Cursed be the day on which I was born: let not the day on which my mother bore me be blessed.
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George Leo Haydock
Cursed In these and the following words of the prophet, there is a certain figure of speech to express with more energy the greatness of the evils to which his birth had exposed him. (Challoner)
The wicked would deem the day of his birth cursed, or unlucky. (Menochius)
Jeremias was now in prison, (Grotius) and people in pain express themselves forcibly, particularly in the East, ver. 7., and Job iii. 2. (Calmet)
Perhaps no man had announced the tidings of his birth, or he might be no longer living to feel the effects of a curse: as the day was certainly irrevocably past. (Haydock)