Get thee up betimes, and be bright, for thy light cometh, and the glory of the Lord is risen up upon thee. For lo, while the darkness and cloud covereth the earth and the people, the Lord shall show thee light, and his glory shall be seen in thee.
Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
These lines from the beautiful hymn in Isaiah have been made familiar by Handel’s Messiah. The rather flat Bishops’ Bible translation has nothing like the rhetorical power of the King James Bible.