Darkness

  • Created by God.

    Psalms 104:20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

    Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

  • Originally covered the earth.

    Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

  • Separated from the light.

    Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

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  • Called night.

    Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

  • Caused by the setting of the sun.

    Genesis 15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

    John 6:17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

  • Inexplicable nature of.

    Job 38:19-20 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

  • Bible concordance for DARKNESS

  • Exhibits God's power and greatness.

    Job 38:8-9 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

  • DEGREES OF, MENTIONED;
    • Great.

      Genesis 15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

    • See Darkness in McClintock and Strong.

    • That may be felt.

      Exodus 10:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

    • Thick.

      Deuteronomy 5:22 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.

      Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

    • Gross.

      Jeremiah 13:16 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.

    • Outer or extreme.

      Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  • EFFECTS OF;
    • Keeps us from seeing objects.

      Exodus 10:23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

    • Causes us to go astray.

      John 12:35 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.

      1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

    • Causes us to stumble.

      Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

  • Often put for night.

    Psalms 91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

  • Called the swaddling band of the sea.

    Job 38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

  • Cannot hide us from God.

    Psalms 139:11-12 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

  • THE WICKED
    • The children of.

      1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

    • Live in.

      Psalms 107:10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

    • Walk in.

      Psalms 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

    • Perpetrate their designs in.

      Job 24:16 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

    • Are full of.

      Matthew 6:23 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!

  • MIRACULOUS,
    • On mount Sinai.

      Exodus 19:16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

      Hebrews 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

    • Over the land of Egypt.

      Exodus 10:21-22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. 22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:

    • At the death of Christ.

      Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

    • Before the destruction of Jerusalem.

      Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • Greatness and unsearchableness of God.

      Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

      2 Samuel 22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.

      2 Samuel 22:12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

      1 Kings 8:12 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

      Psalms 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

    • Abstruse and deep subjects.

      Job 28:3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

    • Secrecy.

      Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

      Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

    • Ignorance and error.

      Job 37:19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

      Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

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

      John 3:19 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 12:35 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.

      Acts 26:18 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.

    • Anything hateful.

      Job 3:4-9 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. 5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. 6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. 7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. ...

    • A course of sin.

      Proverbs 2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

      Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

    • Heavy afflictions.

      Job 23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.

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

      Ecclesiastes 5:17 All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.

      Isaiah 5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

      Isaiah 8:22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

      Isaiah 59:9 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.

    • The power of Satan.

      Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

      Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

    • The grave.

      1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

      Job 10:21-22 Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; 22 A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

    • The punishment of devils and wicked men.

      Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

      2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

      2 Peter 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

 
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