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46 Bible Verses about Darkness

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Psalm 139:12

even [the] darkness is not too dark for you, and [the] night shines as the day-- the darkness [and] the light are alike [for you].

Luke 11:35

Therefore pay careful attention [that] the light in you is not darkness!

Genesis 1:4

And God saw the light, that [it was] good, and God caused [there to be] a separation between the light and between the darkness.

Psalm 18:28

For you light my lamp; Yahweh, my God, lights up my darkness.

Isaiah 45:3

And I will give you [the] treasures of darkness and treasures of secret places so that you may know that I [am] Yahweh, the one who calls [you] by your name, the God of Israel,

Isaiah 42:16

And I will lead the blind by a road they do not know; I will cause [them] to tread on paths they have not known. I will make darkness {in their presence} into light and rough places into level ground. These [are] the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.

Luke 11:34

Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is sincere, your whole body is full of light also. But when it is evil, your body [is] dark also.

Isaiah 29:15

Ah! Those who make a plan deep, to hide [it] from Yahweh, and their deeds are in a dark place. And they say, "Who sees us? And who knows us?"

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Darkness » Spiritual

Darkness » Works of

Job 24:14

{At dusk} the murderer rises; he kills [the] needy and [the] poor, and in the night he is like a thief.

Proverbs 7:8-9

passing on the street {at} her corner, and he takes the road [to] her house, at twilight, at [the] day's evening, in [the] midst of night and the darkness.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:7

Darkness » Illustrative of » Heavy afflictions

Isaiah 8:22

or look to [the] earth. But look! Distress and darkness, [the] gloom of affliction! And [it will be] thrust [into] darkness!

Job 23:17

Indeed, I have not been silenced {because of darkness}, and because of me he conceals thick darkness.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

Also, he eats in darkness all his days; he is frustrated [in] much sickness and resentment.

Isaiah 5:30

And he will roar over him on that day like [the] roaring of [the] sea, and [if] one looks to the land, look! Darkness! Distress! And [the] light grows dark with its clouds.

More verses: Isaiah 59:9

Darkness » Figurative of punishment

Jude 1:6

And [the] angels who did not keep to their own domain but deserted their proper dwelling place, he has kept in eternal bonds under deep gloom for the judgment of the great day,

More verses: Job 18:5

Darkness » Illustrative of » Greatness and unsearchableness of God

2 Samuel 22:12

He put darkness [as] a canopy all around him, a collection of {thick rain clouds}.

Exodus 20:21

And the people stood at a distance, and Moses approached the very thick cloud where God was.

2 Samuel 22:10

He bowed the heavens and came down; a very thick cloud [was] under his feet.

1 Kings 8:12

Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has said that [he] would dwell in the very thick cloud.

Darkness » Physical

Genesis 1:18

and to rule over the day and over the night, and to {separate light from darkness}. And God saw that [it was] good.

Job 3:6

Let darkness seize that night; let it not rejoice among [the] days of [the] year; let it not enter among [the] number of [the] months.

Job 38:19

"Where then [is] the way [where] [the] light dwells? And where then [is] its place,

Psalm 104:20

You make darkness, and it is night, when all [the] animals of the forest creep about.

More verses: Amos 4:13

Darkness » Figurative » See also the following scriptures

1 Kings 8:12

Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has said that [he] would dwell in the very thick cloud.

Exodus 19:16

{And} on the third day, when it was morning, there was thunder and lightning, and a heavy cloud over the mountain and a very loud ram's horn sound, and all the people who [were] in the camp trembled.

2 Samuel 22:10-12

He bowed the heavens and came down; a very thick cloud [was] under his feet. He rode upon a cherub and flew; he was seen on the wings of the wind. He put darkness [as] a canopy all around him, a collection of {thick rain clouds}.

2 Chronicles 6:1

Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has decided to dwell in the deep gloom.

More verses: Psalm 18:11 Hebrews 12:18

Darkness » Illustrative of » Ignorance and error

Job 37:19

"Teach us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of [the] presence of darkness.

Isaiah 60:2

For look! darkness shall cover [the] earth, and thick darkness [the] peoples, but Yahweh will rise on you, and his glory will appear over you.

More verses: John 12:35

Darkness » Who is in darkness

Proverbs 2:11-15

Discretion will watch over you; understanding will protect you, [in order] to deliver you from the way of evil, from a man who speaks devious things-- those who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in ways of darkness, read more.
those who are happy to do evil, [for] they delight in [the] deviousness of evil, {who are crooked in their ways}, and devious in their paths;

Job 24:13-16

"Those are among [the ones] rebelling [against the] light; they do not recognize his ways, and they do not stay in his paths. {At dusk} the murderer rises; he kills [the] needy and [the] poor, and in the night he is like a thief. And [the] eye of [the] adulterer waits for dusk, saying, {'No eye will see me,'} and he places a covering [on his] face. read more.
He digs through houses in the darkness; by day they shut themselves in-- they do not know [the] light

Ecclesiastes 2:14

{The wise man can see where he is walking}, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also realized that both of them suffer the same fate.

