Isaiah 9:2

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The people that walked in darknesse, haue seene a great light: they that dwel in the land of the shadow of death, vpon them hath the light shined.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The people who went in the dark have seen a great light, and for those who were living in the land of the deepest night, the light is shining.
- Basic English Bible

the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone.
- Darby Bible

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shades of death, upon them hath the light shined.
- Webster's Bible

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.
- World English Bible

The people who are walking in darkness Have seen a great light, Dwellers in a land of death-shade, Light hath shone upon them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:1) The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 9:2


9:2 The people - Israel and Judah. Darkness - The expression is general and so may well comprehend both calamity and ignorance, idolatry and profaneness, in which those parts were eminently involved. Have seen - Shall see at the coming of the Messiah.


Discussion for Isaiah 9:2

  • Pst Isaiah .A. Peter for verse 2
    Trouble, sorrow, persecution, hardship may last tru the night but JOY comes in the morning. This verse is one the passage that serves as an encouragement, hope, and assurance to every Christian. Whatever you are facing, passing through on this earth, just relax for God is in control.

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