Psalm 139:11 {138:11}
Good News Translation
I could ask the darkness to hide me or the light around me to turn into night,

Contemporary English Version
Or suppose I said, "I'll hide in the dark until night comes to cover me over."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be my light in my pleasures.

New American Bible
If I say, “Surely darkness shall hide me, and night shall be my light” —

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be my light in my pleasures.

surely

Psalm 10:11-13 For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, he hath turned away his face not to see to the end. . . .

Psalm 94:7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.

Job 22:12-14 Dost not thou think that God is higher than heaven, and is elevated above the height of the stars? . . .

Isaiah 29:15 Woe to you that are deep of heart, to hide your counsel from the Lord: and their works are in the dark, and they say: Who seeth us, and who knoweth us?

Jeremiah 23:24 Shall a man be hid in secret places, and I not see him, saith the Lord? do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord?

even the night

Job 12:22 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth up to light the shadow of death.

Context
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
10Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me. 11And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be my light in my pleasures.12But darkness shall not be dark to thee, and night shall be light all the day: the darkness thereof, and the light thereof are alike to thee.…
Cross References
Job 22:13
And thou sayst: What doth God know? and he judgeth as it were through a mist.

Job 34:22
There is no darkness, and there is no shadow of death, where they may be hid who work iniquity.

Additional Translations
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light become night around me”—If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me, And the light about me shall be night;

When I said, Surely the darkness will cover me; even the night was light in my luxury.

And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night;

If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me, and the light about me shall be night;

If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me; the light around me will be night;"

And I say, 'Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night is light to me.
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