Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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."

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 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.

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 taketh away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste. 25 They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunkard.



Cross References

Job 5:14

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

Psalm 107:27

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

Isaiah 19:14

Jehovah hath mingled a spirit of perverseness in the midst thereof; and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunkard staggereth in his vomit.

Isaiah 24:20

The earth reeleth to and fro like a drunkard, and is shaken like a night hut; and its transgression is heavy upon it; and it falleth and shall not rise again.

Genesis 19:11

And they smote the men that were at the entrance of the house with blindness, from the smallest to the greatest; and they wearied themselves to find the entrance.

Deuteronomy 28:29

and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled continually, and there shall be none to save.

Isaiah 59:10

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at midday as in the twilight; amongst the flourishing we are as the dead.

Acts 13:11

And now behold, the Lord's hand is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell upon him a mist and darkness; and going about he sought persons who should lead him by the hand.

1 John 2:11

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

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