New Living Translation
I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night--
King James Bible
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Darby Bible Translation
And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night;
World English Bible
If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me; the light around me will be night;"
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night is light to me.
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LibraryPs. cxxxix. 23, 24
Ps. cxxxix. 23, 24. All hearts to Thee are open here; All our desires are known; And we are that which we appear To Thee, good Lord, alone. No eye of man can penetrate, Another's secret mind, Nor well discern his own estate, Naked, and poor, and blind. The entrance of Thy word gives light: Let it so shine within, That each may tremble at the sight Of his unbosom'd sin. With godly sorrow make him grieve, Till hope spring out of grief, And,cry with tears, "Lord, I believe, Help Thou mine unbelief." …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Excursus on the Present Teaching of the Latin and Greek Churches on the Subject.
An Unanswered Question
Out of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
But you reply, 'That's why God can't see what I am doing! How can he judge through the thick darkness?
No darkness is thick enough to hide the wicked from his eyes.
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