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Job 24:13

    Job 24:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    These are of them that rebel against the light; They know not the ways thereof, Nor abide in the paths thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then there are those who are haters of the light, who have no knowledge of its ways, and do not go in them.

    Webster's Revision

    These are of them that rebel against the light; They know not the ways thereof, Nor abide in the paths thereof.

    World English Bible

    "These are of those who rebel against the light. They don't know its ways, nor stay in its paths.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    These are of them that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 24:13

    They - rebel against the light - Speaking of wicked men. They rebel against the light of God in their consciences, and his light in his word. They are tyrants in grain, and care neither for God nor the poor. They know not the ways thereof - they will not learn their duty to God or man. Nor abide in the paths thereof - if brought at any time to a better mind, they speedily relapse; and are steady only in cruelty and mischief. This is the character of the oppressors of suffering humanity, and of sinners audacious and hardened. This whole verse Mr. Good translates in the following manner: -

    They are indignant of the light;

    They respect not its progress;

    And will not return to its paths.

    They hate good; they regard not its operation; they go out of the way of righteousness, and refuse to return.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 24:13

    They are of those that rebel against the light - That is, they hate the light: compare John 3:20. It is unpleasant to them, and they perform their deeds in the night. Job here commences a reference to another class of wicked persons - those who perform their deeds in the darkness of the night; and he shows that the same thing is true of them as of those who commit crimes in open day, that God does not interpose directly to punish them. They are suffered to live in prosperity. This should be rendered, "Others hate the light;" or, "There are those also who are rebellious against the light." There is great force in the declaration, that those who perform deeds of wickedness in the night are "rebels" against the light of day.

    They know not the ways thereof - They do not see it. They work in the night.

    Nor abide in the paths thereof - In the paths that the light makes. They seek out paths on which the light does not shine.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 24:13

    24:13 Light - As well the light of reason and conscience, as the light of Divine revelation, which was then in good measure imparted to the people of God, and shortly after committed to writing. Know not - They do not approve, nor love, or chuse them.
    Book: Job