Daily Archives: August 13, 2009

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Job’s Curse

Twice in the final chapter of Job God makes this statement about Job: For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. Job 42:7-8 This is surprising, perhaps, in light of Job’s reaction in chapter 3 to the tragic events that had befallen him. He is obviously speaking in agony after his overwhelming loss. Job curses the day he was born. He questions why was he born. He laments the calamities of his life. He ends his first rejoinder to his friends with these words: For my sighing comes instead of my bread, and my groanings are poured out like water. For the thing that I fear comes upon me, and what I dread […]