Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Will not the day of the Lord be darkness instead of light,
Even gloom with no brightness in it?

King James Version

Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Holman Bible

Won’t the Day of the Lord
be darkness rather than light,
even gloom without any brightness in it?

International Standard Version

Will not the Day of the LORD be darkness, and not light pitch black at that, without a ray of sunshine?"

A Conservative Version

Shall not the day of LORD be darkness, and not light, even very dark, and no brightness in it?

American Standard Version

Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Amplified


Will not the day of the Lord be darkness, instead of light,
Even very dark with no brightness in it?

Bible in Basic English

Will not the day of the Lord be dark and not light? even very dark, with no light shining in it?

Darby Translation

Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Julia Smith Translation

Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness and not light? and dark and no shining to it?

King James 2000

Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Is] not the day of Yahweh darkness and not light, and pitch dark with no brightness in it?

Modern King James verseion

Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Shall not the day of the LORD be dark, and not clear? Shall it not be cloudy, and no shine in it?

NET Bible

Don't you realize the Lord's day of judgment will bring darkness, not light -- gloomy blackness, not bright light?

New Heart English Bible

Won't the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

The Emphasized Bible

Shall not the day of Yahweh be, darkness, and not light? yea, thick darkness and no brightness in it?

Webster

Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

World English Bible

Won't the day of Yahweh be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Youngs Literal Translation

Is not the day of Jehovah darkness and not light, Even thick darkness that hath no brightness?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Shall not the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of the Lord

Usage: 0

חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

and not light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

אפל 
'aphel 
Usage: 1

and no brightness
נגהּ 
Nogahh 
Usage: 19

References

Morish

Context Readings

The Day Of Yahweh

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.
20 Will not the day of the Lord be darkness instead of light,
Even gloom with no brightness in it?
21 “I hate, I reject your festivals,
Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.


Cross References

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of heaven and their constellations
Will not flash forth their light;
The sun will be dark when it rises
And the moon will not shed its light.

Job 3:4-6

“May that day be darkness;
Let not God above care for it,
Nor light shine on it.

Job 10:21-22

Before I go—and I shall not return—
To the land of darkness and deep shadow,

Ezekiel 34:12

As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.

Nahum 1:8

But with an overflowing flood
He will make a complete end of its site,
And will pursue His enemies into darkness.

Zephaniah 1:15

A day of wrath is that day,
A day of trouble and distress,
A day of destruction and desolation,
A day of darkness and gloom,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,

Matthew 22:13

Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Jude 1:13

wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.

Revelation 16:10

Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain,

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