Job 3:4
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English Standard Version
Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it.

King James Bible
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

American Standard Version
Let that day be darkness; Let not God from above seek for it, Neither let the light shine upon it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let that day be turned into darkness, let not God regard it from above, and let not the light shine upon it.

English Revised Version
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the sixth temptation there comes a seventh; and now the real conflict begins, through which the hero of the book passes, not indeed without sinning, but still triumphantly.

11 When Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz from Teman, and Bildad from Shuach, and Zophar from Naama: for they had made an appointment to come together to go and sympathize with him, and comfort him.

אליפז is, according to Genesis 36, an old Idumaean name (transposed equals Phasal in the history of the Herodeans; according to Michaelis, Suppl. p. 87; cui Deus aurum est, comp. Job 22:25), and תּימן a district of Idumaea, celebrated for its native wisdom (Jeremiah 49:7; Bar. 3:22f.). But also in East-Hauran a Tm is still found (described by Wetzstein in his Bericht ber seine Reise in den beiden Trachonen und um das Hauran-Gebirge, Zeitschr. fr allg. Erdkunde, 1859), and about fifteen miles south of Tm, a Bzn suggestive of Elihu's surname (comp. Jeremiah 25:23). שׁוּח we know only from Genesis 25 as the son of Abraham and Keturah, who settled in the east country. Accordingly it must be a district of Arabia lying not very far from Idumaea: it might be compared with trans-Hauran Schakka, though the sound, however, of the word makes it scarcely admissible, which is undoubtedly one and the same with Dakkai'a, east from Batanaea, mentioned in Ptolem. v. 15. נעמה is a name frequent in Syria and Palestine: there is a town of the Jewish Shephla (the low ground by the Mediterranean) of this name, Joshua 15:41, which, however, can hardly be intended here. הבּאה is Milel, consequently third pers. with the art. instead of the relative pron. (as, besides here, Genesis 18:21; Genesis 46:27), vid., Ges. 109 ad init. The Niph. נועד is strongly taken by some expositors as the same meaning with נועץ, to confer with, appoint a meeting: it signifies, to assemble themselves, to meet in an appointed place at an appointed time (Nehemiah 6:2). Reports spread among the mounted tribes of the Arabian desert with the rapidity of telegraphic despatches.

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darkness.

Exodus 10:22,23 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days...

Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread on the mountains...

Amos 5:18 Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour.

Acts 27:20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us...

Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial on the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness...

God regard.

Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which the LORD your God cares for: the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it...

Cross References
Job 3:3
"Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, 'A man is conceived.'

Job 3:5
Let gloom and deep darkness claim it. Let clouds dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

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