New Defender's Study Bible Notes
24:2 the landmarks. By some means unknown to us, the ancient world was surveyed and apportioned to the descendants of Noah. It is possible that this was the division of the lands mentioned in Genesis 10:25,32, and Deuteronomy 32:8.
24:13 rebel against the light. God has provided spiritual light to all men in one degree or another. The tragedy is that most men rebel against whatever light they have, and thus prevent God from giving them more light (see John 3:19-21).
24:16 dig through houses. Thieves could actually dig holes through the mud bricks which comprised the walls of many of the houses.
24:24 exalted for a little while. The wicked and unbelievers may appear to prosper and “to be in safety” (Job 24:23) for many years, but in the time-scale of eternity, it is only “a little while.”