'Darkness' in the Bible
When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters,
God saw that the light was beautiful. He separated the light from the darkness,
calling the light "day," and the darkness "night." The twilight and the dawn were day one.
to differentiate between day and night, and to distinguish light from darkness. And God saw how good it was.
As the sun began to set, Abram was overcome with deep sleep, and suddenly a frightening and terrifying darkness descended on him.
Then the LORD told Moses, "Stretch your hand toward the sky and there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness that one can feel."
So Moses stretched his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.
coming between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. The cloud remained there even in the darkness, illuminating the night, so that the one side did not come near the other all night.
When you heard the voice from the darkness while the mountain was blazing, all the leaders and elders of your tribes came to me and said:
As a result, you'll wander aimlessly in broad daylight just as a blind person wanders in darkness. You won't prosper in life. Instead, you'll be oppressed and plundered all day long, with no deliverer.
But when they cried out to the LORD, he placed darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon the Egyptians, and swallowed them up. Your own eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you lived in the desert for a long time.
He guards the steps of his faithful ones, while the wicked are made silent in darkness. He grants the request of the one who prays. He blesses the year of the righteous. Indeed it's not by strength that a person prevails.
He deformed heaven itself as he descended. Thick darkness enveloped his feet.
The darkness around him was his canopies amassed water was his overhanging clouds!
For you are my lamp, LORD, the LORD who illuminates my darkness.
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he lives shrouded in darkness.
So the Arameans got up and ran away in the gathering darkness. They left behind their tents, horses, and donkeys just as they were and fled for their lives!
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he lives shrouded in darkness.
Let darkness and deep gloom reclaim it; let clouds settle down on it; let blackness in mid-day terrify it.
Let darkness carry that night away; let it not take its place joyfully among the days of the year; let it not be entered into the calendar.
They meet with darkness in broad daylight; at noonday they grope around as if it were night.
before I go, never to return, leaving for the land of deep darkness and shadow.
It's a gloomy land, like deepest darkness; where there's no order, and where even the brightness is like darkness.'"
Your life will be brighter than noonday. Even its darkness will be like dawn.
He uncovers the hidden dimensions from darkness, bringing what is in deep shadow to light.
He does not believe he will escape darkness; he is destined for the sword.
He wanders around for food where is it? He knows that a time of darkness is near.
He won't escape darkness; a flame will wither his shoots; and he'll depart by the breath of God's mouth.
"If my hope were that my house is the afterlife itself, if I were to make my bed in darkness,
He is driven away from light to darkness, made to wander the landscape.
"Total darkness has been reserved for his treasures; a fire that has no need to be kindled will devour him and consume whatever remains in his possession.
you see nothing but darkness, and a flood of troubles drowns you."
You've asked, "What does God know? Can he sort through pitch black darkness?'
Nevertheless, I haven't been silenced because of the darkness, even when thick darkness obscures my vision."
As a group, deep darkness is their morning time; fear that lives in darkness is their friend."
He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness.
Mankind limits the darkness as they search the deepest depths for ore in unfathomable darkness.
I have hoped for good, but evil came instead; I have hoped for light, but darkness came.
"In growing darkness, I walked without sunlight; I stood in the congregation to cry for help.
There's no such thing as darkness to him not even deep darkness that can conceal those who practice evil.
Tell us! What are we to say to him? Can we prepare our case to face him when our faces are in darkness?
when I made clouds to be its clothes and thick darkness its swaddling blanket,
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
"Where is the road to where the light lives? Or where does the darkness live?
Look, the wicked have bent their bow and placed their arrow on the string, to shoot from the darkness at the upright in heart.
He bent the sky and descended, and darkness was under his feet.
He made darkness his hiding place, his canopy surrounding him was dark waters and thick clouds.
For you, LORD, make my lamp shine; my God enlightens my darkness.
Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
Nevertheless, you crushed us in the lair of jackals, and covered us in deep darkness.
Can your awesome deeds be known in darkness or your righteousness in the land of oblivion?
plague that strikes in the darkness, or calamity that destroys at noon.
You bring darkness and it becomes night; when every beast of the forest prowls.
He sent darkness, and it became dark. Did they not rebel against his words?
