New Living Translation
"Surely the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. The sparks of their fire will not glow.
King James Bible
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the flame of his fire shall not shine.
World English Bible
"Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, The spark of his fire shall not shine.
Young's Literal Translation
Also, the light of the wicked is extinguished. And there doth not shine a spark of his fire.
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The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
You may tear out your hair in anger, but will that destroy the earth? Will it make the rocks tremble?
"Yet the light of the wicked never seems to be extinguished. Do they ever have trouble? Does God distribute sorrows to them in anger?
But the way of the wicked is like total darkness. They have no idea what they are stumbling over.
The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
If you insult your father or mother, your light will be snuffed out in total darkness.
For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
"But those who still reject me are like the restless sea, which is never still but continually churns up mud and dirt.
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