Matthew 4:16
Good News Translation
The people who live in darkness will see a great light. On those who live in the dark land of death the light will shine."

Contemporary English Version
Although your people live in darkness, they will see a bright light. Although they live in the shadow of death, a light will shine on them."

Douay-Rheims Bible
The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up.

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The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up.

which sat in darkness.

Psalm 107:10-14 Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death: bound in want and in iron. . . .

Isaiah 42:6,7 I the Lord have called thee in justice, and taken thee by the hand, and preserved thee. And I have given thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles: . . .

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. . . .

Micah 7:8 Rejoice not, thou my enemy, over me, because I am fallen: I shall arise, when I sit in darkness, the Lord is my light.

Luke 1:78,79 Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which the Orient from on high hath visited us: . . .

Luke 2:32 A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.

shadow.

Job 3:5 Let darkness, and the shadow of death, cover it, let a mist overspread it, and let it be wrapped up in bitterness.

Job 10:22 A land of misery and darkness, where the shadow of death, and no order, but everlasting horror dwelleth.

Job 34:22 There is no darkness, and there is no shadow of death, where they may be hid who work iniquity.

Psalm 44:19 And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way.

Jeremiah 13:16 Give ye glory to the Lord your God, before it be dark, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains: you shall look for light, and he will turn it into the shadow of death, and into darkness.

Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and that turneth darkness into morning, and that changeth day into night: that calleth the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name.

Context
Jesus Begins His Ministry
15Land of Zabulon and land of Nephthalim, the way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up. 17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.…
Cross References
Isaiah 9:1
At the first time the land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephtali was lightly touched: and at the last the way of the sea beyond the Jordan of the Galilee of the Gentiles was heavily loaded.

Isaiah 9:2
The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen.

Isaiah 60:1
Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Luke 1:79
To enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 2:32
A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.

Additional Translations
the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.”

the people sitting in darkness have seen a great light, and to those sitting in the land and shadow of death, a light has dawned on them."

The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

The people that sat in darkness Saw a great light, And to them that sat in the region and shadow of death, To them did light spring up.

-- the people sitting in darkness has seen a great light, and to those sitting in [the] country and shadow of death, to them has light sprung up.

The people which sat in darkness Saw a great light, And to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, To them did light spring up.

The people who sat in darkness, saw great light; and to them who sat in the region and shades of death, light hath arisen.

The people who were dwelling in darkness have seen a brilliant light; and on those who were dwelling in the region of the shadow of death, on them light has dawned."

the people who sat in darkness saw a great light, to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, to them light has dawned."

the people that is sitting in darkness saw a great light, and to those sitting in a region and shadow of death -- light arose to them.'
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