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46 Bible Verses about Darkness

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Psalm 139:12

Even darkness hideth not from thee, and the night shineth as the day: the darkness is as the light.

Ephesians 5:13

But all things having their true character exposed by the light are made manifest; for that which makes everything manifest is light.

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Genesis 1:4

And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided between the light and the darkness.

Psalm 18:28

For it is thou that makest my lamp to shine: Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.

Isaiah 45:3

and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places; that thou mayest know that I, Jehovah, who call thee by name, am the God of Israel.

Isaiah 42:16

And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not, in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

Luke 11:34

The lamp of the body is thine eye: when thine eye is simple, thy whole body also is light; but when it is wicked, thy body also is dark.

Isaiah 29:15

Woe unto them that hide deep, far from Jehovah, their counsel! And their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

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Darkness » Spiritual

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Darkness » Works of

Job 24:14

The murderer riseth with the light, killeth the afflicted and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Proverbs 7:8-9

passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, in the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the blackness of night and the darkness.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:7

Darkness » Illustrative of » Heavy afflictions

Isaiah 8:22

and they will look to the earth; and behold, trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into thick darkness.

Job 23:17

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he hidden the gloom from me.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

All his days also he eateth in darkness, and hath much vexation, and sickness, and irritation.

Isaiah 5:30

and they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. And if one look upon the earth, behold darkness and distress, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

More verses: Isaiah 59:9

Darkness » Figurative of punishment

Jude 1:6

And angels who had not kept their own original state, but had abandoned their own dwelling, he keeps in eternal chains under gloomy darkness, to the judgment of the great day;

More verses: Job 18:5

Darkness » Illustrative of » Greatness and unsearchableness of God

2 Samuel 22:12

And he made darkness round about him a tent, Gatherings of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Exodus 20:21

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the obscurity where God was.

2 Samuel 22:10

And he bowed the heavens, and came down; And darkness was under his feet.

1 Kings 8:12

Then said Solomon: Jehovah said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Darkness » Physical

Genesis 1:18

and to rule during the day and during the night, and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Job 3:6

That night let gloom seize upon it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.

Job 38:19

Where is the way to where light dwelleth? and the darkness, where is its place,

Psalm 104:20

Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth:

More verses: Amos 4:13

Darkness » Figurative » See also the following scriptures

1 Kings 8:12

Then said Solomon: Jehovah said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Exodus 19:16

And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a heavy cloud on the mountain, and the sound of the trumpet exceeding loud; and the whole people that was in the camp trembled.

2 Samuel 22:10-12

And he bowed the heavens, and came down; And darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; And he was seen upon the wings of the wind. And he made darkness round about him a tent, Gatherings of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

2 Chronicles 6:1

Then said Solomon: Jehovah said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

More verses: Psalm 18:11 Hebrews 12:18

Darkness » Illustrative of » Ignorance and error

Job 37:19

Teach us what we shall say unto him! We cannot order our words by reason of darkness.

Isaiah 60:2

For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen on thee.

More verses: John 12:35

Darkness » Who is in darkness

Proverbs 2:11-15

discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee: To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things; from those who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; read more.
who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of evil; whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted in their course:

Job 24:13-16

There are those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof. The murderer riseth with the light, killeth the afflicted and needy, and in the night is as a thief. And the eye of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me; and he putteth a covering on his face. read more.
In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness; but I myself also perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

1 John 2:9-11

He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in the darkness until now. He that loves his brother abides in light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Darkness » Those that walk in darkness

1 John 2:11

But he that hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 11:9-10

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walk in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world; but if any one walk in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.

John 12:35-36

Jesus therefore said to them, Yet a little while is the light amongst you. Walk while ye have the light, that darkness may not overtake you. And he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons of light. Jesus said these things, and going away hid himself from them.

Ephesians 4:17-18

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye should no longer walk as the rest of the nations walk in the vanity of their mind, being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of God by reason of the ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts,

1 John 1:5-6

And this is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not practise the truth.

Darkness » Supernatural

Exodus 10:22

And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days:

Psalm 105:28

He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

Darkness » Figurative » power of darkness,

Revelation 16:10

And the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast; and its kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues with distress,

Darkness » Illustrative of » The punishment of devils and wicked men

Darkness » What came out of darkness

Genesis 1:2-3

And the earth was waste and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.

Darkness » Illustrative of » The power of satan

Darkness » Illustrative of » A course of sin

Proverbs 2:13

from those who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Darkness » Illustrative of » Secrecy

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I am Jehovah, speaking righteousness, declaring things which are right.

Darkness » Miraculous » On mount sinai

Exodus 19:16

And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a heavy cloud on the mountain, and the sound of the trumpet exceeding loud; and the whole people that was in the camp trembled.

Hebrews 12:18

For ye have not come to the mount that might be touched and was all on fire, and to obscurity, and darkness, and tempest,

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Thick

Joel 2:2

a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and gross darkness, as the dawn spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after them, to the years of generations and generations.

Deuteronomy 5:22

These words Jehovah spoke to all your congregation on the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the obscurity, with a great voice, and he added no more; and he wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave them to me.

Darkness » Illustrative of » The grave

1 Samuel 2:9

He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Job 10:21-22

Before I go, and never to return, to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of gloom, as darkness itself; of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as thick darkness.

Darkness » Over the face of the earth

Job 38:9

When I made the cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it;

Jeremiah 4:23

I beheld the earth, and lo, it was waste and empty; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Darkness » Created by God

Psalm 104:20

Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth:

Darkness » Caused by the setting of the sun

Genesis 15:17

And it came to pass when the sun had gone down, and it was dark, that behold, there was a smoking furnace, and a flame of fire which passed between those pieces.

