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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Job 3

Chapter 3

After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.


1:22 2:10


35:16 Psalms 39:2,3 106:33


3 1:11 2:5,9 Jeremiah 20:14,15

his day

That is, the day of his birth.

And Job spake, and said,


Heb. answered.

Judges 18:14

Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.

Let the day

That is, as we say, "Let it be blotted out of the calendar."

10:18,19 Jeremiah 15:10 20:14,15

Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.


Exodus 10:22,23 Joel 2:2 Amos 5:18 Matthew 27:45 Acts 27:20 Revelation 16:10

God regard

Deuteronomy 11:12

Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

the shadow

10:21,22 16:16 24:17 28:3 38:17 Psalms 23:4 44:19 107:10,14 Isaiah 9:2 Jeremiah 2:6 13:16 Amos 5:8 Matthew 4:16 Luke 1:79

stain it

or, challenge it. let a cloud.

Deuteronomy 4:11 Ezekiel 30:3 34:12 Joel 2:2 Hebrews 12:18

let the blackness

or, let them terrify it, as those who have a bitter day.

Jeremiah 4:28 Amos 8:10

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.

let it not be joined unto the days

or, let it not rejoice among the days.

Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.


Isaiah 13:20-22 24:8 Jeremiah 7:34 Revelation 18:22,23

Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

who are ready

2 Chronicles 35:25 Jeremiah 9:17,18 Amos 5:16 Matthew 11:17 Mark 5:38

their mourning

or, a leviathan.


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:

look for light

30:26 Jeremiah 8:15 13:16

the dawning of the day

Heb. the eye-lids of the morning.


Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.

it shut not

10:18,19 Genesis 20:18 29:31 1 Samuel 1:5 Ecclesiastes 6:3-5 Jeremiah 20:17


6:2,3 10:1 23:2 Ecclesiastes 11:10

Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

died I

Psalms 58:8 Jeremiah 15:10 Hosea 9:14

when I came

Psalms 22:9,10 71:6 139:13-16 Isaiah 46:3

Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

the knees

Genesis 30:3 50:23 Isaiah 66:12 Ezekiel 16:4,5

For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

then had I been at rest

Ecclesiastes 6:3-5 9:10

With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;


30:23 1 Kings 2:10 11:43 Psalms 49:6-10,14 89:48 Ecclesiastes 8:8 Isaiah 14:10-16 Ezekiel 27:18-32

which built

Who erect splendid mausoleums, funeral monuments, etc. to keep their names from perishing, while their bodies are turned to corruption.

15:28 Isaiah 5:8 Ezekiel 26:20

Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

who filled their houses

That is, "the covetous, whom nothing can satisfy," as the poet Saady has observed, "but the dust that fills his mouth, when laid in the grave."

22:25 27:16 Numbers 22:18 1 Kings 10:27 Isaiah 2:7 Zephaniah 1:18 Zechariah 9:3

Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

an hidden

Psalms 58:8 1 Corinthians 15:8

There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

the wicked

14:13 Psalms 55:5-8 Matthew 10:28 Luke 12:4 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7 2 Peter 2:8

the weary

Heb. the wearied in strength. at rest.

Isaiah 57:1,2 Hebrews 4:9,11 Revelation 14:13

There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.


39:7 Exodus 5:6-8,15-19 Judges 4:3 Isaiah 14:3,4

The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

The small

30:23 Psalms 49:2,6-10 Ecclesiastes 8:8 12:5,7 Luke 16:22,23 Hebrews 9:27

and the servant

Psalms 49:14-20

Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;


6:9 7:15,16 Jeremiah 20:18


16 33:28,30

the bitter

7:15,16 1 Samuel 1:10 2 Kings 4:27 Proverbs 31:6

Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;


Heb. wait.

Numbers 11:15 1 Kings 19:4 Jonah 4:3,8 Revelation 9:6


Proverbs 2:4

Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

whose way

Isaiah 40:27

hedged in

12:14 19:8 Psalms 31:8 Lamentations 3:7,9 Hosea 2:6

For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

my sighing

7:19 Psalms 80:5 102:9

I eat

Heb. my meat. my roarings.

Psalms 22:1,2 32:3 38:8 Isaiah 59:11 Lamentations 3:8

For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

the thing, etc

Heb. I feared a fear and it came upon me. that which.

1:5 31:23

I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

yet trouble came

27:9 Psalms 143:11