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Job 24:17

    Job 24:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the morning is to all of them as thick darkness; For they know the terrors of the thick darkness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the middle of the night is as morning to them, they are not troubled by the fear of the dark.

    Webster's Revision

    For the morning is to all of them as thick darkness; For they know the terrors of the thick darkness.

    World English Bible

    For the morning is to all of them like thick darkness, for they know the terrors of the thick darkness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the morning is to all of them as the shadow of death; for they know the terrors of the shadow of death.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 24:17

    For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death - They dread the light as one does usually the deepest darkness. The morning or light would reveal their deeds of wickedness, and they therefore avoid it.

    As the shadow of death - As the deepest darkness; see the notes at Job 3:5.

    If one know them - If they are recognized. Or, more probably, this means "they," that is, each one of them, "are familiar with the terrors of the shadow of death," or with the deepest darkness. By this rendering the common signification of the word (יכיר yakı̂yr) will be retained, and the translation will accord with the general sense of the passage. The meaning is, that they are familiar with the blackest night. They do not dread it. They dread only the light of day. To others the darkness is terrible; to them it is familiar. The word rendered "shadow of death" in the latter part of this verse, is the same as in the former. It may mean in both places the gloomy night that resembles the shadow, of death. Such a night is "terrible" to most people, to them it is familiar, and they feel secure only when its deep shades are round about them.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 24:17

    24:17 Is - Terrible and hateful.
    Book: Job