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Zechariah 14:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light; the bright ones shall withdraw themselves:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In that day there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] there shall not be light; the shining shall be obscured.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And it shall come to pass, in that day,—that there shall be no light, the bright stars, shall be withdrawn;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And it hath come to pass, in that day, The precious light is not, it is dense darkness,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall be no light, but cold and frost.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And it shall come to passe in that day, that the light shall not be cleare, [nor] darke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And it shall come to pass in that day that there shall be no light,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And it shall come to pass x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
in that x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
day, 3117
{3117} Prime
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).
[that] the light 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
clear, 3368
{3368} Prime
From H3365; valuable (objectively or subjectively).
[nor] dark: 7087
{7087} Prime
A primitive root; to shrink, that is, thicken (as unracked wine, curdled milk, clouded sky, frozen water).
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zechariah 14:6

_ _ light ... not ... clear ... dark — Jerome, Chaldee, Syriac, and Septuagint translate, “There shall not be light, but cold and ice”; that is, a day full of horror (Amos 5:18). But the Hebrew for “clear” does not mean “cold,” but “precious,” “splendid” (compare Job 31:26). Calvin translates, “The light shall not be clear, but dark” (literally, “condensation,” that is, thick mist); like a dark day in which you can hardly distinguish between day and night. English Version accords with Zechariah 14:7 : “There shall not be altogether light nor altogether darkness,” but an intermediate condition in which sorrows shall be mingled with joys.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zechariah 14:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Zechariah 14:6

In that day — While God is fighting with the enemies of his church, the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Nor dark — There shall be some mercy to allay the bitterness of judgment, and some judgment with our mercy.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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that the:
"That is, it shall not be clear in some places, and dark in other places of the world."


Psalms 97:10-11 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. ... Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Proverbs 4:18-19 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. ... The way of the wicked [is] as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Isaiah 50:10 Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. ... And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, [if] we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter [and] former rain unto the earth.
Luke 1:78-79 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, ... To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Ephesians 5:8-14 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: ... Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Revelation 11:3 And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Heb. precious

Heb. thickness
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