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58 Bible Verses about Light

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Luke 16:8

And the master praised the dishonest manager, because he had acted shrewdly. For the sons of this age are shrewder than the sons of light with regard to their own generation.

Psalm 33:6-9

By the word of Yahweh [the] heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. [He] gathered the waters of the sea like a heap. [He] put [the] deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear Yahweh. Let all [the] inhabitants of [the] world stand in awe of him.read more.
For {he himself spoke} and it came to pass. {He himself commanded} and it stood firm.

John 11:9

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.

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.

Ecclesiastes 11:7

The light is sweet, and it [is] pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Against such things [there] is no law.

Job 12:22

"He uncovers mysteries out of darkness, and he brings deep shadow to the light.

Job 11:6

and [that] he would tell you [the] secrets of wisdom, for {insight has many sides}. And know that God {on your behalf} has forgotten {some of} your guilt.

Habakkuk 3:4

And his brightness was like [the] light; flashing rays [came] from his hand for him; And there [is] the covering of his strength.

Micah 7:8

You should not rejoice over me, O my enemy! When I fall I will stand up; when I sit in darkness Yahweh [will be] a light for me.

John 12:46

I have come [as] a light into the world, in order that everyone who believes in me will not remain in the darkness.

Isaiah 8:20

for teaching and for testimony?" {surely they [who] speak like this have no dawn}.

Isaiah 52:1-2

Awake! Awake; put on your strength, Zion! Put on the garments of your beauty, Jerusalem, {holy city}! For [the] uncircumcised and [the] unclean shall not {continue to} enter you any longer. Shake yourself free from [the] dust! Rise up; sit, Jerusalem! Free yourselves [from] the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion!

John 1:8

That one was not the light, but [came] in order that he could testify about the light.

John 1:20

And he confessed--and he did not deny, and confessed--"I am not the Christ!"

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall no longer be your light by day, and for bright light the moon shall not give you light, but Yahweh will be your everlasting light, and your God your glory.

2 Samuel 23:4

Like the light of [the] morning when the sun rises, shining with no clouds, [bringing] vegetation from the earth apart from rain.'

Romans 2:19

and are confident [that] you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of those in darkness,

John 1:4-9

In him was life, and the life was the light of humanity. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. A man came, sent from God, {whose name was} John.read more.
This one came for a witness, in order that he could testify about the light, so that all would believe through him. That one was not the light, but [came] in order that he could testify about the light. The true light, who gives light to every person, was coming into the world.

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Isaiah 62:1

For the sake of Zion I will not be silent, and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not maintain a quiet attitude, until her righteousness goes out like the bright light, and her salvation burns like a torch.

Judges 5:31

So may all your enemies perish, O Yahweh, but those who love him are like the rising sun at its brightest." And the land had rest for forty years.

God » Is declared to be » Light

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall no longer be your light by day, and for bright light the moon shall not give you light, but Yahweh will be your everlasting light, and your God your glory.

Jesus Christ » Names of » Light

Light » Who is a light

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.

Philippians 2:14-15

Do all [things] without grumbling and disputing, in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world,

Matthew 5:1-16

Now [when he] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain and [after he] sat down, his disciples approached him. And opening his mouth he began to teach them, saying, "Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven. read more.
Blessed [are] the ones who mourn, because they will be comforted. Blessed [are] the meek, because they will inherit the earth. Blessed [are] the ones who hunger and thirst [for] righteousness, because they will be satisfied. Blessed [are] the merciful, because they will be shown mercy. Blessed [are] the pure in heart, because they will see God. Blessed [are] the peacemakers, because they will be called sons of God. Blessed [are] those who are persecuted because of righteousness, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute [you] and say all kinds of evil things against you, lying on account of me. Rejoice and be glad, because your reward [is] great in heaven, for in the [same] way they persecuted the prophets before you. "You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, by what will it be made salty? It is good for nothing any longer except to be thrown outside [and] trampled under foot by people. You are the light of the world. A city located on top of a hill cannot be hidden, nor do they light a lamp and place it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it shines on all those in the house. In the [same] way let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Ephesians 5:1-8

Therefore become imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, just as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a fragrant smell. But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or greediness, must not even be named among you (as is fitting for saints), read more.
and obscenity, and foolish talk, or coarse jesting (which [are] not proper), but rather thanksgiving. For this you know {for certain}, that every sexually immoral [person], or unclean [person], or greedy [person] (who is an idolater), does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these [things] the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be sharers with them, for you were formerly darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Live like children of light

1 Thessalonians 5:1-5

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need [of anything] to be written to you, for [you] yourselves well know that the day of the Lord is coming in the [same] way as a thief in the night. Whenever they say "Peace and security," then sudden destruction will overtake them like the birth pains of {a pregnant woman}, and they will not possibly escape. read more.
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.

Light » The lord lighting darkness

Proverbs 29:13

The poor and a man of oppression have [this] in common: Yahweh gives {light to the eyes of them both}.

Light » Divided into » Extraordinary or miraculous

Acts 12:7

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood near [him], and a light shone in the prison cell. And striking Peter's side, he woke him up, saying, "Get up {quickly}!" And his chains fell off of [his] hands.

