17 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.
17 For all of them, midnight is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness.
17 For deep darkness is morning to all of them; for they are friends with the terrors of deep darkness.
17 Deep darkness is morning for that bunch; they make the terrors of darkness their companions in crime.
17 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.
17 The black night is their morning. They ally themselves with the terrors of the darkness.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:17
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.