New International Version
I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens, and their light was gone.
King James Bible
I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Darby Bible Translation
I beheld the earth, and lo, it was waste and empty; and the heavens, and they had no light.
World English Bible
I saw the earth, and, behold, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Young's Literal Translation
I looked to the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto the heavens, and their light is not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I beheld the earth, (the land), and lo it was without form and void - תהו ובהו tohu vabohu; the very words used in Genesis to denote the formless state of the chaotic mass before God had brought it into order.
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You all know the story; it scarce needs that I should tell it to you. Last Saturday week some two hundred or more miners descended in health and strength to their usual work in the bowels of the earth. They had not been working long, their wives and their children had risen, and their little ones had gone to their schools, when suddenly there was heard a noise at the mouth of the pit;--it was an explosion,--all knew what it meant. Men's hearts failed them, for well they prophesied the horror which …
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The Unseen Watcher
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
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 earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is violently shaken.
Be appalled at this, you heavens, and shudder with great horror," declares the LORD.
He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light;
Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness.
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