New Living Translation
These men say that night is day; they claim that the darkness is light.
King James Bible
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
They change the night into day; the light they imagine near in presence of the darkness.
World English Bible
They change the night into day, saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
Night for day they appoint, Light is near because of darkness.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:12 They - My thoughts so incessantly pursue and disturb me, that I can no more sleep in the night, than in the day. The light - The day - light, which often gives some comfort to men in misery, seems to be gone as soon as it is begun. Darkness - Because of my grievous pains and torments which follow me by day as well as by night.
My days are over. My hopes have disappeared. My heart's desires are broken.
What if I go to the grave and make my bed in darkness?
What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.
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