New International Version
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
King James Bible
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Darby Bible Translation
And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night;
World English Bible
If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me; the light around me will be night;"
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night is light to me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Surely the darkness shall cover me - Should I suppose that this would serve to screen me, immediately this darkness is turned into light.
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LibraryAugust 31. "Lead Me in the Way Everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24).
"Lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24). There is often apparently but little difference in two distinct lives between constant victory and frequent victory. But that one little difference constitutes a world of success or failure. The one is the Divine, the other is the human; the one is the everlasting way, the other the transient and the imperfect. God wants to lead us to the way everlasting, and to establish us and make us immovable as He. We little know the seriousness of the slightest …
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The Suffering of Love.
The Hardening Operation of Love.
Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness?
There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.
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