Parallel Verses

King James 2000

For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not relent, neither will I turn back from it.

New American Standard Bible

“For this the earth shall mourn
And the heavens above be dark,
Because I have spoken, I have purposed,
And I will not change My mind, nor will I turn from it.”

King James Version

For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

Holman Bible

Because of this, the earth will mourn;
the skies above will grow dark.
I have spoken; I have planned,
and I will not relent or turn back from it.

International Standard Version

Because of this, the land will mourn, and the heavens above will be dark. Because I have spoken and decided, I won't turn back from doing it."

American Standard Version

For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and I have not repented, neither will I turn back from it.

Amplified


“For this reason the earth shall mourn
And the heavens above shall become dark,
Because I have spoken, I have decided,
And I will not change my mind (relent), nor will I turn back from it.”

Bible in Basic English

The earth will be weeping for this, and the heavens on high will be black: because I have said it, and I will not go back from it; it is my purpose, and it will not be changed.

Darby Translation

For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back therefrom.

Julia Smith Translation

For this, shall the earth mourn, and the heavens became dark from above: because I spake, I purposed, I lamented not, and I will not turn back from it

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because of this the earth will mourn, and the heavens above will become dark. Because I have spoken, I have planned, and I have not relented, and I will not turn back from it."

Modern King James verseion

The earth shall mourn for this, and the heavens above shall be black, because I have spoken, I have purposed, and will not repent, nor will I turn back from it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And therefore let the earth mourn, and let the heaven be sorry above: for the things that I have purposed and taken upon me to do, shall not repent me, and I will not go from it."

NET Bible

Because of this the land will mourn and the sky above will grow black. For I have made my purpose known and I will not relent or turn back from carrying it out."

New Heart English Bible

For this the earth will mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and I have not relented, neither will I turn back from it."

The Emphasized Bible

For this cause, shall the land mourn, and the heavens above be overcast: Because I have spoken have purposed, and have not repented nor will I turn back therefrom.

Webster

For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

World English Bible

For this the earth will mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and I have not repented, neither will I turn back from it."

Youngs Literal Translation

For this doth the land mourn, And black have been the heavens above, because I have spoken -- I have purposed, And I have not repented, Nor do I turn back from it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

H56
אבל 
'abal 
Usage: 39

and the heavens
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

be black
קדר 
Qadar 
Usage: 17

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

it, I have purposed
זמם 
Zamam 
Usage: 13

it, and will not repent
נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

neither will I turn back
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Easton

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

27 For thus has the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. 28  For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not relent, neither will I turn back from it. 29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell in it.



Cross References

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Isaiah 50:3

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Jeremiah 12:4

How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell in it? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our latter end.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells in it shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fish of the sea also shall be taken away.

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.

Joel 2:30-31

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

1 Samuel 15:29

And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.

Isaiah 14:24-27

The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

Isaiah 24:4

The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

Isaiah 33:8-9

The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases: he has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he regards no man.

Isaiah 34:4

And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falls off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

Isaiah 46:10-11

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Jeremiah 4:23-26

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

Jeremiah 7:16

Therefore pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear you.

Jeremiah 12:11

They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourns unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.

Jeremiah 14:2

Judah mourns, and its gates languish; they mourn for the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem has gone up.

Jeremiah 14:11-12

Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Jeremiah 15:1-9

Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not turn toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.

Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their might is not right.

Jeremiah 23:20

The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has executed, and till he has performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it perfectly.

Jeremiah 30:24

The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has done it, and until he has performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it.

Ezekiel 24:14

I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I relent; according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says the Lord GOD.

Hosea 13:14

I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be your plagues; O grave, I will be your destruction: pity shall be hid from my eyes.

Joel 1:10

The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the grain is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languishes.

Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

Mark 15:33

And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

Luke 23:44

And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

Ephesians 1:9

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself:

Ephesians 1:11

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will:

Hebrews 7:21

(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord swore and will not change, you are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek:)

Revelation 6:12

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

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