14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
14 When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up, kills the poor and needy, and in the night steals forth like a thief.
14 The murderer rises before it is light, that he may kill the poor and needy, and in the night he is like a thief.
14 When the sun goes down, the murderer gets up - kills the poor and robs the defenseless.
14 The murderer rises with the light; He kills the poor and needy; And in the night he is like a thief.
14 The murderer rises in the early dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night he is a thief.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:14
Commentary on Job 24:13-17
(Read Job 24:13-17)
See what care and pains wicked men take to compass their wicked designs; let it shame our negligence and slothfulness in doing good. See what pains those take, who make provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts of it: pains to compass, and then to hide that which will end in death and hell at last. Less pains would mortify and crucify the flesh, and be life and heaven at last. Shame came in with sin, and everlasting shame is at the end of it. See the misery of sinners; they are exposed to continual frights: yet see their folly; they are afraid of coming under the eye of men, but have no dread of God's eye, which is always upon them: they are not afraid of doing things which they are afraid of being known to do.