Some References to
"Light" in the Bible
Compiled by Melineze Logan Hite from the Bible
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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
"And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." Genesis 1:4
"And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." Genesis 1:5
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years." Genesis 1:14
"And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so." Genesis 1:15
"And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also." Genesis 1:16
"And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth." Genesis 1:17
"And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:18
"Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick." Numbers 8:2
"And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the Lord commanded Moses." Numbers 8:3
"For ye are sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light." Ephesians 5:8
"If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me."
"Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee." Psalm 139:12
"God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar." Psalm 118:27
"Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death."
"Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain." Psalm 104:2
"He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night." Psalm 105:39
"Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous." Psalm 112:4
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
"There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us." Psalm 4:6
"Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them." Psalm 18:14
"For thou wilt light my candle: the lord my God will enlighten my darkness." Psalm 18:28
"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
"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
"Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?" Luke 15:8
"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
"Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand." Micah 2:1
"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall rise; 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 case, and execute judgement for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness." Micah 7:9
"The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." Nahum 2:4
"And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power." Habakkuh 3:4
"The sun and the moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear." Habakkuk 3:11
"Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law." Zephaniah 3:4
"The just Lord is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgement to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame." Zephaniah 3:5
"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
"Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?" Amos 5:20
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark."
"But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7
"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
" 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
"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
"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
" 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
" 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
"Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumblest not, because he seeth the light, of this world." John 11:9
" But if a man walk in the night, he stumblest, because there is no light in him." John 11:10
" 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