Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold…
God has done wonderful things, but He will do greater yet. A brother in York told me that one day he noticed an American eagerly scanning one of their ancient buildings. Said the visitor: "I am looking at your grand cathedral." "Our cathedral," said the citizen; "Stranger, come with me," and taking the pilgrim a little distance, he pointed him to the magnificent pile, and said, "That is our cathedral, sir." We are always being tempted to pause at some miserable shanty or other as if it were the final shrine of God. We look at our nation as if it were about the embodiment of ultimate civilisation. We look at our Church as if it were the perfected Church of God. But the Spirit is ever showing us beyond all the poor present an idea home, Church, nation, an ideal full of righteousness.
(W. L. Watkinson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
WEB: Moreover the light of the moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, in the day that Yahweh binds up the fracture of his people, and heals the wound they were struck with.