Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Will not the day of the Lord be darkness instead of light,
Even gloom with 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

Images Amos 5:20

Context Readings

The Day Of Yahweh

19 As if a man did flee 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. 20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? 21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.


Cross References

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Job 3:4-6

Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

Job 10:21-22

Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Ezekiel 34:12

As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

Nahum 1:8

But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

Matthew 22:13

Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Jude 1:13

Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

Revelation 16:10

And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

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