Job 22:11
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New American Standard Bible
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.

King James Bible
Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Or darkness, that thou canst not see, and floods of waters cover thee.

World English Bible
or darkness, so that you can not see, and floods of waters cover you.

Young's Literal Translation
Or darkness -- thou dost not see, And abundance of waters doth cover thee.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Or darkness - Darkness and night in the Scriptures are emblems of calamity.

That thou canst not see - Deep and fearful darkness; total night, so that nothing is visible. That is, the heaviest calamities had overwhelmed him.

And abundance of waters - An emblem, also, of calamities; Job 27:20; Psalm 69:1-2; Psalm 73:10.

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What Life May be Made
'For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 28. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. 29. When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, ... lifting up; and He shall save the humble person.'--JOB xxii. 26-29. These words are a fragment of one of the speeches of Job's friends, in which
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether Everything is Subject to the Providence of God?
Objection 1: It seems that everything is not subject to divine providence. For nothing foreseen can happen by chance. If then everything was foreseen by God, nothing would happen by chance. And thus hazard and luck would disappear; which is against common opinion. Objection 2: Further, a wise provider excludes any defect or evil, as far as he can, from those over whom he has a care. But we see many evils existing. Either, then, God cannot hinder these, and thus is not omnipotent; or else He does
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 5:14
"By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.

Job 11:16
"For you would forget your trouble, As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.

Job 24:18
"They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth. They do not turn toward the vineyards.

Job 38:34
"Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, So that an abundance of water will cover you?

Psalm 69:1
For the choir director; according to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God, For the waters have threatened my life.

Psalm 69:2
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.

Psalm 124:4
Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;

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