Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

They neither know nor understand; they walk about in the dark while all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

New American Standard Bible

They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

King James Version

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Holman Bible

They do not know or understand;
they wander in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

A Conservative Version

They know not, nor do they understand. They walk to and fro in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

American Standard Version

They know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Amplified

[The magistrates and judges] know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction]; all the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles upon which rests the administration of justice] are shaking.

Darby Translation

They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are moved.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They do not know, neither do they understand; they walk in darkness; they move all the foundations of the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

They will not know, they will not Understand: they will go about in darkness: all the foundations of the earth will be moved.

King James 2000

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They do not know or consider. They go about in the darkness, [so that] all [the] foundations of [the] earth are shaken.

Modern King James verseion

They neither know nor will understand; they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They will not be learned nor understand, but walk on still in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

NET Bible

They neither know nor understand. They stumble around in the dark, while all the foundations of the earth crumble.

New Heart English Bible

They do not know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

The Emphasized Bible

They know not, neither can they perceive, In darkness, they wander, All the foundations of the earth do shake.

Webster

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

World English Bible

They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Youngs Literal Translation

They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth.

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

A Plea For Righteous Judgment

4 Rescue the poor and the needy, delivering them from the power of the wicked. 5 They neither know nor understand; they walk about in the dark while all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6 "Indeed I said, "You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High.


Cross References

Psalm 11:3

When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Micah 3:1

"He will say, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you officials of the house of Israel! You should know justice, should you not?

Proverbs 2:13

and from those who abandon the right path to travel along the ways of darkness;

Psalm 14:4

Will those who do evil ever learn? They devour my people like they devour bread, and never call on the LORD.

Psalm 75:3

While the earth and all its inhabitants melt away, it is I who keep its pillars firm." Interlude

Proverbs 1:29

"Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD;

Proverbs 4:19

But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness, and they do not know what they are stumbling over.

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise use their eyes, but the fool walks in darkness. I also perceived that the same outcome affects them all.

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I also examined on earth: where the halls of justice were supposed to be, there was lawlessness; and where the righteous were supposed to be, there was lawlessness. 17I told myself, "God will judge both the righteous and the wicked, because there is a time set to judge every event and every work."

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the garden in which he delights. He looked for justice, but saw only bloodshed; he searched for righteousness, but heard only an outcry!

Isaiah 59:9

"So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We wait for light, but look there is darkness; we wait for brightness, but we walk in deep darkness.

John 3:19

And this is the basis for judgment: The light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light because their actions were evil.

John 12:35

Jesus replied to the crowd, "The light is among you only for a short time. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The person who walks in the darkness is in the darkness and does not know where he is going.

Romans 1:28

Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done.

2 Timothy 2:19

However, God's solid foundation still stands. It has this inscription on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."

1 John 2:11

But the person who hates his brother is in the darkness and lives in the darkness. He does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Psalm 53:4

Will those who do evil ever learn? They devour my people like they devour bread, and never call on God.

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