Darkness, natural

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Exodus 20:18-21

All the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain surrounded by smoke. When the people saw it they trembled and stood at a distance. “You speak to us, and we will listen,” they said to Moses, “but don’t let God speak to us, or we will die.” Moses responded to the people, “Don’t be afraid, for God has come to test you, so that you will fear Him and will not sin.”read more.
And the people remained standing at a distance as Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.

Deuteronomy 4:11-12

You came near and stood at the base of the mountain, a mountain blazing with fire into the heavens and enveloped in a dense, black cloud. Then the Lord spoke to you from the fire. You kept hearing the sound of the words, but didn’t see a form; there was only a voice.

Deuteronomy 5:22-24

“The Lord spoke these commands in a loud voice to your entire assembly from the fire, cloud, and thick darkness on the mountain; He added nothing more. He wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me. All of you approached me with your tribal leaders and elders when you heard the voice from the darkness and while the mountain was blazing with fire. You said, ‘Look, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and greatness, and we have heard His voice from the fire. Today we have seen that God speaks with a person, yet he still lives.

Hebrews 12:18-21

For you have not come to what could be touched, to a blazing fire, to darkness, gloom, and storm, to the blast of a trumpet, and the sound of words. (Those who heard it begged that not another word be spoken to them, for they could not bear what was commanded: And if even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned!read more.
The appearance was so terrifying that Moses said, I am terrified and trembling.)

Genesis 1:2-5

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. read more.
God called the light “day,” and He called the darkness “night.” Evening came and then morning: the first day.

Job 26:10

He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness.

Psalm 104:19-20

He made the moon to mark the festivals;
the sun knows when to set. You bring darkness, and it becomes night,
when all the forest animals stir.

Job 34:21-22

For His eyes watch over a man’s ways,
and He observes all his steps. There is no darkness, no deep darkness,
where evildoers can hide themselves.

Psalm 139:11-12

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me,
and the light around me will be night”— even the darkness is not dark to You.
The night shines like the day;
darkness and light are alike to You.

Amos 5:8-9

The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns darkness into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who summons the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the earth—
Yahweh is His name. He brings destruction on the strong,
and it falls on the stronghold.

Mark 15:33

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

Luke 23:44-45

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three, because the sun’s light failed. The curtain of the sanctuary was split down the middle.

Exodus 10:21-23

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, and there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness that can be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt for three days. One person could not see another, and for three days they did not move from where they were. Yet all the Israelites had light where they lived.

Exodus 14:19-20

Then the Angel of God, who was going in front of the Israelite forces, moved and went behind them. The pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and stood behind them. It came between the Egyptian and Israelite forces. The cloud was there in the darkness, yet it lit up the night. So neither group came near the other all night long.

Joshua 24:6-7

When I brought your fathers out of Egypt and you reached the Red Sea, the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen as far as the sea. Your fathers cried out to the Lord, so He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea over them, engulfing them. Your own eyes saw what I did to Egypt. After that, you lived in the wilderness a long time.

Psalm 105:26-28

He sent Moses His servant,
and Aaron, whom He had chosen. They performed His miraculous signs among them,
and wonders in the land of Ham. He sent darkness, and it became dark—
for did they not defy His commands?

Isaiah 50:3

I dress the heavens in black
and make sackcloth their clothing.

Acts 2:19-20

I will display wonders in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below:
blood and fire and a cloud of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and remarkable Day of the Lord comes.

Joel 2:30-32

I will display wonders
in the heavens and on the earth:
blood, fire, and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and awe-inspiring Day of the Lord comes. Then everyone who calls
on the name of Yahweh will be saved,
for there will be an escape
for those on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
as the Lord promised,
among the survivors the Lord calls.

Acts 13:9-12

Then Saul—also called Paul—filled with the Holy Spirit, stared straight at the sorcerer and said, “You son of the Devil, full of all deceit and all fraud, enemy of all righteousness! Won’t you ever stop perverting the straight paths of the Lord? Now, look! The Lord’s hand is against you. You are going to be blind, and will not see the sun for a time.” Suddenly a mist and darkness fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.read more.
Then the proconsul, seeing what happened, believed and was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.

2 Samuel 22:10-12

He parted the heavens and came down,
a dark cloud beneath His feet. He rode on a cherub and flew,
soaring on the wings of the wind. He made darkness a canopy around Him,
a gathering of water and thick clouds.

Psalm 18:9-11

He parted the heavens and came down,
a dark cloud beneath His feet. He rode on a cherub and flew,
soaring on the wings of the wind. He made darkness His hiding place,
dark storm clouds His canopy around Him.

Job 3:1-10

After this, Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born. He said: May the day I was born perish,
and the night when they said,
“A boy is conceived.”read more.
If only that day had turned to darkness!
May God above not care about it,
or light shine on it. May darkness and gloom reclaim it,
and a cloud settle over it.
May an eclipse of the sun terrify it. If only darkness had taken that night away!
May it not appear among the days of the year
or be listed in the calendar. Yes, may that night be barren;
may no joyful shout be heard in it. Let those who curse certain days
cast a spell on it,
those who are skilled in rousing Leviathan. May its morning stars grow dark.
May it wait for daylight but have none;
may it not see the breaking of dawn. For that night did not shut
the doors of my mother’s womb,
and hide sorrow from my eyes.

Genesis 1:18

to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Job 3:6

If only darkness had taken that night away!
May it not appear among the days of the year
or be listed in the calendar.

Job 38:19

Where is the road to the home of light?
Do you know where darkness lives,

Amos 4:13

He is here:
the One who forms the mountains,
creates the wind,
and reveals His thoughts to man,
the One who makes the dawn out of darkness
and strides on the heights of the earth.
Yahweh, the God of Hosts, is His name.

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