Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

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 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. 2 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. 3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.



Cross References

Matthew 4:16

The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Luke 1:78-79

Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

Luke 2:32

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 12:46

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Job 10:21

Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psalm 107:10

Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

Psalm 107:14

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Amos 5:8

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

Micah 7:8-9

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

John 12:35

Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

Ephesians 5:13-14

But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1 John 1:5-7

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.



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