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Zechariah 14:6

    Zechariah 14:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light; the bright ones shall withdraw themselves:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in that day there will be no heat or cold or ice;

    Webster's Revision

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light; the bright ones shall withdraw themselves:

    World English Bible

    It will happen in that day, that there will not be light, cold, or frost.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be with brightness and with gloom:

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 14:6

    The light shall not be clear, nor dark - Metaphorically, there will be a mixture of justice and mercy in all this; or a bright light and darkness. Mercy shall triumph over judgment. There shall be darkness - distress, etc.; but there shall be more light - joy and prosperity - than darkness.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 14:6

    The light shall not be clear nor dark - Or, more probably, according to the original reading , "In that day there will be no light; the bright ones will contract themselves," as it is said, "The stars shall withdraw their shining."

    This is evermore the description of the Day of Judgment, that, in the presence of God who is Light, all earthly light shall grow pale. So Joel had said, "The sun and moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining" Joel 3:15. And Isaiah, "The moon shall be confounded and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in Mount Zion and in Jersalem and before His ancients gloriously" Isaiah 24:23; and, "Behold the day of the Lord cometh, 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" Isaiah 13:9-10. All know well our Lord's words Matthew 24:29. John, like Zechariah, unites the failure of the heavenly light "with a great earthquake, and the sun became as sackcloth of hair: and the moon become as blood; and the stars of heaven fell upon the earth" Revelation 6:12-13.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 14:6

    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.