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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
For the morning is to them all as the shadow of death; for they are familiar with the terrors of the shadow of death.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryWhether in Hell the Damned are Tormented by the Sole Punishment of Fire?
Objection 1: It would seem that in hell the damned are tormented by the sole punishment of fire; because Mat. 25:41, where their condemnation is declared, mention is made of fire only, in the words: "Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire." Objection 2: Further, even as the punishment of purgatory is due to venial sin, so is the punishment of hell due to mortal sin. Now no other punishment but that of fire is stated to be in purgatory, as appears from the words of 1 Cor. 3:13: "The fire …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
"Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.
"My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids,
"As often as it passes through, it will seize you; For morning after morning it will pass through, anytime during the day or night, And it will be sheer terror to understand what it means."
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