'Light' in the Bible
God said, "Let there be light." And there was light!
God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light "day" and the darkness "night." There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.
and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." It was so.
God made two great lights -- the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also.
to preside over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
No one could see another person, and no one could rise from his place for three days. But the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.
Now the Lord was going before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them in the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel day or night.
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for fragrant incense,
"You are to make its seven lamps, and then set its lamps up on it, so that it will give light to the area in front of it.
"You are to command the Israelites that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, so that the lamps will burn regularly.
olive oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,
the lampstand for the light and its accessories, its lamps, and oil for the light;
and spices and olive oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense.
the pure lampstand, its lamps, with the lamps set in order, and all its accessories, and oil for the light;
"Command the Israelites to bring to you pure oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually.
"They must take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand of the light, with its lamps, its wick-trimmers, its trays, and all its oil vessels, with which they service it.
"The appointed responsibility of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest is for the oil for the light, and the spiced incense, and the daily grain offering, and the anointing oil; he also has the appointed responsibility over all the tabernacle with all that is in it, over the sanctuary and over all its furnishings."
"Speak to Aaron and tell him, 'When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lampstand.'"
You must not have in your bag different stone weights, a heavy and a light one.
The woman arrived back at daybreak and was sprawled out on the doorstep of the house where her master was staying until it became light.
Otherwise, as surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives -- he who has prevented me from harming you -- if you had not come so quickly to meet me, by morning's light not even one male belonging to Nabal would have remained alive!"
When Abigail went back to Nabal, he was holding a banquet in his house like that of the king. Nabal was having a good time and was very intoxicated. She told him absolutely nothing until morning's light.
So get up early in the morning along with the servants of your lord who have come with you. When you get up early in the morning, as soon as it is light enough to see, leave."
The king had mercy on Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, in light of the Lord's oath that had been taken between David and Jonathan son of Saul.
is like the light of morning when the sun comes up, a morning in which there are no clouds. He is like the brightness after rain that produces grass from the earth.
Elijah told the prophets of Baal, "Choose one of the bulls for yourselves and go first, for you are the majority. Invoke the name of your god, but do not light a fire."
They offer burnt sacrifices to the Lord every morning and every evening, along with fragrant incense. They arrange the Bread of the Presence on a ritually clean table and light the lamps on the gold lampstand every evening. Certainly we are observing the Lord our God's regulations, but you have rejected him.
In light of the fact that we are loyal to the king, and since it does not seem appropriate to us that the king should sustain damage, we are sending the king this information
Remember, O my God, Tobiah and Sanballat in light of these actions of theirs -- also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who were trying to scare me!
The king asked, "By law, what should be done to Queen Vashti in light of the fact that she has not obeyed the instructions of King Ahasuerus conveyed through the eunuchs?"
That day -- let it be darkness; let not God on high regard it, nor let light shine on it!
Or why was I not buried like a stillborn infant, like infants who have never seen the light?
"Why does God give light to one who is in misery, and life to those whose soul is bitter,
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, and whom God has hedged in?
to the land of utter darkness, like the deepest darkness, and the deepest shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
He reveals the deep things of darkness, and brings deep shadows into the light.
They grope about in darkness without light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.
These men change night into day; they say, 'The light is near in the face of darkness.'
The light in his tent grows dark; his lamp above him is extinguished.
He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.
Whatever you decide on a matter, it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.
There are those who rebel against the light; they do not know its ways and they do not stay on its paths.
In the dark the robber breaks into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they do not know the light.
Can his armies be numbered? On whom does his light not rise?
He marks out the horizon on the surface of the waters as a boundary between light and darkness.
He has searched the sources of the rivers and what was hidden he has brought into the light.
when he caused his lamp to shine upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness;
If I smiled at them, they hardly believed it; and they did not cause the light of my face to darken.
But when I hoped for good, trouble came; when I expected light, then darkness came.
He redeemed my life from going down to the place of corruption, and my life sees the light!'
to turn back his life from the place of corruption, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.
Then from the wicked the light is withheld, and the arm raised in violence is broken.
"In what direction does light reside, and darkness, where is its place,
Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the red glow of dawn.
Reveal your light and your faithfulness! They will lead me, they will escort me back to your holy hill, and to the place where you live.
But he will join his ancestors; they will never again see the light of day.
He led them with a cloud by day, and with the light of a fire all night long.
His lightning bolts light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.
He covers himself with light as if it were a garment. He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,
He spread out a cloud for a cover, and provided a fire to light up the night.
In the darkness a light shines for the godly, for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just.
(Nun) Your word is a lamp to walk by, and a light to illumine my path.
Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines. They give insight to the untrained.
If I were to say, "Certainly the darkness will cover me, and the light will turn to night all around me,"
even the darkness is not too dark for you to see, and the night is as bright as day; darkness and light are the same to you.
But the path of the righteous is like the bright morning light, growing brighter and brighter until full day.
For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life,
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked goes out.
In the light of the king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds of the spring rain.
The poor person and the oppressor have this in common: the Lord gives light to the eyes of them both.
I realized that wisdom is preferable to folly, just as light is preferable to darkness:
though it never saw the light of day nor knew anything, yet it has more rest than that man --
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing; it benefits those who see the light of day.
Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for a person to see the sun.
before the sun and the light of the moon and the stars grow dark, and the clouds disappear after the rain;
O descendants of Jacob, come, let us walk in the Lord's guiding light.
Those who call evil good and good evil are as good as dead, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness, who turn bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter.
At that time they will growl over their prey, it will sound like sea waves crashing against rocks. One will look out over the land and see the darkness of disaster, clouds will turn the light into darkness.
