Parallel Verses

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.

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

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 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. 5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. 6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon 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 where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will 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 causes darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turns it into the shadow of death, and makes it gross darkness.

Job 24:17

For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one recognizes them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

Job 28:3

Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out all recesses for ore in darkness, and the shadow of death.

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?

Isaiah 9:2

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.

Jeremiah 2:6

Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?

Matthew 4:16

The people who sat in darkness saw great light; and to them who sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up.

Deuteronomy 4:11

And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.

Job 16:16

My face is foul from weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

Psalm 44:19

Though you have severely broken us in the place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.

Psalm 107:10

Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and in irons;

Psalm 107:14

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands asunder.

Jeremiah 4:28

For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not relent, neither will I turn back from it.

Ezekiel 30:3

For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time for the nations.

Ezekiel 34:12

As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered on a cloudy and dark day.

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great and strong people; there has not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, through the years of many generations.

Amos 5:8

Seek him that makes the seven stars and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night: that calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

Amos 8:10

And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon every waist, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it like the mourning of an only son, and its end as a bitter day.

Luke 1:79

To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Hebrews 12:18

For you are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

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