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

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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the dark they dig through houses - Thieves in Bengal very frequently dig through the mud wall and under the clay floors of houses, and, entering unperceived, plunder them while the inhabitants are asleep. Mr. Good's version of this paragraph I shall lay before the reader: -

Job 24:15 For the dark too watcheth the eye of the adulterer;Exclaiming, No eye shall behold me.Then putteth he the muffler on his face;

Job 24:16 He wormeth into houses amidst the darkness.In the daytime they seal themselves up,They know not the light:

Job 24:17 For, the dawn they reckon to themselves as the death-shade;The horrors of the death-shade as it returneth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Psalm 73:18,19 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast 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...

2 Corinthians 5:10,11 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body...

Revelation 6:16,17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne...

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Whether the Husband Can on his Own Judgment Put Away his Wife on Account of Fornication?
Objection 1: It would seem that the husband can on his own judgment put away his wife on account of fornication. For when sentence has been pronounced by the judge, it is lawful to carry it out without any further judgment. But God, the just Judge, has pronounced this judgment, that a husband may put his wife away on account of fornication. Therefore no further judgment is required for this. Objection 2: Further, it is stated (Mat. 1:19) that Joseph . . . being a just man . . . "was minded to put"
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
Objection 1: It would seem that the Old Law set forth unsuitable precepts about the members of the household. For a slave "is in every respect his master's property," as the Philosopher states (Polit. i, 2). But that which is a man's property should be his always. Therefore it was unfitting for the Law to command (Ex. 21:2) that slaves should "go out free" in the seventh year. Objection 2: Further, a slave is his master's property, just as an animal, e.g. an ass or an ox. But it is commanded (Dt.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 15:21
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.

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

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

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