Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

The Darkness Turns To Light

21 And they shall pass through it, sore distressed and hungry; and it shall come to pass that, when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse by their king and by their God, and turn their faces upward: 22 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.



Cross References

Isaiah 5:30

And they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold, darkness and distress; and the light is darkened in the clouds thereof.

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to Jehovah your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.

Zephaniah 1:14-15

The great day of Jehovah is near, it is near and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of Jehovah; the mighty man crieth there bitterly.

2 Chronicles 15:5-6

And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in; but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the lands.

Job 18:18

He shall be driven from light into darkness, And chased out of the world.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing; But the righteous hath a refuge in his death.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

Isaiah 9:1

But there shall be no gloom to her that was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time hath he made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

Jeremiah 23:12

Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery places in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein; for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 30:6-7

Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child: wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

Amos 5:18-20

Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! Wherefore would ye have the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light.

Matthew 8:12

but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 22:13

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

Matthew 24:29

But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Luke 21:25-26

And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows;

Jude 1:13

Wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness hath been reserved forever.

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