Isaiah 50:3
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New Living Translation
I dress the skies in darkness, covering them with clothes of mourning."

King James Bible
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Darby Bible Translation
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

World English Bible
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering."

Young's Literal Translation
I clothe the heavens with blackness, And sackcloth I make their covering.

Isaiah 50:3 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

50:3 I clothe - When it is necessary to save my people, I cover them with thick and dark clouds black as sackcloth, Rev 6:12.

Isaiah 50:3 Parallel Commentaries

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The Servant's Triumph
'He is near that justifieth Me; who will contend with Me? let us stand together: who is Mine adversary? let him come near to Me. 9. Behold, the Lord God will help Me; who is he that shall condemn Me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.'--ISAIAH l. 8, 9. We have reached the final words of this prophecy, and we hear in them a tone of lofty confidence and triumph. While the former ones sounded plaintive like soft flute music, this rings out clear like the note of a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Great Shepherd
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. I t is not easy for those, whose habits of life are insensibly formed by the customs of modern times, to conceive any adequate idea of the pastoral life, as obtained in the eastern countries, before that simplicity of manners, which characterized the early ages, was corrupted, by the artificial and false refinements of luxury. Wealth, in those
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Voluntary Suffering
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. T hat which often passes amongst men for resolution, and the proof of a noble, courageous spirit, is, in reality, the effect of a weak and little mind. At least, it is chiefly owing to the presence of certain circumstances, which have a greater influence upon the conduct, than any inherent principle. Thus may persons who appear to set death and danger at defiance in the hour
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Deepening Shadows.
We shall perhaps understand better some of the remaining prayer incidents if we remember that Jesus is now in the last year of His ministry, the acute state of His experiences with the national leaders preceding the final break. The awful shadow of the cross grows deeper and darker across His path. The hatred of the opposition leader gets constantly intenser. The conditions of discipleship are more sharply put. The inability of the crowds, of the disciples, and others to understand Him grows more
S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon—Quiet Talks on Prayer

Cross References
Revelation 6:12
I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood.

Isaiah 13:10
The heavens will be black above them; the stars will give no light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will provide no light.

Jeremiah 4:28
The earth will mourn and the heavens will be draped in black because of my decree against my people. I have made up my mind and will not change it."

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