Topical Index of Scriptures

   Two Kinds of Darkness 


But our sovereign Lord reigns no matter what battles we face!


"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness....
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!" Isaiah 5:20-21

The darkness of evil

"...this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." John 3:19-20

"Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord, and their works are in the dark;
They say, 'Who sees us?' and, 'Who knows us?'”
Isaiah 29:15

"They do not know, nor do they understand;
They walk about in darkness;"
Psalm 82:5

“Jesus said to the chief priests... 'Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs?... But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Luke 22:52-53

"...when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?' which is translated, 'My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?'" Mark 15:33

"...there was darkness over all the earth.... Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, 'Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ Having said this, He breathed His last." Luke 23:44-46

"Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Bound in affliction and irons—
Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And despised the counsel of the Most High,
Therefore He brought down their heart with labor;
They fell down, and there was none to help.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their chains in pieces.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!"
Psalm 107:10-15

God's comfort in the midst of a darkness

"...God Who commanded light to shine out of darkness, Who has l shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6

"Arise, a shine; for your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising."
Isaiah 60:1-3

"The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light....
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, l Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:2-6

"All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." John 1:3-5

"Jesus spoke to them... saying, 'I am the light of the world. He who 'follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

"Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?...
If I say, 'Surely the darkness shall fall on me, ”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day
The darkness and the light are both alike to You."
Psalm 139:6, 11-12

"Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous."
Psalm 112:3

"...when I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me." Micah 7:8

“For You are my lamp, O Lord;
The Lord shall enlighten my darkness....
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him."
2 Samuel 22:29, 31

“I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles, To open blind eyes,
To bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness....
I am the Lord, that is My name;
And My glory I will not give to another,"
Isaiah 42:6-8

"If you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul,
Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,
And your darkness shall be as the noonday.
The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought and strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."
Isaiah 58:10-11


"I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel."
Isaiah 45:3

"I will bring the blind by a way they did not know;
I will lead them in paths they have not known.
I will make darkness light before them,
And crooked places straight.
These things I will do for them,
And not forsake them."
Isaiah 42:16

"I am the Lord, and there is no other;
I form the light and create darkness,
I make peace and create calamity;
I, the Lord, do all these things.’"
Isaiah 45:6-7

"The Lord a reigns; Let the earth rejoice.... Clouds and darkness surround Him;
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne."
Psalm 97:1-2

“...the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness. And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form;  you only heard a voice.  So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, the Ten Commandments...." Deuteronomy 4:11-13

“And you, child [John the Baptist], will be called the prophet of the Highest;
For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
To give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins....
To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Luke 1:76-79

[Speaking in a vision to Saul/Paul on the way to Damascus] "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. I will  deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles,  to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me." Acts 26:15-18

Man's response to His grace leads to judgment or salvation

"And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” John 3:19-21

"...let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts." Romans 13:12-14

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light... finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them...." Ephesians 5:8-12

"...for what  fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what  communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.... 'Therefore, come out from them and be separate..." 2 Corinthians 6:14-17

"...walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him... giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of  the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from a the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood..."
Colossians 1:10-14

"Jesus said to them, 'A little while longer the light is with you. 'Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; 'he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become 'sons of light."
John 12:35-36

"Jesus cried out and said,' He who believes in Me, 'believes not in Me 'but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness."
John 12:44-46

"He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But he who  hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes." 1 John 2:10

“'Therefore their way shall be to them like slippery ways;
In the darkness they shall be driven on and fall....
For I will bring disaster on them,
The year of their punishment, ' says the Lord."
Jeremiah 23:12

"Give glory to the Lord your God before He causes darkness,
And before your feet stumble on the dark mountains,
And while you are looking for light, He turns it into the shadow of death...."
Jeremiah 13:16

“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6:22-23

"[Jesus] said to him,‘ Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment? ’And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘ Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.'” Matthew 22:12-14

“Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness."
Luke 11:35

"For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light...."
Luke 12:2-3

"...God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and 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 Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:5-7

"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." 1 Peter 2:9

Endtime Darkness

"In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book,
And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord,
And the poor among men shall rejoice In the Holy One of Israel.
For the  terrible one is brought to nothing...."
Isaiah 29:18-20

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved
Joel 2:30-32

[Quoted by Peter] "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved
Acts 2:20-21

"But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but  let us watch and be sober."
1 Thessalonians 5:4-6