New International Version
In the dark, thieves break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.
King James Bible
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
Darby Bible Translation
In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:
World English Bible
In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don't know the light.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath dug in the darkness -- houses; By day they shut themselves up, They have not known light.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the dark they dig through houses - Thieves in Bengal very frequently dig through the mud wall and under the clay floors of houses, and, entering unperceived, plunder them while the inhabitants are asleep. Mr. Good's version of this paragraph I shall lay before the reader: -
Job 24:15 For the dark too watcheth the eye of the adulterer;Exclaiming, No eye shall behold me.Then putteth he the muffler on his face;
Job 24:16 He wormeth into houses amidst the darkness.In the daytime they seal themselves up,They know not the light:
Job 24:17 For, the dawn they reckon to themselves as the death-shade;The horrors of the death-shade as it returneth.
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LibraryWhether the Husband Can on his Own Judgment Put Away his Wife on Account of Fornication?
Objection 1: It would seem that the husband can on his own judgment put away his wife on account of fornication. For when sentence has been pronounced by the judge, it is lawful to carry it out without any further judgment. But God, the just Judge, has pronounced this judgment, that a husband may put his wife away on account of fornication. Therefore no further judgment is required for this. Objection 2: Further, it is stated (Mat. 1:19) that Joseph . . . being a just man . . . "was minded to put" …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
"If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;
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