Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“I clothe the heavens with blackness
And make sackcloth their covering.”

King James Version

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Holman Bible

I dress the heavens in black
and make sackcloth their clothing.

International Standard Version

I clothe the skies with darkness and make sackcloth their covering."

A Conservative Version

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

American Standard Version

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Amplified


“I clothe the heavens with the blackness [of storm clouds]
And make sackcloth [of mourning] their clothing.”

Bible in Basic English

By me the heavens are clothed with black, and I make haircloth their robe.

Darby Translation

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Julia Smith Translation

I will put darkness upon the heavens, and I will put sackcloth their covering.

King James 2000

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I clothe [the] heavens [with] darkness, and I {make} their covering sackcloth."

Modern King James verseion

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As for heaven, I clothe it with darkness, and put as it were a sack upon it.

NET Bible

I can clothe the sky in darkness; I can cover it with sackcloth."

New Heart English Bible

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering."

The Emphasized Bible

I clothe the heavens with gloom, And, of sackcloth, make I their covering.

Webster

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

World English Bible

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering."

Youngs Literal Translation

I clothe the heavens with blackness, And sackcloth I make their covering.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I clothe
לבשׁ לבשׁ 
Labash 
Usage: 111

the heavens
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

with blackness
קדרוּת 
Qadruwth 
Usage: 1

and I make
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

שׂק 
Saq 
Usage: 48

References

American

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Israel's Sin And The Servant's Obedience

2 “Why was there no man when I came?
When I called, why was there none to answer?
Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom?
Or have I no power to deliver?
Behold, I dry up the sea with My rebuke,
I make the rivers a wilderness;
Their fish stink for lack of water
And die of thirst.
3 “I clothe the heavens with blackness
And make sackcloth their covering.”
4 The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples,
That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.



Cross References

Revelation 6:12

I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;

Exodus 10:21

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt.”

Psalm 18:11-12

He made darkness His hiding place, His canopy around Him,
Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.

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