Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"They make night into day, saying, 'The light is near,' in the presence of darkness.

King James Version

They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

Holman Bible

They turned night into day and [made] light [seem] near in the face of darkness.

International Standard Version

They have transformed night into day "The light,' they say, "is about to become dark.'

A Conservative Version

They change the night into day. The light, [they say], is near to the darkness.

American Standard Version

They change the night into day: The light,'say they , is near unto the darkness.

Amplified

These [thoughts] extend from the night into the day, [so that] the light is short because of darkness.

Bible in Basic English

They are changing night into day; they say, The light is near the dark.

Darby Translation

They change the night into day; the light they imagine near in presence of the darkness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They changed the night into day; the light is short because of the darkness.

Julia Smith Translation

They will set the night for day: the light being near from the face of darkness.

King James 2000

They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They make night into day, [saying], 'Light [is] {near to darkness}.'

Modern King James verseion

They set night for day; the light is near in the face of darkness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

changing the night into day, and the light into darkness.

NET Bible

These men change night into day; they say, 'The light is near in the face of darkness.'

New Heart English Bible

They change the night into day, saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness.

The Emphasized Bible

Night for day, they appoint, Light, is near, by reason of darkness!

Webster

They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

World English Bible

They change the night into day, saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness.

Youngs Literal Translation

Night for day they appoint, Light is near because of darkness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

the night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

the light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

is short
קרב קרוב 
Qarowb 
Usage: 77

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Verse Info

Context Readings

Job Says To His Friends: I'M Still Wiser Than You

11 "My days are past, my plans are torn apart, Even the wishes of my heart. 12 "They make night into day, saying, 'The light is near,' in the presence of darkness. 13 "If I look for Sheol as my home, I make my bed in the darkness;



Cross References

Deuteronomy 28:67

"In the morning you shall say, 'Would that it were evening!' And at evening you shall say, 'Would that it were morning!' because of the dread of your heart which you dread, and for the sight of your eyes which you will see.

Job 7:3-4

So am I allotted months of vanity, And nights of trouble are appointed me.

Job 7:13-14

"If I say, 'My bed will comfort me, My couch will ease my complaint,'

Job 24:14-16

"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.

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