Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then they will look to the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be driven away into darkness.

King James Version

And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Holman Bible

They will look toward the earth and see only distress, darkness, and the gloom of affliction, and they will be driven into thick darkness.

International Standard Version

or they'll look toward the earth, but they'll see only distress and darkness, the gloom that comes from anguish, and then they'll be thrown into total darkness."

A Conservative Version

And they shall look to the earth, and, behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish, and into thick darkness [to be] driven away.

American Standard Version

and they shall look unto the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and into thick darkness they shall be driven away.

Amplified

Then they will look to the earth, they will see only distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be driven away into darkness and overwhelming night.

Bible in Basic English

And he will be looking down on the earth, and there will be trouble and dark clouds, black night where there is no seeing.

Darby Translation

and they will look to the earth; and behold, trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into thick darkness.

Julia Smith Translation

And they shall look to the earth, and behold, straits and darkness and fainting of distress; and to darkness being removed.

King James 2000

And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into darkness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

or look to [the] earth. But look! Distress and darkness, [the] gloom of affliction! And [it will be] thrust [into] darkness!

Modern King James verseion

And they shall look to the land; and behold, trouble and darkness and gloom of anguish! And they are driven away into darkness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and behold, there is trouble and darkness; vexation is round about him, and the cloud of error. And out of such adversity, shall he not escape.

NET Bible

When one looks out over the land, he sees distress and darkness, gloom and anxiety, darkness and people forced from the land.

New Heart English Bible

and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.

The Emphasized Bible

And unto the land, shall they look hard, And lo! distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish, driven away!

Webster

And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

World English Bible

and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.

Youngs Literal Translation

And unto the land it looketh attentively, And lo, adversity and darkness! -- Dimness, distress, and thick darkness is driven away, But not the dimness for which she is in distress!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
unto the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and darkness
חשׁיכה חשׁכה 
Chashekah 
Usage: 5

מעוּף 
Ma`uwph 
Usage: 1

of anguish
צוּקה צוק 
Tsowq 
Usage: 4

and they shall be driven
נדח 
Nadach 
Usage: 53

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

The Darkness Turns To Light

21 They will pass through the land hard-pressed and famished, and it will turn out that when they are hungry, they will be enraged and curse their king and their God as they face upward. 22 Then they will look to the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be driven away into darkness.



Cross References

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.

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to the Lord your God,
Before He brings darkness
And before your feet stumble
On the dusky mountains,
And while you are hoping for light
He makes it into deep darkness,
And turns it into gloom.

Zephaniah 1:14-15

Near is the great day of the Lord,
Near and coming very quickly;
Listen, the day of the Lord!
In it the warrior cries out bitterly.

2 Chronicles 15:5-6

In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for many disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands.

Job 18:18

He is driven from light into darkness,
And chased from the inhabited world.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing,
But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

Isaiah 9:1

But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles.

Jeremiah 23:12

“Therefore their way will be like slippery paths to them,
They will be driven away into the gloom and fall down in it;
For I will bring calamity upon them,
The year of their punishment,” declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 30:6-7

‘Ask now, and see
If a male can give birth.
Why do I see every man
With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth?
And why have all faces turned pale?

Amos 5:18-20

Alas, you who are longing for the day of the Lord,
For what purpose will the day of the Lord be to you?
It will be darkness and not light;

Matthew 8:12

but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

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.’

Matthew 24:29

“But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Luke 21:25-26

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,

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.

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