'Light' in the Bible
God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light.
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.
God fashioned two great lights the larger light to shine during the day and the smaller light to shine during the night as well as stars.
to differentiate between day and night, and to distinguish light from darkness. And God saw how good it was.
No one could see anyone else, nor could anyone get up from his place for three days. But there was light for all the Israelis in their dwellings.
The LORD went in front of them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so they could travel both day and night.
"You are to make seven lamps for it, and its lamps are to be mounted so as to give light in front of it.
"And you are to command the Israelis to bring you pure olive oil, extracted by hand, for the light in order to keep the lamp burning continuously.
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he had the two tablets in his hand, and he did not know that the skin of his face was ablaze with light because he had been speaking with God.
You are not to light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath."
the lamp stand for light, its furnishings, its lamps, and oil for the light,
spices and oil for the light and for the anointing oil and the aromatic incense.
"If the light spot in the skin of his body is white but the appearance of the skin rash isn't deeper than the skin of his body and its hair has not become white, then the priest is to isolate the one who is infected for seven days.
If a man or a woman has a light or whitish spot in the skin of their body,
when the priest examines it and finds that there is a light or dull white patch of skin on the body, it's a harmless skin eruption that has spread on the skin. The person is clean."
"They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lamp stand for the light with its lamp, lamp-snuffers, censer, and all the utensils for its oil with which they minister.
"Now the duty of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest is to maintain the oil for the light, the spiced incense, the daily offerings, and the oil for anointing, to carry out all the duties of the tent and the sanctuary, and to maintain its utensils."
"Don't have different weights in your bag one heavy and one light.
May my instructions descend like rain and may my words flow like dew, as light rain upon the grass, and as showers upon new plants.
When the Gazites were informed, "Samson has come here!" they surrounded him, intending to lay in wait for him at the city gate throughout the entire night. They kept quiet all night, telling each other, "At first light, let's kill him!"
Now stand up and I'll pass judgment on you in light of the LORD's righteous acts that he did for you and your ancestors.
Now, get up early in the morning along with your lord's servants who came with you. Get up early in the morning, and go as soon as you have light."
Now please pay attention closely! My whole family is attacking your humble servant! They're saying, "Turn over the one who attacked his brother and we'll put him to death in retribution for his brother, whose life he took. That way, we'll kill the heir also!' They're going to extinguish the only light left in my family, leaving my late husband neither an ongoing name nor a survivor on the face of the earth!"
So David got up and all of his entourage crossed the Jordan River. Everyone had crossed the Jordan River by dawn's first light.
From the shining light that was his presence coals of fire blazed into flame!
He is like dawn's first light, like bright sun blazing on a cloudless morning, glistening on grassland that flourishes after a rain shower.
The next morning, I got up to nurse my son, and he was dead. But when I examined him carefully in the light of day, he turned out not to be my son whom I had borne!"
I'll give one tribe to his son, so my servant David will always have a light shining in my presence in Jerusalem, the city that I chose for myself and where I have placed my name.
You led them during the day by a pillar of cloud, and by a pillar of fire at night to provide light for them on the path they took.
You, in your great compassion, did not abandon them in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud did not leave them in daylight, in order to provide light for them on the path they took. Nor did the pillar of fire abandon them at night, in order to provide light for them and lead them on the path they took.
For the Jewish people, there was light and joy, gladness and honor.
Let that day be dark; let God above not care about it; let no light shine over it.
Let the stars of its evening twilight be dark; let it hope for light but let there be none; let it not see the breaking rays of the dawn.
"Or why was I not buried like a stillborn child, like babies who never saw the light?
"Why does God give light to the sufferer or life to the bitter person:
He uncovers the hidden dimensions from darkness, bringing what is in deep shadow to light.
They grope in the dark without light; he causes them to stagger around like a drunkard."
They have transformed night into day "The light,' they say, "is about to become dark.'
"Indeed, the light of the wicked is extinguished; the flame from his fire doesn't shine.
Light in his tent is dark, and his lamp goes out above him.
