Know that he took you from my hands, as a gift.(3)
Yet, if no child of his, he loved me well.
A foundling or a purchased slave, this child?
A childless man until then, he came to love you.
Through pity, master, for the babe. I thought He'd take it to the country where he lived; but he preserved it for the worst of woes. For if you are truly what this man say, God Help you! You are born to misery
Ah me! Ah me! All brought to pass, all true! O light, may I behold you nevermore! I stand a wretch, in birth, in wedlock cursed, a parricide, incestuously, triply cursed!
Oedipus wanted to know about his parents. The Messenger admits that Oedipus' parents are actually his step parents.
Oedipus wanted the truth from the messenger, and he was told how he was found and adopted by his step father.
Oedipus got four warnings, and still went after the truth, his finding of the truth leads to tragedy, realizing he's married to his mother.