Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Jeremiah 4:23 in English Standard Version "I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light." Ge 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Isa 5:30 They will growl over it on that day, like the growling of the sea. And if one looks to the land, behold, darkness and distress; and the light is darkened by its clouds.