The people walking in darkness see a bright light; light shines on those who live in a land of deep darkness.
The light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One will become a flame; it will burn and consume the Assyrian king's briers and his thorns in one day.
Indeed the stars in the sky and their constellations no longer give out their light; the sun is darkened as soon as it rises, and the moon does not shine.
The light of the full moon will be like the sun's glare and the sun's glare will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, when the Lord binds up his people's fractured bones and heals their severe wound.
"I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand. I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, and a light to the nations,
I will lead the blind along an unfamiliar way; I will guide them down paths they have never traveled. I will turn the darkness in front of them into light, and level out the rough ground. This is what I will do for them. I will not abandon them.
I am the one who forms light and creates darkness; the one who brings about peace and creates calamity. I am the Lord, who accomplishes all these things.
he says, "Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of Israel? I will make you a light to the nations, so you can bring my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth."
Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys his servant? Whoever walks in deep darkness, without light, should trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.
Look, all of you who start a fire and who equip yourselves with flaming arrows, walk in the light of the fire you started and among the flaming arrows you ignited! This is what you will receive from me: you will lie down in a place of pain.
Pay attention to me, my people! Listen to me, my people! For I will issue a decree, I will make my justice a light to the nations.
Then your light will shine like the sunrise; your restoration will quickly arrive; your godly behavior will go before you, and the Lord's splendor will be your rear guard.
You must actively help the hungry and feed the oppressed. Then your light will dispel the darkness, and your darkness will be transformed into noonday.
For this reason deliverance is far from us and salvation does not reach us. We wait for light, but see only darkness; we wait for a bright light, but live in deep darkness.
"Arise! Shine! For your light arrives! The splendor of the Lord shines on you!
Nations come to your light, kings to your bright light.
The sun will no longer supply light for you by day, nor will the moon's brightness shine on you; the Lord will be your permanent source of light -- the splendor of your God will shine upon you.
Your sun will no longer set; your moon will not disappear; the Lord will be your permanent source of light; your time of sorrow will be over.
In light of all this, how can you still hold back, Lord? How can you be silent and continue to humiliate us?
Search Results by Versions
Search Results by Book
- Genesis (6)
- Exodus (9)
- Leviticus (1)
- Numbers (3)
- Deuteronomy (1)
- Judges (1)
- 1 Samuel (3)
- 2 Samuel (2)
- 1 Kings (1)
- 2 Chronicles (1)
- Ezra (1)
- Nehemiah (1)
- Esther (1)
- Job (24)
- Psalm (12)
- Proverbs (5)
- Ecclesiastes (5)
- Isaiah (22)
- Jeremiah (4)
- Lamentations (1)
- Ezekiel (3)
- Daniel (2)
- Hosea (1)
- Amos (2)
- Micah (2)
- Habakkuk (1)
- Zechariah (3)
- Malachi (3)
- Blight (5 instances )
- Daylight (12 instances )
- Delight (64 instances )
- Delighted (9 instances )
- Delightful (12 instances )
- Delighting (1 instance )
- Delights (7 instances )
- Enlighten (1 instance )
- Enlightened (5 instances )
- Enlightenment (1 instance )
- Firelight (2 instances )
- Flight (4 instances )
- Flighty (1 instance )
- Light-colored (1 instance )
- Lighten (4 instances )
- Lightened (1 instance )
- Lighter (2 instances )
- Lighting (1 instance )
- Lightly (2 instances )
- Lightly-esteemed (1 instance )
- Lightning (37 instances )
- Lightning-like (1 instance )
- Lightning-quick (1 instance )
- Lights (15 instances )
- Moonlight (1 instance )
- Plight (3 instances )
- Slightest (1 instance )
- Sunlight (2 instances )
- Twilight (9 instances )
- Airy (1 instance)
- Alight (4 instances)
- Aspect (12 instances)
- Beam (22 instances)
- Brand (11 instances)
- Brightness (48 instances)
- Cheerful (19 instances)
- Dawn (95 instances)
- Discovery (25 instances)
- Disembark (1 instance)
- Enlightenment (6 instances)
- Fire (627 instances)
- Floating (3 instances)
- Gleam (11 instances)
- Glimmer (2 instances)
- Glimpse (3 instances)
- Igniter (1 instance)
- Illumination (6 instances)
- Impression (5 instances)
- Lamp (50 instances)
- Land (2583 instances)
- Light (433 instances)
- Lighten (18 instances)
- A New Day
- Being A Light
- Coming Out Of Darkness
- Dark Days
- Darkening Sun Moon And Stars
- Darkness At The End
- Darkness Of Evil
- Darkness, As A Symbol Of Sin
- Darkness, Deliverance From
- Delight, God Expressing
- Delighting, Right Kinds Of
- Delighting, Wrong Kinds Of
- From Darkness To Light
- God As A Source Of Delight
- God Dwelling In Light
- God Giving Light
- God Is Light
- God's Salvation Made Known
- God's Truth
- God's Voice
- God's Word As A Source Of Delight
- Light And Darkness
- Light As A Symbol Of God
- Light As A Symbol Of God's Word
- Light As A Symbol Of Salvation
- Light As Chaff
- Light In The World
- Light Of God's People
- Light Of Lamps
- Light Yoke
- Light, Natural
- Light, Spiritual
- Lightning Used Metaphorically
- Living In The Light
- Names And Titles For The Christian
- Oil For Lamps
- Overtaken By Darkness
- Preaching Gospel To Foreigners
- Promised Light
- Seven Lights
- Spiritual Darkness
- Spiritual Dawn
- The Light Of Christ
- The Moon
- The Sun
- The World
- Tired In Flight
- Walking In Darkness
- Darkness, natural