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Scripture: God Is Light

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“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” —John 8:12

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” —Ephesians 5:13


Old Testament Scripture on the Nature of Light

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” —Genesis 1:3-4 

“For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.” —II Samuel 22:29 (Psalms 18:28) 

“Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah for David his servant’s sake, as he promised him to give him alway a light, and to his children.” —II Kings 8:19 (II Chronicles 21:7) 

“The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.” —Esther 8:16 

“For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.” —Psalms 18:28 (II Samuel 22:29) 

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” —Psalms 27:1 

“For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.” —Psalms 36:9 

“And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.” —Psalms 37:6 

“O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.” —Psalms 44:3 

“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.” —Psalms 89:15 

“Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.” —Psalms 90:8 

“Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.” —Psalms 97:11 

“Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:” —Psalms 104:2 

“Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.” —Psalms 112:4 

“God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.” —Psalms 118:27 

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” —Psalms 119:105 

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” —Psalms 119:130 

“Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.” —Psalms 139:12 

“Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.” —Psalms 148:3 

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” —Proverbs 4:18 

“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:” —Proverbs 6:23 

“The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.” —Proverbs 13:9 

“Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.” —Ecclesiastes 2:13 

“Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:” —Ecclesiastes 11:7 

“O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.” —Isaiah 2:5 

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” —Isaiah 5:20 

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” —Isaiah 8:20 

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” —Isaiah 9:8 (Matthew 4:16) 

“And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;” —Isaiah 10:17 

“I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;” —Isaiah 42:6 (Luke 2:32) 

“And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” —Isaiah 49:6 (Luke 2:32; Acts 13:47) 

“Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.” —Isaiah 50:10 

“Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.” —Isaiah 51:4 

“Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.” —Isaiah 58:8 

Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.” —Isaiah 59:9 

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.” —Isaiah 60:1 

“And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.” —Isaiah 60:3 

“The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.” —Isaiah 60:19-20 

“Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.” —Jerimiah 13:16 

“He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.” —Daniel 2:22 

“I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee.” —Daniel 5:14 

“His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.” —Daniel 10:6 

Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.” —Hosea 6:5 

“Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.” —Amos 5:18 (Amos 5:20) 

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.” —Micah 7:8 

“I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.” —Micah 7:9 

“And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.” —Habakkuk 3:4 

Therefore have we erred from the way of truth, and the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of righteousness rose not upon us.” —Wisdom of Solomon 5:6 

“I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her instead of light: for the light that cometh from her never goeth out.” —Wisdom of Solomon 7:10 

“For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness.” —Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 

“For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order of stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it.” —Wisdom of Solomon 7:29 

“For they were worthy to be deprived of light and imprisoned in darkness, who had kept thy sons shut up, by whom the uncorrupt light of the law was to be given unto the world.” —Wisdom 18:4 

“Without eyes thou shalt want light: profess not the knowledge therefore that thou hast not.” —Ecclesiasticus 3:25 

“His mercy is manifest to every creature; and he hath separated his light from the darkness with an adamant.” —Ecclesiasticus 16:16 

“Whom, being his firstborn, he nourisheth with discipline, and giving him the light of his love doth not forsake him.” —Ecclesiasticus 17:18 

“Turn again to the most High, and turn away from iniquity: for he will lead thee out of darkness into the light of health, and hate thou abomination vehemently.” —Ecclesiasticus 17:26 

“He maketh the doctrine of knowledge appear as the light, and as Geon in the time of vintage.” —Ecclesiasticus 24:27 

“I will yet make doctrine to shine as the morning, and will send forth her light afar off.” —Ecclesiasticus 24:32 

“For if he do them, he shall be strong to all things: for the light of the Lord leadeth him, who giveth wisdom to the godly. Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever. Amen, Amen.” —Ecclesiasticus 50:29 

“Learn where is wisdom, where is strength, where is understanding; that thou mayest know also where is length of days, and life, where is the light of the eyes, and peace.” —Baruch 3:14 

“Turn thee, O Jacob, and take hold of it: walk in the presence of the light thereof, that thou mayest be illuminated.” —Baruch 4:2 

“For God shall lead Israel with joy in the light of his glory with the mercy and righteousness that cometh from him.” —Baruch 5:9


New Testament Scripture on the Nature of Light

“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:” —Matthew 3:16 

“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” —Matthew 4:16 (Isaiah 9:8) 

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” —Matthew 5:14 

“Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.” —Matthew 5:15 

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” —Matthew 5:16 

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” —Matthew 6:22 

“But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” —Matthew 6:23 

“And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” —Matthew 17:2 

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” —Matthew 24:27 

“His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:” —Matthew 28:3 

“To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” —Luke 1:79 

“A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.” —Luke 2:32 (Isaiah 42:6; 49:6; 60:3) 

“No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.” —Luke 8:16 

“And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” —Luke 10:18 

“No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.” —Luke 11:33 

“The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.” —Luke 11:34 

“Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.” —Luke 11:35 

“If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.” —Luke 11:36 

“Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;” —Luke 12:35 

“And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” —Luke 16:8 

“For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.” —Luke 17:24 

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” —John 1:4 

“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” —John 1:5 

“The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.” —John 1:7 

“He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.” —John 1:8 

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” —John 1:9 

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” —John 3:19 

“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” —John 3:20 

“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” —John 3:21 

“He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.” —John 5:35 

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” —John 8:12 

“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” —John 9:5 

“Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.” —John 11:9-10 

“Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.” —John 12:35 

“While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.” —John 12:36 

“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” —John 12:46 

“And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:” —Acts 9:3 

“And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.” —Acts 12:7 

“For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” —Acts 13:47 (Isaiah 49:6) 

“And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.” —Acts 22:6 

“And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.” —Acts 22:11 

“At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.” —Acts 26:13 

“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” —Acts 26:18 

“That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.” —Acts 26:23 

“And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,” —Romans 2:19 

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” —Romans 13:12 

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.” —I Corinthians 4:5 

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” —II Corinthians 4:4 

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” —II Corinthians 4:6 

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” —II Corinthians 6:14 

“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” —II Corinthians 11:14 

“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:” —Ephesians 5:13 

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” —Ephesians 5:13 

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” —Ephesians 5:14 

“That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;” —Philippians 2:15 

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:” —Colossians 1:12 

“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” —I Thessalonians 5:5 

“Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” —I Timothy 6:16 

“But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:” —II Timothy 1:10 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” —James 1:17 

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;” —I Peter 2:9 

“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:” —II Peter 1:19 

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” —I John 1:5 

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” —I John 1:7 

“Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.” —I John 2:8 

“He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.” —I John 2:9 

“He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.” —I John 2:10 

“And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” —Revelation 4:5 

“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” —Revelation 18:1 

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” —Revelation 21:23 

“And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.” —Revelation 21:24 

“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” —Revelation 22:5

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