New International Version
before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars grow dark, and the clouds return after the rain;
King James Bible
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
Darby Bible Translation
before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, be darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;
World English Bible
Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;
Young's Literal Translation
While that the sun is not darkened, and the light, And the moon, and the stars, And the thick clouds returned after the rain.
Ecclesiastes 12:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened - i.e., in the Spring, prime, and prosperity of life.
Nor the clouds return - The infirmities of old age of which Winter is a proper emblem, as spring is of youth, in the former clause of this verse.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Conclusion of the Matter
'Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 2. While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain; 3. In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, 4. And the doors shall be shut in …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Ancestral Home
A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
"Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
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.
The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you; I will bring darkness over your land, declares the Sovereign LORD.
The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
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