Bible Verses about Light

The light was among the first things created by God in the Bible. Genesis 1:3-4 states, “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.” The light is often used to describe God and Jesus as the righteous energy in our world. Even the Bible itself is said to be the light as Psalm 119:105 states, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Discover the many Bible verses about light from this collection of scripture quotes.

Psalm 27:1 NIV

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?

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John 8:12 NIV

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

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2 Corinthians 4:6 NIV

6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness,"Gen. 1:3 made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ.

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Matthew 5:14-15 NIV

14 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

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Isaiah 42:15-17 NIV

15 I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up the pools. 16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. 17 But those who trust in idols, who say to images, 'You are our gods,' will be turned back in utter shame.

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Psalm 119:105 NIV

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

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John 1:5 NIV

5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcomeOr "understood" it.

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Genesis 1:3-5 NIV

3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning-the first day.

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Matthew 5:16 NIV

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

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Isaiah 58:8 NIV

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousnessOr "your righteous One" will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

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1 John 1:7 NIV

7 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, purifies us from allOr "every" sin.

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Ephesians 5:8 NIV

8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light

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1 John 1:5 NIV

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

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Luke 11:34 NIV

34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy,The Greek for "healthy" here implies "generous" .your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy,The Greek for "unhealthy" here implies "stingy" .your body also is full of darkness.

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Matthew 4:16 NIV

16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."Isaiah 9:1,2

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