New International Version
That day--may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine on it.
King James Bible
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
Darby Bible Translation
That day -- let it be darkness, let not +God care for it from above, neither let light shine upon it:
World English Bible
Let that day be darkness. Don't let God from above seek for it, neither let the light shine on it.
Young's Literal Translation
That day -- let it be darkness, Let not God require it from above, Nor let light shine upon it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let that day be darkness - The meaning is exactly the same with our expression, "Let it be blotted out of the calendar." However distinguished it may have been, as the birthday of a man once celebrated for his possessions, liberality, and piety, let it no longer be thus noted; as he who was thus celebrated is now the sport of adversity, the most impoverished, most afflicted, and most wretched of human beings.
Let not God regard it from above - אל ידרשהו al yidreshehu, "Let Him not require it" - let Him not consider it essential to the completion of the days of the year; and therefore he adds, neither let the light shine upon it. If it must be a part of duration, let it not be distinguished by the light of the sun.
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There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.--HEB. 4:9. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; they . . . rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Our friend Lazarus sleepeth . . . Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. We that are in this tabernacle do groan, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
The Rich Sinner Dying. Psa. 49:6,9; Eccl. 8:8; Job 3:14,15.
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
"May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, 'A boy is conceived!'
May gloom and utter darkness claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it.
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