Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The land of utter gloom as darkness itself,
Of deep shadow without order,
And which shines as the darkness.”

King James Version

A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

Holman Bible

It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness,
gloomy and chaotic,
where even the light is like the darkness.”

International Standard Version

It's a gloomy land, like deepest darkness; where there's no order, and where even the brightness is like darkness.'"

A Conservative Version

the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as midnight.

American Standard Version

The land dark as midnight, The land of the shadow of death, without any order, And where the light is as midnight.

Amplified


The [sunless] land of utter gloom as darkness itself,
[The land] of the shadow of death, without order,
And [where] it shines as [thick] darkness.”

Bible in Basic English

A land of thick dark, without order, where the very light is dark.

Darby Translation

A land of gloom, as darkness itself; of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as thick darkness.

Julia Smith Translation

A land of darkness, as thick darkness; of the shadow of death, and not orders, and the brightness, as thick darkness.

King James 2000

A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

to [the] land of darkness, like [the] darkness of a deep shadow and {chaos}, so that it shines forth like darkness.'"

Modern King James verseion

a land of obscurity, the darkness of the shadow of death, without any order, and the shining is as darkness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

yea, into a land as dark as darkness itself, and into the shadow of death where is none order; but light there is as darkness."

NET Bible

to the land of utter darkness, like the deepest darkness, and the deepest shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."

New Heart English Bible

the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.'"

The Emphasized Bible

A land of obscurity, like thick darkness, of death-shade and disorder, and which shineth like thick darkness.

Webster

A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shades of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

World English Bible

the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.'"

Youngs Literal Translation

A land of obscurity as thick darkness, Death-shade -- and no order, And the shining is as thick darkness.'

Interlinear

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

עיפה 
`eyphah 
Usage: 2

אפל 
'ophel 
Usage: 9

itself and of the shadow of death
צלמות 
Tsalmaveth 
Usage: 18

סדר 
Ceder 
Usage: 1

and where the light
יפע 
Yapha` 
Usage: 8

References

Easton

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Job Continues His Response To Bildad

21 Before I go—and I shall not return—
To the land of darkness and deep shadow,
22 The land of utter gloom as darkness itself,
Of deep shadow without order,
And which shines as the darkness.”



Cross References

Job 3:5

“Let darkness and black gloom claim it;
Let a cloud settle on it;
Let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Job 34:22

“There is no darkness or deep shadow
Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

Job 38:17

“Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 44:19

Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals
And covered us with the shadow of death.

Psalm 88:12

Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness?
And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Jeremiah 2:6

“They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord
Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,
Who led us through the wilderness,
Through a land of deserts and of pits,
Through a land of drought and of deep darkness,
Through a land that no one crossed
And where no man dwelt?’

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to the Lord your God,
Before He brings darkness
And before your feet stumble
On the dusky mountains,
And while you are hoping for light
He makes it into deep darkness,
And turns it into gloom.

Luke 16:26

And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’

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