Bible VersionsNIVIsaiah 5:20; Isaiah 5:30; Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 42:7; Isaiah 45:3; Isaiah 45:7; Isaiah 45:19; Isaiah 47:5; Isaiah 49:9; Isaiah 58:10; Isaiah 59:9; Isaiah 60:2
Isaiah 5:20; Isaiah 5:30; Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 42:7; Isaiah 45:3; Isaiah 45:7; Isaiah 45:19; Isaiah 47:5; Isaiah 49:9; Isaiah 58:10; Isaiah 59:9; Isaiah 60:2 (New International Version)
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
In that day they will roar over it like the roaring of the sea. And if one looks at the land, he will see darkness and distress; even the light will be darkened by the clouds.
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.
I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob's descendants, 'Seek me in vain.' I, the LORD, speak the truth; I declare what is right.
"Sit in silence, go into darkness, Daughter of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.
to say to the captives, 'Come out,' and to those in darkness, 'Be free!' "They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill.
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
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