“I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.