] none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge [asketh] for a reward; and the great [man], he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
The best of them [is] as a brier: the most upright [is sharper] than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen [and] thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies [are] the men of his own house.
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.
Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
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:
Because it shut not up the doors of my [mother's] womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
Why died I not from the womb? [why] did I [not] give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants [which] never saw light.
Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.
As [for] that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night [in which] it was said, There is a man child conceived.
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
There the wicked cease [from] troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
[There] the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when [our] rest together [is] in the dust.
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth [his] promise fail for evermore?
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life.
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
And where [is] now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
I have said to corruption, Thou [art] my father: to the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister.
The small and great are there; and the servant [is] free from his master.
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter [in] soul;
Which long for death, but it [cometh] not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
Which rejoice exceedingly, [and] are glad, when they can find the grave?
[Why is light given] to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?
For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.
For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.
If I wait, the grave [is] mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.