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46 Bible Verses about Darkness

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Psalm 139:12

even the darkness doesn't hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.

Ephesians 5:13

But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals is light.

Matthew 6:23

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

Genesis 1:4

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

Psalm 18:28

For you will light my lamp, Yahweh. My God will light up my darkness.

Isaiah 45:3

I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, Yahweh, who call you by your name, even the God of Israel.

Isaiah 42:16

I will bring the blind by a way that they don't know. I will lead them in paths that they don't know. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. I will do these things, and I will not forsake them.

Luke 11:34

The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness.

Isaiah 29:15

Woe to those who deeply hide their counsel from Yahweh, and whose works are in the dark, and who say, "Who sees us?" and "Who knows us?"

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Darkness » Spiritual

Matthew 6:23

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

Darkness » Works of

Job 24:14

The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.

Proverbs 7:8-9

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

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:7

Darkness » Illustrative of » Heavy afflictions

Isaiah 8:22

and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.

Job 23:17

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

All his days he also eats in darkness, he is frustrated, and has sickness and wrath.

Isaiah 5:30

They will roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land behold, darkness and distress. The light is darkened in its clouds.

More verses: Isaiah 59:9

Darkness » Figurative of punishment

Jude 1:6

Angels who didn't keep their first domain, but deserted their own dwelling place, he has kept in everlasting bonds under darkness 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 made darkness pavilions around himself: gathering of waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

Exodus 20:21

The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

2 Samuel 22:10

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

1 Kings 8:12

Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has 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. God saw that it was good.

Job 3:6

As for that night, let thick darkness seize on it. Let it not rejoice among the days of the year. Let it not come into the number of the months.

Job 38:19

"What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its place,

Psalm 104:20

You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the animals of the forest prowl.

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 thick darkness.

Exodus 19:16

It happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.

2 Samuel 22:10-12

He bowed the heavens also, and came down. Thick darkness was under his feet. He rode on a cherub, and flew. Yes, he was seen on the wings of the wind. He made darkness pavilions around himself: gathering of waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

2 Chronicles 6:1

Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has 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 tell him, for we can't make our case by reason of darkness.

Isaiah 60:2

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

More verses: John 12:35

Darkness » Who is in darkness

Proverbs 2:11-15

Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things; who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; read more.
who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil; who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths:

Job 24:13-16

"These are of those who rebel against the light. They don't know its ways, nor stay in its paths. The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief. The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye shall see me.' He disguises his face. read more.
In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don't know the light.

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness -- and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.

1 John 2:9-11

He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in the darkness even until now. He who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no occasion for stumbling in him. But he who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and doesn't know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Darkness » Those that walk in darkness

1 John 2:11

But he who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and doesn't know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 11:9-10

Jesus answered, "Aren't there twelve hours of daylight? If a man walks in the day, he doesn't stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if a man walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light isn't in him."

John 12:35-36

Jesus therefore said to them, "Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness doesn't overtake you. He who walks in the darkness doesn't know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light." Jesus said these things, and he departed and hid himself from them.

Ephesians 4:17-18

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts;

1 John 1:5-6

This is the message which we have heard from him and announce 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 the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth.

Darkness » Supernatural

Exodus 10:22

Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.

Psalm 105:28

He sent darkness, and made it dark. They didn't rebel against his words.

Darkness » Figurative » power 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. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. 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 forsake 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 place of the land of darkness. I didn't say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek me in vain.' I, Yahweh, speak righteousness. I declare things that are right.

Darkness » Miraculous » On mount sinai

Exodus 19:16

It happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Hebrews 12:18

For you have not come to a mountain that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and to blackness, darkness, storm,

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Thick

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn spreading on the mountains, a great and strong people; there has never been the like, neither will there be any more after them, even to the years of many generations.

Deuteronomy 5:22

These words Yahweh spoke to all your assembly on the mountain out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. He wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave them to me.

Darkness » Illustrative of » The grave

1 Samuel 2:9

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.

Job 10:21-22

before I go where I shall not return from, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death; the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.'"

