Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

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 Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way! 25 They feel darkness, and not light, He causeth them to wander as a drunkard.



Cross References

Job 5:14

By day they meet darkness, And as night -- they grope at noon.

Psalm 107:27

They reel to and fro, and move as a drunkard, And all their wisdom is swallowed up.

Isaiah 19:14

Jehovah hath mingled in her midst A spirit of perverseness, And they have caused Egypt to err in all its work, As a drunkard erreth in his vomit.

Isaiah 24:20

Stagger greatly doth the land as a drunkard, And it hath been moved as a lodge, And heavy on it hath been its transgression, And it hath fallen, and addeth not to rise.

Genesis 19:11

and the men who are at the opening of the house they have smitten with blindness, from small even unto great, and they weary themselves to find the opening.

Deuteronomy 28:29

and thou hast been gropling at noon, as the blind gropeth in darkness; and thou dost not cause thy ways to prosper; and thou hast been only oppressed and plundered all the days, and there is no saviour.

Isaiah 59:10

We feel like the blind for the wall, Yea, as without eyes we feel, We have stumbled at noon as at twilight, In desolate places as the dead.

Acts 13:11

and now, lo, a hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season;' and presently there fell upon him a mist and darkness, and he, going about, was seeking some to lead him by the hand;

1 John 2:11

and he who is hating his brother, in the darkness he is, and in the darkness he doth walk, and he hath not known whither he doth go, because the darkness did blind his eyes.

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