1 John 2:9-11

The one who says [he] is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness until now. The one who loves his brother resides in the light, and [there] is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Darkness » Those that walk in darkness

1 John 2:11

But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 11:9-10

Jesus replied, Are [there] not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks around in the daylight, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks around in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.

John 12:35-36

So Jesus said to them, "Yet a little time the light is with you! Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness does not overtake you! And the one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light." Jesus said these [things], and [then] he went away [and] was hidden from them.

Ephesians 4:17-18

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind, being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance [that] is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,

1 John 1:5-6

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

Darkness » Supernatural

Exodus 10:22

And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens, and there was darkness of night in all the land of Egypt [for] three days.

Psalm 105:28

He sent darkness and made [it] dark, and they did not rebel against his words.

Darkness » Figurative » power of darkness,

Revelation 16:10

And the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened, and they began chewing their tongues because of the pain.

Luke 22:53

Every day [when] I was with you in the temple [courts], you did not stretch out [your] hands against me! But this is your hour and the domain of darkness!"

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

Darkness » What came out of darkness

Genesis 1:2-3

Now the earth was formless and empty, and darkness [was] over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [was] hovering over the surface 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

those who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in ways of darkness,

Darkness » Illustrative of » Secrecy

Isaiah 45:19

I have spoken not in secrecy, in a place, a land, of darkness, I have not said to the descendants of Jacob, 'Seek me {in vain}!' I, Yahweh, [am] speaking righteousness, declaring uprightness.

Darkness » Miraculous » On mount sinai

Exodus 19:16

{And} on the third day, when it was morning, there was thunder and lightning, and a heavy cloud over the mountain and a very loud ram's horn sound, and all the people who [were] in the camp trembled.

Hebrews 12:18

For you have not come to something that can be touched, and to a burning fire, and to darkness, and to gloom, and to a whirlwind,

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Thick

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and gloom, a day of cloud and thick darkness, like the dawn spreads on the mountains, a great and strong army! There has been nothing like it from old, and after it nothing will be again {for generations to come}.

Deuteronomy 5:22

"These words Yahweh spoke to your whole assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire and the very thick cloud [with] a loud voice, and {he did not add anything}, and [then] he wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

Darkness » Illustrative of » The grave

1 Samuel 2:9

He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might.

Job 10:21-22

Before I go--and I will not return-- to [the] land of darkness and deep shadow, to [the] land of darkness, like [the] darkness of a deep shadow and {chaos}, so that it shines forth like darkness.'"

Darkness » Over the face of the earth

Job 38:9

at my making [the] clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band,

Jeremiah 4:23

I looked at the earth, and behold, it was wasteland and emptiness, and to the heavens, and [they were] without their light.

Darkness » Created by God

Psalm 104:20

You make darkness, and it is night, when all [the] animals of the forest creep about.

Darkness » Caused by the setting of the sun

Genesis 15:17

And after the sun had gone down and it [was] dusk, behold, a smoking firepot and a flaming torch passed between those half pieces.

John 6:17

And getting into a boat, they began to go to the other side of the sea, to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

Darkness » Effects of » Causes us to go astray

1 John 2:11

But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 12:35

So Jesus said to them, "Yet a little time the light is with you! Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness does not overtake you! And the one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.

Darkness » Miraculous » In egypt

Psalm 105:28

He sent darkness and made [it] dark, and they did not rebel against his words.

Exodus 10:21-22

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the heavens so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt and so that [a person can] feel darkness." And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens, and there was darkness of night in all the land of Egypt [for] three days.

Darkness » Figurative » outer darkness,

Darkness » Who is not in darkness

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5

But you, brothers, are not in the darkness, so that the day should catch you like a thief, for you are all sons of light and sons of 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 at a distance, and Moses approached the very thick cloud where God was.

Hebrews 12:18

For you have not come to something that can be touched, and to a burning fire, and to darkness, and to gloom, and to a whirlwind,

Darkness » What happens in the night

Darkness » Miraculous » At the crucifixion

Darkness » Miraculous » Over the land of egypt

Exodus 10:21-22

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the heavens so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt and so that [a person can] feel darkness." And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens, and there was darkness of night in all the land of Egypt [for] three days.

Darkness » Casting off the works of darkness

Romans 13:11-12

And [do] this [because you] know the time, that [it is] already the hour for you to wake up from sleep. For our salvation [is] nearer now than when we believed. The night is far gone, and the day has drawn near. Therefore let us throw off the deeds of darkness and put on the weapons of light.

Darkness » Cannot hide us from God

Psalm 139:11-12

And if I should say, "Surely darkness will cover me, and [the] light around me [will be as] night," even [the] darkness is not too dark for you, and [the] night shines as the day-- the darkness [and] the light are alike [for you].

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Gross

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to Yahweh your God {before} he brings darkness, and {before} your feet stumble on the mountains at twilight. And you will hope for light, but he makes it as gloom, he makes [it] as thick darkness.

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Great

Genesis 15:12

And it happened, as the sun {went down}, then a deep sleep fell upon Abram and, behold, a great terrifying 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

Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is sincere, your whole body is full of light also. But when it is evil, your body [is] dark also. Therefore pay careful attention [that] the light in you is not darkness!

