Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

New American Standard Bible

“They grope in darkness with no light,
And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

King James Version

They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

Holman Bible

They grope around in darkness without light;
He makes them stagger like drunken men.


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International Standard Version

They grope in the dark without light; he causes them to stagger around like a drunkard."

American Standard Version

They grope in the dark without light; And he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

Amplified


“They grope in darkness without light,
And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.”

Bible in Basic English

They go feeling about in the dark without light, wandering without help like those overcome with wine.

Darby Translation

They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunkard.

Julia Smith Translation

They will feel darkness and not light, and he will cause them to wander as one intoxicated.

King James 2000

They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They grope [in] the dark {without} light, and he makes them stagger like a drunkard.

Modern King James verseion

They grope in the dark without light, and He makes them to stagger like a drunkard.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and grope in the dark without light, staggering to and fro like drunken men.

NET Bible

They grope about in darkness without light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.

New Heart English Bible

They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

The Emphasized Bible

They grope about in the dark, having no light, and He hath made them to reel, like a drunken man.

Webster

They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

World English Bible

They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

Youngs Literal Translation

They feel darkness, and not light, He causeth them to wander as a drunkard.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
משׁשׁ 
Mashash 
Usage: 9

in the dark
חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

and he maketh them to stagger
תּעה 
Ta`ah 
Usage: 50

שׁכּר שׁכּור 
Shikkowr 
Usage: 13

References

Hastings

Job

Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

24 He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. 25 They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.



Cross References

Job 5:14

They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope at noonday as in the night.

Psalm 107:27

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Isaiah 19:14

LORD has mingled a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her, and they have caused Egypt to go astray in every work of it, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.

Isaiah 24:20

The earth shall stagger like a drunken man, and shall sway to and fro like a hammock. And the transgression of it shall be heavy upon it, and it shall fall, and not rise again.

Genesis 19:11

And they smote the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

Deuteronomy 28:29

and thou shall grope at noonday, as the blind man gropes in darkness. And thou shall not prosper in thy ways. And thou shall only be oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save thee.

Isaiah 59:10

We grope for the wall like the blind. Yea, we grope as those who have no eyes. We stumble at noonday as in the twilight. [We are] as dead men in desolate places.

Acts 13:11

And now, behold, a hand of Lord is upon thee, and thou will be blind, not seeing the sun until a time. And immediately there fell on him gloom and darkness, and going around he sought hand-guides.

1 John 2:11

But he who hates his brother is in the darkness, and he goes about in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

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