Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 heart of 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 in the noonday as in the night.

Psalm 107:27

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

Isaiah 19:14

The LORD has mixed a perverse spirit in its midst: and they have caused Egypt to err in her every work, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.

Isaiah 24:20

The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a hut; and its transgression shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

Genesis 19:11

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

Deuteronomy 28:29

And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and plundered continually, and no man shall save you.

Isaiah 59:10

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; we are in desolate places as dead men.

Acts 13:11

And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

1 John 2:11

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

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