English Standard Version
the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”
King James Bible
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
American Standard Version
The people that sat in darkness Saw a great light, And to them that sat in the region and shadow of death, To them did light spring up.
The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up.
English Revised Version
The people which sat in darkness Saw a great light, And to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, To them did light spring up.
Webster's Bible Translation
The people who sat in darkness, saw great light; and to them who sat in the region and shades of death, light hath arisen.
Weymouth New Testament
The people who were dwelling in darkness have seen a brilliant light; and on those who were dwelling in the region of the shadow of death, on them light has dawned."
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The people which sat (ὁ καθήμενος)
Wyc., dwelt. The article with the participle (lit., the people, the one sitting) signifying something characteristic or habitual' the people whose characteristic it was to sit in darkness. This thought is emphasized by repetition in a stronger form; sitting in the region and shadow of Death. Death is personified. This land, whose inhabitants are spiritually dead, belongs to Death as the realm of his government.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
which sat in darkness.
But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."
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