If only that day had turned to darkness!
May God above not care about it,
or light shine on it.
even the darkness is not dark to You.
The night shines like the day;
darkness and light are alike to You.
The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and dense overcast,
like the dawn spreading over the mountains;
a great and strong people appears,
such as never existed in ages past
and never will again
in all the generations to come.
2 Samuel 22:29
Lord, You are my lamp;
the Lord illuminates my darkness.
He has blocked my way so that I cannot pass through;
He has veiled my paths with darkness.
But when I hoped for good, evil came;
when I looked for light, darkness came.
You have put me in the lowest part of the Pit,
in the darkest places, in the depths.
Indeed, if a man lives many years,
let him rejoice in them all,
and let him remember the days of darkness, since they will be many.
All that comes is futile.
In the streets they cry for wine.
All joy grows dark;
earth’s rejoicing goes into exile.
Do not rejoice over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will stand up;
though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.
Every day while I was with you in the temple complex, you never laid a hand on Me. But this is your hour—and the dominion of darkness.”
Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”
“I assure you: You will weep and wail, but the world will rejoice. You will become sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.
For many days neither sun nor stars appeared, and the severe storm kept raging. Finally all hope that we would be saved was disappearing.