As the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell on Abram, and suddenly great terror and darkness descended on him.
Now, look! The Lord’s hand is against you. You are going to be blind, and will not see the sun for a time.” Suddenly a mist and darkness fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Therefore justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not reach us.
We hope for light, but there is darkness;
for brightness, but we live in the night.
But when I hoped for good, evil came;
when I looked for light, darkness came.
Yet I am not destroyed by the darkness,
by the thick darkness that covers my face.
But He will completely destroy Nineveh
with an overwhelming flood,
and He will chase His enemies into darkness.
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. What you hear in a whisper, proclaim on the housetops.
Jesus answered, “The light will be with you only a little longer. Walk while you have the light so that darkness doesn’t overtake you. The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going.
For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.
They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their hearts.
Others sat in darkness and gloom—
prisoners in cruel chains—
For he comes in futility and he goes in darkness, and his name is shrouded in darkness.
Indeed, if a man lives many years,
let him rejoice in them all,
and let him remember the days of darkness, since they will be many.
All that comes is futile.
On that day they will roar over it,
like the roaring of the sea.
When one looks at the land,
there will be darkness and distress;
light will be obscured by clouds.
For look, darkness covers the earth,
and total darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will shine over you,
and His glory will appear over you.
Therefore, it will be night for you—
it will grow dark for you—
The sun will set on these prophets,
and the daylight will turn black over them.
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.
They grope around in darkness without light;
He makes them stagger like drunken men.
My heart races, my strength leaves me,
and even the light of my eyes has faded.
before the sun and the light are darkened,
and the moon and the stars,
and the clouds return after the rain;
or darkness, so you cannot see,
and a flood of water covers you.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me,
and the light around me will be night”—
You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me;
darkness is my only friend.
in order to open blind eyes,
to bring out prisoners from the dungeon,
and those sitting in darkness from the prison house.