'Light' in the Bible
The people who were dwelling in darkness have seen a brilliant light; and on those who were dwelling in the region of the shadow of death, on them light has dawned."
*You* are the light of the world; a town cannot be hid if built on a hill-top.
Nor is a lamp lighted to be put under a bushel, but on the lampstand; and then it gives light to all in the house.
Just so let your light shine before all men, in order that they may see your holy lives and may give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.
but if your eyesight is bad, your whole body will be dark. If however the very light within you is darkness, how dense must the darkness be!
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what is whispered into your ear, proclaim upon the roofs of the houses.
For it is good to bear my yoke, and my burden is light."
There in their presence His form underwent a change; His face shone like the sun, and His raiment became as white as the light.
"But immediately after those times of distress the sun will be darkened, the moon will not shed her light, the stars will fall from the firmament, and the forces which control the heavens will be disordered and disturbed.
Why, there is nothing hidden except with a view to its being ultimately disclosed, nor has anything been made a secret but that it may at last come to light.
"At that time, however, after that distress, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not shed her light;
A light to shine upon the Gentiles, And the glory of Thy people Israel."
"When any one lights a lamp, he does not cover it with a vessel or hide it under a couch; he puts it on a lampstand, that people who enter the room may see the light.
There is nothing hidden, which shall not be openly seen; nor anything secret, which shall not be known and come into the light of day.
"When any one lights a lamp, he never puts it in the cellar or under the bushel, but on the lampstand, that people who come in may see the light.
Consider therefore whether the light that is in you is anything but mere darkness.
If, however, your whole body is penetrated with light, and has no part dark, it will be so lighted, all of it, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."
Whatever therefore you have said in the dark, will be heard in the light; and what you have whispered within closed doors will be proclaimed from the house-tops.
"Or what woman who has ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully till she finds it?
"And the master praised the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for, in relation to their own contemporaries, the men of this age are shrewder than the sons of Light.
I will therefore give him a light punishment and release him."
A third time he appealed to them: "Why, what crime has the man committed? I have discovered in him nothing that deserves death. I will therefore give him a light punishment and release him."
In Him was Life, and that Life was the Light of men.
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.
He came as a witness, in order that he might give testimony concerning the Light--so that all might believe through him.
He was not the Light, but he existed that he might give testimony concerning the Light.
The true Light was that which illumines every man by its coming into the world.
And this is the test by which men are judged--the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than they loved the Light, because their deeds were wicked.
For every wrongdoer hates the light, and does not come to the light, for fear his actions should be exposed and condemned.
But he who does what is honest and right comes to the light, in order that his actions may be plainly shown to have been done in God.
He was the lamp that burned and shone, and for a time you were willing to be gladdened by his light.
Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the man who follows me shall certainly not walk in the dark, but shall have the light of Life."
When I am in the world, I am the Light of the world."
"Are there not twelve hours in the day?" replied Jesus. "If any one walks in the daytime, he does not stumble--because he sees the light of this world.
But if a man walks by night, he does stumble, because the light is not in him."
"Yet a little while," He replied, "the light is among you. Be faithful to the light that you have, for fear darkness should overtake you; for a man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.
In the degree that you have light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light." Jesus said this, and went away and hid Himself from them.
I have come like light into the world, in order that no one who believes in me may remain in the dark.
so that they would even bring out their sick friends into the streets and lay them on light couches or mats, in order that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on one or other of them.
But on the journey, as he was getting near Damascus, suddenly there flashed round him a light from Heaven;
Suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell; and, striking Peter on the side, he woke him and said, "Rise quickly." Instantly the chains dropped off his wrists.
The Lord's hand is now upon you, and you will be blind for a time and unable to see the light of day." Instantly there fell upon him a mist and a darkness, and, as he walked about, he begged people to lead him by the hand.
For such is the Lord's command to us. "'I have placed Thee,' He says of Christ, 'as a light to the Gentiles, in order that Thou mayest be a Saviour as far as the remotest parts of the earth.'"
"But on my way, when I was now not far from Damascus, about noon a sudden blaze of light from Heaven shone round me.
"Now the men who were with me, though they saw the light, did not hear the words of Him who spoke to me.
"And as I could not see because the light had been so dazzling, those who were with me had to lead me by the arm, and so I came to Damascus.
