New Living Translation
They find it is dark in the daytime, and they grope at noon as if it were night.
King James Bible
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
Darby Bible Translation
They meet with darkness in a the daytime, and grope at midday as in the night.
World English Bible
They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night.
Young's Literal Translation
By day they meet darkness, And as night -- they grope at noon.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:14 Meet - In plain things they run into gross mistakes, and chuse those courses which are worst for themselves. Darkness often notes misery, but here ignorance or error. Grope - Like blind men to find their way, not knowing what to do.
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They grope in the darkness without a light. He makes them stagger like drunkards.
"They will not escape the darkness. The burning sun will wither their shoots, and the breath of God will destroy them.
They will be thrust from light into darkness, driven from the world.
Their treasures will be thrown into deepest darkness. A wildfire will devour their goods, consuming all they have left.
That is why you cannot see in the darkness, and waves of water cover you.
"Wicked people rebel against the light. They refuse to acknowledge its ways or stay in its paths.
The light disturbs the wicked and stops the arm that is raised in violence.
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