Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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

Prayers for Isaiah 9:2

Context Readings

New Light: The Birth Of A King

1 Nevertheless, the gloom of the distressed land will not be like that of the former times when He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali. But in the future He will bring honor to the Way of the Sea, to the land east of the Jordan, and to Galilee of the nations. 2 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
a light has dawned
on those living in the land of darkness.
3 You have enlarged the nation
and increased its joy.
The people have rejoiced before You
as they rejoice at harvest time
and as they rejoice when dividing spoils.



Cross References

Matthew 4:16

The people who live in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those living in the shadowland of death,
light has dawned.

Ephesians 5:8

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

Luke 1:78-79

Because of our God’s merciful compassion,
the Dawn from on high will visit us

Luke 2:32

a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and glory to Your people Israel.

John 8:12

Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”

John 12:46

I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness.

Job 10:21

before I go to a land of darkness and gloom,
never to return.

Psalm 23:4

Even when I go through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me.

Psalm 107:10

Others sat in darkness and gloom
prisoners in cruel chains

Psalm 107:14

He brought them out of darkness and gloom
and broke their chains apart.

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless, the gloom of the distressed land will not be like that of the former times when He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali. But in the future He will bring honor to the Way of the Sea, to the land east of the Jordan, and to Galilee of the nations.

Isaiah 50:10

Who among you fears the Lord,
listening to the voice of His Servant?
Who among you walks in darkness,
and has no light?
Let him trust in the name of Yahweh;
let him lean on his God.

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord shines over you.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun will no longer be your light by day,
and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you;
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your splendor.

Amos 5:8

The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns darkness into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who summons the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the earth
Yahweh is His name.

Micah 7:8-9

Do not rejoice over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will stand up;
though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.

John 12:35

Jesus answered, “The light will be with you only a little longer. Walk while you have the light so that darkness doesn’t overtake you. The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going.

Ephesians 5:13-14

Everything exposed by the light is made clear,

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race,a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises
of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.

1 John 1:5-7

Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him.

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