Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness and not light;

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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD 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 of the vineyards there will be mourning when I pass through your midst,' says the LORD." 18 "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. 19 It will be like a man who runs from a lion, only to encounter a bear; or who comes home, leans his hand against a wall, and a serpent bites him!


Cross References

Joel 1:15

Oh, no! For the Day of the LORD approaches, and like destruction from the Almighty, it will come!

Isaiah 5:19

who say: "Let God be quick, let him speed up his work so we may see it! Let it happen! let the plan of the Holy One of Israel draw near, so we may recognize it!'"

Isaiah 5:30

They will roar over it at that time, like the sea waves roar. If one surveys the land, watch out! There's darkness and distress; even the daylight is darkened by its clouds.

Jeremiah 30:7

Oh how terrible! That time will be worse than any like it. It will be a time of trouble for Jacob, but he will be rescued from it.

Joel 2:1-2

"Sound the ram's horn in Zion! Sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Tremble, all of you inhabitants of the land, because the Day of the LORD is coming. Oh, how near it is!

Joel 2:31

The sun will be given over to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and terrifying Day of the LORD.

Isaiah 9:19

From the wrath of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies the land has been scorched, and the people have become like fuel for the fire; no one will spare his neighbor.

Isaiah 24:11-12

There is an outcry in the streets over wine; all cheer turns to gloom; the fun times of the earth are banished.

Isaiah 28:15-22

Because you said: "We have entered into a covenant with death, and we have an agreement with Sheol, so when the overwhelming scourge makes its choice, it cannot reach us, since we have made lies our refuge and have concealed ourselves inside falsehood,'

Jeremiah 17:15

Look, they're saying to me, "Where is the message from the LORD? Let it come about!"

Ezekiel 12:22

"Son of Man, what's this proverb you have concerning Israel's land that says, "The days pass slowly and every vision ends in nothing.'?

Ezekiel 12:27

"Son of Man, pay attention! The house of Israel keeps on saying, "The vision that he's talking about concerns the distant future. He's prophesying concerning times that are far in the future!'

Joel 2:10

"The land quivers in their presence; even the heavens shake. The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will stop shining.

Zephaniah 1:14-15

"The great Day of the LORD approaches How it comes, hurrying faster and faster! The sound of the Day of the LORD there includes the bitter cry of the mighty soldier.

Malachi 3:1-2

"Watch out! I'm sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly, the LORD you are looking for will come to his Temple. He is the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Watch out! He is coming!" says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Malachi 4:1

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

2 Peter 3:4

by saying, "What happened to the Messiah's promise to return? Ever since our ancestors died, everything continues as it did from the beginning of creation."

2 Peter 3:10

But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that day the heavens will disappear with a roaring sound, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done on it will be exposed.

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