Parallel Verses

King James 2000

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and 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.

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.

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.

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.

New simplified Bible

I see the earth. It is without form and empty. I see the sky. Its lights are gone.

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 have not known me; they are stupid children, and they have no understanding: they are wise to do evil, but how to do good they have no knowledge. 23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved to and fro.



Cross References

Genesis 1:2

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Isaiah 5:30

And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one looks unto the land, behold, darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in its heavens.

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of heaven and its constellations shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine.

Matthew 24:29

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Mark 13:24-25

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

Luke 21:25-26

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

Isaiah 24:19-23

The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is torn asunder, the earth is shaken exceedingly.

Jeremiah 9:10

For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beasts are fled; they are gone.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

And when I shall put you out, I will cover the heaven, and make its stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light.

Joel 2:10

The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Joel 2:30-31

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

Joel 3:15-16

The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Amos 8:9

And it shall come to pass in that day, says the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth on a clear day:

Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Acts 2:19-20

And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:

Revelation 20:11

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.



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