When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up and kills1 the poor and needy;2 in the night he steals forth like a thief.3
The eye of the adulterer4 watches for dusk;5 he thinks, 'No eye will see me,'6 and he keeps his face concealed.
In the dark, men break into houses,7 but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.8
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