King James Version
14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.
16 And let that man be as the cities which the Lord overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;
17 Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.
18 Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?Read full chapter
New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition
14 Cursed be the day
on which I was born!
The day when my mother bore me,
let it not be blessed!(A)
15 Cursed be the man
who brought the news to my father, saying,
“A child is born to you, a son,”
making him very glad.(B)
16 Let that man be like the cities
that the Lord overthrew without pity;
let him hear a cry in the morning
and an alarm at noon,(C)
17 because he did not kill me in the womb;
so my mother would have been my grave
and her womb forever pregnant.(D)
18 Why did I come forth from the womb
to see toil and sorrow
and spend my days in shame?(E)
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