Amos 5:20
New International Version
Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light-- pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?

New Living Translation
Yes, the day of the LORD will be dark and hopeless, without a ray of joy or hope.

English Standard Version
Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light, and gloom with no brightness in it?

Berean Study Bible
Will not the Day of the LORD be darkness and not light, even gloom with no brightness in it?

New American Standard Bible
Will not the day of the LORD be darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?

King James Bible
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Christian Standard Bible
Won't the day of the LORD be darkness rather than light, even gloom without any brightness in it?

Contemporary English Version
The day when the LORD judges will be dark, very dark, without a ray of light.

Good News Translation
The day of the LORD will bring darkness and not light; it will be a day of gloom, without any brightness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Won't the Day of the LORD be darkness rather than light, even gloom without any brightness in it?

International Standard Version
Will not the Day of the LORD be darkness, and not light— pitch black at that, without a ray of sunshine?"

NET Bible
Don't you realize the LORD's day of judgment will bring darkness, not light--gloomy blackness, not bright light?

New Heart English Bible
Won't the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The day of the LORD brings darkness and not light. It is pitch black, with no light.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

New American Standard 1977
Will not the day of the LORD be darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

American King James Version
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

American Standard Version
Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light? and is not this day gloom without brightness?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light: and obscurity, and no brightness in it?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

English Revised Version
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

World English Bible
Won't the day of Yahweh be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Young's Literal Translation
Is not the day of Jehovah darkness and not light, Even thick darkness that hath no brightness?
Study Bible
The Day of the LORD
19It will be like a man who flees from a lion only to encounter a bear, or who enters his house and rests his hand against the wall, only to have a serpent bite him. 20Will not the Day of the LORD be darkness and not light, even gloom with no brightness in it? 21I hate, I despise your feasts! I cannot stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:29
Immediately after the tribulation 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 powers of the heavens will be shaken.'

Isaiah 8:22
Then they will look to the earth and see only distress and darkness and the gloom of anguish. And they will be driven into utter darkness.

Isaiah 13:10
For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light. The sun will be darkened when it rises, and the moon will not give its light.

Obadiah 1:15
For the Day of the LORD is near for all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your recompense will return upon your own head.

Zephaniah 1:15
That day will be a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of destruction and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,

Treasury of Scripture

Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

darkness.

Job 3:4-6
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it…

Job 10:21,22
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; …

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, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.







Lexicon
Will not
הֲלֹא־ (hă·lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

the Day
י֥וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

be darkness
חֹ֛שֶׁךְ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

and not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

light,
א֑וֹר (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

even gloom
וְאָפֵ֖ל (wə·’ā·p̄êl)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 651: Gloomy

with no
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

brightness
נֹ֥גַֽהּ (nō·ḡah)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5051: Brilliancy

in it?
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(20) Darkness.--In the form of an interrogative, the condemnation contained in Amos 5:18 is emphatically reasserted. The term rendered "very dark" is that used to denote the gross Egyptian darkness that might be felt (Exodus 10:22), the awful gloom, such as fell on Jerusalem at the Crucifixion, which is always accompanied by the sense of confusion, terror, and intolerable suspense. (Comp. the graphic metaphorical language of Isaiah 5:30.)

Verse 20. - The character of the day of the Lord is enforced with reiterated earnestness (ver. 18) by an appeal to the conscience of e hearers. Do you not feel in your inmost hearts that in the case of such guilt as yours the Lord can visit but to punish? 5:18-27 Woe unto those that desire the day of the Lord's judgments, that wish for times of war and confusion; as some who long for changes, hoping to rise upon the ruins of their country! but this should be so great a desolation, that nobody could gain by it. The day of the Lord will be a dark, dismal, gloomy day to all impenitent sinners. When God makes a day dark, all the world cannot make it light. Those who are not reformed by the judgments of God, will be pursued by them; if they escape one, another stands ready to seize them. A pretence of piety is double iniquity, and so it will be found. The people of Israel copied the crimes of their forefathers. The law of worshipping the Lord our God, is, Him only we must serve. Professors thrive so little, because they have little or no communion with God in their duties. They were led captive by Satan into idolatry, therefore God caused them to go into captivity among idolaters.
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