Job 24:17
New International Version
For all of them, midnight is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness.

New Living Translation
The black night is their morning. They ally themselves with the terrors of the darkness.

English Standard Version
For deep darkness is morning to all of them; for they are friends with the terrors of deep darkness.

Berean Study Bible
For to them, deep darkness is their morning; surely they are friends with the terrors of darkness!

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
For the morning is the same to them as the shadow of death; If someone recognizes them, They are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

New American Standard Bible
“For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness, For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness.

NASB 1995
“For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness, For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness.

NASB 1977
“For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness, For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness.

Amplified Bible
“For the morning is the same to him as the thick darkness [of midnight]; For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness.

Christian Standard Bible
For the morning is like darkness to them. Surely they are familiar with the terrors of darkness!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the morning is like darkness to them. Surely they are familiar with the terrors of darkness!

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore they sought for themselves the shadow of death, and they found it, and the shadows of death terrified them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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.

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.

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

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because morning and deep darkness are the same to them, because they are familiar with the terrors of deep darkness.

International Standard Version
As a group, deep darkness is their morning time; fear that lives in darkness is their friend."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the shadow of death is to all of them as the morning; For they know the terrors of the shadow of death.

Literal Standard Version
When together, morning [is] death-shade to them, When he discerns the terrors of death-shade.

NET Bible
For all of them, the morning is to them like deep darkness; they are friends with the terrors of darkness.

New Heart English Bible
For the morning is to all of them like 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.

Young's Literal Translation
When together, morning is to them death shade, When he discerneth the terrors of death shade.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
16In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in, never to experience the light. 17For to them, deep darkness is their morning; surely they are friends with the terrors of darkness! 18They are but foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one turns toward their vineyards.…

Cross References
Job 15:21
Sounds of terror fill his ears; in his prosperity the destroyer attacks him.

Job 16:16
My face is red with weeping, and deep shadows ring my eyes;

Isaiah 28:19
As often as it passes through, it will carry you away; it will sweep through morning after morning, by day and by night." The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

in the terrors.

Job 3:5
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Psalm 73:18,19
Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction…

Jeremiah 2:26
As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets,









Verse 17. - For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death. They hate the morning light. It is associated in their minds with the idea of detection; for when it breaks in upon them unexpectedly in the midst of their ill deeds, detection commonly follows; and detection is a true "shadow of death," for it commonly means the gallows. If one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death; rather, for they know the terrors of the shadow of death (see the Revised Version). It is a familiar experience to them; as, whenever crime is severely punished, it is to the criminal class generally.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

to them,
לָ֣מוֹ (lā·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

deep darkness
צַלְמָ֑וֶת (ṣal·mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6757: Death-like shadow, deep shadow

is their
יַחְדָּ֨ו ׀ (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

morning;
בֹּ֣קֶר (bō·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1242: Dawn, morning

surely
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they are friends with
יַ֝כִּ֗יר (yak·kîr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5234: To regard, recognize

the terrors
בַּלְה֥וֹת (bal·hō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1091: Terror, dreadful event, calamity, destruction

of darkness!
צַלְמָֽוֶת׃ (ṣal·mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6757: Death-like shadow, deep shadow


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