101 Light Verses


In-Depth Study: Light Verse
The Legend:
Bolded words are those that refer to light;
when the word light is unavailable, alternatives are;
enlighten, lamp, glow, bright, sun, ray, fiery, day,
and morning star
Italicized words are those that refer to the dark;
when the word dark is unavailable, alternatives are;
darkness, death, night, snuffed out, blinded, and
However Yahweh would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a lamp to him and to his children always.
2 Chronicles 21:7. (WEB).
Many say, "Who will show us any good?"
Yahweh, let the light of your face shine on us.
Psalms 4:6.
Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God.
Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death; …
Psalms 13:3.
Be Thou my sun, and Thou my shield,
My soul in safety keep;
Make haste before mine eyes are sealed
In death's relentless sleep.
Psalms 13:3, Isaac Watts Poetic Interpretation of the Psalms (PIP).
For you will light my lamp, Yahweh.
My God will light up my darkness.
Psalms 18:28 (WEB).
Yahweh's precepts are right, rejoicing the heart.
Yahweh's commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Psalms 19:8.
I love the volumes of Thy Word;
What light and joy those leaves afford
To souls benighted and distress!
Thy precepts guide my doubtful way,
Thy fear forbids my feet to stray,
Thy promise leads my heart to rest.
Psalms 19:8, Isaac Watts (PIP).
Yahweh is my light and my salvation.
Whom shall I fear?
Yahweh is the strength of my life.
Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalms 27:1 (WEB).
The Lord of glory is my light,
And my salvation too;
God is my strength, nor will I fear
What all my foes can do.
Psalms 27:1, Isaac Watts (PIP).
For with you is the spring of life.
In your light shall we see light.
Psalms 36:9 (WEB).
Life, like a fountain rich and free,
Springs from the presence of the Lord;
And in Thy light our souls shall see
The glories promised in Thy Word.
Psalms 36:9, Isaac Watts (PIP).
My heart throbs.
My strength fails me.
As for the light of my eyes, it has also left me.
Psalms 38:10 (WEB).
Oh, send out your light and your truth.
Let them lead me.
Let them bring me to your holy hill,
To your tents.
Psalms 43:3.
For they didn't get the land in possession by their own sword,
neither did their own arm save them;
but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face,
because you were favorable to them.
Psalms 44:3.
Don't be afraid when a man is made rich,
when the glory of his house is increased.
For when he dies he shall carry nothing away.
His glory shall not descend after him.
Though while he lived he blessed his soul—
and men praise you when you do well for yourself—
he shall go to the generation of his fathers.
They shall never see the light.
A man who has riches without understanding,
is like the animals that perish.
Psalms 49:16–20.
For you have delivered my soul from death,
and prevented my feet from falling,
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
Psalms 56:13.
Thou hast secured my soul from death,
O set Thy pris'ner free,
That heart and hand, and life and breath
May be employed for Thee.
Psalms 56:13, Isaac Watts (PIP).
You are resplendent with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game.
Psalms 76:4 (KJV).
Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim you.
They walk in the light of your presence, Yahweh.
Psalms 89:15 (WEB).
Blest are the souls that hear and know
The Gospel's joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the path they go,
And light their steps surround.
Psalms 89:15, Isaac Watts (PIP).
You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
Psalms 90:8 (WEB).
Light is sown for the righteous,
and gladness for the upright in heart.
Psalms 97:11.
Immortal light and joys unknown
Are for the saints in darkness sown;
Those glorious seeds shall spring and rise,
And the bright harvest bless our eyes.
Psalms 97:11, Isaac Watts (PIP).
Bless Yahweh, my soul.
Yahweh, my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty.
He covers himself with light as with a garment.
He stretches out the heavens like a curtain.
Psalms 104:1–2 (WEB).
My soul, thy great Creator praise:
When clothed in His celestial rays
He in full majesty appears,
And, like a robe, His glory wears.
Psalms 104:1, Isaac Watts (PIP).
The heav'ns are for His curtains,
Th' unfathomed deep He makes His bed;
Clouds are His chariot, when he flies
On winged storms across the skies.
Psalms 104:1–2.
Egypt was glad when they departed,
for the fear of them had fallen on them.
He spread a cloud for a covering,
fire to give light in the night.
Psalms 105:38–39 (WEB).