He is driven away from light to darkness, made to wander the landscape.
When you make a decision on something, it will be established for you, and light will brighten your way.
"Then there are those who rebel against the light; they are not acquainted with its ways; and they don't stay on its course.
Is there any limit to his armies? On whom does his light not shine?
He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness.
He dams up flowing rivers, bringing hidden things to light."
I have hoped for good, but evil came instead; I have hoped for light, but darkness came.
He has redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit; my life will see the light.'
to bring back his soul from the Pit; to light him with the light of life."
Then from the wicked their light is withheld and their upraised arm is broken.
"Where is the road to where the light lives? Or where does the darkness live?
"His snorting releases flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of the dawn.
Many are asking, "Who will help us to see better days?" LORD, may the light of your favor shine upon us.
Look at me! Answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes! Otherwise, I will sleep in death;
The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes.
Do not remember my youthful sins and transgressions; but remember me in light of your gracious love, in light of your goodness, LORD.
The LORD is my light and my salvation whom will I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom will I be afraid?
For with you is a fountain of life, and in your light we will see light.
He will bring forth your righteousness as a light, and your justice as the noonday sun.
Send forth your light and your truth so they may guide me. Let them bring me to your holy mountain and to your dwelling places.
It was not with their sword that they inherited the land, nor did their own arm deliver them. But it was by your power, your strength, and by the light of your face; because you were pleased with them.
you will end up like your ancestors' generation, never again to see the light of day!
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living! To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "Do Not Destroy," when he fled from Saul into a cave.
You are enveloped by light; more majestic than mountains filled with game.
He led them with a cloud during the day, and during the night with light from the fire.
God of hosts, restore to us the light of your favor. Then we'll be delivered. For the Director: On the Gittith. By Asaph.
How happy are the people who can worship joyfully! LORD, they walk in the light of your presence.
You have set our iniquities before you, what we have concealed in the light of your presence.
His lightning bolts light the world; the earth sees and shakes.
Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.
you are wrapped in light like a garment, stretching out the sky like a curtain.
He spread out a cloud for a cover, and fire for light at night.
A light shines in the darkness for the upright, for the one who is gracious, compassionate, and just.
The LORD is God he will be our light! Bind the festival sacrifice with ropes to the horn at the altar.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my pathway.
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.
The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that grows brighter until the full light of day.
Because the command is a lamp and the Law a light, rebukes that discipline are a way of life
The light of the righteous shines, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
I concluded that wisdom is more useful than foolishness, just as light is more useful than darkness.
In light of all of this, I committed myself to explain it this way: the righteous and the wise, along with everything they do, are in the hands of God. Furthermore, as to love and hate, no human being knows everything concerning them.
"You house of Jacob! Come! Let's live in the LORD's light.
"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!"
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.
"The light of Israel will become a fire, and its Holy One a flame, and it will burn and consume Assyria's thorns and briers in a single day.
For the stars of the heavens and their constellations won't shine their light; the sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon won't shine its light.
Moreover, the light of the moon will be like the light of the sun, and the sun's light will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds inflicted by his blow.
"I've called you in righteousness. I'll take hold of your hand. I'll preserve you and appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light for the nations,
I'll help the blind walk, even on a road they do not know; I'll guide them in directions they do not know. I'll turn the dark places into light in front of them, and the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I won't abandon them.
"I form light and create darkness, I make goodness and create disaster. I am the LORD, who does all these things.
he says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Israel and bring back those of Jacob I have preserved. I'll also make you as a light to the nations, to be my salvation to the ends of the earth.
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.
Look! All those who light a fire, who surround yourselves with flaming torches walk by the light of your fire, and by the torches that you have set ablaze! This is what you will receive from my hand: you will lie down in torment.
"Pay attention to me, my people! Listen to me, my nation! For instruction will go out from me, and my justice will become a light for the nations.
Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light and find satisfaction. And through his knowledge his servant, the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities.
"Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will spring up quickly; and your vindication will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will guard your back.
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.
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