Job 24:14
New International Version
When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up, kills the poor and needy, and in the night steals forth like a thief.

New Living Translation
The murderer rises in the early dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night he is a thief.

English Standard Version
The murderer rises before it is light, that he may kill the poor and needy, and in the night he is like a thief.

Berean Study Bible
When daylight is gone, the murderer rises to kill the poor and needy; in the night he is like a thief.

King James Bible
The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

New King James Version
The murderer rises with the light; He kills the poor and needy; And in the night he is like a thief.

New American Standard Bible
“The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is like a thief.

NASB 1995
"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.

NASB 1977
“The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.

Amplified Bible
“The murderer rises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he becomes a thief.

Christian Standard Bible
The murderer rises at dawn to kill the poor and needy, and by night he becomes a thief.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The murderer rises at dawn to kill the poor and needy, and by night he becomes a thief.

American Standard Version
The murderer riseth with the light; He killeth the poor and needy; And in the night he is as a thief.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the light stands a killer and he kills the poor and the afflicted and is as a thief by night

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But having known their works, he delivered them into darkness: and in the night one will be as a thief:

Contemporary English Version
Soon after sunset they murder the poor and the needy, and at night they steal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The murderer riseth at the very break of day, he killeth the needy, and the poor man: but in the night he will be as a thief.

English Revised Version
The murderer riseth with the light, he killeth the poor and needy; and in the night he is as a thief.

Good News Translation
At dawn the murderer gets up and goes out to kill the poor, and at night he steals.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At dawn murderers rise; they kill the poor and needy. At night they become thieves.

International Standard Version
The murderer rises at dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night, he is like a thief.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The murderer riseth with the light, to kill the poor and needy; And in the night he is as a thief.

Literal Standard Version
The murderer rises at the light, "" He slays the poor and needy, "" And in the night he is as a thief.

NET Bible
Before daybreak the murderer rises up; he kills the poor and the needy; in the night he is like a thief.

New Heart English Bible
The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.

World English Bible
The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.

Young's Literal Translation
At the light doth the murderer rise, He doth slay the poor and needy, And in the night he is as a thief.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
13Then there are those who rebel against the light, not knowing its ways or staying on its paths. 14When daylight is gone, the murderer rises to kill the poor and needy; in the night he is like a thief. 15The eye of the adulterer watches for twilight. Thinking, ‘No eye will see me,’ he covers his face.…

Cross References
Job 24:4
They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

Job 24:13
Then there are those who rebel against the light, not knowing its ways or staying on its paths.

Psalm 10:8
He lies in wait near the villages; in ambush he slays the innocent; his eyes watch in stealth for the helpless.

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD brings this charge against the elders and leaders of His people: "You have devoured the vineyard; the plunder of the poor is in your houses.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.


Treasury of Scripture

The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

murderer

2 Samuel 11:14-17
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah…

Psalm 10:8-10
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor…

Micah 2:1,2
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand…

in the night

Luke 12:39
And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

1 Thessalonians 5:2
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

Revelation 3:3
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.









(14) With the light.--The mention of light as a moral essence suggests its physical analogue, so that by the contrast of the one with the violence done to the other, the moral turpitude of the wrong-doing is heightened. It seems impossible to interpret the light in the former case (Job 24:13) otherwise than morally, and if so, the mention of the "ways thereof" and the "paths thereof" is very remarkable. The order in which these crimes of murder, adultery, and theft are mentioned according, as it does, with that in the Decalogue, is, at all events, suggestive of acquaintance with it.

Verse 14. - The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy. The murderer rises at the first glimpse of dawn - the time when mast men sleep most soundly. He cannot go about his wicked business in complete darkness. He has not the courage to attack the great and powerful, who might be well armed and have retainers to defend them, but enters the houses of a comparatively poor class, in which he is less afraid to risk himself. Here, in the night he is as a thief. He has not come into the house simply for murder. Theft is his main object. He will not take life unless he is resisted or discovered, and so, in a certain sense, driven to it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When daylight [is gone],
לָא֡וֹר (lā·’ō·wr)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 216: Illumination, luminary

the murderer
רוֹצֵ֗חַ (rō·w·ṣê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7523: To dash in pieces, kill, to murder

rises
יָ֘ק֤וּם (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

to kill
יִֽקְטָל־ (yiq·ṭāl-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6991: To cut off, put to death

the poor
עָנִ֥י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

and needy;
וְאֶבְי֑וֹן (wə·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 34: In want, needy, poor

in the night
וּ֝בַלַּ֗יְלָה (ū·ḇal·lay·lāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

he is
יְהִ֣י (yə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like a thief.
כַגַּנָּֽב׃ (ḵag·gan·nāḇ)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1590: A stealer


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