Job 11:17
New International Version
Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.

New Living Translation
Your life will be brighter than the noonday. Even darkness will be as bright as morning.

English Standard Version
And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

Berean Study Bible
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

New American Standard Bible
"Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.

King James Bible
And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

Christian Standard Bible
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

Contemporary English Version
and your darkest night will be brighter than noon.

Good News Translation
Your life will be brighter than sunshine at noon, and life's darkest hours will shine like the dawn.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

International Standard Version
Your life will be brighter than noonday. Even its darkness will be like dawn.

NET Bible
And life will be brighter than the noonday; though there be darkness, it will be like the morning.

New Heart English Bible
Life shall be clearer than the noonday. Though there is darkness, it shall be as the morning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then your life will be brighter than the noonday sun. The darkness in your life will become like morning.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thy life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.

New American Standard 1977
“And your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

King James 2000 Bible
And your life shall be brighter than the noonday; you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning.

American King James Version
And your age shall be clearer than the noonday: you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning.

American Standard Version
And thy life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thy prayer shall be as the morning star, and life shall arise to thee as from the noonday.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And brightness like that of the noonday, shall arise to thee at evening: and when thou shalt think thyself consumed, thou shalt rise as the day star.

Darby Bible Translation
And life shall arise brighter than noonday; though thou be enshrouded in darkness, thou shalt be as the morning,

English Revised Version
And thy life shall be clearer than the noonday; though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thy age shall be clearer than the noon-day: thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

World English Bible
Life shall be clearer than the noonday. Though there is darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Young's Literal Translation
And above the noon doth age rise, Thou fliest -- as the morning thou art.
Study Bible
Zophar Rebukes Job
16For you will forget your misery, recalling it only as waters gone by. 17Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning. 18You will be secure, because there is hope, and you will look around and lie down in safety.…
Cross References
Job 11:18
You will be secure, because there is hope, and you will look around and lie down in safety.

Job 22:26
Surely then you will delight in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.

Job 22:28
Your decisions will be carried out, and light will shine on your ways.

Job 29:3
when His lamp shone above my head, and by His light I walked through the darkness,

Psalm 37:6
He will bring forth your righteousness like the dawn, your justice like the noonday sun.

Psalm 112:4
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, for the one who is gracious, compassionate, and righteous.

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.

Isaiah 58:10
and if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light will go forth in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.

Treasury of Scripture

And your age shall be clearer than the noonday: you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning.

age

Job 42:11-17
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold…

Psalm 37:6
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Psalm 92:14
They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

be clearer than.

1 Chronicles 29:10
Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

Hosea 6:3
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.







Lexicon
Your life
חָ֑לֶד (ḥā·leḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2465: Life, the world

will be brighter
יָק֣וּם (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

than noonday;
וּֽ֭מִצָּהֳרַיִם (ū·miṣ·ṣā·ho·ra·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6672: A light, double light, noon

its darkness
תָּ֝עֻ֗פָה (tā·‘u·p̄āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5774: To fly, to faint

will be
תִּהְיֶֽה׃ (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like the morning.
כַּבֹּ֥קֶר (kab·bō·qer)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning
(17) Thine age shall be clearer than the noonday.--Rather, there shall arise for thee a lifetime brighter than the noonday; thou shalt soar on high; thou shalt be like the morning, which is conceived of as having wings (Psalm 139:9). (Comp. Malachi 4:2, of the Sun of Righteousness.) This is how we understand the word rendered thou shalt shine forth. Many take it as a substantive, meaning darkness, in which case we must render, though there be darkness, thou shalt be as the morning.

Verse 17. - And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; literally, shall arise above the noonday; i.e. "exceed it in splendour." Instead of the "thick darkness" to which Job is looking forward (Job 10:21, 22), he shall bask in a light brighter than that of the sun at noon. Thou shalt shine forth. The Hebrew cannot possibly bear this meaning. The uncommon word used is allied with עֵיפָה, "obscurity," and, if a verb, should mean "thou shalt be obscure," rather than "thou shalt shine forth." But it is perhaps a substantive, meaning "darkness;" and the translation of the Revised Version is perhaps correct: "Though there be darkness." Thou shalt be as the morning. "Thy light," as Professor Lee explains, "shall gradually rise and expand itself far and wide." It shall dispel the darkness, and take its place," shining more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18). 11:13-20 Zophar exhorts Job to repentance, and gives him encouragement, yet mixed with hard thoughts of him. He thought that worldly prosperity was always the lot of the righteous, and that Job was to be deemed a hypocrite unless his prosperity was restored. Then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; that is, thou mayst come boldly to the throne of grace, and not with the terror and amazement expressed in ch. 9:34. If we are looked upon in the face of the Anointed, our faces that were cast down may be lifted up; though polluted, being now washed with the blood of Christ, they may be lifted up without spot. We may draw near in full assurance of faith, when we are sprinkled from an evil conscience, Heb 10:22.
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