Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

He breaketh, in the dark, into houses, - By day, they lock themselves in, They know not the light;

New American Standard Bible

"In the dark they dig into houses, They shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light.

King James Version

In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

Holman Bible

In the dark they break into houses;
by day they lock themselves in,
never experiencing the light.

International Standard Version

They break into houses in the dark; during the day they remained sealed in. They don't know daylight.

A Conservative Version

In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They do not know the light.

American Standard Version

In the dark they dig through houses: They shut themselves up in the day-time; They know not the light.

Amplified

In the dark, they dig through [the penetrable walls of] houses; by day they shut themselves up; they do not know the sunlight.

Bible in Basic English

In the dark he makes holes in the walls of houses: in the daytime they are shutting themselves up, they have no knowledge of the light.

Darby Translation

In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime; they do not know the light.

Julia Smith Translation

To break through houses in darkness in the day they shut up for themselves: they knew not light

King James 2000

In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He digs through houses in the darkness; by day they shut themselves in-- they do not know [the] light

Modern King James verseion

In the dark they dig through houses which they had marked for themselves in the daytime; they do not know the light.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the night season they search the houses, and hide themselves in the daytime, but will not know the light.

NET Bible

In the dark the robber breaks into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they do not know the light.

New Heart English Bible

In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They do not know the light.

Webster

In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the day-time: they know not the light.

World English Bible

In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don't know the light.

Youngs Literal Translation

He hath dug in the darkness -- houses; By day they shut themselves up, They have not known light.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In the dark
חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

חתר 
Chathar 
dig, row
Usage: 8

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

חתם 
Chatham 
Usage: 27

יומם 
Yowmam 
Usage: 53

References

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Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech, Continued

15 And, the eye of the adulterer, watcheth for the evening twilight, saying, Not an eye will see me! A covering for the face, he putteth on; 16 He breaketh, in the dark, into houses, - By day, they lock themselves in, They know not the light; 17 For, in the case of all such, morning to them is the death-shade, For, to be recognised, is a death-shade terror.


Cross References

John 3:20

For, whosoever doth practise corrupt things, hateth the light, and cometh not unto the light, lest his works should be reproved;

Exodus 22:2-3

If, in the place of breaking in, the thief be found and he is smitten so that he dieth, there is due for him no shedding of blood:

Job 24:13

They, have become rebels against the light, - they are not acquainted with the ways thereof, neither abide they in the paths thereof.

Job 38:12-13

Since thy days began hast thou commanded the morning? or caused the dawn to know its place;

Ezekiel 12:5-7

Before their eyes, break thou forth by thyself through the wall, - and carry forth through it.

Ezekiel 12:12

Yea, the Bearer, who is in their midst, Upon his shoulder, shall lift it. In thick darkness, shall he go forth, Through the wall, shall they break to hear forth through it, - His face, shall he cover, to the end that his own eye may not see the land.

Matthew 6:19

Be not laying up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where, moth and rust, do tarnish, and where, thieves, dig through and steal;

Matthew 24:43

But there is, one thing, ye know - That, if the householder, had known, in what watch, the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert, and not have suffered his house to be dug through.

Ephesians 5:11-13

And be not joining in fellowship in the unfruitful works of darkness, but, rather, be even administering reproof;

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