John 6:17

and having gone on board ship, they went over the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not come to them,

Darkness » Effects of » Causes us to go astray

1 John 2:11

But he that hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 12:35

Jesus therefore said to them, Yet a little while is the light amongst you. Walk while ye have the light, that darkness may not overtake you. And he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.

Darkness » Miraculous » In egypt

Psalm 105:28

He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

Exodus 10:21-22

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward the heavens, that there may be darkness in the land of Egypt so that one may feel darkness. And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days:

Darkness » Figurative » outer darkness,

Darkness » Who is not in darkness

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief: for all ye are sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness.

Darkness » The wicked » The children of

Darkness » Miraculous » At mount sinai

Exodus 20:21

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the obscurity where God was.

Hebrews 12:18

For ye have not come to the mount that might be touched and was all on fire, and to obscurity, and darkness, and tempest,

Darkness » What happens in the night

Darkness » Miraculous » At the crucifixion

Mark 15:33

And when the sixth hour was come, there came darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour;

Darkness » Miraculous » Over the land of egypt

Exodus 10:21-22

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward the heavens, that there may be darkness in the land of Egypt so that one may feel darkness. And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days:

Darkness » Casting off the works of darkness

Romans 13:11-12

This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that we should be aroused out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, and the day is near; let us cast away therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Darkness » Cannot hide us from God

Psalm 139:11-12

And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night; Even darkness hideth not from thee, and the night shineth as the day: the darkness is as the light.

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Gross

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to Jehovah your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the mountains of twilight; and ye shall look for light, but he will turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Great

Genesis 15:12

And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.

Darkness » Miraculous » Before the destruction of jerusalem

Darkness » Miraculous » At the death of Christ

Darkness » When your body is full of darkness

Luke 11:34-35

The lamp of the body is thine eye: when thine eye is simple, thy whole body also is light; but when it is wicked, thy body also is dark. See therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

Darkness » What is as darkness

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » That may be felt

Exodus 10:21

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward the heavens, that there may be darkness in the land of Egypt so that one may feel darkness.

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Outer or extreme

Darkness » Effects of » Causes us to stumble

Isaiah 59:10

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at midday as in the twilight; amongst the flourishing we are as the dead.

Darkness » Effects of » Cannot » See » Objects

Exodus 10:23

they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place, for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Darkness » The wicked » Being Full of

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Darkness » The wicked » Live in

Darkness » Inexplicable nature of

Job 38:19-20

Where is the way to where light dwelleth? and the darkness, where is its place, That thou shouldest take it to its bound, and that thou shouldest know the paths to its house?

Darkness » The lord creating darkness

Darkness » Those that put darkness for light, and light for darkness

Isaiah 5:20

Woe unto them who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Darkness » Originally covered the earth

Darkness » Separated from the light

Genesis 1:4

And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided between the light and the darkness.

Darkness » Called night

Darkness » The wicked » Walk in

Darkness » There being no darkness in God

Darkness » Exhibits God's power and greatness

Job 38:8-9

And who shut up the sea with doors, when it burst forth, issuing out of the womb? When I made the cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it;

Darkness » Often put for night

Psalm 91:6

For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Darkness » Illustrative of » Anything hateful

Job 3:4-9

That day let it be darkness, let not +God care for it from above, neither let light shine upon it: Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it; let clouds dwell upon it; let darkeners of the day terrify it. That night let gloom seize upon it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months. read more.
Behold, let that night be barren; let no joyful sound come therein; Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to rouse Leviathan; Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it wait for light, and have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the dawn:

Darkness » The wicked » Perpetrate their designs in

Job 24:16

In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:

Darkness » Illustrative of » Abstruse and deep subjects

Job 28:3

Man putteth an end to the darkness, and exploreth to the utmost limit, the stones of darkness and of the shadow of death.

Darkness » God creates

Darkness » Called the swaddling band of the sea

Job 38:9

When I made the cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it;

Day » A time of judgment called a day of » Darkness

Joel 2:2

a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and gross darkness, as the dawn spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after them, to the years of generations and generations.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of ruin and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and gross darkness,

intercession » Answered » Instances of » Of moses, in behalf of pharaoh » Plague » Darkness

Exodus 10:21-23

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward the heavens, that there may be darkness in the land of Egypt so that one may feel darkness. And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days: they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place, for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Miracles » To witness to Christ as messiah spurious » Darkness

Exodus 10:22

And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days:

Plague » Darkness

Exodus 10:21-23

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward the heavens, that there may be darkness in the land of Egypt so that one may feel darkness. And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days: they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place, for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Darkness

Spiritual » Crowns » Darkness

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Topics on Darkness

Coming Out Of Darkness

23;9;2

the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone.

Darkness At The End

40;24;29

But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

Darkness During Daytime

24;4;28

For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back therefrom.

Darkness Of Evil

42;22;53

When I was day by day with you in the temple ye did not stretch out your hands against me; but this is your hour and the power of darkness.

Darkness Of Night

18;9;7

Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, and he sealeth up the stars;

Darkness, As A Symbol Of Sin

45;1;21

Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened:

Darkness, And God's Judgment

40;25;30

And cast out the useless bondman into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

Darkness, Deliverance From

23;9;2

the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone.

darkness, natural

2;20;18-21

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off,

From Darkness To Light

23;9;2

the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone.

Light And Darkness

23;45;7

forming the light and creating darkness, making peace and creating evil: I, Jehovah, do all these things.

Outer Darkness

9;2;9

He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Overtaken By Darkness

1;15;12

And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.

Supernatural Darkness

40;27;45

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour;

The Outer Darkness

9;2;9

He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Walking In Darkness

20;4;19

The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.