'Light' in the Bible
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
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.
And let them be for lights in the arch of heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.
And God made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars.
And God put them in the arch of heaven, to give light on the earth;
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.
Then when the sun went down and it was dark, he saw a smoking fire and a flaming light which went between the parts of the bodies.
If it comes to light that any of your servants has done this, let him be put to death, and we will be your lord's servants.
And he said, Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? are you going to put me to death as you did the Egyptian? And Moses was in fear, and said, It is clear that the thing has come to light.
They were not able to see one another, and no one got up from his place for three days: but where the children of Israel were living it was light.
And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, guiding them on their way; and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light: so that they were able to go on day and night:
Oil for the light, spices for the sweet-smelling oil, sweet perfumes for burning;
Then you are to make its seven vessels for the lights, putting them in their place so that they give light in front of it.
Give orders to the children of Israel to give you clear olive oil for the lights, so that a light may be burning there at all times.
And the table with its vessels, and the holy light-support with all its vessels, and the altar for the burning of spices,
And he said, I will make all the light of my being come before you, and will make clear to you what I am; I will be kind to those to whom I will be kind, and have mercy on those on whom I will have mercy.
And the support for the lights, with its vessels and its lights and the oil for the light;
And the spice and the oil for the light, and the holy oil and the sweet perfumes.
When the sin which they have done comes to light, then let all the people give an ox for a sin-offering, and take it before the Tent of meeting.
Give orders to the children of Israel to give you clean olive oil for the light, so that a light may be burning at all times,
And they are to take a blue cloth, covering with it the light-support with its lights and its instruments and its trays and all the oil vessels which are used for it:
And Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, is to be responsible for the oil for the light, and the sweet perfumes for burning, and the regular meal offering, and the holy oil; the House and the holy place and everything in it will be in his care.
May the light of the Lord's face be shining on you in grace:
Say to Aaron, When you put the lights in their places, the seven lights will give light in front of the support.
And Aaron did so; he put the lights in their places so that they gave light in front of the support, as the Lord gave orders to Moses.
And on the day when the House was put up, the cloud came down on it, on the Tent of witness; and in the evening there was a light like fire over the House till the morning.
And so it was at all times: it was covered by the cloud, and by a light as of fire by night.
He came to him in the waste land, in the unpeopled waste of sand: putting his arms round him and caring for him, he kept him as the light of his eye.
Now she had men waiting secretly in the inner room; and she said to him, The Philistines are on you, Samson. And the cords were broken by him as a twist of thread is broken when touched by a flame. So the secret of his strength did not come to light.
Then at the dawn of day the woman came, and, falling down at the door of the man's house where her master was, was stretched there till it was light.
And she took her rest at his feet till the morning: and she got up before it was light enough for one to see another. And he said, Let it not come to anyone's knowledge that the woman came to the grain-floor.
And the light of God was still burning, while Samuel was sleeping in the Temple of the Lord where the ark of God was,
So get up early in the morning, with the servants of your lord who are with you, and go to the place I have given you, and have no evil design in your heart, for you are good in my eyes; but when there is light enough in the morning, go away.
The Lord says, From those of your family I will send evil against you, and before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to your neighbour, and he will take your wives to his bed by the light of this sun.
You did it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel and in the light of the sun.
But Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, came to his help, and, turning on the Philistine, gave him his death-blow. Then David's men took an oath, and said, Never again are you to go out with us to the fight, so that you may not put out the light of Israel.
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.
It is as the light of the morning, when the sun comes up, a morning without clouds; making young grass come to life from the earth
And one tribe I will give to his son, so that David my servant may have a light for ever burning before me in Jerusalem, the town which I have made mine to put my name there.
But because of David, the Lord gave him a light in Jerusalem, making his sons king after him, so that Jerusalem might be safe;
So let us make a little room on the wall; and put a bed there for him, and a table and a seat and a light; so that when he comes to us, he will be able to go in there.
So in the half light they got up to go to the tents of Aram; but when they came to the outer line of tents, there was no one there.
So they got up and went in flight, in the half light, without their tents or their horses or their asses or any of their goods; they went in flight, fearing for their lives.
But it was not the Lord's purpose to send destruction on Judah, because of David his servant, to whom he had given his word that he would have a light for ever.
Go and get directions from the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah, about the words of this book which has come to light; for great is the wrath of the Lord which is burning against us, because our fathers have not given ear to the words of this book, to do all the things which are recorded in it.
