On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “ I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
‘For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone.
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
“ Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.
“ The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light, And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, Upon them a Light dawned.”
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
So Jesus said to them, “ For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.