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  Darkness Bible Quotes & Promises
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Bible Quotes
God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
(Genesis 1:5) ESV 

To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
(Luke 1:79) ESV 

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.
(John 3:19-21) ESV

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
(John 8:12) ESV 

But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.
(John 11:10) ESV 

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
(Romans 13:12) ESV 

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
(2 Corinthians 6:14) ESV 

For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.
(1 Thessalonians 5:5) ESV 

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk 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.
(1 John 1:5-7) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

An increase in light gives an increase in darkness.
--Sam Francis American Artist Born 1923 Died 1994

And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
--Alfred Lord Tennyson English Poet Born 1809 Died 1892

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
--Carl Jung Swiss Psychologist Born 1875 Died 1961

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.
--Leonardo da Vinci Italian Artist Born 1452 Died 1519

Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
--Ovid Roman Poet Born: 43 BC Died 17 AD

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
--Yousuf Karsh Canadian Photographer Born 1908 Died 2002

Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness.
--Julia Cameron American Author Born 1948

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
--Martin Luther King, Jr. American Leader Born 1929 Died 1968

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
--Edgar Allan Poe American Poet Born 1809 Died 1849

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
--Allan Bloom American Philosopher Born 1930 Died 1992

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
--Helen Keller American Author Born 1880 Died 1968

From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment.
--Charles Manson American Criminal Born 1934

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
--Desiderius Erasmus Dutch Philosopher Born 1466 Died 1536

I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
--Geronimo Apache Statesman Born 1829 Died 1909

I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
--William Shakespeare English Dramatist Born 1564 Died 16165

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Darkness and the Bible

1. Darkness and Light in Palestine:

The day and night, light and darkness, are notable antitheses in Palestine. There the day does not slowly fade away into the night after a period of twilight, but before sunset there is the brightness of day, and when the sun has disappeared everything has changed and night is at hand. From sunset until the darkness of night is less than an hour.

2. Symbolic Uses:

In the Bible the main use of darkness is in contrast to light. Light is the symbol of God's purity, wisdom and glory. Darkness is the opposite. Miraculous occurrence of darkness in the land of Egypt for three days is recorded in Exodus 10:21, 22, and at the death of Christ (Matthew 27:45).

The figurative uses of darkness are many and various. It is used as a symbol:

(a) of moral depravity and its punishment. The wicked walk and work in darkness (Psalm 82:5 Proverbs 2:13 John 3:19 Romans 13:12), and their reward is to "sit in darkness" (Psalm 107:10) or to be "cast forth into the outer darkness" (Matthew 8:12);

(b) of things mysterious or inexplicable (1 Kings 8:12 Psalm 97:2);

(c) of trouble and affliction (2 Samuel 22:29 Job 5:14 Proverbs 20:20 Isaiah 9:2; compare Genesis 15:12);

(d) of punishment (Lamentations 3:2 Ezekiel 32:8 Zephaniah 1:15);

(e) of death (1 Samuel 2:9 Job 10:21 Ecclesiastes 11:8);

(f) of nothingness (Job 3:4-6);

(g) of human ignorance (Job 19:8 1 John 2:11).

"A dark (the Revised Version, margin "squalid") place" (2 Peter 1:19) refers especially to the state of things described in 2 Peter 2.


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Bible Dictionary Meaning

The plague (the ninth) of darkness in Egypt (Exodus 10:21) is described as darkness "which may be felt." It covered "all the land of Egypt," so that "they saw not one another." It did not extend to the land of Goshen (ver. 23).

When Jesus hung upon the cross (Matthew 27:45Luke 23:44), from the "sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour."

On Mount Sinai, Moses (Exodus 20:21) "drew near unto the thick darkness where God was." This was the "thick cloud upon the mount" in which Jehovah was when he spake unto Moses there. The Lord dwelt in the cloud upon the mercy-seat (1 Kings 8:12), the cloud of glory. When the psalmist (Psalm 97:2) describes the inscrutable nature of God's workings among the sons of men, he says, "Clouds and darkness are round about him." God dwells in thick darkness.

Darkness (Isaiah 13:9, 10Matthew 24:29) also is a symbol of the judgments that attend on the coming of the Lord. It is a symbol of misery and adversity (Job 18:6Psalm 107:10Isaiah 8:22Ezek. 30:18). The "day of darkness" in Joel 2:2, caused by clouds of locusts, is a symbol of the obscurity which overhangs all divine proceedings. "Works of darkness" are impure actions (Ephesians 5:11). "Outer darkness" refers to the darkness of the streets in the East, which are never lighted up by any public or private lamps after nightfall, in contrast with the blaze of cheerful light in the house. It is also a symbol of ignorance (Isaiah 9:260:2Matthew 6:23) and of death (Job 10:2117:13).3  


Definition of Darkness

1. The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom.

2. A state of privacy; secrecy.

3. A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity.

4. Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion.

5. A state of distress or trouble.4




References and notes
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