Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They grope in the darkness and not the light, and he causes them to err like drunken men.

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 the wisdom of the rulers of the earth, and sends them wandering in a waste where there is no way. 25 They go feeling about in the dark without light, wandering without help like those overcome with wine.



Cross References

Job 5:14

In the daytime it becomes dark for them, and in the sunlight they go feeling about as if it was night.

Psalm 107:27

They are turned here and there, rolling like a man who is full of wine; and all their wisdom comes to nothing.

Isaiah 19:14

The Lord has sent among them a spirit of error: and by them Egypt is turned out of the right way in all her doings, as a man overcome by wine is uncertain in his steps.

Isaiah 24:20

The earth will be moving uncertainly, like a man overcome by drink; it will be shaking like a tent; and the weight of its sin will be on it, crushing it down so that it will not get up again.

Genesis 19:11

But the men who were outside the door they made blind, all of them, small and great, so that they were tired out with looking for the door.

Deuteronomy 28:29

You will go feeling your way when the sun is high, like a blind man for whom all is dark, and nothing will go well for you: you will be crushed and made poor for ever, and you will have no saviour.

Isaiah 59:10

We go on our way, like blind men feeling for the wall, even like those who have no eyes: we are running against things in daylight as if it was evening; our place is in the dark like dead men.

Acts 13:11

And now, see, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind and not able to see the sun for a time. And straight away a dark mist came down on him; and he went about looking for a guide.

1 John 2:11

But he who has hate for his brother is in the dark, walking in the dark with no knowledge of where he is going, unable to see because of the dark.

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