Exodus 14:20

[so that] it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. And {it was a dark cloud}, but it gave light [to] the night, [so that] {neither approached the other} all night.

Acts 9:3

Now as [he] proceeded, it happened that [when] he approached Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Light » The lord being the creator of light

Genesis 1:1-5

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth-- 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. read more.
And God saw the light, that [it was] good, and God caused [there to be] a separation between the light and between the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, [the] first day.

Light » Illustrative of » Christ the source of all wisdom

John 12:46

I have come [as] a light into the world, in order that everyone who believes in me will not remain in the darkness.

Light » Illustrative of » The word of God

Light » Illustrative of » Saints

Luke 16:8

And the master praised the dishonest manager, because he had acted shrewdly. For the sons of this age are shrewder than the sons of light with regard to their own generation.

Light » What is light

Light » Those that walk in the light

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.

Light » Who the lord gives light to

Revelation 22:3-5

And there will not be any curse [any] longer, and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his slaves will serve him, and they will see his face, and his name [will be] on their foreheads. And night will not exist [any] longer, and they will not have need of the light of a lamp and the light of the sun, because the Lord God will give light to them, and they will reign {forever and ever}.

Light » Sun, moon, and stars appointed to communicate to the earth

Genesis 1:14-17

And God said, "Let there be lights in the vaulted dome of heaven {to separate day from night}, and let them be as signs and for appointed times, and for days and years, and they shall be as lights in the vaulted dome of heaven to give light on the earth." And it [was] so. And God made two lights, the greater light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night, and the stars. read more.
And God placed them in the vaulted dome of heaven to give light on the earth

Jeremiah 31:35

Thus says Yahweh, who gives [the] sun for light by day, the regulations of [the] moon and [the] stars for light [by] night, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar--Yahweh of hosts [is] his name.

Light » Illustrative of » Gospel

Light » Illustrative of » Wise rulers

2 Samuel 21:17

But Abishai the son of Zeruiah helped him, and he attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, "You shall not go out with us any longer to the battle, so that you do not quench the lamp of Israel."

2 Samuel 23:4

Like the light of [the] morning when the sun rises, shining with no clouds, [bringing] vegetation from the earth apart from rain.'

Light » Illustrative of » Future glory of saints

Psalm 97:11

Light [is] sown for the righteous, and joy for [the] upright in heart.

Light » Communicated to the body through the eye

Proverbs 15:30

From the light of the eyes, the heart will rejoice, and good news will enliven the bones.

Light » Illustrative of » Glory of God

1 Timothy 6:16

the [one who] alone possesses immortality, who lives [in] unapproachable light, whom no human being has seen nor is able to see, to whom [be] honor and eternal power. Amen.

Psalm 104:2

[you] who cover [yourself] with light as [with] a garment, who stretch out [the] heavens like a tent curtain,

Light » Who shall see the light

Job 33:27-30

"He will sing to men, and he will say, 'I have sinned and have perverted [what is] right, and it was not paid back to me. He redeemed my life from going down into the pit, so {I will enjoy the light}.' Look, God does all these [things] twice, three times with a person read more.
to bring his life back from [the] pit {so that he may enjoy the light of life}.

Psalm 36:7-9

How precious [is] your loyal love, O God, and the children of humankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They are refreshed with the {fullness} of your house, and you give them drink [from] the river of your delights. For with you is [the] fountain of life; in your light we see light.

Light » Created

Genesis 1:3-5

And God said, "Let there be light!" And there was light. And God saw the light, that [it was] good, and God caused [there to be] a separation between the light and between the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, [the] first day.

Light » Divided into » Artificial

Acts 16:29

And demanding lights, he rushed in and, {beginning to tremble}, fell down at the feet of Paul and Silas.

Jeremiah 25:10

And I will exterminate from them the sound of jubilation, and the sound of joy, [the] voice of [the] bridegroom, and [the] voice of [the] bride, [the] sound of [the] millstones, and [the] light of [the] lamp.

Light » Illustrative of » Whatever makes manifest

Light » The lord showing light

Psalm 118:27

Yahweh is God, and he has given us light. Bind [the] festal sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.

Acts 26:23

that the Christ was to suffer [and] that [as] the first of the resurrection from the dead, he was going to proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles."

Light » Described as » Shining

2 Samuel 23:4

Like the light of [the] morning when the sun rises, shining with no clouds, [bringing] vegetation from the earth apart from rain.'

Job 41:18

"Its snorting flashes forth light, and its eyes [are] {red like dawn}.

Light » Created by God

Light » Illustrative of » Ministers

John 5:35

That one was the lamp [which was] burning and shining, and you wanted to rejoice for an hour in his light.

Light » The theory of, beyond man's comprehension

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?

Job 38:24

Where then [is] the way [where] [the] light is distributed, [where] he scatters [the] east wind upon [the] earth?

Light » Illustrative of » Guidance of God

Light » Divided into » Natural

Job 24:14

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

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.

