'Darkness' in the Bible
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
And it cometh to pass -- the sun hath gone in, and thick darkness hath been -- and lo, a furnace of smoke, and a lamp of fire, which hath passed over between those pieces.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.
And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
And Jehovah said to Moses, Lo, I will come to thee in the cloud's thick darkness, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee also for ever. And Moses told the words of the people to Jehovah.
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
The next day Saul put the men in three companies; and they came into the midst of the enemy's camp in the [darkness of the] morning watch and slew the Ammonites until midday; and the survivors were scattered, so that no two of them remained together.
David's men said to him, Behold the day of which the Lord said to you, Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hands and you shall do to him as seems good to you. Then David arose [in the darkness] and stealthily cut off the skirt of Saul's robe.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.
And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
So the Arameans got up and ran away in the gathering darkness. They left behind their tents, horses, and donkeys just as they were and fled for their lives!
And when these lepers came to the edge of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank, and carried away silver, gold, and clothing, and went and hid them [in the darkness]. Then they entered another tent and carried from there also and went and hid it.
Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
If I lie down, I say, When shall I rise up, and the darkness be gone? and I am full of tossings until the dawn.
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.
[Your] life will be brighter than noonday; [its] darkness will be like the morning.
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
They grope around in darkness without light; He makes them stagger like drunken men.
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
"My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids,
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.
Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.
Yet you say: "What does God know? Can He judge through thick darkness?
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.
He hath dug in the darkness -- houses; By day they shut themselves up, They have not known light.
As a group, deep darkness is their morning time; fear that lives in darkness is their friend."
He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.
He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
Through want and through barren hunger they are gnawing [in the] dry region [in the] darkness of desolation and waste.
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
"In growing darkness, I walked without sunlight; I stood in the congregation to cry for help.
There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
Hide them in the dust together; and blindfold their faces in darkness.
Look, the wicked have bent their bow and placed their arrow on the string, to shoot from the darkness at the upright in heart.
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten the eyes [of my faith to behold Your face in the pitchlike darkness], lest I sleep the sleep of death,
He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
Their way is darkness and slipperiness, And a messenger of Jehovah their pursuer.
Surely man walks in darkness; surely they are disquieted in vain; they heap up riches not knowing who shall gather them.
But You have crushed us in a haunt of jackals and have covered us with deepest darkness.
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?
Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery].
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
In the twilight -- in the evening of day, In the darkness of night and blackness.
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.
But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion and upon the places of her assemblies a cloud and darkness by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night because over all glory there shall be a covering.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
Nevertheless the darkness shall not be as when the distress was in the land, at the time he at first lightly, and afterwards heavily, visited the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations:
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