Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.

King James Version

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

Holman Bible

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of darkness, a light has dawned.

International Standard Version

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; for those living in a land of deep darkness, a light has shined upon them.

A Conservative Version

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them the light has shone.

American Standard Version

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

Amplified

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light; those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined.

Bible in Basic English

The people who went in the dark have seen a great light, and for those who were living in the land of the deepest night, the light is shining.

Darby Translation

the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; those that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.

Julia Smith Translation

The people going in darkness saw a great light: they dwelling in the land of the shadow of death, light shone upon them.

King James 2000

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; light has shined on those who lived in a land of darkness.

Modern King James verseion

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; they who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The people that have dwelt in darkness, shall see a great light. As for them that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them shall the light shine.

NET Bible

The people walking in darkness see a bright light; light shines on those who live in a land of deep darkness.

New Heart English Bible

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.

New simplified Bible

The people who walk in darkness (ignorance) (lies) have seen a great light (truth). A light has dawned on those who live in the land of the shadow of death (the grave) (calamity).

The Emphasized Bible

the people who were walking in darkness, Have seen a great light, - The dwellers in a land death-shadowed, A light, hath shined upon them.

Webster

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shades of death, upon them hath the light shined.

World English Bible

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.

Youngs Literal Translation

The people who are walking in darkness Have seen a great light, Dwellers in a land of death-shade, Light hath shone upon them.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

הלך 
Halak 
go , walk , come , ...away , ...along ,
Usage: 1545

חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

a great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

in the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

of the shadow of death
צלמות 
Tsalmaveth 
Usage: 18

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

Devotionals

Devotionals about Isaiah 9:2

Images Isaiah 9:2

Context Readings

New Light: The Birth Of A King

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. 2 The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. 3 You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.



Cross References

Matthew 4:16

"THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED."

Ephesians 5:8

for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light

Luke 1:78-79

Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,

Luke 2:32

A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."

John 8:12

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."

John 12:46

"I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.

Job 10:21

Before I go--and I shall not return-- To the land of darkness and deep shadow,

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 107:10

There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,

Psalm 107:14

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death And broke their bands apart.

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.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that fears the LORD, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

Isaiah 60:1-3

"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Isaiah 60:19

"No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory.

Amos 5:8

He who made the Pleiades and Orion And changes deep darkness into morning, Who also darkens day into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the surface of the earth, The LORD is His name.

Micah 7:8-9

Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.

John 12:35

So Jesus said to them, "For a little while longer the Light is among you Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.

Ephesians 5:13-14

But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

1 John 1:5-7

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.



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