Darkness » Over the face of the earth

Job 38:9

when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,

Jeremiah 4:23

I saw the earth, and, behold, it was waste 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 animals of the forest prowl.

Darkness » Caused by the setting of the sun

Genesis 15:17

It came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.

John 6:17

and they entered into the boat, and were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

Darkness » Effects of » Causes us to go astray

1 John 2:11

But he who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and doesn't know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 12:35

Jesus therefore said to them, "Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness doesn't overtake you. He who walks in the darkness doesn't know where he is going.

Darkness » Miraculous » In egypt

Psalm 105:28

He sent darkness, and made it dark. They didn't rebel against his words.

Exodus 10:21-22

Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt." Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, 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, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief. You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don't belong to the night, nor to darkness,

Darkness » The wicked » The children of

Darkness » Miraculous » At mount sinai

Exodus 20:21

The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Hebrews 12:18

For you have not come to a mountain that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and to blackness, darkness, storm,

Darkness » What happens in the night

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.

Darkness » Miraculous » At the crucifixion

Mark 15:33

When the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

Darkness » Miraculous » Over the land of egypt

Exodus 10:21-22

Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt." Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, 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

Do this, knowing the time, that it is already time for you to awaken out of sleep, for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed. The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let's therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let's put on the armor of light.

Darkness » Cannot hide us from God

Psalm 139:11-12

If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me; the light around me will be night;" even the darkness doesn't hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » Gross

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to Yahweh your God, before he causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on 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

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on 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 the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn't darkness.

Darkness » What is as darkness

Darkness » Degrees of, mentioned » That may be felt

Exodus 10:21

Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, 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; yes, we grope as those who have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among those who are lusty we are as dead men.

Darkness » Effects of » Cannot » See » Objects

Exodus 10:23

They didn't see one another, neither did anyone rise 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 is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Darkness » The wicked » Live in

Darkness » Inexplicable nature of

Job 38:19-20

"What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its place, that you should take it to its bound, that you should discern 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 to those 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

God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from 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 up the sea with doors, when it broke forth from the womb, when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,

Darkness » Often put for night

Psalm 91:6

nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday.

Darkness » Illustrative of » Anything hateful

Job 3:4-9

Let that day be darkness. Don't let God from above seek for it, neither let the light shine on it. Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all that makes black the day terrify it. As for that night, let thick darkness seize on 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 voice come therein. Let them curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up leviathan. Let the stars of its twilight be dark. Let it look for light, but have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the morning,

Darkness » The wicked » Perpetrate their designs in

Job 24:16

In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don't know the light.

Darkness » Illustrative of » Abstruse and deep subjects

Job 28:3

Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out, to the furthest bound, the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.

Darkness » God creates

Darkness » Called the swaddling band of the sea

Job 38:9

when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,

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

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn spreading on the mountains, a great and strong people; there has never been the like, neither will there be any more after them, even to the years of many generations.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day is a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,

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

Exodus 10:21-23

Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt." Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They didn't see one another, neither did anyone rise 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

Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.

Plague » Darkness

Exodus 10:21-23

Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt." Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They didn't see one another, neither did anyone rise 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 is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Topics on Darkness

Coming Out Of Darkness

23;9;2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.

Darkness At The End

40;24;29

But immediately after the oppression of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;

Darkness During Daytime

24;4;28

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

Darkness Of Evil

42;22;53

When I was with you in the temple daily, you didn't stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."

Darkness Of Night

18;9;7

He commands the sun, and it doesn't rise, and seals up the stars.

Darkness, As A Symbol Of Sin

45;1;21

Because, knowing God, they didn't glorify him as God, neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.

Darkness, And God's Judgment

40;25;30

Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where 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. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.

darkness, natural

2;20;18-21

All the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled, and stayed at a distance.

From Darkness To Light

23;9;2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.

Light And Darkness

23;45;7

I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create calamity. I am Yahweh, who does all these things.

Outer Darkness

9;2;9

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.

Overtaken By Darkness

1;15;12

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.

Supernatural Darkness

40;27;45

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

The Outer Darkness

9;2;9

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.

Walking In Darkness

20;4;19

The way of the wicked is like darkness. They don't know what they stumble over.