Job 11:17
New International Version
Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.

New Living Translation
Your life will be brighter than the noonday. Even darkness will be as bright as morning.

English Standard Version
And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

Berean Standard Bible
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

King James Bible
And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

New King James Version
And your life would be brighter than noonday. Though you were dark, you would be like the morning.

New American Standard Bible
“Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.

NASB 1995
“Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.

NASB 1977
“And your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.

Legacy Standard Bible
And your lifetime would arise brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.

Amplified Bible
“And your life would be brighter than the noonday; Darkness [then] would be like the morning.

Christian Standard Bible
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

American Standard Version
And thy life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And at noon the grave shall rise up, and thick darkness will be like the dawn

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thy prayer shall be as the morning star, and life shall arise to thee as from the noonday.

Contemporary English Version
and your darkest night will be brighter than noon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And brightness like that of the noonday, shall arise to thee at evening: and when thou shalt think thyself consumed, thou shalt rise as the day star.

English Revised Version
And thy life shall be clearer than the noonday; though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then your life will be brighter than the noonday sun. The darkness in your life will become like morning.

Good News Translation
Your life will be brighter than sunshine at noon, and life's darkest hours will shine like the dawn.

International Standard Version
Your life will be brighter than noonday. Even its darkness will be like dawn.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thy life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Literal Standard Version
And age rises above the noon, | You fly—you are as the morning.

Majority Standard Bible
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

New American Bible
Then your life shall be brighter than the noonday; its gloom shall become like the morning,

NET Bible
And life will be brighter than the noonday; though there be darkness, it will be like the morning.

New Revised Standard Version
And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

New Heart English Bible
Life shall be clearer than the noonday. Though there is darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thy age shall be clearer than the noon-day: thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

World English Bible
Life will be clearer than the noonday. Though there is darkness, it will be as the morning.

Young's Literal Translation
And above the noon doth age rise, Thou fliest -- as the morning thou art.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
16For you will forget your misery, recalling it only as waters gone by. 17Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning. 18You will be secure, because there is hope, and you will look around and lie down in safety.…

Cross References
Job 11:18
You will be secure, because there is hope, and you will look around and lie down in safety.

Job 22:26
Surely then you will delight in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.

Job 22:28
Your decisions will be carried out, and light will shine on your ways.

Job 29:3
when His lamp shone above my head, and by His light I walked through the darkness,

Psalm 37:6
He will bring forth your righteousness like the dawn, your justice like the noonday sun.

Psalm 112:4
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright--for the gracious, compassionate, and righteous.

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.


Treasury of Scripture

And your age shall be clearer than the noonday: you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning.

age

Job 42:11-17
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold…

Psalm 37:6
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Psalm 92:14
They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

be clearer than.

1 Chronicles 29:10
Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

Hosea 6:3
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

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(17) Thine age shall be clearer than the noonday.--Rather, there shall arise for thee a lifetime brighter than the noonday; thou shalt soar on high; thou shalt be like the morning, which is conceived of as having wings (Psalm 139:9). (Comp. Malachi 4:2, of the Sun of Righteousness.) This is how we understand the word rendered thou shalt shine forth. Many take it as a substantive, meaning darkness, in which case we must render, though there be darkness, thou shalt be as the morning.

Verse 17. - And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; literally, shall arise above the noonday; i.e. "exceed it in splendour." Instead of the "thick darkness" to which Job is looking forward (Job 10:21, 22), he shall bask in a light brighter than that of the sun at noon. Thou shalt shine forth. The Hebrew cannot possibly bear this meaning. The uncommon word used is allied with עֵיפָה, "obscurity," and, if a verb, should mean "thou shalt be obscure," rather than "thou shalt shine forth." But it is perhaps a substantive, meaning "darkness;" and the translation of the Revised Version is perhaps correct: "Though there be darkness." Thou shalt be as the morning. "Thy light," as Professor Lee explains, "shall gradually rise and expand itself far and wide." It shall dispel the darkness, and take its place," shining more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your life
חָ֑לֶד (ḥā·leḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2465: Life, the world

will be brighter
יָק֣וּם (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

than noonday;
וּֽ֭מִצָּהֳרַיִם (ū·miṣ·ṣā·ho·ra·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6672: A light, double light, noon

its darkness
תָּ֝עֻ֗פָה (tā·‘u·p̄āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5774: To fly, to faint

will be
תִּהְיֶֽה׃ (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like the morning.
כַּבֹּ֥קֶר (kab·bō·qer)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1242: Dawn, morning


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