26 Yet when I hoped for good, evil came;
    when I looked for light, then came darkness.(A)

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30 In that day(A) they will roar over it
    like the roaring of the sea.(B)
And if one looks at the land,
    there is only darkness(C) and distress;(D)
    even the sun will be darkened(E) by clouds.

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21 Distressed and hungry,(A) they will roam through the land;(B) when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse(C) their king and their God. 22 Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom,(D) and they will be thrust into utter darkness.(E)

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The people walking in darkness(A)
    have seen a great light;(B)
on those living in the land of deep darkness(C)
    a light has dawned.(D)

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So justice is far from us,
    and righteousness does not reach us.
We look for light, but all is darkness;(A)
    for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.

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See, darkness(A) covers the earth
    and thick darkness(B) is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
    and his glory appears over you.

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16 Give glory(A) to the Lord your God
    before he brings the darkness,
before your feet stumble(B)
    on the darkening hills.
You hope for light,
    but he will turn it to utter darkness
    and change it to deep gloom.(C)

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12 “Therefore their path will become slippery;(A)
    they will be banished to darkness
    and there they will fall.
I will bring disaster on them
    in the year they are punished,(B)
declares the Lord.

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He has driven me away and made me walk
    in darkness(A) rather than light;

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