Job 24:13
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New International Version
"There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths.

New Living Translation
"Wicked people rebel against the light. They refuse to acknowledge its ways or stay in its paths.

English Standard Version
“There are those who rebel against the light, who are not acquainted with its ways, and do not stay in its paths.

New American Standard Bible
"Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths.

King James Bible
They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

Christian Standard Bible
The wicked are those who rebel against the light. They do not recognize its ways or stay on its paths.

Contemporary English Version
Some rebel and refuse to follow the light.

Good News Translation
There are those who reject the light; they don't understand it or go where it leads.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wicked are those who rebel against the light. They do not recognize its ways or stay on its paths.

International Standard Version
"Then there are those who rebel against the light; they are not acquainted with its ways; and they don't stay on its course.

NET Bible
There are those who rebel against the light; they do not know its ways and they do not stay on its paths.

New Heart English Bible
"These are of those who rebel against the light. They do not know its ways, nor abide in its paths.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Such people are among those who rebel against the light. They are not acquainted with its ways. They do not stay on its paths.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These are of them that rebel against the light; They know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

New American Standard 1977
“Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways, Nor abide in its paths.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They are among those that rebel against the light; they have never known its ways nor abided in its paths.

King James 2000 Bible
They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not its ways, nor abide in its paths.

American King James Version
They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

American Standard Version
These are of them that rebel against the light; They know not the ways thereof, Nor abide in the paths thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have been rebellious to the light, they have not known his ways, neither have they returned by his paths.

Darby Bible Translation
There are those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

English Revised Version
These are of them that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not its ways, nor abide in its paths.

World English Bible
"These are of those who rebel against the light. They don't know its ways, nor stay in its paths.

Young's Literal Translation
They have been among rebellious ones of light, They have not discerned His ways, Nor abode in His paths.
Study Bible
Job: Why are the Wicked Unpunished
12"From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly. 13"Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths. 14"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.…
Cross References
Job 5:14
"By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.

Job 24:12
"From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly.

Job 24:14
"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.
Treasury of Scripture

They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

rebel

Luke 12:47,48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, …

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

John 9:39-41 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they …

John 15:22-24 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now …

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things …

Romans 2:17-24 Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God…

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

they know

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

John 12:35,40 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

Romans 3:11-17 There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God…

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because …

nor abide

Job 23:11,12 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined…

John 8:31,44 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue …

John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; …

2 Peter 2:20-22 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through …

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been …

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their …

(13) They are of those that rebel against the light.--A very remarkable expression, which seems to anticipate the teaching of St. John (Job 1:9, &c.).

Verse 13. - They are of those who rebel against the light. These city oppressors go beyond the others in entirely rejecting the light of reason, conscience, and law. They threw off every restraint. The "light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world" is nothing to them. They know not the ways thereof. They will not know, will not have anything to do with, the law of moral restraint - much less will they abide in the paths thereof; i.e. acknowledge and be guided by such restraints continually. On the contrary, They are of those that rebel against the light,.... The light of nature, acting contrary to the dictates of their own consciences, in being guilty of the inhumanity, barbarity, and cruelty they were chargeable with in the above instances; or the light of the law, as the Targum; though as yet the law of the ten commandments was not in being; or however was not known to these persons; or against God himself, who is light, and in him no darkness at all, is clothed with it, and is the Father of lights unto his creatures, the Light of lights, and the Light of the world, from whom all light, natural, spiritual, and eternal, springs, 1 John 1:5; which is the sense of most of the Jewish commentators (s); and every sin is a rebellion against God, and betrays the enmity of the carnal mind to him, is an act of hostility against him, and shows men to be enemies in their minds to him:

they know not the ways thereof; the ways of light, but prefer the ways of darkness to them; or the ways of God, the ways of his commandments, which he has prescribed for men, and directed them to walk in; these they know not, are wilfully ignorant of, desire not the knowledge of them, and will be at no pains to get any acquaintance with them; or they approve not of them, they are not pleasing to them, and they choose not to walk in them:

nor abide in the paths thereof; if at any time they are got into the paths of light, truth, and righteousness, or in the ways of God's commandments, and do a few good actions, they do not continue therein, but quickly go out of the way again, leave the paths of righteousness to walk in the ways of darkness, Proverbs 2:13. Some interpreters understand these words entirely of natural light, and of men who are like owls and bats that flee from the light, who are authors of the works of darkness, and do what they do in the dark secretly, and hate the light, and do not choose to come unto it, that their deeds may not be reproved; and so now Job enters upon the account of another set of men different from the former, who did what they did openly, in the face of the sun, and before all men; but these he is now about to describe are such who commit iniquity secretly and privately, and instances in the murderer adulterer, and thief, in Job 24:14.

(s) Aben Ezra, Ben Gersom, Sephorno, Bar Tzemach. 13. So far as to openly committed sins; now, those done in the dark. Translate: "There are those among them (the wicked) who rebel," etc.

light—both literal and figurative (Joh 3:19, 20; Pr 2:13).

paths thereof—places where the light shines.24:13-17 See what care and pains wicked men take to compass their wicked designs; let it shame our negligence and slothfulness in doing good. See what pains those take, who make provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts of it: pains to compass, and then to hide that which will end in death and hell at last. Less pains would mortify and crucify the flesh, and be life and heaven at last. Shame came in with sin, and everlasting shame is at the end of it. See the misery of sinners; they are exposed to continual frights: yet see their folly; they are afraid of coming under the eye of men, but have no dread of God's eye, which is always upon them: they are not afraid of doing things which they are afraid of being known to do.
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