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Isaiah 50:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I clothe the heavens with blackness And make sackcloth their covering.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I clothe the heavens with gloom, And, of sackcloth, make I their covering.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I clothe the heavens [with] blackness, And sackcloth I make their covering.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will clothe the heavens with darkness, and will make sackcloth their covering.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I clothe the heauens with blackenesse, and I make sackcloth their couering.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I will clothe the sky with darkness, and will make its covering as sackcloth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I clothe 3847
{3847} Prime
לָבַשׁ
labash
{law-bash'}
A primitive root; properly wrap around, that is, (by implication) to put on a garment or clothe (oneself, or another), literally or figuratively.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the heavens 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
with blackness, 6940
{6940} Prime
קַדְרוּת
qadruwth
{kad-rooth'}
From H6937; duskiness.
and I make 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
sackcloth 8242
{8242} Prime
שַׂק
saq
{sak}
From H8264; properly a mesh (as allowing a liquid to run through), that is, coarse loose cloth or sacking (used in mourning and for bagging); hence a bag (for grain, etc.).
their covering. 3682
{3682} Prime
כְּסוּת
k@cuwth
{kes-ooth'}
From H3680; a cover (garment); figuratively a veiling.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 50:3

_ _ heavens ... blackness — another of the judgments on Egypt to be repeated hereafter on the last enemy of God’s people (Exodus 10:21).

_ _ sackcloth — (Revelation 6:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 50:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 50:3

I clothe — When it is necessary to save my people, I cover them with thick and dark clouds black as sackcloth, Revelation 6:12.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 50:3

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make (f) sackcloth their covering.

(f) As I did in Egypt in token of my displeasure, (Exodus 10:21).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 10:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness [which] may be felt.
Psalms 18:11-12 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him [were] dark waters [and] thick clouds of the skies. ... At the brightness [that was] before him his thick clouds passed, hail [stones] and coals of fire.
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
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Ex 10:21. Ps 18:11. Mt 27:45. Rv 6:12.

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