'Light' in the Bible
Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light "day," and He called the darkness "night." Evening came, and then morning: the first day.
They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth." And it was so.
God made the two great lights-the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night-as well as the stars.
God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth,
to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
They struck the men who were at the door of the house, both young and old, with a blinding light so that they were unable to find the door.
At morning light, the men were sent off with their donkeys.
One person could not see another, and for three days they did not move from where they were. Yet all the Israelites had light where they lived.
The Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to lead them on their way during the day and in a pillar of fire to give them light at night, so that they could travel day or night.
oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
"You are to command the Israelites to bring you pure oil from crushed olives for the light, in order to keep the lamp burning continually.
Do not light a fire in any of your homes on the Sabbath day."
oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
the lampstand for light with its utensils and lamps as well as the oil for the light;
as well as the spice and oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense.
the pure [gold] lampstand, with its lamps arranged and all its utensils, as well as the oil for the light;
"Command the Israelites to bring you pure oil of beaten olives for the light, so that the lamp will burn regularly.
"They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, with its lamps, snuffers, and firepans, as well as its jars of oil by which they service it.
"Speak to Aaron and tell him: When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lampstand."
So Aaron did this; he set up its lamps [to give light] in front of the lampstand just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
"You must not have two different weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.
Early that morning, the woman made her way back, and as it was getting light, she collapsed at the doorway of the man's house where her master was.
Otherwise, as surely as the Lord God of Israel lives, who prevented me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, Nabal wouldn't have had any men left by morning light."
Then Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was in his house, feasting like a king. Nabal was in a good mood and very drunk, so she didn't say anything to him until morning light.
So get up early in the morning, you and your masters' servants who came with you. When you've all gotten up early, go as soon as it's light."
is like the morning light when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, the glisten of rain on sprouting grass."
Let two bulls be given to us. They are to choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and place it on the wood but not light the fire. I will prepare the other bull and place it on the wood but not light the fire.
Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Since you are so numerous, choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first. Then call on the name of your god but don't light the fire."
Then they said to each other, "We're not doing what is right. Today is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until morning light, we will be punished. Let's go tell the king's household."
They offer a burnt offering and fragrant incense to the Lord every morning and every evening, and [they set] the rows of the bread [of the Presence] on the ceremonially clean table. They light the lamps of the gold lampstand every evening. We are carrying out the requirements of the Lord our God, while you have abandoned Him.
But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from the Lord our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in His holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us new life and light to our eyes.
Now, our God, what can we say in light of this? For we have abandoned the commandments
If only that day had turned to darkness! May God above not care about it, or light shine on it.
Why is light given to one burdened with grief, and life to those whose existence is bitter,
[It is] a land of blackness like the deepest darkness, gloomy and chaotic, where even the light is like the darkness.
He reveals mysteries from the darkness and brings the deepest darkness into the light.
They grope around in darkness without light; He makes them stagger like drunken men.
They turned night into day and [made] light [seem] near in the face of darkness.
Yes, the light of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow.
The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him is put out.
He is driven from light to darkness and chased from the inhabited world.
When you make a decision, it will be carried out, and light will shine on your ways.
The wicked are those who rebel against the light. They do not recognize its ways or stay on its paths.
In the dark they break into houses; by day they lock themselves in, never experiencing the light.
Can His troops be numbered? Does His light not shine on everyone?
He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.
He dams up the streams from flowing so that he may bring to light what is hidden.
when His lamp shone above my head, and I walked through darkness by His light!
If I smiled at them, they couldn't believe [it]; they were thrilled at the light of my countenance.
But when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, darkness came.
Fear of me should not terrify you; the pressure I exert against you will be light.
He redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit, and I will continue to see the light."
in order to turn him back from the Pit, so he may shine with the light of life.
Light is withheld from the wicked, and the arm raised [in violence] is broken.
Where is the road to the home of light? [Do you know] where darkness lives,
What road leads to [the place] where light is dispersed? [Where is the source of] the east wind that spreads across the earth?
His snorting flashes with light, while his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
Lord, You light my lamp; my God illuminates my darkness.
The precepts of the Lord are right, making the heart glad; the commandment of the Lord is radiant, making the eyes light up.
The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom should I be afraid?
for with You is life's fountain. In Your light we will see light.
My heart races, my strength leaves me, and even the light of my eyes has faded.
Send Your light and Your truth; let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to Your dwelling place.
For they did not take the land by their sword- their arm did not bring them victory- but by Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You were pleased with them.
he will go to the generation of his fathers; they will never see the light.
For You delivered me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.
He led them with a cloud by day and with a fiery light throughout the night.
Happy are the people who know the joyful shout; Lord, they walk in the light of Your presence.
You have set our unjust ways before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence.
Light dawns for the righteous, gladness for the upright in heart.
He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe, spreading out the sky like a canopy,
He spread a cloud as a covering and [gave] a fire to light up the night.
Light shines in the darkness for the upright. He is gracious, compassionate, and righteous.
The Lord is God and has given us light. Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
The revelation of Your words brings light and gives understanding to the inexperienced.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will become night"-
even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.
The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.
For a commandment is a lamp, teaching is a light, and corrective instructions are the way to life.
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
The poor and the oppressor have this in common: the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
And I realized that there is an advantage to wisdom over folly, like the advantage of light over darkness.
Light is sweet, and it is pleasing for the eyes to see the sun.
before the sun and the light are darkened, and the moon and the stars, and the clouds return after the rain;
House of Jacob, come and let us walk in the Lord's light.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
On that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. When one looks at the land, there will be darkness and distress; light will be obscured by clouds.
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of darkness, a light has dawned.
Israel's Light will become a fire, and its Holy One, a flame. In one day it will burn up Assyria's thorns and thistles.
Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shine.
The moonlight will be as bright as the sunlight, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter-like the light of seven days-on the day that the Lord bandages His people's injuries and heals the wounds He inflicted.
"I, the Lord, have called you for a righteous [purpose], and I will hold you by your hand. I will keep you, and I make you a covenant for the people [and] a light to the nations,
I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on paths they have not known. I will turn darkness to light in front of them, and rough places into level ground. This is what I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.
I form light and create darkness, I make success and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.
He says, "It is not enough for you to be My servant raising up the tribes of Jacob and restoring the protected ones of Israel. I will also make you a light for the nations, to be My salvation to the ends of the earth."
Who among you fears the Lord, listening to the voice of His servant? Who [among you] walks in darkness, and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord; let him lean on his God.
Look, all you who kindle a fire, who encircle yourselves with firebrands; walk in the light of your fire and in the firebrands you have lit! This is what you'll get from My hand: you will lie down in a place of torment.
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