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Job 24:14–16

14  The murderer rises before it is light,

that he amay kill the poor and needy,

and in the night he is like a thief.

15  The eye of the adulterer also waits for bthe twilight,

saying, ‘No ceye will see me’;

and he veils his face.

16  In the dark they ddig through houses;

by day they shut themselves up;

they do not know the light.

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Job 24:14–16 — The New International Version (NIV)

14 When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up,

kills the poor and needy,

and in the night steals forth like a thief.

15 The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk;

he thinks, ‘No eye will see me,’

and he keeps his face concealed.

16 In the dark, thieves break into houses,

but by day they shut themselves in;

they want nothing to do with the light.

Job 24:14–16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

14 The murderer rising with the light

Killeth the poor and needy,

And in the night is as a thief.

15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,

Saying, No eye shall see me:

And disguiseth his face.

16 In the dark they dig through houses,

Which they had marked for themselves in the daytime:

They know not the light.

Job 24:14–16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

14 The murderer rises in the early dawn

to kill the poor and needy;

at night he is a thief.

15 The adulterer waits for the twilight,

saying, ‘No one will see me then.’

He hides his face so no one will know him.

16 Thieves break into houses at night

and sleep in the daytime.

They are not acquainted with the light.

Job 24:14–16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

14 The murderer rises with the light;

He kills the poor and needy;

And in the night he is like a thief.

15 The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight,

Saying, ‘No eye will see me’;

And he disguises his face.

16 In the dark they break into houses

Which they marked for themselves in the daytime;

They do not know the light.

Job 24:14–16 — New Century Version (NCV)

14 When the day is over, the murderers get up

to kill the poor and needy.

At night they go about like thieves.

15 Those who are guilty of adultery watch for the night,

thinking, ‘No one will see us,’

and they keep their faces covered.

16 In the dark, evil people break into houses.

In the daytime they shut themselves up in their own houses,

because they want nothing to do with the light.

Job 24:14–16 — American Standard Version (ASV)

14 The murderer riseth with the light;

He killeth the poor and needy;

And in the night he is as a thief.

15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,

Saying, No eye shall see me:

And he disguiseth his face.

16 In the dark they dig through houses:

They shut themselves up in the day-time;

They know not the light.

Job 24:14–16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

14 The murderer riseth with the light, killeth the afflicted and needy, and in the night is as a thief. 15 And the eye of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me; and he putteth a covering on his face. 16 In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:

Job 24:14–16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

14 At dawn murderers rise; they kill the poor and needy. 

At night they become thieves. 

15 Adulterers watch for twilight. 

They say, ‘No one is watching us,’ as they cover their faces. 

16 In the dark, they break into houses, 

⸤but⸥ by day they lock themselves in. 

They do not ⸤even⸥ know the light, 

Job 24:14–16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 The murderer rises at dawn

to kill the poor and needy,

and by night he becomes a thief.

15 The adulterer’s eye watches for twilight,

thinking: No eye will see me;

he covers his face.

16 In the dark they break into houses;

by day they lock themselves in,

never experiencing the light.

Job 24:14–16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 The murderer rises at dusk

to kill the poor and needy,

and in the night is like a thief.

15 The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight,

saying, ‘No eye will see me’;

and he disguises his face.

16 In the dark they dig through houses;

by day they shut themselves up;

they do not know the light.

Job 24:14–16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

14 At dusk the murderer rises;

he kills the needy and the poor,

and in the night he is like a thief.

15 And the eye of the adulterer waits for dusk,

saying, ‘No eye will see me,’

and he places a covering on his face.

16 He digs through houses in the darkness;

by day they shut themselves in—

they do not know the light

Job 24:14–16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

14 When daylight is gone, murderers get up.

They kill poor people and those who are in need.

In the night they sneak around like robbers.

15 Those who commit adultery wait until the sun goes down.

They think, ‘No one will see us.’

They keep their faces hidden.

16 In the dark, people break into houses.

But by day they shut themselves in.

They don’t want anything to do with the light.

Job 24:14–16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

14 “The murderer arises at dawn;

He kills the poor and the needy,

And at night he is as a thief.

15 “The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight,

Saying, ‘No eye will see me.’

And he disguises his face.

16 “In the dark they dig into houses,

They shut themselves up by day;

They do not know the light.


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