Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
I make peace
And God said - Light, be, And light was.
When I view thy heavens, the work, of thy fingers, moon and stars, which thou hast established,
Thou causest darkness, and it becometh night, Therein, creepeth forth, Every wild beast of the forest;
Thus, saith Yahweh - Who hath given the sun for a light by day, The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, - Who excited the sea, and the waves thereof roared Yahweh of hosts, is his name: -
2 Corinthians 4:6
Because, the God who said - Out of darkness, light shall shine! is he who hath shone in our hearts, in proportion to the radiance of the glorious knowledge of God, in the face of Christ.
Every good giving, and every perfect gift, is, from above, coming down from the Father of lights - with whom is no alternation, nor shadow cast, by turning:
Then said Yahweh unto Moses: Stretch forth thy hand over the heavens, that there may be darkness, over the land of Egypt, - and that one may feel the darkness.
so it came in between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, so it became a cloud and darkness, and yet lighted up the night, - so that the one came not near unto the other, all the night.
Give ye to Yahweh your God - glory, Before he cause darkness, and Before your feet stumble upon the twilight mountains; Lest, when ye wait for light, He turn it into the shadow of death, And change it for thick darkness.
As for all the light-bearers in the heavens, I will obscure them over thee - And will stretch out darkness over thy land, Declareth My Lord Yahweh.
A day of obscurity and deep gloom, a day of cloud, and thick darkness, as dusk, spread over the mountains, - a people, many and bold, like whom, hath not been from age-past times, and, after whom, shall not be again unto the years of generation after generation.
For lo! He that fashioned the mountains, and created the wind, and who telleth the son of earth what is his thought, who turneth dawn into darkness, and marcheth upon the high places of the earth, Yahweh, God of hosts, is his name!
But, with an overflow rolling on, a full end, will he make of them who rise up against him, - and, his foes, will he pursue into darkness.
Messengers also, even them who had not kept their own principality, but had forsaken their proper dwelling, unto the judgment of the great day in perpetual bonds under thick gloom, hath he reserved.
I make peace
Alas! for Assyria, the rod of mine anger, - Yea, the very staff in their hand, is, my displeasure:
And he said unto her, As one of the base women speaketh, speakest thou? Blessing, shall we accept from God, and, misfortune, shall we not accept? In all this, Job sinned not with his lips.
When, he, giveth quiet, who then shall condemn? And, when he hideth his face, who then shall sing of him? whether unto a nation or unto mankind altogether,
Yahweh, will give, strength to his people, - Yahweh, will bless his people with prosperity.
For, God himself, is about to judge, One, he will cast down, Another, he will lift up;
Consider the work of God, - for who can straighten what he hath bent?
The moment I speak, concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom, - to pull up and to break down, and to destroy;
A war-club, art thou for me, Weapons of war; Therefore will I Beat down with thee - nations, and Destroy with thee - kingdoms;
If a mischievous wild beast, I suffer to pass through the land, and that beast bereave it, so that it become too desolate for any man to pass through, by reason of the wild beast,
Or a horn be blown in a city, and, a people, not tremble? Or calamity happen in a city, and, Yahweh, not have wrought with effect?
Seek ye Yahweh, and live, - lest he break forth, like a fire, upon the house of Joseph, and it devour with none to quench it, for Bethel.
To do whatsoever, thy hand and thy counsel, marked out beforehand to come to pass.
That men may see and observe and consider and understand at once, That, the hand of Yahweh, hath done this, That the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
Who gave, as a booty, Jacob. And, Israel, to them who were ready to take prey? Was it not Yahweh I? He against whom we have sinned, And they were not willing, in his ways, to walk, Neither hearkened they to his instruction?
Out of the mouth of the Most High, Proceed there not misfortunes and blessing?
Hath not, my hand, made all these things?