Psalm 139:12
New International Version
even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

New Living Translation
but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.

English Standard Version
even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.

Berean Study Bible
even the darkness is not dark to You, but the night shines like the day, for darkness is as light to You.

New American Standard Bible
Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.

King James Bible
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Christian Standard Bible
even the darkness is not dark to you. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to you.

Contemporary English Version
But you see in the dark because daylight and dark are all the same to you.

Good News Translation
but even darkness is not dark for you, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are the same to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.

International Standard Version
even darkness isn't dark to you, darkness and light are the same to you.

NET Bible
even the darkness is not too dark for you to see, and the night is as bright as day; darkness and light are the same to you.

New Heart English Bible
even the darkness doesn't hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the darkness will not darken from you, and the night will shine like the day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
even the darkness is not too dark for you. Night is as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same [to you].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Even the darkness is not too dark for Thee, But the night shineth as the day; The darkness is even as the light.

New American Standard 1977
Even the darkness is not dark to Thee, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to Thee.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even the darkness does not hide from thee; but the night shines as the day; the darkness is as the light.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, the darkness hides not from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you.

American King James Version
Yes, the darkness hides not from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you.

American Standard Version
Even the darkness hideth not from thee, But the night shineth as the day: The darkness and the light are both alike to thee .

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For darkness will not be darkness with thee; but night will be light as day: as its darkness, so shall its light be to thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But darkness shall not be dark to thee, and night shall be light as day: the darkness thereof, and the light thereof are alike to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Even darkness hideth not from thee, and the night shineth as the day: the darkness is as the light.

English Revised Version
Even the darkness hideth not from thee, but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

World English Bible
even the darkness doesn't hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.

Young's Literal Translation
Also darkness hideth not from Thee, And night as day shineth, as is darkness so is light.
Study Bible
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
11If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light become night around me”— 12even the darkness is not dark to You, but the night shines like the day, for darkness is as light to You. 13For You formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.…
Cross References
1 John 1:5
And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

Job 34:22
There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity can hide.

Psalm 19:2
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

Daniel 2:22
He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.

Treasury of Scripture

Yes, the darkness hides not from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you.

the darkness

Exodus 14:20
And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

Exodus 20:21
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Job 26:6
Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

hideth not.







Lexicon
even
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

the darkness
חֹשֶׁךְ֮ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

is not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

dark
יַחְשִׁ֪יךְ (yaḥ·šîḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2821: To be dark, to darken

to You,
מִ֫מֶּ֥ךָ (mim·me·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

but the night
וְ֭לַיְלָה (wə·lay·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

shines
יָאִ֑יר (yā·’îr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 215: To be or become light

like the day,
כַּיּ֣וֹם (kay·yō·wm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

for darkness
כַּ֝חֲשֵׁיכָ֗ה (ka·ḥă·šê·ḵāh)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2825: Darkness, misery

is as light to You.
כָּאוֹרָֽה׃ (kā·’ō·w·rāh)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 219: Luminousness, prosperity, a plant
(12) Hideth not.--Better to keep as near as possible to the original maketh not dark. Others render cannot be too dark for thee. The highest development of the psalmist's thought is of course to be found in St. John's declaration, "God is light and in Him is no darkness at all."

Shineth.--Or, giveth light.

The darkness . . .--Literally, as darkness, so light.

"God is the light which, never seen itself, makes all things visible, and clothes itself in colours."--RICHTER.

139:7-16 We cannot see God, but he can see us. The psalmist did not desire to go from the Lord. Whither can I go? In the most distant corners of the world, in heaven, or in hell, I cannot go out of thy reach. No veil can hide us from God; not the thickest darkness. No disguise can save any person or action from being seen in the true light by him. Secret haunts of sin are as open before God as the most open villanies. On the other hand, the believer cannot be removed from the supporting, comforting presence of his Almighty Friend. Should the persecutor take his life, his soul will the sooner ascend to heaven. The grave cannot separate his body from the love of his Saviour, who will raise it a glorious body. No outward circumstances can separate him from his Lord. While in the path of duty, he may be happy in any situation, by the exercise of faith, hope, and prayer.
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