Parallel Verses

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.

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;
a light has dawned
on those living in the land of darkness.

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.

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 But there shall be no more gloom for her who 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 he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. 2 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. 3 You have multiplied the nation. You have increased their joy. They rejoice before you according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.



Cross References

Matthew 4:16

the people who sat in darkness saw a great light, to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, to them light has dawned."

Ephesians 5:8

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

Luke 1:78-79

because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us,

Luke 2:32

a light for revelation to the nations, and the glory of your people Israel."

John 8:12

Again, therefore, Jesus 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 a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.

Job 10:21

before I go where I shall not return from, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;

Psalm 23:4

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

Psalm 107:10

Some sat 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 broke their bonds in sunder.

Isaiah 9:1

But there shall be no more gloom for her who 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 he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you who fears Yahweh, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of Yahweh, and rely on his God.

Isaiah 60:1-3

"Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of Yahweh is risen on you.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but Yahweh will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.

Amos 5:8

seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night; who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth, Yahweh is his name,

Micah 7:8-9

Don't rejoice against me, my enemy. When I fall, I will arise. When I sit in darkness, Yahweh will be a light to me.

John 12:35

Jesus therefore said to them, "Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness doesn't overtake you. He who walks in the darkness doesn't know where he is going.

Ephesians 5:13-14

But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals 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, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

1 John 1:5-7

This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

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