New International Version
May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn,
King James Bible
Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
Darby Bible Translation
Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it wait for light, and have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the dawn:
World English Bible
Let the stars of its twilight be dark. Let it look for light, but have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the morning,
Young's Literal Translation
Let the stars of its twilight be dark, Let it wait for light, and there is none, And let it not look on the eyelids of the dawn.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let the stars of the twilight thereof - The stars of the twilight may here refer to the planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury, as well as to the brighter fixed stars.
Let it look for light - Here the prosopopoeia or personification is still carried on. The darkness is represented as waiting for the lustre of the evening star, but is disappointed; and these for the aurora or dawn, but equally in vain. He had prayed that its light, the sun, should not shine upon it, Job 3:4; and here he prays that its evening star may be totally obscured, and that it might never see the dawning of the day. Thus his execration comprehends every thing that might irradiate or enliven it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
look for light.
the dawning of the day. Heb. the eye-lids of the morning.
LibraryMarch 2 Evening
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.--HEB. 4:9. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; they . . . rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Our friend Lazarus sleepeth . . . Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. We that are in this tabernacle do groan, …
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A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
The Rich Sinner Dying. Psa. 49:6,9; Eccl. 8:8; Job 3:14,15.
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.
for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.
Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the rays of dawn.
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