Job 24:16
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

in the dark

Exodus 22:2,3 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him...

Ezekiel 12:5-7,12 Dig you through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby...

Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the manager of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched...

they know

Job 24:13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

Job 38:12,13 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place...

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Ephesians 5:11-13 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them...

Library
Whether 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?
Objection 1: It would seem that the Old Law set forth unsuitable precepts about the members of the household. For a slave "is in every respect his master's property," as the Philosopher states (Polit. i, 2). But that which is a man's property should be his always. Therefore it was unfitting for the Law to command (Ex. 21:2) that slaves should "go out free" in the seventh year. Objection 2: Further, a slave is his master's property, just as an animal, e.g. an ass or an ox. But it is commanded (Dt.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Matthew 6:19
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

John 3:20
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

Exodus 22:2
"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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