Job 24:16
New International Version
In the dark, thieves break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.

New Living Translation
Thieves break into houses at night and sleep in the daytime. They are not acquainted with the light.

English Standard Version
In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves up; they do not know the light.

Berean Study Bible
In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in, never to experience the light.

New American Standard Bible
"In the dark they dig into houses, They shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light.

King James Bible
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

Christian Standard Bible
In the dark they break into houses; by day they lock themselves in, never experiencing the light.

Contemporary English Version
Robbers hide during the day, then break in after dark because they reject the light.

Good News Translation
At night thieves break into houses, but by day they hide and avoid the light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the dark they break into houses; by day they lock themselves in, never experiencing the light.

International Standard Version
They break into houses in the dark; during the day they remained sealed in. They don't know daylight.

NET Bible
In the dark the robber breaks into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they do not know the light.

New Heart English Bible
In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They do not know the light.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the dark, they break into houses, [but] by day they lock themselves in. They do not [even] know the light,

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the dark they dig through houses; They shut themselves up in the day-time; They know not the light.

New American Standard 1977
“In the dark they dig into houses, They shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime; they do not know the light.

King James 2000 Bible
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

American King James Version
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

American Standard Version
In the dark they dig through houses: They shut themselves up in the day-time; They know not the light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He diggeth through houses in the dark, as in the day they had appointed for themselves, and they have not known the light.

Darby Bible Translation
In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:

English Revised Version
In the dark they dig through houses: they shut themselves up in the daytime; they know not the light.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the day-time: they know not the light.

World English Bible
In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don't know the light.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath dug in the darkness -- houses; By day they shut themselves up, They have not known light.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
15The eye of the adulterer watches for twilight. Thinking, ‘No eye will see me,’ he covers his face. 16In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in, never to experience the light. 17For to them, deep darkness is their morning; surely they are friends with the terrors of darkness!…
Cross References
Matthew 6:19
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

John 3:20
Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

Exodus 22:2
If a thief is caught breaking in and is beaten to death, no one shall be guilty of bloodshed.

Treasury of Scripture

In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

in the dark

Exodus 22:2,3 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there …

Ezekiel 12:5-7,12 Dig you through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby…

Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the manager of the house had known in what …

they know

Job 24:13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the …

Job 38:12,13 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring …

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the …

Ephesians 5:11-13 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but …







Lexicon
In the dark
בַּחֹ֗שֶׁךְ (ba·ḥō·šeḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

they dig through
חָתַ֥ר (ḥā·ṯar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2864: To force a, passage, as by burglary, with oars

houses;
בָּ֫תִּ֥ים (bāt·tîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

by day
יוֹמָ֥ם (yō·w·mām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3119: Daytime, by day

they shut themselves in,
חִתְּמוּ־ (ḥit·tə·mū-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2856: To seal, affix a seal, seal up

never
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to experience
יָ֥דְעוּ (yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the light.
אֽוֹר׃ (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary
(16) Which they had marked for themselves in the daytime.--Or, as some understand, they seal (i.e., shut) themselves up in the daytime. It is said that it is still the custom in Eastern cities for such persons to endeavour to obtain access to the harem in female attire.

They know not the light.--Compared with Job 24:13, shows strongly the different usage of the expression in the two cases.

Verse 16. - In the dark they dig through houses. In ancient times, burglary commonly took this form. Windows were few, and high up in the walls; doors were strongly fastened with bolts and bars. But the walls, being of clay, or rubble, or sun-dried brick, were weak and easily penetrable. This was especially the case with party walls; and if burglars entered an unoccupied house, nothing was easier than to break through the slight partition which separated it from the house next door. The Greek word for "burglar" is τοιχώρυχος" he who digs through a wall." Which they had marked for themselves in the daytime; rather, they shut themselves up in the daytime; literally, they seal themselves up; the meaning being that they carefully keep themselves close. Professor Lee, however, defends the Authorized Version. They know not the light; i.e. they avoid it, keep away from it, will have nothing to do with it. 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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