Then, calling to him two of the Captains, he gave his orders. "Get ready two hundred men," he said, "to march to Caesarea, with seventy cavalry and two hundred light infantry, starting at nine o'clock to-night."
and on the journey, at noon, Sir, I saw a light from Heaven--brighter than the brightness of the sun--shining around me and around those who were travelling with me.
that they may turn from darkness to light and from the obedience to Satan to God, in order to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified through faith in Me.'
since the Christ was to be a suffering Christ, and by coming back from the dead was then to be the first to proclaim a message of light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."
And a light breeze from the south sprang up, so that they supposed they were now sure of their purpose. So weighing anchor they ran along the coast of Crete, hugging the shore.
and have persuaded yourself that, as for you, you are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
But if our unrighteousness sets God's righteousness in a clearer light, what shall we say? (Is God unrighteous--I speak in our everyday language-- when He inflicts punishment?
But now a righteousness coming from God has been brought to light apart from any Law, both Law and Prophets bearing witness to it--
Did then a thing which is good become death to me? No, indeed, but sin did; so that through its bringing about death by means of what was good, it might be seen in its true light as sin, in order that by means of the Commandment the unspeakable sinfulness of sin might be plainly shown.
The night is far advanced, and day is about to dawn. We must therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness, and clothe ourselves with the armour of Light.
but has now been brought fully to light, and by the command of the God of the Ages has been made known by the writings of the Prophets among all the Gentiles to win them to obedience to the faith--
Therefore form no premature judgements, but wait until the Lord returns. He will both bring to light the secrets of darkness and will openly disclose the motives that have been in people's hearts; and then the praise which each man deserves will come to him from God.
and the hidden evils of his heart are brought to light. And, as the result, he will fall on his face and worship God, and will report to others that of a truth God is among you.
For God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," is He who has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory, which is radiant on the face of Christ.
For this our light and transitory burden of suffering is achieving for us a preponderating, yes, a vastly preponderating, and eternal weight of glory;
Do not come into close association with unbelievers, like oxen yoked with asses. For what is there in common between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what partnership has light with darkness?
And no wonder. Satan, their master, can disguise himself as an angel of light.
and to show all men in a clear light what my stewardship is. It is the stewardship of the truth which from all the Ages lay concealed in the mind of God, the Creator of all things--
There was a time when you were nothing but darkness. Now, as Christians, you are Light itself.
Live and act as sons of Light--for the effect of the Light is seen in every kind of goodness, uprightness and truth--
But everything can be tested by the light and thus be shown in its true colors; for whatever shines of itself is light.
For this reason it is said, "Rise, sleeper; rise from among the dead, and Christ will shed light upon you."
and give thanks to the Father who has made us fit to receive our share of the inheritance of God's people in Light.
for all of you are sons of Light and sons of the day. We belong neither to the night nor to darkness.
who alone possesses immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, and whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be eternal honour and power! Amen.
but which has now been plainly revealed through the Appearing of our Saviour, Christ Jesus. He has put an end to death and has brought Life and Immortality to light through the Good News,
Thus speak, exhort, reprove, with all impressiveness. Let no one make light of your authority.
Every gift which is good, and every perfect boon, is from above, and comes down from the Father, who is the source of all Light. In Him there is no variation nor the slightest suggestion of change.
But you are a chosen race, a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.
This is the Message which we have heard from the Lord Jesus and now deliver to you--God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness.
But if we live in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.
And yet I *am* giving you a new command, for such it really is, so far as both He and you are concerned: because the darkness is now passing away and the light, the true light, is already beginning to shine.
Any one who professes to be in the light and yet hates his brother man is still in darkness.
He who loves his brother man continues in the light, and his life puts no stumbling-block in the way of others.
Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet; and a curse fell upon a third part of the sun, a third part of the moon, and a third part of the stars, so that a third part of them were darkened and for a third of the day, and also of the night, there was no light.
Never again shall the light of a lamp shine in thee, and never again shall the voice of a bridegroom or of a bride be heard in thee. For thy merchants were the great men of the earth, and with the magic which thou didst practise all nations were led astray.
And I saw a single angel standing in the full light of the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds that flew across the sky, "Come and be present at God's great supper,
Nor has the city any need of the sun or of the moon, to give it light; for the glory of God has shone upon it and its lamp is the Lamb.
The nations will live their lives by its light; and the kings of the earth are to bring their glory into it.
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