The Lord Himself chose Israel's way,
And marked their journeys right,
Gave them a leading cloud by day,
A fiery guide by night.
Psalms 105:38–39, Isaac Watts (PIP).
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright,
gracious, merciful, and righteous.
Psalms 112:4 (WEB).
When times grow dark, and tidings spread
That fill his neighbors round with dread,
His heart is armed against the fear,
For God with all His power is there.
Psalms 112:4, Isaac Watts (PIP).
Yahweh is God, and he has given us light.
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.
Psalms 118:27 (WEB).
Your word is a lamp to my feet,
and a light for my path.
Psalms 119:105.
'Tis like the sun, a heav'nly light,
That guides us all the day;
And through the dangers of the night,
A lamp to lead our way.
Psalms 119:105, Isaac Watts (PIP).
The entrance of your words gives light.
It gives understanding to the simple.
Psalms 119:130 (WEB).
When once it enters to the mind,
It spreads such light abroad,
The simple souls instruction find,
And raise their thoughts to God.
Psalms 119:130, Isaac Watts (PIP).
Yahweh, you have searched me,
and you know me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up.
You perceive my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
but, behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether.
You hem me in behind and before.
You laid your hand on me.
This knowledge is beyond me.
It's lofty.
I can't attain it.
Where could I go from your Spirit?
Or where could I flee from your presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, you are there.
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there!
If I take the wings of the dawn,
and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there your hand will lead me,
and your right hand will hold me.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me;
the light around me will be night";
even the darkness doesn't hide from you,
but the night shines as the day.
The darkness is like light to you.
Psalms 139:1–12 (WEB).
The All-Seeing God
Lord, Thou has searched and seen me through,
Thy eye commands with piercing view
My rising and my resting hours,
My heart and flesh with all their powers.
My thoughts, before they are my own,
Are to my God distinctly known;
He knows the words I mean to speak
Ere from my op'ning lips they break.
Within Thy circling power I stand;
On every side I find Thy hand:
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,
I am surrounded still with God.
Amazing knowledge, vast and great!
What large extent! what lofty height!
My soul, with all the powers I boast,
Is in the boundless prospect lost.
Could I so false, so faithless prove,
To quit Thy service and Thy love,
Where, Lord, could I Thy presence shun,
Or from thy wondrous glory run?
If up to heav'n I take my flight,
'Tis there Thou dwell'st enthroned in light,
Or dive to hell, there vengeance reigns,
And Satan groans beneath thy chains.
If mounted on a morning ray,
I fly beyond the western sea,
Thy swifter hand would first arrive,
And there arrest Thy fugitive.
Or should I try to shun Thy sight
Beneath the spreading veil of light,
One glance of Thine, one piercing ray,
Would kindle darkness into day.
Midnight and noon in this agree,
Great God, they're both alike to Thee:
Not death can hide what Thy will spy, [… Thou will spy,—jce. poetic license]
And hell lies naked to His eye.
[…Thine eye.—jce. (second person possessive)]
Psalms 139:1–12, Isaac Watts (PIP).
But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light,
that shines more and more until the perfect day.
Proverbs 4:18 (WEB).
The light of the righteous shines brightly,
but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
Proverbs 13:9.
Truly the light is sweet,
and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.
Ecclesiastes 11:7.
House of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of Yahweh.
Isaiah 2:5.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
who put darkness for light,
and light for darkness;
who put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20.
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.
Isaiah 9:2.
The light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; and it will burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day.
Isaiah 10:17.
"I, Yahweh, have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and make you a covenant for the people, as a light for the nations; …"
Isaiah 42:6.
"I will bring the blind by a way that they don't know. I will lead them in paths that they don't know. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. I will do these things, and I will not forsake them."
Isaiah 42:16.
… yes, he says, "It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give you for a light to the nations, that you may be my salvation to the end of the earth."
Isaiah 49:6.
Who is among you who fears Yahweh, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of Yahweh, and rely on his God.
Isaiah 50:10.
"Attend to me, my people; and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples."
Isaiah 51:4.
After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light and be satisfied.
My righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of himself; and he will bear their iniquities.
Isaiah 53:11.
"Then your light shall break forth as the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall be your rear guard.
"Then you shall call, and Yahweh will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, 'Here I am.'
"If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedly; and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then your light shall rise in darkness, and your obscurity be as the noonday."
Isaiah 58:8–10.
