KJV LexiconThe sun
the sun; by implication, the east; figuratively, a ray, i.e. (arch.) a notched battlement -- + east side(-ward), sun (rising), + west(-ward), window.
shall be turned
to turn about or over; by implication, to change, overturn, return, pervert
the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness -- dark(-ness), night, obscurity.
and the moon
the moon -- moon. Yrechow.
blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy, the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (i.e. drops of blood)
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)
great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent
and the terrible
to fear; morally, to revere; caus. to frighten
a day (as the warm hours),
of the LORD
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.
King James Bible
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and awe-inspiring Day of the LORD comes.
International Standard Version
The sun will be given over to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and terrifying Day of the LORD.
The sunlight will be turned to darkness and the moon to the color of blood, before the day of the LORD comes--that great and terrible day!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sun will become dark, and the moon will become as red as blood before the terrifying day of the LORD comes."
King James 2000 Bible
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes.
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