Isaiah 5:30
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
They will roar over their victims on that day of destruction like the roaring of the sea. If someone looks across the land, only darkness and distress will be seen; even the light will be darkened by clouds.

English Standard Version
They will growl over it on that day, like the growling of the sea. And if one looks to the land, behold, darkness and distress; and the light is darkened by its clouds.

Berean Study Bible
In that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. If one looks over the land, he will see darkness and distress; even the light will be obscured by clouds.

New American Standard Bible
And it will growl over it in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress; Even the light is darkened by its clouds.

King James Bible
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

Christian Standard Bible
On that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. When one looks at the land, there will be darkness and distress; light will be obscured by clouds.

Contemporary English Version
On the day they attack, they will roar like the ocean. And across the land you will see nothing but darkness and trouble, because the light of day will be covered by thick clouds.

Good News Translation
When that day comes, they will roar over Israel as loudly as the sea. Look at this country! Darkness and distress! The light is swallowed by darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. When one looks at the land, there will be darkness and distress; light will be obscured by clouds.

International Standard Version
They will roar over it at that time, like the sea waves roar. If one surveys the land, watch out! There's darkness and distress; even the daylight is darkened by its clouds.

NET Bible
At that time they will growl over their prey, it will sound like sea waves crashing against rocks. One will look out over the land and see the darkness of disaster, clouds will turn the light into darkness.

New Heart English Bible
They will roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land look, darkness and distress. The light is darkened in its clouds.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day they will roar over their prey as the sea roars. If they look at the land, they will see only darkness and distress. Even the light will be darkened by thick clouds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall roar against them in that day Like the roaring of the sea; And if one look unto the land, Behold darkness and distress, And the light is darkened in the skies thereof.

New American Standard 1977
And it shall growl over it in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress; Even the light is darkened by its clouds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea; and if one looks unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

King James 2000 Bible
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one looks unto the land, behold, darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in its heavens.

American King James Version
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look to the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

American Standard Version
And they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold, darkness and distress; and the light is darkened in the clouds thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall make a noise against them that day, like the roaring of the sea; we shall look towards the land, and behold darkness of tribulation, and the light is darkened with the mist thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
and they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. And if one look upon the earth, behold darkness [and] distress, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

English Revised Version
And they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and distress, and the light is darkened in the clouds thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one looketh to the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in its heavens.

World English Bible
They will roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land behold, darkness and distress. The light is darkened in its clouds.

Young's Literal Translation
And it howleth against it in that day as the howling of a sea, And it hath looked attentively to the land, And lo, darkness -- distress, And light hath been darkened by its abundance!
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Woes to the Wicked
29Their roaring is like that of a lion; they roar like young lions. They growl and seize their prey; they carry it away from deliverance. 30In that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. If one looks over the land, he will see darkness and distress; even the light will be obscured by clouds.
Cross References
Luke 21:25
There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves.

Luke 21:26
Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Ecclesiastes 12:2
before the sunlight, moon, and stars are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain,

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 13:4
Listen, a tumult on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations gathered together! The LORD of Hosts musters an army for war.

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.

Isaiah 17:12
Alas, the tumult of many peoples--they rage like the roaring seas; the uproar of the nations--they rumble like the crashing of mighty waters.

Isaiah 30:6
This is an oracle concerning the animals of the Negev: Through a land of hardship and distress, of lioness and lion, of viper and flying serpent, they carry their wealth on the backs of donkeys and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a people of no profit to them.

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We hope for light, but there is darkness, for brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Jeremiah 4:23
I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; I looked to the heavens, and they had no light.

Jeremiah 4:28
Therefore the earth will mourn and the heavens above grow dark. I have spoken, I have planned, and I will not relent or turn back.

Jeremiah 6:23
They grasp the bow and spear. They are cruel and show no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride upon horses, lined up like men in formation against you, O Daughter of Zion."

Jeremiah 13:16
Give glory to the LORD your God before He brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the dusky mountains. You wait for light, but He turns it into deep gloom and thick darkness.

