Job 10:22
New International Version
to the land of deepest night, of utter darkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."

New Living Translation
It is a land as dark as midnight, a land of gloom and confusion, where even the light is dark as midnight.’”

English Standard Version
the land of gloom like thick darkness, like deep shadow without any order, where light is as thick darkness.”

Berean Study Bible
to a land of utter darkness, of deep shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness.”

King James Bible
A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

New King James Version
A land as dark as darkness itself, As the shadow of death, without any order, Where even the light is like darkness.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
The land of utter gloom like darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order, And it shines like darkness.”

NASB 1995
The land of utter gloom as darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order, And which shines as the darkness."

NASB 1977
The land of utter gloom as darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order, And which shines as the darkness.”

Amplified Bible
The [sunless] land of utter gloom as darkness itself, [The land] of the shadow of death, without order, And [where] it shines as [thick] darkness.”

Christian Standard Bible
It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness, gloomy and chaotic, where even the light is like the darkness.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness, gloomy and chaotic, where even the light is like the darkness."

American Standard Version
The land dark as midnight, The land of the shadow of death, without any order, And where the light is as midnight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Of wasting away as deep darkness and shadows of death, and there are no ranks of generations in it, and there is languishing as deep darkness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to a land of perpetual darkness, where there is no light, neither can any one see the life of mortals.

Contemporary English Version
of darkness and despair, the place of no return.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A land of misery and darkness, where the shadow of death, and no order, but everlasting horror dwelleth.

English Revised Version
A land of thick darkness, as darkness itself; a land of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

Good News Translation
a land of darkness, shadows, and confusion, where the light itself is darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to a dismal land of long shadows and confusion where light is as bright as darkness. I'll never return.' "

International Standard Version
It's a gloomy land, like deepest darkness; where there's no order, and where even the brightness is like darkness.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
A land of thick darkness, as darkness itself; A land of the shadow of death, without any order, And where the light is as darkness.

Literal Standard Version
A land of obscurity as thick darkness, "" Death-shade—and no order, "" And the shining [is] as thick darkness.”

NET Bible
to the land of utter darkness, like the deepest darkness, and the deepest shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."

New Heart English Bible
the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.'"

World English Bible
the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.'"

Young's Literal Translation
A land of obscurity as thick darkness, Death-shade -- and no order, And the shining is as thick darkness.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Plea to God
21before I go—never to return—to a land of darkness and gloom, 22to a land of utter darkness, of deep shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness.”

Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Job 10:21
before I go--never to return--to a land of darkness and gloom,

Job 11:1
Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.


Treasury of Scripture

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









Verse 22. - A land of darkness, as darkness itself; or, a land of thick darkness (see the Revised Version). And of the shadow of death, without any order. The absence of order is a new and peculiar feature. We do not find it in the other accounts of Hades. But it lends additional horror and weirdness to the scene. And where the light is as darkness. Not, therefore, absolutely without light, but with such a light as Milton calls "darkness visible."





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to a land
אֶ֤רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of utter darkness,
עֵיפָ֨תָה ׀ (‘ê·p̄ā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5890: Obscurity

of deep shadow
צַ֭לְמָוֶת (ṣal·mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6757: Death-like shadow, deep shadow

and disorder,
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

where even the light
וַתֹּ֥פַע (wat·tō·p̄a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3313: To shine out or forth, to send out beams, cause to shine

is like
כְּמוֹ־ (kə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

darkness.”
אֹֽפֶל׃ (’ō·p̄el)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 652: Darkness, gloom


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