Isaiah 60:2
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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!
Study Bible
Future Glory for Zion
1"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2"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. 3"Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.…
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 has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory.

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

Isaiah 4:5
then the LORD will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.

Isaiah 58:10
And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.

Isaiah 66:11
That you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, That you may suck and be delighted with her bountiful bosom."

Jeremiah 13:16
Give glory to the LORD your God, Before He brings darkness And before your feet stumble On the dusky mountains, And while you are hoping for light He makes it into deep darkness, And turns it into gloom.
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 …

Matthew 23:19,24 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar …

John 8:55 Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, …

Acts 14:16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

Acts 17:23,30,31 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

Romans 1:21-32 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

Ephesians 4:17-20 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

the Lord

Leviticus 9:23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, …

Numbers 16:19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them to the door …

1 Kings 8:11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: …

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; …

Ezekiel 10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over …

Habakkuk 3:3,4 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His …

Haggai 2:7-9 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

John 1:1,14,18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Hebrews 1:2,3 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed …

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