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Psalms 139:12

    Psalms 139:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even the dark is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day: for dark and light are the same to you.

    Webster's Revision

    Even 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Psalms 139:12

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 139:12

    Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee - Darkness and light, ignorance and knowledge, are things that stand in relation to us; God sees equally in darkness as in light; and knows as perfectly, however man is enveloped in ignorance, as if all were intellectual brightness. What is to us hidden by darkness, or unknown through ignorance, is perfectly seen and known by God; because he is all sight, all hearing, all feeling, all soul, all spirit - all in All, and infinite in himself. He lends to every thing; receives nothing from any thing. Though his essence be unimpartible, yet his influence is diffusible through time and through eternity. Thus God makes himself known, seen, heard, felt; yet, in the infinity of his essence, neither angel, nor spirit, nor man can see him; nor can any creature comprehend him, or form any idea of the mode of his existence. And yet vain man would be wise, and ascertain his foreknowledge, eternal purposes, infinite decrees, with all operations of infinite love and infinite hatred, and their objects specifically and nominally, from all eternity, as if himself had possessed a being and powers co-extensive with the Deity! O ye wise fools! Jehovah, the fountain of eternal perfection and love, is as unlike your creeds as he is unlike yourselves, forgers of doctrines to prove that Ithe source of infinite benevolence is a streamlet of capricious love to thousands, while he is an overflowing, eternal, and irresistible tide of hatred to millions of millions both of angels and men! The antiproof of such doctrines is this: he bears with such blasphemies, and does not consume their abettors. "But nobody holds these doctrines." Then I have written against nobody; and have only to add the prayer, May no such doctrines ever disgrace the page of history; or farther dishonor, as they have done, the annals of the Church!

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 139:12

    Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee - Margin, as in Hebrew, "darkeneth not." Darkness does not make darkness to thee. It makes things dark to us; not to him. So it is in natural darkness; so in moral darkness ness. It seems dark to us; it is not so to him. Things appear dark to us - disappointment, bereavement, trouble, care, losses; but all is light to God. The existence of sin and suffering on the earth seems dark to us; not to him, for he sees the reasons and the end of all.

    But the night shineth as the day - One is as bright and clear to him as the other.

    The darkness and the light are both alike to thee - Margin, as in Hebrew, "As is the darkness so is the light." To thee there is no difference. All is light.