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Job 5:14

    Job 5:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the daytime it becomes dark for them, and in the sunlight they go feeling about as if it was night.

    Webster's Revision

    They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night.

    World English Bible

    They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope at noonday as in the night.

    Definitions for Job 5:14

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 5:14

    They meet with darkness in the daytime - God confounds them and their measures; and, with all their cunning and dexterity, they are outwitted, and often act on their own projects, planned with care and skill, as if they had been the crudest conceptions of the most disordered minds. They act in noonday as if the sun were extinct, and their eyes put out. Thus does God "abate their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices."

    Barnes' Notes on Job 5:14

    They meet with darkness in the day-time - Margin, "run into;" compare the notes at Isaiah 59:10. The sense is, that where there is really no obstacle to the accomplishment of an honest plan - any more than there is for a man to walk in the day-time - they become perplexed and embarrassed, as much as a man would be, should sudden darkness come around him at mid-day. The same sentiment occurs in Job 12:25. A life of honesty and uprightness will be attended with prosperity, but a man who attempts to carry his plans by trick and art, will meet with unexpected embarrassments. The sentiment in all these expressions is, that God embarrasses the cunning, the crafty, and the artful, but gives success to those who are upright; and that, therefore, he is worthy of confidence.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 5:14

    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.
    Book: Job