New International Version
That night--may thick darkness seize it; may it not be included among the days of the year nor be entered in any of the months.
King James Bible
As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
Darby Bible Translation
That night -- let gloom seize upon it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.
World English Bible
As for that night, let thick darkness seize on it. Let it not rejoice among the days of the year. Let it not come into the number of the months.
Young's Literal Translation
That night -- let thick darkness take it, Let it not be united to days of the year, Into the number of months let it not come.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As for that night, let darkness seize upon it - I think the Targum has hit the sense of this whole verse: "Let darkness seize upon that night; let it not be reckoned among the annual festivals; in the number of the months of the calendar let it not be computed." Some understand the word אפל ophel as signifying a dark storm; hence the Vulgate, tenebrosus turbo, "a dark whirlwind." And hence Coverdale, Let the darck storme overcome that night, let it not be reckoned amonge the dayes off the yeare, nor counted in the monethes. Every thing is here personified; day, night, darkness, shadow of death, cloud, etc.; and the same idea of the total extinction of that portion of time, or its being rendered ominous and portentous, is pursued through all these verses, from the third to the ninth, inclusive. The imagery is diversified, the expressions varied, but the idea is the same.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
let it not be joined unto the days. or, let it not rejoice among the days.
LibraryMarch 2 Evening
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, …
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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 gloom and utter darkness claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it.
May that night be barren; may no shout of joy be heard in it.
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