Job 24:17
Good News Translation
They fear the light of day, but darkness holds no terror for them.

Contemporary English Version
They prefer night to day, since the terrors of the night are their friends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the morning suddenly appear, it is to them the shadow of death: and they walk in darkness as if it were in light.

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If the morning suddenly appear, it is to them the shadow of death: and they walk in darkness as if it were in light.

in the terrors.

Job 3:5 Let darkness, and the shadow of death, cover it, let a mist overspread it, and let it be wrapped up in bitterness.

Psalm 73:18,19 But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were lifted up thou hast cast them down. . . .

Jeremiah 2:26 As the thief is confounded when he is taken, so is the house of Israel confounded, they and their kings, their princes and their priests, and their prophets.

2 Corinthians 5:10,11 For we must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done, whether it be good or evil. . . .

Revelation 6:16,17 And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. . . .

Context
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
16He diggeth through houses in the dark, as in the day they had appointed for themselves, and they have not known the light. 17If the morning suddenly appear, it is to them the shadow of death: and they walk in darkness as if it were in light.18He is light upon the face of the water: cursed be his portion on the earth, let him not walk by the way of the vineyards.…
Cross References
Job 15:21
The sound of dread is always in his ears: and when there is peace, he always suspecteth treason.

Job 16:16
My face is swollen with weeping, and my eyelids are dim.

Isaiah 28:19
Whensoever it shall pass through, it shall take you away: because in the morning early it shall pass through, in the day and in the night, and vexation alone shall make you understand what you hear.

Additional Translations
For to them, deep darkness is their morning; surely they are friends with the terrors of darkness!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.

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

For the morning is to them all as the shadow of death, for each will be conscious of the terror of the shadow of death.

For the morning is to them all [as] the shadow of death; for they are familiar with the terrors of the shadow of death.

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

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

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

When together, morning is to them death shade, When he discerneth the terrors of death shade.
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