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Why did Job curse his birthday when he knew that he would be resurrected someday?

Job 19:26 
And after my skin has been destroyed,
    yet in my flesh I will see God;
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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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
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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