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1 John 1:5

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them who are sanctified by faith that is in me.

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Darkness At The End

Matthew 24:29

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Darkness During Daytime

Jeremiah 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 relent, neither will I turn back from it.

darkness, natural

Exodus 20:18-21

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they moved, and stood far off.

Outer Darkness

1 Samuel 2:9

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Overtaken By Darkness

Genesis 15:12

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Supernatural Darkness

Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

The Outer Darkness

1 Samuel 2:9

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

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Psalm 139:12

Yea, the darkness hides not from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you.

Ephesians 5:13

But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever does make manifest is light.

Luke 11:35

Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.

Matthew 6:23

But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Genesis 1:4

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Psalm 18:28

For you will light my lamp: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

1 John 1:6

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Isaiah 45:3

And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.

Isaiah 42:16

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: 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 the eye: therefore when your eye is sound, your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil, your body also is full of darkness.

Isaiah 29:15

Woe unto them that go the depths to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us? and who knows us?

Psalm 107:10

Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and in irons;

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Darkness » Spiritual

Matthew 6:23

But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Darkness » Works of

Job 24:14

The murderer rising with the light kills the poor 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, in the black and dark night:

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:7

Darkness » Illustrative of » Heavy afflictions

Isaiah 8:22

And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into darkness.

Job 23:17

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither has he covered the darkness from my face.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

All his days also he eats in darkness, and he has much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.

Isaiah 5:30

And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one looks unto the land, behold, darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in its heavens.

More verses: Isaiah 59:9

Darkness » Figurative of punishment

Jude 1:6

And the angels who kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto 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 pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

Exodus 20:21

And the people stood far off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

2 Samuel 22:10

He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.

1 Kings 8:12

Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Darkness » Physical

Genesis 1:18

And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

Job 3:6

As for that night, let darkness 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 where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is its place,

Psalm 104:20

You make darkness, and it is night: in which all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

More verses: Amos 4:13

Darkness » Figurative » See also the following scriptures

1 Kings 8:12

Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Exodus 19:16

And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceedingly loud; so that all the people that were in the camp trembled.

2 Samuel 22:10-12

He bowed the heavens also, 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 pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

2 Chronicles 6:1

Then said Solomon, The LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

More verses: Psalm 18:11 Hebrews 12:18

Darkness » Illustrative of » Ignorance and error

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them who are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Job 37:19

Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech because of darkness.

Isaiah 60:2

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you.

More verses: John 12:35

Darkness » Who is in darkness

Proverbs 2:11-15

Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you: To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks perverse things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; read more.
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and who are perverse in their paths:

Job 24:13-16

They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not its ways, nor abide in its paths. The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief. The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguises his face. read more.
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one fate happens to them all.

1 John 2:9-11

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

Darkness » Those that walk in darkness

1 John 2:11

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

John 11:9-10

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world. But if a man walks in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.

John 12:35-36

Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walks in darkness knows not where he goes. While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

Ephesians 4:17-18

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

1 John 1:5-6

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto 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 the truth:

Darkness » Supernatural

Exodus 10:22

And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:

Psalm 105:28

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

Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

Darkness » Figurative » power of darkness,

Revelation 16:10

And the fifth angel poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

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

Darkness » What came out of darkness

Genesis 1:2-3

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon 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

Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Darkness » Illustrative of » Secrecy

Matthew 10:27

What I tell you in darkness, that speak in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach upon the housetops.

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the descendants of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

Darkness » Miraculous » On mount sinai

Exodus 19:16

And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceedingly loud; so that all the people that were in the camp trembled.

Hebrews 12:18

For you are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Thick

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great and strong people; there has not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, through the years of many generations.

Deuteronomy 5:22

These words the LORD spoke unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.

Darkness » Illustrative of » The grave

1 Samuel 2:9

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Job 10:21-22

Before I go where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

Darkness » Over the face of the earth

Job 38:9

When I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,

Jeremiah 4:23

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Darkness » Created by God

Psalm 104:20

You make darkness, and it is night: in which all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

Darkness » Caused by the setting of the sun

Genesis 15:17

And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

John 6:17

And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

Darkness » Effects of » Causes us to go astray

1 John 2:11

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

John 12:35

Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walks in darkness knows not 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 the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:

Darkness » Figurative » outer darkness,

Darkness » Who is not in darkness

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5

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

Darkness » The wicked » The children of

Darkness » Miraculous » At mount sinai

Exodus 20:21

And the people stood far off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Hebrews 12:18

For you are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Darkness » What happens in the night

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that are drunk are drunk in the night.

Darkness » Miraculous » At the crucifixion

Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

Mark 15:33

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

Darkness » Miraculous » Over the land of egypt

Exodus 10:21-22

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:

Darkness » Casting off the works of darkness

Romans 13:11-12

And this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Darkness » Cannot hide us from God

Psalm 139:11-12

If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hides not from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you.

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Gross

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to the LORD your God, before he causes darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turns it into the shadow of death, and makes it gross darkness.

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Great

Genesis 15:12

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Darkness » Miraculous » Before the destruction of jerusalem

Matthew 24:29

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Darkness » Miraculous » At the death of Christ

Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

Darkness » When your body is full of darkness

Luke 11:34-35

The lamp of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is sound, your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil, your body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.

Darkness » What is as darkness

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » That may be felt

Exodus 10:21

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

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 noonday as in the twilight; we are in desolate places as dead men.

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 your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Darkness » The wicked » Live in

Psalm 107:10

Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and in irons;

Darkness » Inexplicable nature of

Job 38:19-20

Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is its place, That you should take it to its domain, and that you should know the paths to its home?

Darkness » The lord creating darkness

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

Isaiah 5:20

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that 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 the light from the darkness.

Darkness » Called night

Darkness » The wicked » Walk in

Darkness » There being no darkness in God

1 John 1:5

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Darkness » Exhibits God's power and greatness

Job 38:8-9

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,

Darkness » Often put for night

Psalm 91:6

Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.

Darkness » Illustrative of » Anything hateful

Job 3:4-9

Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. As for that night, let darkness 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.
Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come into it. Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to arouse leviathan. Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:

Darkness » The wicked » Perpetrate their designs in

Job 24:16

In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

Darkness » Illustrative of » Abstruse and deep subjects

Job 28:3

Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out all recesses for ore in darkness, and the shadow of death.

Darkness » God creates

Darkness » Called the swaddling band of the sea

Job 38:9

When I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,

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

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great and strong people; there has not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, through the years of many 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 gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

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

Exodus 10:21-23

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all 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 forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:

Plague » Darkness

Exodus 10:21-23

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all 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 your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!