Isaiah 60:2
New International Version
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

New Living Translation
Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the LORD rises and appears over you.

English Standard Version
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

Berean Study Bible
For behold, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will appear over you.

New American Standard Bible
"For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.

King James Bible
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Christian Standard Bible
For look, darkness will cover the earth, and total darkness the peoples; but the LORD will shine over you, and his glory will appear over you.

Contemporary English Version
The earth and its people are covered with darkness, but the glory of the LORD is shining upon you.

Good News Translation
Other nations will be covered by darkness, But on you the light of the LORD will shine; The brightness of his presence will be with you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For look, darkness covers the earth, and total darkness the peoples; but the LORD will shine over you, and His glory will appear over you.

International Standard Version
For look! Darkness will cover the earth and thick darkness is over the people, but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.

NET Bible
For, look, darkness covers the earth and deep darkness covers the nations, but the LORD shines on you; his splendor appears over you.

New Heart English Bible
For, look, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Darkness now covers the earth, and thick darkness covers the nations. But the LORD dawns, and his glory appears over you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, And gross darkness the peoples; But upon thee the LORD will arise, And His glory shall be seen upon thee.

New American Standard 1977
“For behold, darkness will cover the earth, And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you, And His glory will appear upon you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

King James 2000 Bible
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you.

American King James Version
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you.

American Standard Version
For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and there shall be gross darkness on the nations: but the Lord shall appear upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Darby Bible Translation
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen on thee.

English Revised Version
For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD will arise upon thee, and his glory will be seen upon thee.

World English Bible
For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you.

Young's Literal Translation
For, lo, the darkness doth cover the earth, And thick darkness the peoples, And on thee rise doth Jehovah, And His honour on thee is seen.
Study Bible
Future Glory for Zion
1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2For behold, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will appear over you. 3Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.…
Cross References
Colossians 1:13
He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved Son,

Psalm 102:16
for the LORD will rebuild Zion; He has appeared in His glory.

Isaiah 2:5
Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Isaiah 4:5
Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud of smoke by day and a glowing flame of fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a canopy,

Isaiah 58:10
and if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light will go forth in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.

Isaiah 66:11
so that you may nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you may drink deeply and delight yourselves in her glorious abundance.

Jeremiah 13:16
Give glory to the LORD your God before He brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the dusky mountains. You wait for light, but He turns it into deep gloom and thick darkness.

Treasury of Scripture

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you.

the darkness

Matthew 15:14
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Matthew 23:19,24
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? …

John 8:55
Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

the Lord

Leviticus 9:23
And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people.

Numbers 16:19
And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.

1 Kings 8:11
So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

behold,
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

darkness
הַחֹ֙שֶׁךְ֙ (ha·ḥō·šeḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

covers
יְכַסֶּה־ (yə·ḵas·seh-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

the earth,
אֶ֔רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and thick darkness
וַעֲרָפֶ֖ל (wa·‘ă·rā·p̄el)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6205: Cloud, heavy cloud

[is over] the peoples;
לְאֻמִּ֑ים (lə·’um·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3816: A community

but the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will rise
יִזְרַ֣ח (yiz·raḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2224: To irradiate, to rise, to appear

upon you,
וְעָלַ֙יִךְ֙ (wə·‘ā·la·yiḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and His glory
וּכְבוֹד֖וֹ (ū·ḵə·ḇō·w·ḏōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

will appear
יֵרָאֶֽה׃ (yê·rā·’eh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

over you.
עָלַ֥יִךְ (‘ā·la·yiḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(2) The darkness shall cover the earth . . .--The darkness which had shrouded Zion still spreads its veil over the heathen nations of the world, but they also are to share in the light which is to stream forth from the new Jerusalem. (Comp. Malachi 4:2; Psalm 84:11.)

Verse 2. - For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth. As in Egypt a "thick darkness" covered the whole land at the word of Moses (Exodus 10:22), while still "the children of Israel had light in their dwellings," so now the world and "the nations' of the world lay in a deep obscurity, into which scarcely a ray of light penetrated, while on Israel there dawned a glory which streamed from the throne of God, and at once transfigured her, and gave her the appearance of an angel of the Most High. In the radiance of this light she was to stand up and show herself, and then great results would follow. 60:1-8 As far as we have the knowledge of God in us, and the favour of God towards us, our light is come. And if God's glory is seen upon us to our honour, we ought, not only with our lips, but in our lives, to return its praise. We meet with nothing in the history of the Jews which can be deemed a fulfilment of the prophecy in this chapter; we must conclude it relates principally to future events. It predicts the purity and enlargement of the church. The conversion of souls is here described. They fly to Christ, to the church, to the word and ordinances, as doves to their own home; thither they fly for refuge and shelter, thither they fly for rest. What a pleasant sight to see poor souls hastening to Christ!
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