Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The murderer rises at dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night, he is like a thief.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Holman Bible

The murderer rises at dawn
to kill the poor and needy,
and by night he becomes a thief.

A Conservative Version

The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. And in the night he is as a thief.

American Standard Version

The murderer riseth with the light; He killeth the poor and needy; And in the night he is as a thief.

Amplified

The murderer rises with the light; he kills the poor and the needy, and in the night he becomes as a thief.

Bible in Basic English

He who is purposing death gets up before day, so that he may put to death the poor and those in need.

Darby Translation

The murderer riseth with the light, killeth the afflicted and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The murderer rises with the light, kills the poor and the needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Julia Smith Translation

The murderer will rise by light; he will kill the poor and needy; and in the night he will be as a thief.

King James 2000

The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{At dusk} the murderer rises; he kills [the] needy and [the] poor, and in the night he is like a thief.

Modern King James verseion

The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and in the night he is a thief.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Timely in the morning do they arise, to murder the simple and poor, and in the night they go a stealing.

NET Bible

Before daybreak the murderer rises up; he kills the poor and the needy; in the night he is like a thief.

New Heart English Bible

The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.

The Emphasized Bible

With the light, riseth the murderer, He slayeth the poor and needy, And, in the night, he becometh like a thief.

Webster

The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

World English Bible

The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.

Youngs Literal Translation

At the light doth the murderer rise, He doth slay the poor and needy, And in the night he is as a thief.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
with the light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

קטל 
Qatal 
Usage: 3

the poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

and needy
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

and in the night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech, Continued

13 "Then there are those who rebel against the light; they are not acquainted with its ways; and they don't stay on its course. 14 The murderer rises at dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night, he is like a thief. 15 The adulterer watches for twilight, saying, "No eye is watching me' while he veils his face.


Cross References

2 Samuel 11:14-17

The next morning, David sent a message to Joab that Uriah took with him in his hand.

Psalm 10:8-10

They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret.

Micah 2:1-2

"Woe to those who are crafting iniquity, planning evil well into the night! When morning's light comes, they carry out their plans because they have the power to do so.

Luke 12:39

But be sure of this: if the homeowner had known at what time the thief were coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.

Ephesians 5:7-11

So do not be partners with them.

1 Thessalonians 5:2

for you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

Revelation 3:3

So remember what you received and heard. Obey it, and repent. If you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you won't know the time when I will come to you.

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