New Living Translation
Thieves break into houses at night and sleep in the daytime. They are not acquainted with the light.
King James Bible
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
Darby Bible Translation
In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:
World English Bible
In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don't know the light.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath dug in the darkness -- houses; By day they shut themselves up, They have not known light.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:16 They - The robber: having on that occasion inserted the mention of the adulterer as one who acted his sin in the same manner as the night - thief did, he now returns to him again.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.
All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.
"If a thief is caught in the act of breaking into a house and is struck and killed in the process, the person who killed the thief is not guilty of murder.
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