Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Let darkness and black gloom claim it;
Let a cloud settle on it;
Let the blackness of the day terrify it.

King James Version

Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Holman Bible

May darkness and gloom reclaim it,
and a cloud settle over it.
May an eclipse of the sun terrify it.

International Standard Version

Let darkness and deep gloom reclaim it; let clouds settle down on it; let blackness in mid-day terrify it.

A Conservative Version

Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell upon it. Let blackness come upon it.

American Standard Version

Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own; Let a cloud dwell upon it; Let all that maketh black the day terrify it.

Amplified


“Let darkness and gloom claim it for their own;
Let a cloud settle upon it;
Let all that blackens the day terrify it (the day that I was born).

Bible in Basic English

Let the dark and the black night take it for themselves; let it be covered with a cloud; let the dark shades of day send fear on it.

Darby Translation

Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it; let clouds dwell upon it; let darkeners of the day terrify it.

Julia Smith Translation

Darkness shall pollute it, and the shadow of death; a cloud shall dwell upon it; the obscurations of day shall terrify it

King James 2000

Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let darkness and deep shadow claim it; let clouds settle on it; let them terrify it [with the] blackness of day.

Modern King James verseion

Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it. Let a cloud dwell upon it; Let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but let it be stained with darkness, and the shadow of death. Let the dim cloud fall upon it, and let it be lapped in with sorrow.

NET Bible

Let darkness and the deepest shadow claim it; let a cloud settle on it; let whatever blackens the day terrify it!

New Heart English Bible

Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all that makes black the day terrify it.

The Emphasized Bible

Let darkness and death-shade buy it back, May there settle down upon it a cloud, Let a day's dark eclipse cause it terror:

Webster

Let darkness and the shades of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

World English Bible

Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all that makes black the day terrify it.

Youngs Literal Translation

Let darkness and death-shade redeem it, Let a cloud tabernacle upon it, Let them terrify it as the most bitter of days.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

and the shadow of death
צלמות 
Tsalmaveth 
Usage: 18

it let a cloud
עננה 
`ananah 
Usage: 1

שׁכן 
Shakan 
Usage: 128

upon it let the blackness
כּמריר 
Kimriyr 
Usage: 1

of the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

בּעת 
Ba`ath 
Usage: 16

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Job Regrets His Birth

4 “May that day be darkness;
Let not God above care for it,
Nor light shine on it.
5 “Let darkness and black gloom claim it;
Let a cloud settle on it;
Let the blackness of the day terrify it.
6 “As for that night, let darkness seize it;
Let it not rejoice among the days of the year;
Let it not come into the number of the months.


Cross References

Job 10:21-22

Before I go—and I shall not return—
To the land of darkness and deep shadow,

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to the Lord your God,
Before He brings darkness
And before your feet stumble
On the dusky mountains,
And while you are hoping for light
He makes it into deep darkness,
And turns it into gloom.

Job 24:17

“For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness,
For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness.

Job 28:3

“Man puts an end to darkness,
And to the farthest limit he searches out
The rock in gloom and deep shadow.

Job 38:17

“Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Isaiah 9:2

The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.

Jeremiah 2:6

“They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord
Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,
Who led us through the wilderness,
Through a land of deserts and of pits,
Through a land of drought and of deep darkness,
Through a land that no one crossed
And where no man dwelt?’

Matthew 4:16

The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light,
And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death,
Upon them a Light dawned.”

Deuteronomy 4:11

You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the very heart of the heavens: darkness, cloud and thick gloom.

Job 16:16

“My face is flushed from weeping,
And deep darkness is on my eyelids,

Psalm 44:19

Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals
And covered us with the shadow of death.

Psalm 107:10

There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Prisoners in misery and chains,

Psalm 107:14

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death
And broke their bands apart.

Jeremiah 4:28

“For this the earth shall mourn
And the heavens above be dark,
Because I have spoken, I have purposed,
And I will not change My mind, nor will I turn from it.”

Ezekiel 30:3

“For the day is near,
Even the day of the Lord is near;
It will be a day of clouds,
A time of doom for the nations.

Ezekiel 34:12

As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and gloom,
A day of clouds and thick darkness.
As the dawn is spread over the mountains,
So there is a great and mighty people;
There has never been anything like it,
Nor will there be again after it
To the years of many generations.

Amos 5:8

He who made the Pleiades and Orion
And changes deep darkness into morning,
Who also darkens day into night,
Who calls for the waters of the sea
And pours them out on the surface of the earth,
The Lord is His name.

Amos 8:10

“Then I will turn your festivals into mourning
And all your songs into lamentation;
And I will bring sackcloth on everyone’s loins
And baldness on every head.
And I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son,
And the end of it will be like a bitter day.

Luke 1:79

To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Hebrews 12:18

For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,

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