|New International Version (© 2011)|
before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars grow dark, and the clouds return after the rain;
King James Bible
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
American Standard Version
before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;
Young's Literal Translation
While that the sun is not darkened, and the light, And the moon, and the stars, And the thick clouds returned after the rain.
Ecclesiastes 12:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened - i.e., in the Spring, prime, and prosperity of life.
Nor the clouds return - The infirmities of old age of which Winter is a proper emblem, as spring is of youth, in the former clause of this verse.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...
Genesis 27:1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his oldest son...
Genesis 48:10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near to him; and he kissed them...
1 Samuel 3:2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
1 Samuel 4:15,18 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see...
Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves and your billows are gone over me.
Psalm 71:20 You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Psalm 77:16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
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Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
Psalm 90:10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Isaiah 5:30 In that day they will roar over it like the roaring of the sea. And if one looks at the land, there is only darkness and distress; even the sun will be darkened by clouds.
Isaiah 13:10 The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
Ezekiel 32:7 When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
Ezekiel 32:8 All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you; I will bring darkness over your land, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Joel 3:15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.