Job 5:14
New International Version
Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.

New Living Translation
They find it is dark in the daytime, and they grope at noon as if it were night.

English Standard Version
They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope at noonday as in the night.

Berean Study Bible
They encounter darkness by day and grope at noon as in the night.

New American Standard Bible
"By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.

King James Bible
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Christian Standard Bible
They encounter darkness by day, and they grope at noon as if it were night.

Contemporary English Version
Darkness is their only companion, hiding their path at noon.

Good News Translation
even at noon they grope in darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They encounter darkness by day, and they grope at noon as if it were night.

International Standard Version
They meet with darkness in broad daylight; at noonday they grope around as if it were night.

NET Bible
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope about in the noontime as if it were night.

New Heart English Bible
They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the daytime they meet darkness and grope in the sunlight as if it were night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night.

New American Standard 1977
“By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope in the noonday as in the night.

King James 2000 Bible
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

American King James Version
They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

American Standard Version
They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the day darkness shall come upon them, and let them grope in the noon-day even as in the night:

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall meet with darkness in the day, and grope at noonday as in the night.

Darby Bible Translation
They meet with darkness in a the daytime, and grope at midday as in the night.

English Revised Version
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope at noonday as in the night.

Webster's Bible Translation
They meet with darkness in the day-time, and grope in the noon-day as in the night.

World English Bible
They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night.

Young's Literal Translation
By day they meet darkness, And as night -- they grope at noon.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
13He catches the wise in their craftiness, and sweeps away the plans of the cunning. 14They encounter darkness by day and grope at noon as in the night. 15He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth and from the clutches of the powerful.…
Cross References
Job 12:25
They grope in darkness with no light; He makes them stagger like drunkards.

Job 15:30
He will not escape from the darkness; the flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.

Job 18:18
He is driven from light into darkness and is chased from the inhabited world.

Job 20:26
Total darkness is reserved for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.

Job 22:11
it is so dark you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.

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

Job 38:15
Light is withheld from the wicked, and their upraised arm is broken.

Isaiah 59:10
Like the blind, we feel our way along the wall, groping like those without eyes. We stumble at midday as in the twilight; among the vigorous we are like the dead.

Amos 8:9
"And in that day," declares the Lord GOD, "I will make the sun go down at noon; and I will darken the earth in the daytime.

Treasury of Scripture

They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

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Job 12:25
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

Deuteronomy 28:29
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

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







Lexicon
They encounter
יְפַגְּשׁוּ־ (yə·p̄ag·gə·šū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6298: To come in contact with, to concur

darkness
חֹ֑שֶׁךְ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

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

and grope
יְֽמַשְׁשׁ֥וּ (yə·maš·šū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4959: To feel of, to grope

at noon
בַֽצָּהֳרָֽיִם׃ (ḇaṣ·ṣā·ho·rā·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6672: A light, double light, noon

as in the night.
וְ֝כַלַּ֗יְלָה (wə·ḵal·lay·lāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity
(14) Darkness in the daytime.--This is possibly an allusion to the Egyptian plague of darkness "that may be felt" (Exodus 10:21), as the words used are similar. This may be a note of probable date. (Compare Isaiah 59:10, where the thoughts correspond, but the words differ.) This is one of the many passages of Job in which there seems to be an indication of some acquaintance with the events related in the Pentateuch, though the points of contact are too slight for us to be quite sure of it.

Verse 14. - They meet with darkness in the daytime (comp Deuteronomy 28:29 and Isaiah 59:10). The metaphor expresses the bewilderment of the crafty, when they find their schemes foiled, and all their subtlety of no avail. Suddenly their light goes out; they know not what to do, or which way to turn; "their way is hid" (Job 3:23); they are baffled, perplexed, confounded. And grope in the noonday as in the night (comp. Job 12:25). A variant form of the preceding hemistich. 5:6-16 Eliphaz reminds Job, that no affliction comes by chance, nor is to be placed to second causes. The difference between prosperity and adversity is not so exactly observed, as that between day and night, summer and winter; but it is according to the will and counsel of God. We must not attribute our afflictions to fortune, for they are from God; nor our sins to fate, for they are from ourselves. Man is born in sin, and therefore born to trouble. There is nothing in this world we are born to, and can truly call our own, but sin and trouble. Actual transgressions are sparks that fly out of the furnace of original corruption. Such is the frailty of our bodies, and the vanity of all our enjoyments, that our troubles arise thence as the sparks fly upward; so many are they, and so fast does one follow another. Eliphaz reproves Job for not seeking God, instead of quarrelling with him. Is any afflicted? let him pray. It is heart's ease, a salve for every sore. Eliphaz speaks of rain, which we are apt to look upon as a little thing; but if we consider how it is produced, and what is produced by it, we shall see it to be a great work of power and goodness. Too often the great Author of all our comforts, and the manner in which they are conveyed to us, are not noticed, because they are received as things of course. In the ways of Providence, the experiences of some are encouragements to others, to hope the best in the worst of times; for it is the glory of God to send help to the helpless, and hope to the hopeless. And daring sinners are confounded, and forced to acknowledge the justice of God's proceedings.
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