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Psalms 139:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me, And the light about me shall be night;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If I say, Surely, darkness, shall cover me! then, night, is light about me.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And I say, 'Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night [is] light to me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be my light in my pleasures.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If I say, Surely the darkenes shall couer me: euen the night shall bee light about me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— When I said, Surely the darkness will cover me; even the night [was] light in my luxury.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If I say, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Surely x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
the darkness 2822
{2822} Prime
חֹשֶׁךְ
choshek
{kho-shek'}
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
shall cover 7779
{7779} Prime
שׁוּף
shuwph
{shoof}
A primitive root; properly to gape, that is, snap at; figuratively to overwhelm.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
me; even the night 3915
{3915} Prime
לַיִל
layil
{lah'-yil}
From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity.
shall be light 216
{0216} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
about x1157
(1157) Complement
בַּעַד
b@`ad
{beh-ad'}
From H5704 with prepositional prefix; in up to or over against; generally at, beside, among, behind, for, etc.
me. y1157
[1157] Standard
בַּעַד
b@`ad
{beh-ad'}
From H5704 with prepositional prefix; in up to or over against; generally at, beside, among, behind, for, etc.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:1-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:7-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 139:11

If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be (g) light about me.

(g) Though darkness is a hinderance to man's sight, yet is serves your eyes as well as the light.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Surely:

Psalms 10:11-13 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see [it]. ... Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require [it].
Psalms 94:7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard [it].
Job 22:12-14 [Is] not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! ... Thick clouds [are] a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.
Isaiah 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

even the night:

Job 12:22 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
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Jb 12:22; 22:12. Ps 10:11; 94:7. Is 29:15. Jr 23:24.

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