Job 22:11
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New International Version
why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Or darkness, that thou canst not see - The sense of this passage, in the connection that the particle or gives it with the preceding verse, is not easy to be ascertained. To me it seems very probable that a letter has been lost from the first word; and that או o which we translate Or, was originally אור or Light. The copy used by the Septuagint had certainly this reading; and therefore they translate the verse thus: Το φως σοι εις σκοτος απεβη; Thy Light is changed into darkness; that is, Thy prosperity is turned into adversity.

Houbigant corrects the text thus: instead of או חשך לא תראה o chosech lo tireh, or darkness thou canst not see, he reads חשך לא אור תראה chosech lo or tireh, darkness, not light, shalt thou behold; that is, Thou shalt dwell in thick darkness. Mr. Good translates: "Or darkness which thou canst not penetrate, and a flood of waters shall cover thee." Thou shalt either be enveloped in deep darkness, or overwhelmed with a flood.

The versions all translate differently; and neither they nor the MSS. give any light, except what is afforded by the Septuagint. Coverdale is singular: Shuldest thou then send darcknesse? Shulde not the water floude runne over the? Perhaps the meaning is: "Thou art so encompassed with darkness, that thou canst not see thy way; and therefore fallest into the snares and traps that are laid for thee."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 18:6,18 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him...

Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Isaiah 8:22 And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Lamentations 3:2 He has led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

Joel 2:2,3 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread on the mountains...

Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves and your billows are gone over me.

Psalm 69:1,2 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul...

Psalm 124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

Lamentations 3:54 Waters flowed over my head; then I said, I am cut off.

Jonah 2:3 For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and the floods compassed me about...

December 29 Morning
Understanding what the will of the Lord is.--EPH. 5:17. This is the will of God, even your sanctification.--Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.--This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.--We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whether all Things are under Divine Providence
Whether All Things are under Divine Providence We proceed to the second article thus: 1. It seems that not all things are under divine providence. For nothing that is ordained happens contingently, and if all things were provided by God, nothing would happen contingently. There would then be no such thing as chance or fortune. But this is contrary to common opinion. 2. Again, every wise provider, so far as he is able, preserves those in his care from defect and from evil. But we see many evils in
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
To declare emphatically that the people of God are a covenant people, various signs were in sovereignty vouchsafed. The lights in the firmament of heaven were appointed to be for signs, affording direction to the mariner, the husbandman, and others. Miracles wrought on memorable occasions, were constituted signs or tokens of God's universal government. The gracious grant of covenant signs was made in order to proclaim the truth of the existence of God's covenant with his people, to urge the performance
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Epistle xxxix. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country (Prov. xxv. 25). But what can be good news to me, so far as concerns the behoof of holy Church, but to hear of the health and safety of your to me most sweet Holiness, who, from your perception of the light of truth, both illuminate the same Church with the word of preaching, and mould it to a better way by the example of your manners? As often, too, as I recall in
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Job 5:14
Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.

Job 11:16
You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.

Job 24:18
"Yet they are foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one goes to the vineyards.

Job 38:34
"Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?

Psalm 69:1
For the director of music. To the tune of "Lilies." Of David. Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.

Psalm 69:2
I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.

Psalm 124:4
the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,

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