|New International Version (© 2011)|
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.
King James Bible
And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
American Standard Version
And when I shall extinguish thee, I will cover the heavens, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light.
Young's Literal Translation
And in quenching thee I have covered the heavens, And have made black their stars, The sun with a cloud I do cover, And the moon causeth not its light to shine.
Ezekiel 32:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will cover the heaven - Destroy the empire.
Make the stars thereof dark - Overwhelm all the dependent states.
I will cover the sun - The king himself.
And the moon shall not give her light - The queen may be meant, or some state less than the kingdom.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
put thee out. or, extinguish thee
Job 18:5,6 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine...
Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
I will cover the heaven
Destroy the empire
Ezekiel 30:3,18 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen...
Exodus 10:21-23 And the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt...
Isaiah 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth...
Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down...
Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and...
Joel 2:2,31 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread on the mountains...
Joel 3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon...
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light...
Revelation 6:12,13 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair...
Overwhelm the dependent states.
the sun. the king
the moon. the queen, or some state less than the kingdom
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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.'
Mark 13:24 "But in those days, following that distress, "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
Revelation 6:12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
Revelation 8:12 The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
Exodus 10:21 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness spreads over Egypt--darkness that can be felt."
Job 9:7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars.