New American Standard Bible
"From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.
King James Bible
And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
Darby Bible Translation
And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the uplifted arm is broken.
World English Bible
From the wicked, their light is withheld. The high arm is broken.
Young's Literal Translation
And withheld from the wicked is their light, And the arm lifted up is broken.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And from the wicked their light is withholden - While the light thus spreads over the earth, rendering every object beautiful and blessing the righteous, light and prosperity are withheld from the wicked; see the notes at Job 24:17. Or, the meaning may be, that when the light shines upon the world, the wicked, accustomed to perform their deeds in the night, flee from it, and retreat to their dark hiding-places.
And the high arm - Of the wicked. The arm is a symbol of strength. It is that by which we accomplish our purposes, and the idea here is, that the haughty power of the oppressor shall be crushed. The connection here seems to be this. In Job 38:12-14, there is a beautiful description of the light, and of its effects upon the appearance of natural objects. It was such as to clothe the world with beauty, and to fill the heart of the pious with gladness. In order now to show the greatness of the punishment of the wicked, it is added that all this beauty will be hidden from them. They will be driven away by the light into their dark hiding-places, and will be met there with the withdrawal of all the tokens of prosperity, and their power will be crushed.
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But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from among his people.
"By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.
"But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the mighty.
Let my shoulder fall from the socket, And my arm be broken off at the elbow.
"It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.
Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer, Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.
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