Parallel Verses

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.

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.

International Standard Version

They neither know nor understand; they walk about in the dark while 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.

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 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 5  They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 6 I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.


Cross References

Psalm 11:3

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Micah 3:1

And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you rulers of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?

Proverbs 2:13

Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Psalm 14:4

Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

Psalm 75:3

The earth and all inhabitants are dissolved: I hold up the pillars of it. Selah.

Proverbs 1:29

Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one fate happens to them all.

Ecclesiastes 3:16

And moreover I saw under the sun the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Isaiah 59:9

Therefore is justice far from us, neither does righteousness overtake us: we wait for light, but behold darkness; for brightness, but we walk in gloom.

John 3:19

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 12:35

Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walks in darkness knows not where he goes.

Romans 1:28

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper;

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

1 John 2:11

But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes.

Psalm 53:4

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

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