Parallel Verses

Amplified

[In a vision Jeremiah sees Judah laid waste by conquest and captivity.] I looked at the land, and behold, it was [as at the time of creation] waste and vacant (void); and at the heavens, and they had no light.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I beheld the earth, and, behold, it was without order, 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 [Their chastisement will continue until it has accomplished its purpose] for My people are stupid, says the Lord [replying to Jeremiah]; they do not know and understand Me. They are thickheaded children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge [and know not how]. 23 [In a vision Jeremiah sees Judah laid waste by conquest and captivity.] I looked at the land, and behold, it was [as at the time of creation] waste and vacant (void); and at the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I looked at the mountains, and behold, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly to and fro.



Cross References

Genesis 1:2

The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.

Isaiah 5:30

And in that day they [the army from afar] shall roar against [the Jews] like the roaring of the sea. And if one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress; and the light [itself] will be darkened by the clouds of it.

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be darkened at its rising and the moon will not shed its light.

Matthew 24:29

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed 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 [the affliction and oppression and distress of] that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;

Luke 21:25-26

And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [ without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring ( the echo) of the tossing of the sea,

Isaiah 24:19-23

The earth is utterly broken, the earth is rent asunder, 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 lament, because they are burned up and desolated, so that no one passes through [them]; neither can men hear [any longer] the lowing of cattle. Both the fowls of the air and the beasts have fled, they are gone!

Ezekiel 32:7-8

And when I have extinguished you, I will cover the heavens [of Egypt] and make their stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud and the moon shall not give her light.

Joel 2:10

The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened and the stars withdraw their shining.

Joel 2:30-31

And I will show signs and wonders in the heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke.

Joel 3:15-16

The sun and the moon are darkened and the stars withdraw their shining.

Amos 8:9

And in that day, says the Lord God, I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the broad daylight.

Matthew 24:35

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

Acts 2:19-20

And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and smoking vapor;

Revelation 20:11

Then I saw a great white throne and the One Who was seated upon it, from Whose presence and from the sight of Whose face earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.

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