Darkness » What is as darkness

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » That may be felt

Exodus 10:21

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the heavens so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt and so that [a person can] feel darkness."

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Outer or extreme

Darkness » Effects of » Causes us to stumble

Isaiah 59:10

We grope like the blind [along] a wall, and we grope {as without} eyes. We stumble at noon as [in] the twilight; among the strong [we are] like the dead.

Darkness » Effects of » Cannot » See » Objects

Exodus 10:23

No one could see his brother, and {because of it no one could move from where they were} [for] three days, but there was light for the {Israelites} in their dwellings.

Darkness » The wicked » Being Full of

Darkness » The wicked » Live in

Darkness » Inexplicable nature of

Job 38:19-20

"Where then [is] the way [where] [the] light dwells? And where then [is] its place, that you may take it to its territory, and that you might discern the paths to its home?

Darkness » The lord creating darkness

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

Isaiah 5:20

Ah! Those who call evil good and good evil, those who put darkness for light and light for darkness, those 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 caused [there to be] a separation between the light and between 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

"Or [who] shut [the] sea in with doors at its bursting, [when] it went out of [the] womb, at my making [the] clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band,

Darkness » Often put for night

Psalm 91:6

[or the] plague [that] spreads in the darkness, [or the] destruction [that] devastates at noon.

Darkness » Illustrative of » Anything hateful

Job 3:4-9

Let that day become darkness; may God not seek it from above, nor may daylight shine on it. Let darkness and deep shadow claim it; let clouds settle on it; let them terrify it [with the] blackness of day. Let darkness seize that night; let it not rejoice among [the] days of [the] year; let it not enter among [the] number of [the] months. read more.
Look, let that night become barren; let a joyful song not enter it. Let those who curse the day curse it, those who are skilled at rousing Leviathan. Let the stars of its dawn be dark; let it hope for light but there be none, and let it not see [the] eyelids of dawn

Darkness » The wicked » Perpetrate their designs in

Job 24:16

He digs through houses in the darkness; by day they shut themselves in-- they do not know [the] light

Darkness » Illustrative of » Abstruse and deep subjects

Job 28:3

He puts an end to darkness, and he searches out the farthest limits [for the] ore [in] gloom and deep shadow.

Darkness » God creates

Darkness » Called the swaddling band of the sea

Job 38:9

at my making [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 gloom, a day of cloud and thick darkness, like the dawn spreads on the mountains, a great and strong army! There has been nothing like it from old, and after it nothing will be again {for generations to come}.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day [will be] a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of disaster and ruination, a day of darkness and deep gloom, a day of clouds and thick clouds,

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

Exodus 10:21-23

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the heavens so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt and so that [a person can] feel darkness." And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens, and there was darkness of night in all the land of Egypt [for] three days. No one could see his brother, and {because of it no one could move from where they were} [for] three days, but there was light for the {Israelites} 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 darkness of night in all the land of Egypt [for] three days.

Plague » Darkness

Exodus 10:21-23

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the heavens so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt and so that [a person can] feel darkness." And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens, and there was darkness of night in all the land of Egypt [for] three days. No one could see his brother, and {because of it no one could move from where they were} [for] three days, but there was light for the {Israelites} in their dwellings.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Darkness

Spiritual » Crowns » Darkness

Topics on Darkness

Coming Out Of Darkness

23;9;2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; light has shined on those who lived in a land of darkness.

Darkness At The End

40;24;29

"And immediately after the tribulation of those days, 'the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.'

Darkness During Daytime

24;4;28

Because of this the earth will mourn, and the heavens above will become dark. Because I have spoken, I have planned, and I have not relented, and I will not turn back from it."

Darkness Of Evil

42;22;53

Every day [when] I was with you in the temple [courts], you did not stretch out [your] hands against me! But this is your hour and the domain of darkness!"

Darkness Of Night

18;9;7

[He is the one] who commands the sun, and it does not rise, {and he seals up the stars}.

Darkness, As A Symbol Of Sin

45;1;21

For [although they] knew God, they did not honor [him] as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

Darkness, And God's Judgment

40;25;30

And throw the worthless slave into the outer darkness--in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!'

Darkness, Deliverance From

23;9;2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; light has shined on those who lived in a land of darkness.

darkness, natural

2;20;18-21

And all the people [were] seeing the thunder and the lightning and the sound of the ram's horn and the mountain smoking, and the people saw, and they trembled, and they stood at a distance.

From Darkness To Light

23;9;2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; light has shined on those who lived in a land of darkness.

Light And Darkness

23;45;7

form light and create darkness; make peace and create evil; I [am] Yahweh; do all these [things].

Outer Darkness

9;2;9

He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might.

Overtaken By Darkness

1;15;12

And it happened, as the sun {went down}, then a deep sleep fell upon Abram and, behold, a great terrifying darkness fell upon him.

Supernatural Darkness

40;27;45

Now from the sixth hour, darkness came over all the land until the ninth hour.

The Outer Darkness

9;2;9

He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might.

Walking In Darkness

20;4;19

The way of the wicked ones [is] like deep darkness; they do not know what they stumble over.