Light » Illustrative of » Favor of God

Psalm 4:6

Many are saying, "Who will show us [something] good?" Lift up over us the light of your face, O Yahweh.

Isaiah 2:5

House of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of Yahweh.

Light » Illustrative of » Glory of Christ

Acts 9:3

Now as [he] proceeded, it happened that [when] he approached Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Acts 26:13

In the middle of the day along the road, O king, I saw a light from heaven, more than the brightness of the sun, shining around me and those who were traveling with me.

Light » Described as » Diffusive

Job 25:3

Is there a number to his troops? And upon whom does his light not rise?

Job 36:30

Look, he scatters his lightning around him, and he covers the roots of the sea.

Light » Who shall walk in the light

John 12:44-46

But Jesus cried out and said, "The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me, and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me. I have come [as] a light into the world, in order that everyone who believes in me will not remain in the darkness.

Light » What gives light

Psalm 119:126-130

[It is] time for Yahweh to act, [for] they have broken your law. Therefore I love your commands more than gold, even fine gold. Therefore all [your] precepts of everything I regard as right; I hate every false way. read more.
Your testimonies [are] miracles, therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light, giving understanding to [the] simple.

Light » Described as » Useful and precious

Ecclesiastes 2:13

I realized that wisdom has an advantage over folly, just as light has an advantage over darkness.

Light » Described as » Agreeable

Ecclesiastes 11:7

The light is sweet, and it [is] pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.

Light » Miraculous

Acts 9:3

Now as [he] proceeded, it happened that [when] he approached Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Light » The light of the eyes

Proverbs 15:30

From the light of the eyes, the heart will rejoice, and good news will enliven the bones.

Light » Illustrative of » The glory of the church

Isaiah 60:1-3

"Arise, shine! For your light has come, and the glory of Yahweh has risen on you. 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. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the bright light of your sunrise.

Light » Illustrative of » The path of the just

Light » The light of the righteous

Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous will rejoice, but the lamp of the wicked will die out.

Light » Who abides in the light

1 John 2:7-10

Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the message which you have heard. Again, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light already is shining. The one who says [he] is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness until now. read more.
The one who loves his brother resides in the light, and [there] is no cause for stumbling in him.

Light » The lamp of the wicked

Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous will rejoice, but the lamp of the wicked will die out.

Light » The light of the body

Luke 11:33-36

"No one [after] lighting a lamp puts [it] in a cellar or under a bushel basket, but on a lampstand, so that those who come in can see the light. 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! read more.
If therefore your whole body [is] full of light, not having any part dark, it will be completely full of light, as when the lamp with [its] light gives light to you."

Light » Illustrative of » Purity of Christ

Light » Described as » Manifesting objects

John 3:20-21

For everyone who practices evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed. But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, in order that his deeds may be revealed, that they are done in God.

Light » Described as » White and pure

Light » Illustrative of » Wisdom of God

Light » 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!

Light » Separated from 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.

Light » Illustrative of » The soul of man

Job 18:5-6

Furthermore, the light of [the] wicked is put out, and the flame of his fire will not shine. The light becomes dark in his tent, and his lamp above him is put out.

Light » Illustrative of » Purity of God

Light » God the only source of

Light » Described as » Bright

Job 37:21

So then, they do not look at the light [when it is] bright in the skies, when [the] wind has passed and has cleansed them.

Light » Who does not come to the light

Light » Who comes to the light

Light » Who hates the light

Privileges of saints » Having God for their » Light

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall no longer be your light by day, and for bright light the moon shall not give you light, but Yahweh will be your everlasting light, and your God your glory.

Micah 7:8

You should not rejoice over me, O my enemy! When I fall I will stand up; when I sit in darkness Yahweh [will be] a light for me.

Spiritual » Light » God a light

Psalm 118:27

Yahweh is God, and he has given us light. Bind [the] festal sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.

Revelation 22:5

And night will not exist [any] longer, and they will not have need of the light of a lamp and the light of the sun, because the Lord God will give light to them, and they will reign {forever and ever}.

Spiritual » Light » Reflected from believers

Isaiah 62:1

For the sake of Zion I will not be silent, and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not maintain a quiet attitude, until her righteousness goes out like the bright light, and her salvation burns like a torch.

Judges 5:31

So may all your enemies perish, O Yahweh, but those who love him are like the rising sun at its brightest." And the land had rest for forty years.

Spiritual » Light » General references to

Isaiah 58:10

if you offer your soul to the hungry, and you satisfy [the] appetite of [the] afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness, and your darkness [will be] like noon.

Universal » Blessing, possible » Light

Romans 2:15

who show the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts [one] after another accusing or even defending them

Topics on Light

Light As Chaff

Psalm 1:4

Not so the wicked. Instead, [they are] like the chaff that [the] wind scatters.

Light Of Lamps

Exodus 40:25

And he set up the lamps before Yahweh, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

Light, Natural

Genesis 1:3-5

And God said, "Let there be light!" And there was light.

Promised Light

Job 22:28

And you will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.

Seven Lights

Exodus 25:37

And you will make its seven lamps, and its lamps will be set up, and it will give light {in the space in front of it}.