Job 19:26 And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; 27 I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Job 3:1 - 26
ESV - 1 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 And Job said:
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In my opinion, Job's statement was a form of expression in that time period and culture (especially prior to Christianity) that indicated strong negative emotion regarding present circumstances, rather than being a literal wish that one had never been born; an adverse reflection on one's character arising from sinfulness or anger at God (since the prophet Jeremiah expressed himself similarly in Jeremiah 20:14-18); or incorrect knowledge of God's eternal plans (since Job himself elsewhere indicated proper awareness of his eternal destiny in the passage cited in the question (Job 19:25-27)).
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