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Amos 5:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Shall] not the day of the LORD [be] darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Will] not the day of the LORD [be] darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Shall] not the day of the LORD [be] darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Shall not the day of Yahweh be, darkness, and not light? yea, thick darkness and no brightness in it?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Is not the day of Jehovah darkness and not light, Even thick darkness that hath no brightness?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light: and obscurity, and no brightness in it?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Shall not the day of the LORD [be] darkenes, and not light? euen very darke, and no brightnesse in it?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light? and is not this [day] gloom without brightness?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Shall] not the day of Yahweh [be] darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Shall] not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[be] darkness, 2822
{2822} Prime
חֹשֶׁךְ
choshek
{kho-shek'}
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
and not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
light? 216
{0216} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
even very dark, 651
{0651} Prime
אָפֵל
'aphel
{aw-fale'}
From an unused root meaning to set as the sun; dusky.
and no x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
brightness 5051
{5051} Prime
נֹגַהּ
nogahh
{no'-gah}
From H5050; brilliancy (literally or figuratively).
in it?
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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
darkness:

Job 3:4-6 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. ... As [for] that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
Job 10:21-22 Before I go [whence] I shall not return, [even] to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; ... A land of darkness, as darkness [itself; and] of the shadow of death, without any order, and [where] the light [is] as darkness.
Isaiah 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep [that are] scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
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Jb 3:4; 10:21. Is 13:10. Ezk 34:12. Na 1:8. Mt 22:13. Jde 1:13. Rv 16:10.

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