Isaiah 60:2

“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For behold, the darknesse shall couer the earth, and grosse darknesse the people: but the Lord shall arise vpon thee, and his glory shall be seene vpon thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For truly, the earth will be dark, and the peoples veiled in blackest night; but the Lord will be shining on you, and his glory will be seen among you.
- Basic English Bible

For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen on thee.
- Darby Bible

For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD will arise upon thee, and his glory will be seen upon thee.
- Webster's Bible

For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you.
- World English Bible

For, lo, the darkness doth cover the earth, And thick darkness the peoples, And on thee rise doth Jehovah, And His honour on thee is seen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but upon thee the LORD will arise, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 60:2


60:2 The darkness - All kinds of errors. The Lord - Christ. Shall be seen - Shall be conspicuous; as the Lord's arising, to the darkness covering the earth, so the glory being seen, answers to that gross darkness.


Discussion for Isaiah 60:2

  • Eric Parry for verse 2
    The veil will be taken away in the future. Probably at the return of Christ and the resurrection of the saints. See Isa 25:7
  • Eric Parry for verse 2
    I think the whole of Christendom is under this veil and they don t Know it They seem to think that the New Testament applies to them when in reality it was written by saints for saints That is only those who have been given the Holy Spirit and its gifts I have not met anyone who has genuinely received the Holy Spirit Eric

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