New American Standard Bible
Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
King James Bible
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Even darkness hideth not from thee, and the night shineth as the day: the darkness is as the light.
World English Bible
even the darkness doesn't hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.
Young's Literal Translation
Also darkness hideth not from Thee, And night as day shineth, as is darkness so is light.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee - Margin, as in Hebrew, "darkeneth not." Darkness does not make darkness to thee. It makes things dark to us; not to him. So it is in natural darkness; so in moral darkness ness. It seems dark to us; it is not so to him. Things appear dark to us - disappointment, bereavement, trouble, care, losses; but all is light to God. The existence of sin and suffering on the earth seems dark to us; not to him, for he sees the reasons and the end of all.
But the night shineth as the day - One is as bright and clear to him as the other.
The darkness and the light are both alike to thee - Margin, as in Hebrew, "As is the darkness so is the light." To thee there is no difference. All is light.
LibrarySeptember the Eighteenth the All-Round Defence
"Thou hast beset me behind." --PSALM cxxxix. 1-12. And that is a defence against the enemies which would attack me in the rear. There is yesterday's sin, and the guilt which is the companion of yesterday's sin. They pursue my soul like fierce hounds, but my gracious Lord will come between my pursuers and me. His mighty grace intervenes, and my security is complete. "Thou hast beset me ... before." And that is a defence against the enemies which would impede my advance and frighten me out of …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
God Omnipresent and Omniscient --Ps. cxxxix.
The Love of Christ.
The Kingdom Undivided
1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
"There is no darkness or deep shadow Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.
"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
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