Some sat in deepest darkness, shackled with cruel iron,
And he brought them out from darkness and the shadow of death, shattering their chains.
A light shines in the darkness for the upright, for the one who is gracious, compassionate, and just.
If I say, "Darkness will surely conceal me, and the light around me will become night,"
even darkness isn't dark to you, darkness and light are the same to you.
For those who oppose me are pursuing my life, crushing me to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those who died long ago.
and from those who abandon the right path to travel along the ways of darkness;
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness, and they do not know what they are stumbling over.
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in the deepest darkness.
I concluded that wisdom is more useful than foolishness, just as light is more useful than darkness.
The wise use their eyes, but the fool walks in darkness. I also perceived that the same outcome affects them all.
Furthermore, all his days he lives in darkness with great sorrow, anger, and affliction.
because stillborn children arrive in pointlessness, leave in darkness, and their names are covered in darkness.
Even if a person lives many years, let him enjoy them all, recalling that there will be many days of darkness to come all of which are pointless.
"How terrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute what is bitter for what is sweet and what is sweet for what is bitter!"
They will roar over it at that time, like the sea waves roar. If one surveys the land, watch out! There's darkness and distress; even the daylight is darkened by its clouds.
or they'll look toward the earth, but they'll see only distress and darkness, the gloom that comes from anguish, and then they'll be thrown into total darkness."
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; for those living in a land of deep darkness, a light has shined upon them.
On that day the deaf will hear the words of a scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
to open blind eyes and to bring out those who are bound from their cells, and those sitting in darkness from prison.
"I form light and create darkness, I make goodness and create disaster. I am the LORD, who does all these things.
I didn't speak in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I didn't say to Jacob's descendants, "Seek me in chaos.' I, the LORD, speak truth, declaring what is right.
"Sit silent, and enter into the darkness, you daughter of the Chaldeans; for no more will they call you Queen of Kingdoms.
saying to captives, "Come out!' and to those who are in darkness, "Be free!' "They will feed on all the mountains, and their pasture will be on all the barren hills.
I clothe the skies with darkness and make sackcloth their covering."
Who among you fears the LORD, obeying the voice of his servant, who among you walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD, and rely upon his God.
if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the needs of afflicted souls, then your light will rise in darkness, and your night will be like noonday.
"So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We wait for light, but look there is darkness; we wait for brightness, but we walk in deep darkness.
For look! Darkness will cover the earth and thick darkness is over the people, but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.
"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed and to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners;
"They didn't ask, "Where is the LORD who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through the land of desert and pits, through the land of dryness and deep darkness, a land that people don't pass through, and where no one lives?'
Give glory to the LORD your God before he brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the mountains at twilight. You hope for light, but he turns it into deep darkness. He changes it into heavy gloom.
Therefore their way will be slippery. They'll be driven out into the darkness, where they'll fall. For I'll bring disaster on them, the year of their judgment," declares the LORD.
He has forced me to live in darkness, like those who are long dead.
"While they're watching, carry your luggage on your shoulder and go out in total darkness. Cover your face so that you won't see the land, because I'm using you as a sign to Israel's house."
I did just as I was commanded. I brought out the luggage as if it were luggage for exile. I did this during the day. Then in the evening I dug a hole in the wall with my hand and brought the luggage out in total darkness and carried it out on my shoulder while they were watching.
I'll darken the bright lights in the sky above you and bring darkness to your territory,' declares the Lord GOD.
He reveals what is profoundly mysterious and knows what is in the darkness; with him dwells light.
The sun will be given over to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and terrifying Day of the LORD.
Seek the one who fashions the Pleiades and Orion, who turns the deep darkness into morning, who darkens day into night, who calls out to the waters of the sea, pouring them out onto the surface of the earth the LORD is his name.
"Woe to those who are craving the Day of the LORD! How is it to your benefit, this Day of the LORD? It's a day of darkness to you, and not light.
Will not the Day of the LORD be darkness, and not light pitch black at that, without a ray of sunshine?"
"You will have nights without visions, and darkness without prophecy. The sun will set on the prophets, and the day will darken for them.
Don't be glad on my account, my enemy. When I fall, I'll get up. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.
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