Jeremiah 4:23

“I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I beheld the earth, and loe, it was without forme and void: and the heauens, and they had no light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I looked on the earth, and behold, {it was} formless and void; And to the heavens, and they had no light.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Looking at the earth, I saw that it was waste and without form; and to the heavens, that they had no light.
- Basic English Bible

I beheld the earth, and lo, it was waste and empty; and the heavens, and they had no light.
- Darby Bible

I beheld the earth, and lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
- Webster's Bible

I saw the earth, and, behold, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
- World English Bible

I looked [to] the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto the heavens, and their light is not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 4:23


4:23 I beheld - I Jeremiah saw this in a vision. It - The land was squalid, and ruined, like the first chaos, for which reason possibly he calls Judah the earth, in allusion to #Gen 1:2|. The heavens - He seems to proceed in his metaphor of the chaos. Every thing above and below seemed to be wrapped up in dismal blackness.


Discussion for Jeremiah 4:23

  • Catharina for verse 23
    I belief that this scene will be reality at the end of the tribulation when Jesus and the Father will gather his elect to take them to heaven to be with them for the 1000 years and the earth is in absolute ruins and empty of the wicked people who perished at that time.

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