Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void;
And to the heavens, and they had no light.

King James Version

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Holman Bible

I looked at the earth,
and it was formless and empty.
I looked to the heavens,
and their light was gone.

International Standard Version

I looked at the earth, and it was formless and void, at the heavens, and there was no light there.

American Standard Version

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Amplified


I looked at the earth [in my vision], and behold, it was [as at the time of creation] formless and void;
And to the heavens, and they had no light.

Bible in Basic English

Looking at the earth, I saw that it was waste and without form; and to the heavens, that they had no light.

Darby Translation

I beheld the earth, and lo, it was waste and empty; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Julia Smith Translation

I saw the earth, and behold, emptiness and a void; and to the heavens, and no lights.

King James 2000

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I looked at the earth, and behold, it was wasteland and emptiness, and to the heavens, and [they were] without their light.

Modern King James verseion

I looked on the earth, and, lo, it was without form and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I have looked upon the earth, and see, it is waste and void. I looked toward heaven, and it had no shine.

NET Bible

"I looked at the land and saw that it was an empty wasteland. I looked up at the sky, and its light had vanished.

New Heart English Bible

I saw the earth, and, behold, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

The Emphasized Bible

I beheld, The earth; and lo! it was waste and wild, - The heavens also and their light was not:

Webster

I beheld the earth, and lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

World English Bible

I saw the earth, and, behold, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Youngs Literal Translation

I looked to the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto the heavens, and their light is not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I beheld
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and, lo, it was without form
תּהוּ 
Tohuw 
Usage: 20

and void
בּהוּ 
Bohuw 
Usage: 3

and the heavens
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

References

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

22 For My people are foolish,
They know Me not;
They are stupid children
And have no understanding.
They are shrewd to do evil,
But to do good they do not know.”
23 I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void;
And to the heavens, and they had no light.
24 I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking,
And all the hills moved to and fro.



Cross References

Genesis 1:2

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

Isaiah 5:30

And it will growl over it in that day like the roaring of the sea.
If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress;
Even the light is darkened by its clouds.

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of heaven and their constellations
Will not flash forth their light;
The sun will be dark when it rises
And the moon will not shed its light.

Matthew 24:29

“But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Mark 13:24-25

“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light,

Luke 21:25-26

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Isaiah 24:19-23

The earth is broken asunder,
The earth is split through,
The earth is shaken violently.

Jeremiah 9:10

“For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing,
And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge,
Because they are laid waste so that no one passes through,
And the lowing of the cattle is not heard;
Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

“And when I extinguish you,
I will cover the heavens and darken their stars;
I will cover the sun with a cloud
And the moon will not give its light.

Joel 2:10

Before them the earth quakes,
The heavens tremble,
The sun and the moon grow dark
And the stars lose their brightness.

Joel 2:30-31

“I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
Blood, fire and columns of smoke.

Joel 3:15-16

The sun and moon grow dark
And the stars lose their brightness.

Amos 8:9

“It will come about in that day,” declares the Lord God,
“That I will make the sun go down at noon
And make the earth dark in broad daylight.

Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

Acts 2:19-20

And I will grant wonders in the sky above
And signs on the earth below,
Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.

Revelation 20:11

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.

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