Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

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 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst. 3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering. 4 The Lord Jehovah hath given me the tongue of them that are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as they that are taught.



Cross References

Revelation 6:12

And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood;

Exodus 10:21

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

Psalm 18:11-12

He made darkness his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.

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