'Shadow' in the Bible
So Isaiah replied, "This will be your sign from the LORD that the LORD will do what he has promised. Shall the shadow go forward ten steps or go back ten steps?"
Hezekiah answered, "It's an easy thing for a shadow to lengthen ten steps. So let the shadow go backward ten steps."
So Isaiah cried out to the LORD, who brought the shadow back ten steps after it had gone down the stairway of Ahaz.
Because we are of yesterday and we know nothing, for our time on earth is only a shadow.
before I go, never to return, leaving for the land of deep darkness and shadow.
He uncovers the hidden dimensions from darkness, bringing what is in deep shadow to light.
He springs up like a flower and then withers. Like a shadow, he disappears and doesn't last.
My eyes have grown weak from grief; and my whole body is as thin as a shadow.
Protect me as the most precious part of the eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings
How precious is your gracious love, God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Have mercy on me, God, have mercy, for in you I have placed my trust. Even in the shadow of your wings will I find my refuge until this calamity passes.
For you have been my strength, and in the shadow of your wings I will shout for joy.
The one who lives in the shelter of the Most High, who rests in the shadow of the Almighty,
My life is like a declining shadow, and I am withering like a plant.
And he brought them out from darkness and the shadow of death, shattering their chains.
I am fading away like a shadow late in the day; I am shaken off like a locust.
The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.
Because many words lead to pointlessness, how do people benefit from this? 12Who knows what is best for people in this life, every day of their pointless lives that they pass through like a shadow? Who informs people on earth what will come along after them?
But things will not go well for the wicked person: he will not lengthen his life like a shadow, since he has no fear before God.
"Give us advice; reach a decision! Cast your shadow as if night had come at high noon. Shelter the fugitives, And don't betray a single refugee.
They set out to go down to Egypt, without asking my advice; taking refuge in Pharaoh's protection, and seeking shelter in Egypt's shadow.
But Pharaoh's protection will become your shame, and sheltering in Egypt's shadow your longing.
Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a hiding place from storms, like streams of water in the desert, in the shadow of a great rock in an exhausted land.
Owls will nest there, lay eggs, hatch them, and care for their young under the shadow of their wings; yes indeed, vultures will gather there, each one with its mate."
Watch! I will make the shadow on the steps of the upper dial of Ahaz that marks the sun go ten steps backwards."'" Then the sunlight turned back on the dial the ten steps by which it had gone down.
He made my mouth like a sharp sword; he hid me in the shadow of his hands. He made me like a polished arrow and hid me away in his quivers.
I have put my words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of my hand, so that I could plant the heavens and lay the earth's foundations, to say to Zion, "You are my people.'
"The fugitives will stand without strength in the shadow of Heshbon, for fire will go out from Heshbon and a flame from the middle of Sihon. It will devour the forehead of Moab and the heads of the rebellious people.
They also went down with it into Sheol, to those who had been killed violently and to those who had trusted in its strength by living in its shadow among the nations.
The people living in darkness have seen a great light, and for those living in the land and shadow of death, a light has risen."
to shine on those who sit in darkness and in death's shadow, and to guide our feet into the way of peace."
As a result, people kept carrying their sick into the streets and placing them on stretchers and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he went by.
That is the way I run, with a clear goal in mind. That is the way I fight, not like someone shadow boxing.
These are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Messiah.
They serve in a sanctuary that is a copy, a shadow of the heavenly one. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tent: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain."
Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.
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