Jeremiah 30:5
Yes, this is what the LORD says: "We have heard a cry of panic--of terror, not of peace.

Jeremiah 50:42
They grasp the bow and javelin. They are cruel and without mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses, lined up like men in battle formation against you, O Daughter of Babylon.

Ezekiel 26:3
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, O Tyre, I am against you; and I will raise up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.

Joel 2:10
Before them the earth quakes; the heavens tremble. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars lose their brightness.

Amos 5:18
Woe to you who long for the Day of the LORD! What will the Day of the LORD be for you? It will be darkness and not light.

Treasury of Scripture

And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look to the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

like

Psalm 93:3,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their …

Jeremiah 6:23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no …

Jeremiah 50:42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not …

Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the …

if one look

Isaiah 8:22 And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, …

Isaiah 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not …

Exodus 10:21-23 And the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, …

Jeremiah 4:23-28 I beheld the earth, and, see, it was without form, and void; and …

Lamentations 3:2 He has led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

Ezekiel 32:7,8 And when I shall put you out, I will cover the heaven, and make the …

Joel 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the …

Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the Lord GOD, that I …

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be …

Luke 21:25,26 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the …

Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was …

Revelation 16:10,11 And the fifth angel poured out his vial on the seat of the beast; …

sorrow. or, distress
and the light, etc. or, when it is light, it shall be dark in the destructions thereof







Lexicon
In that
הַה֖וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֥וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

they will roar
וְיִנְהֹ֥ם (wə·yin·hōm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5098: To growl, groan

over it,
עָלָ֛יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

like the roaring
כְּנַהֲמַת־ (kə·na·hă·maṯ-)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5100: A growling, groaning

of the sea.
יָ֑ם (yām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

If one looks
וְנִבַּ֤ט (wə·nib·baṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

over the land,
לָאָ֙רֶץ֙ (lā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

he will see
וְהִנֵּה־ (wə·hin·nêh-)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

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

and distress;
צַ֣ר (ṣar)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

even the light
וָא֔וֹר (wā·’ō·wr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

will be obscured
חָשַׁ֖ךְ (ḥā·šaḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2821: To be dark, to darken

by clouds.
בַּעֲרִיפֶֽיהָ׃ (ba·‘ă·rî·p̄e·hā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6183: The sky
(30) They shall roar against them.--Literally, there is a roaring over him. The verb is the same as in the previous verse, and points therefore to the shout and tramp of the armies. It suggests the thought of the roaring of the sea, and this in its turn that of the darkness and thick clouds of a tempest; or possibly, as before, of an earthquake; or possibly, again, of an eclipse. The word for "heavens" is not that commonly used; better, clouds.

Verse 30. - Like the roaring of the sea. Not content with one simile, the prophet has recourse to a second. "The noise of the Assyrian army shall be like that of a raging sea;" or, perhaps, "After he has carried off his prey, the Assyrian shall still continue to growl and threaten, like a stormy sea." If one look unto the land, etc. If Israel turn its gaze from Assyria to its own land, it sees nothing but a dark prospect - darkness and distress, all light shrouded amid clouds and deep obscurity. The text and the construction are, both of them, uncertain; but the general meaning can scarcely be other than this.



5:24-30 Let not any expect to live easily who live wickedly. Sin weakens the strength, the root of a people; it defaces the beauty, the blossoms of a people. When God's word is despised, and his law cast away, what can men expect but that God should utterly abandon them? When God comes forth in wrath, the hills tremble, fear seizes even great men. When God designs the ruin of a provoking people, he can find instruments to be employed in it, as he sent for the Chaldeans, and afterwards the Romans, to destroy the Jews. Those who would not hear the voice of God speaking by his prophets, shall hear the voice of their enemies roaring against them. Let the distressed look which way they will, all appears dismal. If God frowns upon us, how can any creature smile? Let us diligently seek the well-grounded assurance, that when all earthly helps and comforts shall fail, God himself will be the strength of our hearts, and our portion for ever.
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