Therefore is justice far from us, neither does righteousness overtake us: we look for light, but, behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity.
Isaiah 59:9.
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of Yahweh is risen on you. For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you. Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising."
Isaiah 60:1–3.
"The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but Yahweh will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, neither shall your moon withdraw itself; for Yahweh will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended."
Isaiah 60:19–20.
Give glory to Yahweh your God, before he causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turns it into the shadow of death, and makes it gross darkness.
Jeremiah 13:16.
He [my enemy—jce] has led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light.
Lamentations 3:2.
Above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone; and on the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man on it above. I saw as it were glowing metal, as the appearance of fire within it all around, from the appearance of his waist and upward; and from the appearance of his waist and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him. As the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Yahweh. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.
Ezekiel 1:26–28.
He reveals the deep and secret things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.
Daniel 2:22.
Don't rejoice against me, my enemy.
When I fall, I will arise.
When I sit in darkness, Yahweh will be a light to me.
I will bear the indignation of Yahweh,
because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my case, and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me forth to the light.
I will see his righteousness.
Micah 7:8.
Leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
"The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
toward the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
the people who sat in darkness saw a great light,
to those who sat in the region and shadow of death,
to them light has dawned."
Matthew 4:13–16.
"You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can't be hidden. Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
Matthew 5:14–16.
"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!"
Matthew 6:22–23.
He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light.
Matthew 17:2.
"Now you are releasing your servant, Master,
according to your word, in peace;
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared before the face of all peoples;
a light for revelation to the nations,
and the glory of your people Israel."
Luke 2:29–32.
"No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light."
Luke 8:16.
"No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, that those who come in may see the light."
Luke 11:33.
"No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a container, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a stand, that those who enter in may see the light."
Luke 16:8.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome it. There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light. The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
John 1:4–8.
"This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God."
John 3:19–21.
He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
John 5:35.
Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."
John 8:12.
"While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
John 9:5.
Jesus answered, "Aren't there twelve hours of daylight? If a man walks in the day, he doesn't stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if a man walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light isn't in him."
John 11:9–10.
Jesus therefore said to them, "Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness doesn't overtake you. He who walks in the darkness doesn't know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light." Jesus said these things, and he departed and hid himself from them.
John 12:35–38.
"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness."
John 12:46.
As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him. He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
He said, "Who are you, Lord?"
The Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
But rise up, and enter into the city, and you will be told what you must do."
Acts 9:3–6.
"For so has the Lord commanded us, saying,
'I have set you as a light for the Gentiles,
that you should bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth. ' "
Acts 13:47.
"Whereupon as I traveled to Damascus with the authority and commission from the chief priests, at noon, O king, I saw on the way a light from the sky, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who traveled with me. When we had all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads. ' " [A goad is a pointed rod (spear) used to urge on an animal.—jce]
"I said, 'Who are you, Lord?'
"He said, 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen, and of the things which I will reveal to you; delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you, to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me. ' "
Acts 26:12–18.
"… how the Christ must suffer, and how, by the resurrection of the dead, he would be first to proclaim light both to these[, his own—jce.] people and to the Gentiles."
Acts 26:23.
… and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness.
Romans 2:19.
The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let's therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let's put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:12.
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.
1 Corinthians 4:5.
Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish; in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them. For we don't preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake; seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:4.
Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14.
For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth, proving what is well pleasing to the Lord. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them. For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of. But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals is light. Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Ephesians 5:8–14.
… giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love.
Colossians 1:12–13.
You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don't belong to the night, nor to darkness.
1 Thessalonians 5:5.
… who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and eternal power. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:16.
… but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Good News.
2 Timothy 1:10.
But remember the former days, in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings.
Hebrews 10:32.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.
James 1:17.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: who in time past were no people, but now are God's people, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
1 Peter 2:9–10.
We have the more sure word of prophecy; and you do well that you heed it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the morning star arises in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.
2 Peter 1:19.
This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell 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.
Again, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines. He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in the darkness even until now. He who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no occasion for stumbling in him.
1 John 2:8–10.
"He carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, as if it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal."
Revelation 21:10–11.
The city has no need for the sun, neither of the moon, to shine, for the very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk in its light. The kings of the earth bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
Revelation 21:23–24.
There will be no night, and they need no lamp light; for the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever.
Revelation 22:5.