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.
Darby Bible Translation
They meet with darkness in a the daytime, and grope at midday 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They meet with darkness in the day-time - Margin, "run into;" compare the notes at Isaiah 59:10. The sense is, that where there is really no obstacle to the accomplishment of an honest plan - any more than there is for a man to walk in the day-time - they become perplexed and embarrassed, as much as a man would be, should sudden darkness come around him at mid-day. The same sentiment occurs in Job 12:25. A life of honesty and uprightness will be attended with prosperity, but a man who attempts to carry his plans by trick and art, will meet with unexpected embarrassments. The sentiment in all these expressions is, that God embarrasses the cunning, the crafty, and the artful, but gives success to those who are upright; and that, therefore, he is worthy of confidence.
LibraryThe Death of the Christian
This morning, we shall consider the death of Christians in general; not of the aged Christian merely, for we shall show you that while this text does seem to bear upon the aged Christian, in reality it speaks with a loud voice to every man who is a believer. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season." There are four things we shall mark in the text. First, we shall consider that death is inevitable, because it says, "Thou shalt come." Secondly, that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Letter xxxii (A. D. 1132) to Thurstan, Archbishop of York
Afflictions and Death under Providence. Job 5:6-8.
'All Things are Yours'
"They grope in darkness with no light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.
"He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.
"He is driven from light into darkness, And chased from the inhabited world.
Complete darkness is held in reserve for his treasures, And unfanned fire will devour him; It will consume the survivor in his tent.
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.
"Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths.
"From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.
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