'Gloom' in the Bible
You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the very heart of the heavens: darkness, cloud and thick gloom.
“These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of the thick gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more. He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.
Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has decided to dwell in the deep gloom.
May darkness and gloom reclaim it,and a cloud settle over it.May an eclipse of the sun terrify it.
That night let gloom seize upon it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.
before I go to a land of darkness and gloom,never to return.
A land of gloom, as darkness itself; of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as thick darkness.
“He uncovers mysteries [that are difficult to grasp and understand] out of the darknessAnd brings black gloom and the shadow of death into light.
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he hidden the gloom from me.
“Man puts an end to darkness,And to the farthest limit he searches outThe rock in gloom and deep shadow.
They are gaunt with want and famine; They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.
There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Others sat in darkness and gloom—prisoners in cruel chains—
He brought them out of darkness and gloomand broke their chains apart.
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed and weak within me [wrapped in darkness];My heart grows numb within me.
But the way of the wicked is like the darkest gloom;they don’t know what makes them stumble.
The [chosen] path of life leads upward for the wise,That he may keep away from Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) below.
They will look toward the earth and see only distress, darkness, and the gloom of affliction, and they will be driven into thick darkness.
Nevertheless, the gloom of the distressed land will not be like that of the former times when He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali. But in the future He will bring honor to the Way of the Sea, to the land east of the Jordan, and to Galilee of the nations.
There is an outcry in the streets over wine; all cheer turns to gloom; the fun times of the earth are banished.
On this mountain [Zion] the Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples [to welcome His reign on earth],A banquet of aged wines—choice pieces [flavored] with marrow,Of refined, aged wines.
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.
And if you give yourself to the hungryAnd satisfy the desire of the afflicted,Then your light will rise in darknessAnd your gloom will become like midday.
Therefore justice is far from us,And righteousness does not overtake us;We hope for light, but behold, darkness,For brightness, but we walk in gloom.
"You, generation, pay attention to this message from the LORD! Am I the desert to Israel, or a land of gloom? Why do my people say, "We're free to roam? We won't come to you anymore.'
Give glory to the Lord your Godbefore He brings darkness,before your feet stumbleon the mountains at dusk.You wait for light,but He brings darkest gloomand makes thick darkness.
Therefore, their way will be to themlike slippery paths in the gloom.They will be driven away and fall down there,for I will bring disaster on them,the year of their punishment.This is the Lord’s declaration.
‘Thus says the Lord God, “On the day when Assyria went down to Sheol (the place of the dead) I caused mourning; I closed the deep [subterranean waters] over it and restrained its rivers. And the many waters [that contributed to its prosperity] were held back; and I made [the heart of] Lebanon mourn for it, and all the trees of the field wilted away because of it.
Just as a shepherd looks after his flock during the day time while he is with them, so also I'm going to watch over my sheep, delivering them from every place where they've been scattered during the times of gloom and doom.
a day of darkness and gloom,a day of clouds and dense overcast,like the dawn spreading over the mountains;a great and strong people appears,such as never existed in ages pastand never will againin all the generations to come.
Won’t the Day of the Lordbe darkness rather than light,even gloom without any brightness in it?
That day is a day of wrath,a day of trouble and distress,a day of destruction and desolation,a day of darkness and gloom,a day of clouds and blackness,
For you have not come to what could be touched, to a blazing fire, to darkness, gloom, and storm,
Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.
So we have the prophetic word made more certain. You do well to pay [close] attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and light breaks through the gloom and the morning star arises in your hearts.
For if God messengers who sinned did not spare, but with chains of thick gloom, having cast them down to Tartarus, did deliver them to judgment, having been reserved,
These people are springs without water, mists driven by a whirlwind. The gloom of darkness has been reserved for them.
And angels who did not keep their own designated place of power, but abandoned their proper dwelling place, [these] He has kept in eternal chains under [the thick gloom of utter] darkness for the judgment of the great day,
wild waves of a sea, foaming out their own shames; stars going astray, to whom the gloom of the darkness to the age hath been kept.