Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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 knew me not; foolish sons are they and they not understanding; wise are they to do evil, and to do good they knew not 23 I saw the earth, and behold, emptiness and a void; and to the heavens, and no lights. 24 I saw the mountains, and behold them trembling, and all the hills were shaken.



Cross References

Genesis 1:2

And the earth was desolation and emptiness, and darkness over the face of the deep: and the spirit of God moved over the face of the waters.

Isaiah 5:30

And they shall groan against them in that day as the groaning of the sea: and they looked to the land and, behold, straitened darkness, and the light darkened in its clouds.

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of the heavens and the giants of the sky shall not shine their light: the sun was darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Matthew 24:29

And quickly after the pressure of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heavens, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken;

Mark 13:24-25

But in those days, after that pressure, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

Luke 21:25-26

And signs shall be in the sun, and moon, and stars; and upon earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and commotion resounding.

Isaiah 24:19-23

And being broken, the earth was broken to pieces, and the earth being abolished, it was abolished; the earth being shaken, shook.

Jeremiah 9:10

For the mountains I will lift up weeping and lamentation, and for the seats of the desert, a song of mourning, for they were burnt, from not a man passing through; and they heard not the voice of cattle: from the bird of the heavens and even to the cattle, they fled away, they departed.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

And I covered the heavens in my quenching thee, and I darkened their stars; and I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not enlighten with its light

Joel 2:10

The earth was moved before his face; the heavens trembled: the sun and the moon were darkened, and the stars took away their shining:

Joel 2:30-31

And I gave wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

Joel 3:15-16

The sun and the moon were darkened, and the stars took away their shining.

Amos 8:9

And it was in that day, says the Lord Jehovah, I caused the sun to set at noon, and I darkened the light to the earth in that day:

Matthew 24:35

The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words should not pass away.

Acts 2:19-20

And I will give wonders in heaven above, and signs upon the earth below; blood, and fire, and steam of smoke:

Revelation 20:11

And I saw a great white throne, and him sitting upon it, from the face of whom the earth and the heaven fled; and there was found no place for them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain