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Job’s Opening Speech (3:1-26)

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Job curses the day he was born. When you carefully examine what he is saying, you realize that it is more intense than just saying that he wished he had never lived.


I. Structure

II. Job cursing his birth is asking that creation be reversed

A. The day of birth is to you what creation is to the world

B. Job even invokes the name of Leviathan

C. Job desires to see creation revert to chaos

D. Life no longer makes sense

III. Preference for Stillbirth Over Birth

IV. Death is Better for Those in Misery

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