Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Alas, you who are longing for the day of the Lord,
For what purpose will the day of the Lord be to you?
It will be darkness and not light;

King James Version

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

Holman Bible

Woe to you who long for the Day of the Lord!
What will the Day of the Lord be for you?
It will be darkness and not light.

International Standard Version

"Woe to those who are craving the Day of the LORD! How is it to your benefit, this Day of the LORD? It's a day of darkness to you, and not light.

A Conservative Version

Woe to you who desire the day of LORD! Why would ye have the day of LORD? It is darkness, and not light.

American Standard Version

Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! Wherefore would ye have the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light.

Amplified


Woe (judgment is coming) to you who desire the day of the Lord [expecting rescue from the Gentiles]!
Why would you want the day of the Lord?
It is darkness (judgment) and not light [and rescue and prosperity];

Bible in Basic English

Sorrow to you who are looking for the day of the Lord! what is the day of the Lord to you? it is dark and not light.

Darby Translation

Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! To what end is the day of Jehovah for you? It shall be darkness and not light:

Julia Smith Translation

Wo! to you longing for the day of Jehovah; for what this to you? The day of Jehovah this is darkness and not light

King James 2000

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Alas, those who desire the day of Yahweh, why [is] this for you the day of Yahweh? It [will be] darkness and not light!

Modern King James verseion

Woe to those desiring the day of Jehovah! What is this for you? The day of Jehovah is darkness and not light;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

'Woe be unto them that desire the day of the LORD: Wherefore would ye have it? As for that day of the LORD, it shall be dark and not clear.

NET Bible

Woe to those who wish for the day of the Lord! Why do you want the Lord's day of judgment to come? It will bring darkness, not light.

New Heart English Bible

"Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD. Why do you long for the day of the LORD? It is darkness, and not light.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas for them who are longing for the day of Yahweh, - What good to you, is the day of Yahweh? it, being darkness and not light:

Webster

Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

World English Bible

"Woe to you who desire the day of Yahweh! Why do you long for the day of Yahweh? It is darkness, and not light.

Youngs Literal Translation

Ho, ye who are desiring the day of Jehovah, Why is this to you -- the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
הוי 
Howy 
woe, Ah, Ho, O, Alas
Usage: 50

אוה 
'avah 
Usage: 26

the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of the Lord



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

to what end
מה מ־ מ־ מה מה 
Mah 
Usage: 751

is it for you the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

References

Fausets

Morish

Context Readings

The Day Of Yahweh

17 “And in all the vineyards there is wailing,
Because I will pass through the midst of you,” says the Lord.
18 Alas, you who are longing for the day of the Lord,
For what purpose will the day of the Lord be to you?
It will be darkness and not light;
19 As when a man flees from a lion
And a bear meets him,
Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall
And a snake bites him.


Cross References

Joel 1:15

Alas for the day!
For the day of the Lord is near,
And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 5:19

Who say, “Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it;
And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near
And come to pass, that we may know it!”

Isaiah 5:30

And it will growl over it in that day like the roaring of the sea.
If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress;
Even the light is darkened by its clouds.

Jeremiah 30:7

‘Alas! for that day is great,
There is none like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s distress,
But he will be saved from it.

Joel 2:1-2

Blow a trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm on My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
For the day of the Lord is coming;
Surely it is near,

Joel 2:31

“The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood
Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.

Isaiah 9:19

By the fury of the Lord of hosts the land is burned up,
And the people are like fuel for the fire;
No man spares his brother.

Isaiah 24:11-12

There is an outcry in the streets concerning the wine;
All joy turns to gloom.
The gaiety of the earth is banished.

Isaiah 28:15-22

Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with Sheol we have made a pact.
The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by,
For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”

Jeremiah 17:15

Look, they keep saying to me,
“Where is the word of the Lord?
Let it come now!”

Ezekiel 12:22

“Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long and every vision fails’?

Ezekiel 12:27

“Son of man, behold, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’

Joel 2:10

Before them the earth quakes,
The heavens tremble,
The sun and the moon grow dark
And the stars lose their brightness.

Zephaniah 1:14-15

Near is the great day of the Lord,
Near and coming very quickly;
Listen, the day of the Lord!
In it the warrior cries out bitterly.

Malachi 3:1-2

Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 4:1

For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”

2 Peter 3:4

and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”

2 Peter 3:10

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

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