'Darkness' in the Bible
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.
And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.
And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.
Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.
He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.
But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.
He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.
Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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