Matthew 4:16
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English Standard Version
the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

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

Weymouth New Testament
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."

Matthew 4:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The people which sat (ὁ καθήμενος)

Wyc., dwelt. The article with the participle (lit., the people, the one sitting) signifying something characteristic or habitual' the people whose characteristic it was to sit in darkness. This thought is emphasized by repetition in a stronger form; sitting in the region and shadow of Death. Death is personified. This land, whose inhabitants are spiritually dead, belongs to Death as the realm of his government.

Matthew 4:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

which sat in darkness.

Psalm 107:10-14 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron...

Isaiah 42:6,7 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people...

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Micah 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me.

Luke 1:78,79 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us...

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

shadow.

Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell on it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Job 10:22 A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

Job 34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

Psalm 44:19 Though you have sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and...

Amos 5:8 Seek him that makes the seven stars and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night...

Cross References
Isaiah 9:1
But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

Isaiah 9:2
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Luke 1:79
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."

Luke 2:32
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."

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