Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

before the sun and the light, the moon and the stars are darkened, and clouds return after the rain;

King James Version

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:

Holman Bible

before the sun and the light are darkened,
and the moon and the stars,
and the clouds return after the rain;

International Standard Version

Otherwise, when the sun, daylight, moon, or stars turn dark, or when clouds fail to return after the rain

A Conservative Version

before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain,

American Standard Version

before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;

Amplified

before the sun and the light, and the moon and the stars are darkened [by impaired vision], and the clouds [of depression] return after the rain [of tears];

Bible in Basic English

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, are not dark, and the clouds come not back after the rain;

Darby Translation

before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, be darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;

Julia Smith Translation

Till when the sun shall not be darkened, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, and the clouds turned not back after the rain:

King James 2000

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars darken and the clouds return after the rain.

Modern King James verseion

So long as the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, are darkened, or the clouds return after rain,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

before the sun, the light, the moon and stars be darkened, and or the clouds turn again after the rain;

NET Bible

before the sun and the light of the moon and the stars grow dark, and the clouds disappear after the rain;

New Heart English Bible

Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;

The Emphasized Bible

Or ever be darkened - the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, - and the clouds return after a downpour of rain;

Webster

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, are not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:

World English Bible

Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;

Youngs Literal Translation

While that the sun is not darkened, and the light, And the moon, and the stars, And the thick clouds returned after the rain.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
While the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

or the light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

or the moon
ירח 
Yareach 
Usage: 26

or the stars
כּוכב 
Kowkab 
Usage: 37

be not darkened
חשׁך 
Chashak 
Usage: 17

nor the clouds
עב 
`ab 
Usage: 32

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

References

Context Readings

Advice To The Young: Life Is Short And Then You Die

1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them”; 2 before the sun and the light, the moon and the stars are darkened, and clouds return after the rain; 3 in the day that the watchmen of the house tremble, and mighty men stoop, the grinding ones stand idle because they are few, and those who look through windows grow dim;



Cross References

Genesis 27:1

Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, “My son.” And he said to him, “Here I am.”

Genesis 48:10

Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

1 Samuel 3:2

It happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to grow dim and he could not see well),

1 Samuel 4:15

Now Eli was ninety-eight years old, and his eyes were set so that he could not see.

1 Samuel 4:18

When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell off the seat backward beside the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for he was old and heavy. Thus he judged Israel forty years.

Psalm 42:7

Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.

Psalm 71:20

You who have shown me many troubles and distresses
Will revive me again,
And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Psalm 77:16

The waters saw You, O God;
The waters saw You, they were in anguish;
The deeps also trembled.

Ecclesiastes 11:7-8

The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.

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.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

“And when I extinguish you,
I will cover the heavens and darken their stars;
I will cover the sun with a cloud
And the moon will not give its light.

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