'Dark' in the Bible
And the earth was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters.
And God, looking on the light, saw that it was good: and God made a division between the light and the dark,
Naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
To have rule over the day and the night, and for a division between the light and the dark: and God saw that it was good.
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep came on Abram, and a dark cloud of fear.
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.
Let me go through all your sheep today and remove every sheep that is speckled or spotted, every dark-colored sheep among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the female goats. Such will be my wages.
That day Laban removed the streaked and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats—every one that had any white on it—and every dark-colored one among the lambs, and he placed his sons in charge of them.
Jacob separated the lambs and made the flocks face the streaked and the completely dark sheep in Laban’s flocks. Then he set his own stock apart and didn’t put them with Laban’s sheep.
His eyes will be dark from wine, and his teeth white from milk.
They covered the surface of the entire land so that it was dark. They ate all the vegetation of the land and the fruit from the trees that the hail left. Nothing green was left on the trees or on the vegetation in all the land of Egypt.
And the Lord said to Moses, Let your hand be stretched out to heaven, and all the land of Egypt will be dark, so that men will be feeling their way about in the dark.
And when Moses' hand was stretched out, dark night came over all the land of Egypt for three days;
Keep it till the fourteenth day of the same month, when everyone who is of the children of Israel is to put it to death between sundown and dark.
It came between the Egyptian camp and the Israelite camp; it was a dark cloud and it lit up the night so that one camp did not come near the other the whole night.
And the people kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was.
And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague be somewhat dark, and the plague spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is but a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs therein, and if it be not lower than the skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:
But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:
And if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not in the skin, but it be somewhat dark; it is a rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is an inflammation of the burning.
And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be somewhat dark after the washing of it; then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:
He shall examine the mark, and if the mark on the walls of the house has greenish or reddish depressions and appears deeper than the surface,
With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
"When you approached and stood at the foot of the mountain a mountain that was blazing with fire at its core while the sky was covered with thick, dark clouds
"The LORD declared these commands in a loud voice to your entire assembly on the mountain from out of the fire and dark clouds, and nothing more was added. He inscribed them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.
And after hearing the voice which came out of the dark while the mountain was burning with fire, all the heads of your tribes and your chiefs came to me,
so that at noon you will grope as a blind man gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will only be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will help you.
Your very life will be hanging in doubt before you, and day and night will be dark with fears, and nothing in life will be certain:
And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.
Your fathers cried out for help to the Lord; he made the area between you and the Egyptians dark, and then drowned them in the sea. You witnessed with your very own eyes what I did in Egypt. You lived in the wilderness for a long time.
So she lay down at his feet until morning but got up while it was still dark. Then Boaz said, “Don’t let it be known that a woman came to the threshing floor.”
He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the evil-doers will come to their end in the dark night, for by strength no man will overcome.
But one man of your family will not be cut off by my hand, and his eyes will be made dark, and grief will be in his heart: and all the offspring of your family will come to their end by the sword of men.
So he sent and brought him. He had a dark, healthy complexion, with beautiful eyes, and he was handsome. The LORD said, "Get up and anoint him, for this is the one."
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he had contempt for him, because he was only a young man. David had a dark, healthy complexion and was handsome.
He parted the heavens and came down,a dark cloud beneath His feet.
And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
Before his shining light his dark clouds went past, raining ice and coals of fire.
For you are my light, O Lord; and the Lord will make the dark bright for me.
In a little while, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there was a downpour. So Ahab got in his chariot and went to Jezreel.
“I have built You a lofty house,A place for You to dwell forever.”
And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.
Let that day be dark; let God above not care about it; let no light shine over it.
Let the dark and the black night take it for themselves; let it be covered with a cloud; let the dark shades of day send fear on it.
That night--let the thick dark take it; let it not have joy among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.
Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
In the daytime it becomes dark for them, and in the sunlight they go feeling about as if it was night.
They are dark because of ice; snow is piled up over them.
Before I go to the place from which I will not come back, to the land where all is dark and black,
The land dark as midnight, The land of the shadow of death, without any order, And where the light is as midnight.
And your life will be brighter than day; though it is dark, it will become like the morning.
Uncovering deep things out of the dark, and making the deep shade bright;
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.
He has no hope of coming safe out of the dark, and his fate will be the sword;
He is greatly in fear of the dark day, trouble and pain overcome him:
He does not come out of the dark; his branches are burned by the flame, and the wind takes away his bud.
My face is red from my tears, and dark shadows encircle my eyelids,
Truly, those who make sport of me are round about me, and my eyes become dark because of their bitter laughing.
My eyes have become dark because of my pain, and all my body is wasted to a shade.
They have transformed night into day "The light,' they say, "is about to become dark.'
If I am waiting for the underworld as my house, if I have made my bed in the dark;
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
He is sent away from the light into the dark; he is forced out of the world.
My way is walled up by him so that I may not go by: he has made my roads dark.
All his wealth is stored up for the dark: a fire not made by man sends destruction on him, and on everything in his tent.
why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?
For I am overcome by the dark, and by the black night which is covering my face.
In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
For the middle of the night is as morning to them, they are not troubled by the fear of the dark.
By him a circle is marked out on the face of the waters, to the limits of the light and the dark.
Man puts an end to the dark, searching out to the farthest limit the stones of the deep places of the dark.
when his lamp used to shine over my head, so I could walk through the dark,
For I was looking for good, and evil came; I was waiting for light, and it became dark.
I go about in dark clothing, uncomforted; I get up in the public place, crying out for help.
My skin has turned dark on me; my body is hot with fever.
There is no dark place, and no thick cloud, in which the workers of evil may take cover.
“Behold, He spreads His lightning around Him [against the dark clouds],And He covers the depths of the sea.
“Tell us [Job] what words [of man] shall we say to such a Being;We cannot state our case because of darkness [that is, our ignorance in the presence of the unsearchable God].
And now the light is not seen, for it is dark because of the clouds; but a wind comes, clearing them away.
Who is this who makes the purpose of God dark by words without knowledge?
Have the doors of death been open to you, or have the door-keepers of the dark ever seen you?
Which is the way to the resting-place of the light, and where is the store-house of the dark;
“Who has put wisdom in the innermost being [of man, or in the layers of clouds]Or given understanding to the mind [of man, or to the heavenly display]?
Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld.
Who is this who makes dark the purpose of God by words without knowledge? For I have been talking without knowledge about wonders not to be searched out.
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and false words: under his tongue are evil purposes and dark thoughts.
He is waiting in the dark places of the towns: in the secret places he puts to death those who have done no wrong: his eyes are secretly turned against the poor.
He parted the heavens and came down,a dark cloud beneath His feet.
He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Before his shining light his dark clouds went past, raining ice and fire.
You, O Lord, will be my light; by you, my God, the dark will be made bright for me.
Even when I walk in a dark valley, I fear no evil because you [are] with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me
Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
Let their eyes be dark so they cannot see, and make their loins continually tremble.
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
In a time of need you called out and I delivered you; I answered you from the dark thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Interlude
They neither know nor understand; they walk about in the dark while all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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