New Living Translation
I looked at the earth, and it was empty and formless. I looked at the heavens, and there was no light.
King James Bible
I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Darby Bible Translation
I beheld the earth, and lo, it was waste and empty; and the heavens, and they had no light.
World English Bible
I saw the earth, and, behold, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Young's Literal Translation
I looked to the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto the heavens, and their light is not.
Jeremiah 4:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:23 I beheld - I Jeremiah saw this in a vision. It - The land was squalid, and ruined, like the first chaos, for which reason possibly he calls Judah the earth, in allusion to Gen 1:2. The heavens - He seems to proceed in his metaphor of the chaos. Every thing above and below seemed to be wrapped up in dismal blackness.
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Visions of Future Glory
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The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
They will roar over their victims on that day of destruction like the roaring of the sea. If someone looks across the land, only darkness and distress will be seen; even the light will be darkened by clouds.
The earth has broken up. It has utterly collapsed; it is violently shaken.
The heavens are shocked at such a thing and shrink back in horror and dismay," says the LORD.
He has led me into darkness, shutting out all light.
The earth quakes as they advance, and the heavens tremble. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars no longer shine.
On that day the sources of light will no longer shine,
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