Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"When I expected good, then evil came; When I waited for light, then darkness came.

King James Version

When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Holman Bible

But when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, darkness came.

International Standard Version

I have hoped for good, but evil came instead; I have hoped for light, but darkness came.

A Conservative Version

When I looked for good, then evil came. And when I waited for light, there came darkness.

American Standard Version

When I looked for good, then evil came; And when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Amplified

But when I looked for good, then evil came to me; and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Bible in Basic English

For I was looking for good, and evil came; I was waiting for light, and it became dark.

Darby Translation

For I expected good, and there came evil; and I waited for light, but there came darkness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When I expected good, then evil came unto me; and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Julia Smith Translation

For I hoped for good and evil will come: and I shall wait for light and darkness will come.

King James 2000

When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Indeed, I hoped for good, but evil came, and I waited for light, but darkness came.

Modern King James verseion

When I looked for good, then evil came; and when I waited for light, then darkness came.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yet nevertheless, whereas I looked for good, evil happened unto me; and whereas I waited for light, there came darkness.

NET Bible

But when I hoped for good, trouble came; when I expected light, then darkness came.

New Heart English Bible

When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.

The Emphasized Bible

Surely, for good, I looked, but there came in evil, And I waited for light, but there came in darkness;

Webster

When I looked for good, then evil came: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

World English Bible

When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.

Youngs Literal Translation

When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קוה 
Qavah 
Usage: 49


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

unto me and when I waited
יחל 
Yachal 
Usage: 41

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Job Says: I Am Being Punished By God

25 "Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy? 26 "When I expected good, then evil came; When I waited for light, then darkness came. 27 "I am seething within and cannot relax; Days of affliction confront me.



Cross References

Jeremiah 8:15

We waited for peace, but no good came; For a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Job 3:25-26

"For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me.

Jeremiah 14:19

Have You completely rejected Judah? Or have You loathed Zion? Why have You stricken us so that we are beyond healing? We waited for peace, but nothing good came; And for a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Job 18:6

"The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.

Job 18:18

"He is driven from light into darkness, And chased from the inhabited world.

Job 19:8

"He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.

Job 23:17

But I am not silenced by the darkness, Nor deep gloom which covers me.

Job 29:18

"Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that fears the LORD, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

Jeremiah 15:18

Why has my pain been perpetual And my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream With water that is unreliable?

Micah 1:12

For the inhabitant of Maroth Becomes weak waiting for good, Because a calamity has come down from the LORD To the gate of Jerusalem.



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