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.”

New American Standard Bible
The land of utter gloom as darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order, And which shines as the 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
land of darkness, as darkness itself, and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
A land of gloom, as darkness itself; of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as thick darkness.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shades of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

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.'
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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



10:14-22 Job did not deny that as a sinner he deserved his sufferings; but he thought that justice was executed upon him with peculiar rigour. His gloom, unbelief, and hard thoughts of God, were as much to be ascribed to Satan's inward temptations, and his anguish of soul, under the sense of God's displeasure, as to his outward trials, and remaining depravity. Our Creator, become in Christ our Redeemer also, will not destroy the work of his hands in any humble believer; but will renew him unto holiness, that he may enjoy eternal life. If anguish on earth renders the grave a desirable refuge, what will be their condition who are condemned to the blackness of darkness for ever? Let every sinner seek deliverance from that dreadful state, and every believer be thankful to Jesus, who delivereth from the wrath to come.
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