Isaiah 8:22
New International Version
Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.

New Living Translation
and down at the earth, but wherever they look, there will be trouble and anguish and dark despair. They will be thrown out into the darkness.

English Standard Version
And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
Then they will look to the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be driven away into darkness.

King James Bible
And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Christian Standard Bible
They will look toward the earth and see only distress, darkness, and the gloom of affliction, and they will be driven into thick darkness.

Contemporary English Version
and on earth, they will find only trouble and darkness, terrible trouble and deepest darkness.

Good News Translation
or stare at the ground, but they will see nothing but trouble and darkness, terrifying darkness into which they are being driven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will look toward the earth and see only distress, darkness, and the gloom of affliction, and they will be driven into thick darkness.

International Standard Version
or they'll look toward the earth, but they'll see only distress and darkness, the gloom that comes from anguish, and then they'll be thrown into total darkness."

NET Bible
When one looks out over the land, he sees distress and darkness, gloom and anxiety, darkness and people forced from the land.

New Heart English Bible
and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will look at the earth and see only distress and gloom. They will go in anguish and be forced into darkness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
or look unto the earth, behold distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish, and outspread thick darkness.

New American Standard 1977
Then they will look to the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be driven away into darkness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
they shall look upon the earth and behold tribulation and gross darkness, darkness and anguish; and they shall be submerged in gross darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into darkness.

American King James Version
And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

American Standard Version
and they shall look unto the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and into thick darkness they shall be driven away.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and they shall look on the earth below, and behold severe distress, and darkness, affliction, and anguish, and darkness so that one cannot see; and he that is in anguish shall not be distressed only for a time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall look to the earth, and behold trouble and darkness, weakness and distress, and a mist following them, and they cannot fly away from their distress.

Darby Bible Translation
and they will look to the earth; and behold, trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into thick darkness.

English Revised Version
and they shall look unto the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and into thick darkness they shall be driven away.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

World English Bible
and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
And unto the land it looketh attentively, And lo, adversity and darkness! -- Dimness, distress, and thick darkness is driven away, But not the dimness for which she is in distress!
Study Bible
Darkness and Light
21They will roam the land, dejected and hungry. When they are famished, they will become enraged, and looking upward, they will curse their king and their God. 22Then 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.
Cross References
Revelation 16:10
And the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness, and men began to gnaw their tongues in anguish

Job 18:18
He is driven from light into darkness and is chased from the inhabited world.

Isaiah 5:30
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.

Isaiah 8:20
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.

Isaiah 9:1
Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those in distress. In the past He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future He will honor the Way to the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:

Isaiah 9:20
They carve out what is on the right, but they are still hungry; they have eaten what is on the left, but they are still not satisfied. Each one devours the flesh of his own arm.

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 50:11
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who array yourselves with firebrands, walk in the light of your fire and in the firebrands you have lit! This is what you will receive from My hand: You will lie down in a place of torment.

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 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 23:12
"Therefore their path will become slick; they will be driven away into the gloom and fall into it. For I will bring disaster upon them in the year of their punishment," declares the LORD.

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.

Amos 5:20
Will not the Day of the LORD be darkness and not light, even gloom with no brightness in it?

Zephaniah 1:14
The great Day of the LORD is near--near and coming quickly. Listen, the Day of the LORD! Then the cry of the mighty will be bitter.

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

And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

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Isaiah 5:30
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.

Isaiah 9:1
Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

2 Chronicles 15:5,6
And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries…

driven to darkness

Job 18:18
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Jeremiah 23:12
Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.







Lexicon
Then they will look
יַבִּ֑יט (yab·bîṭ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

to
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the earth
אֶ֖רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and see
וְהִנֵּ֨ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

only distress
צָרָ֤ה (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival

and darkness
וַחֲשֵׁכָה֙ (wa·ḥă·šê·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2825: Darkness, misery

and the gloom
מְע֣וּף (mə·‘ūp̄)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4588: Darkness

of anguish.
צוּקָ֔ה (ṣū·qāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6695: Constraint, distress

And they will be driven
מְנֻדָּֽח׃ (mə·nud·dāḥ)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5080: To impel, thrust, banish

into utter darkness.
וַאֲפֵלָ֖ה (wa·’ă·p̄ê·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 653: Duskiness, misfortune, concealment
Verse 22. - They shall look unto the earth. For necessary nutriment, or simply as the place to which downcast and despairing eyes are turned naturally. They shall be driven to darkness. So Kay, who thinks the Captivity is meant; but it seems better to render the whole passage, with Mr. Cheyne, "They shall look to earth, and behold, distress and darkness, gloom of affliction, and thick darkness driven (upon them)." The darkness is spoken of as if it were a thing palpable, like rain or snow (comp. Exodus 10:21).



8:17-22 The prophet foresaw that the Lord would hide his face; but he would look for his return in favour to them again. Though not miraculous signs, the children's names were memorials from God, suited to excite attention. The unbelieving Jews were prone to seek counsel in difficulties, from diviners of different descriptions, whose foolish and sinful ceremonies are alluded to. Would we know how we may seek to our God, and come to the knowledge of his mind? To the law and to the testimony; for there you will see what is good, and what the Lord requires. We must speak of the things of God in the words which the Holy Ghost teaches, and be ruled by them. To those that seek to familiar spirits, and regard not God's law and testimony, there shall be horror and misery. Those that go away from God, go out of the way of all good; for fretfulness is a sin that is its own punishment. They shall despair, and see no way of relief, when they curse God. And their fears will represent every thing as frightful. Those that shut their eyes against the light of God's word, will justly be left to darkness. All the miseries that ever were felt or witnessed on earth, are as nothing, compared with what will overwhelm those who leave the words of Christ, to follow delusions.
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