Isaiah 8:22

22 Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.

Read Isaiah 8:22 Using Other Translations

And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness.
and down at the earth, but wherever they look, there will be trouble and anguish and dark despair. They will be thrown out into the darkness.

What does Isaiah 8:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 8:22

And they shall look unto the earth
As persons in distress, upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, on the right hand and on the left, particularly into the land of Judea; a land that used to flow with milk and honey, a land of light, plenty, and prosperity: and behold trouble and darkness;
adversity, and miseries of all kinds, expressed by a variety of words; and even words fail to express the tribulation of these times, which were such as were not from the beginning of the world, ( Matthew 24:22 ) : dimness of anguish;
or "fleeing from affliction" F5, multitudes everywhere fleeing from one place to another, to avoid the calamities coming upon them, ( Matthew 24:16-20 ) : and [they shall be] driven to darkness;
when they endeavour to escape one calamity, they shall be driven and fall into another; the whole land shall be full of nothing else.


FOOTNOTES:

F5 (Pwem) a (Pwe) "volare", Forerius.
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