Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Which sat in darkness
Those who were in the dark, in the black night, in chains of sorrow and iron;
I the Lord have made you the vessel of my purpose, I have taken you by the hand, and kept you safe, and I have given you to be an agreement to the people, and a light to the nations:
Up! let your face be bright, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is shining on you.
Do not be glad because of my sorrow, O my hater: after my fall I will be lifted up; when I am seated in the dark, the Lord will be a light to me.
Because of the loving mercies of our God, by which the dawn from heaven has come to us,
A light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.
Let the dark and the black night take it for themselves; let it be covered with a cloud; let the dark shades of day send fear on it.
A land of thick dark, without order, where the very light is dark.
There is no dark place, and no thick cloud, in which the workers of evil may take cover.
Though you have let us be crushed in the place of jackals, though we are covered with darkest shade.
Give glory to the Lord your God, before he makes it dark, and before your feet are slipping on the dark mountains, and, while you are looking for a light, he makes it into deep dark, into black night.
Go for help to him who makes Orion and the Pleiades, by whom the deep dark is turned into morning, who makes the day black with night; whose voice goes out to the waters of the sea, sending them out over the face of the earth: the Lord is his name;
Naphtali is a roe let loose, giving fair young ones.