And the king went up to the house of the Lord, with all the men of Judah and all the people of Jerusalem, and the priests and the prophets and all the people, small and great; and they were present at his reading of the book of the law which had come to light in the house of the Lord.
And gold by weight for the light-supports and the vessels for the lights, the weight of gold needed for every support and every vessel for lights; and for the silver light-supports, the weight of silver needed for every support and for the different vessels as every one was to be used;
But it was not the Lord's purpose to send destruction on the family of David, because of the agreement he had made with David, when he said he would give to him and to his sons a light for ever.
Go and get directions from the Lord for me and for those who are still in Israel and for Judah, about the words of this book which has come to light; for great is the wrath of the Lord which has been let loose on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord or done what is recorded in this book.
And the king went up to the house of the Lord, with all the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem, and the priests and the Levites and all the people, small and great; and they were present at his reading of the book of the law which had come to light in the house of the Lord.
And now for a little time grace has come to us from the Lord our God, to let a small band of us get free and to give us a nail in his holy place, so that our God may give light to our eyes and a measure of new life in our prison chains.
And you went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light on the way they were to go.
Even then, in your great mercy, you did not give them up in the waste land: the pillar of cloud still went before them by day, guiding them on their way, and the pillar of fire by night, to give them light, and make clear the way they were to go.
And the Jews had light and joy and honour.
That day--let it be dark; let not God take note of it from on high, and let not the light be shining on it;
Let its morning stars be dark; let it be looking for light, but may it not have any; let it not see the eyes of the dawn.
Or as a child dead at birth I might never have come into existence; like young children who have not seen the light.
Why does he give light to him who is in trouble, and life to the bitter in soul;
When I go to my bed, I say, When will it be time to get up? but the night is long, and I am turning from side to side till morning light.
Who gives orders to the sun, and it does not give its light; and who keeps the stars from shining.
A land of thick dark, without order, where the very light is dark.
They go feeling about in the dark without light, wandering without help like those overcome with wine.
As for him who is false to his friend for a reward, light will be cut off from the eyes of his children.
They are changing night into day; they say, The light is near the dark.
For the light of the sinner is put out, and the flame of his fire is not shining.
The light is dark in his tent, and the light shining over him is put out.
He is sent away from the light into the dark; he is forced out of the world.
How frequently is the light of the evil-doers put out, or does trouble come on them? how frequently does his wrath take them with cords?
Your light is made dark so that you are unable to see, and you are covered by a mass of waters.
Your purposes will come about, and light will be shining on your ways.
Then there are those who are haters of the light, who have no knowledge of its ways, and do not go in them.
In the dark he makes holes in the walls of houses: in the daytime they are shutting themselves up, they have no knowledge of the light.
Is it possible for his armies to be numbered? and on whom is not his light shining?
By him a circle is marked out on the face of the waters, to the limits of the light and the dark.
He makes a deep mine far away from those living in the light of day; when they go about on the earth, they have no knowledge of those who are under them, who are hanging far from men, twisting from side to side on a cord.
He keeps back the streams from flowing, and makes the secret things come out into the light.
When his light was shining over my head, and when I went through the dark by his light.
I was laughing at them when they had no hope, and the light of my face was never clouded by their fear.
For I was looking for good, and evil came; I was waiting for light, and it became dark.
He kept my soul from the underworld, and my life sees the light in full measure.
Keeping back his soul from the underworld, so that he may see the light of life.
He takes the light in his hands, sending it against the mark.
The thick cloud is weighted with thunder-flame, and the cloud sends out its light;
Have you knowledge of God's ordering of his works, how he makes the light of his cloud to be seen?
And now the light is not seen, for it is dark because of the clouds; but a wind comes, clearing them away.
A bright light comes out of the north; God's glory is greatly to be feared.
And from the evil-doers their light is kept back, and the arm of pride is broken.
Which is the way to the resting-place of the light, and where is the store-house of the dark;
There are numbers who say, Who will do us any good? the light of his face has gone from us.
Let my voice come before you, and give me an answer, O Lord my God; let your light be shining on me, so that the sleep of death may not overtake me;
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.
The orders of the Lord are right, making glad the heart: the rule of the Lord is holy, giving light to the eyes.
For you have made him a blessing for ever: you have given him joy in the light of your face.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; who is then a cause of fear to me? the Lord is the strength of my life; who is a danger to me?
Let your servant see the light of your face; in your mercy be my saviour.
Let your eyes be turned to him and you will have light, and your faces will not be shamed.
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