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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Darkness shall cover the earth - This is the state of the Gentile people.
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For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance."
Give glory to the LORD your God before he brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills. You hope for light, but he will turn it to utter darkness and change it to deep gloom.
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