Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 vineyards shall be wailing, for I will pass through the midst of thee, says LORD. 18 Woe to you who desire the day of LORD! Why would ye have the day of LORD? It is darkness, and not light. 19 As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.


Cross References

Joel 1:15

Alas for the day! For the day of LORD is at hand, and it shall 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 counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it!

Isaiah 5:30

And they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. And if [a man] looks to the land, behold, darkness [and] distress, and the light is darkened in the clouds of it.

Jeremiah 30:7

Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it. It is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Joel 2:1-2

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain. Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble. For the day of LORD comes, for it is near at hand,

Joel 2:31

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and {wonderful (LXX/NT)} day of LORD comes.

Isaiah 9:19

Through the wrath of LORD of hosts is the land burnt up, and the people are as the fuel of fire; no man spares his brother.

Isaiah 24:11-12

There is a crying in the streets because of the wine. All joy is darkened. The mirth of the land is gone.

Isaiah 28:15-22

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and we are at agreement with Sheol. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through it shall not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and we have hid ourselves unde

Jeremiah 17:15

Behold, they say to me, Where is the word of LORD? Let it come now.

Ezekiel 12:22

Son of man, what is this proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

Ezekiel 12:27

Son of man, behold, those of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many day to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.

Joel 2:10

The earth quakes before them. The heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

Zephaniah 1:14-15

The great day of LORD is near. It is near and hastens greatly, the voice of the day of LORD. The mighty man cries there bitterly.

Malachi 3:1-2

Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me. And LORD, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple. And the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire, behold, he comes, says LORD of hosts.

Malachi 4:1

For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace, and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, shall be stubble. And the day that comes shall burn them up, says LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 Peter 3:4

and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For, from since the fathers became asleep, all things continue this way from the beginning of creation.

2 Peter 3:10

But the day of Lord will come as a thief in the night, during which the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the elements, being intensely hot, will be disintegrated, and the earth and the works in it will be destroyed by fire.

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