New International Version
He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light;
King James Bible
He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.
Darby Bible Translation
Me hath he led, and brought into darkness, and not into light.
World English Bible
He has led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light.
Young's Literal Translation
Me He hath led, and causeth to go in darkness, and without light.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath - brought me into darkness - In the sacred writings, darkness is often taken for calamity, light, for prosperity.
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"He hath brought me into darkness, but not into light." --LAMENTATIONS iii. 1-9. But a man may be in darkness, and yet in motion toward the light. I was in the darkness of the subway, and it was close and oppressive, but I was moving toward the light and fragrance of the open country. I entered into a tunnel in the Black Country in England, but the motion was continued, and we emerged amid fields of loveliness. And therefore the great thing to remember is that God's darknesses are not His goals; …
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"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
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Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.
So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens, and their light was gone.
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