Job 17:12
Modern Translations
New International Version
turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.

New Living Translation
These men say that night is day; they claim that the darkness is light.

English Standard Version
They make night into day: ‘The light,’ they say, ‘is near to the darkness.’

Berean Study Bible
They have turned night into day, making light seem near in the face of darkness.

New American Standard Bible
“They make night into day, saying, ‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness.

NASB 1995
"They make night into day, saying, 'The light is near,' in the presence of darkness.

NASB 1977
“They make night into day, saying, ‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness.

Amplified Bible
“These [thoughts try to] make the night into the day; ‘The light is near,’ they say in the presence of darkness [but they pervert the truth].

Christian Standard Bible
They turned night into day and made light seem near in the face of darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They turned night into day and made light seem near in the face of darkness.

Contemporary English Version
But all my friends can do is offer empty hopes.

Good News Translation
But my friends say night is daylight; they say that light is near, but I know I remain in darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You say that night is day. Light has nearly become darkness.

International Standard Version
They have transformed night into day— 'The light,' they say, 'is about to become dark.'

NET Bible
These men change night into day; they say, 'The light is near in the face of darkness.'
Classic Translations
King James Bible
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

New King James Version
They change the night into day; ‘The light is near,’ they say, in the face of darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

New Heart English Bible
They change the night into day, saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness.

World English Bible
They change the night into day, saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness.

American King James Version
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

American Standard Version
They change the night into day: The light,'say they , is near unto the darkness.

A Faithful Version
They change night into day; the light is short because of darkness.

Darby Bible Translation
They change the night into day; the light [they imagine] near in presence of the darkness.

English Revised Version
They change the night into a day: the fight, say they, is near unto the darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Haue changed the nyght for the day, and the light that approched, for darkenesse.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Chaunging the night into day, and the light approching into darkenesse.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
chaunginge the night in to daye, & ye light in to darcknes.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
They appoint night for day, "" Light [is] near because of darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
Night for day they appoint, Light is near because of darkness.

Smith's Literal Translation
They will set the night for day: the light being near from the face of darkness.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
They have turned night into day, and after darkness I hope for light again.

Catholic Public Domain Version
They have turned night into day, and I hope for light again after the darkness.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
You put the night for day, and you sacrifice the light to the darkness

Lamsa Bible
You change the night into day; and you bring forth the light before the darkness is over.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
They change the night into day; The light is short because of darkness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have turned the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.








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