38 Bible Verses About Light (ESV)

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 - "For you are all children of..."
  2. Ephesians 5:13 - "But when anything is exposed by..."
  3. Luke 16:8 - "The master commended the dishonest manager..."
  4. Proverbs 4:18 - "But the path of the righteous..."
  5. Matthew 5:14 - ""You are the light of the..."
  6. Genesis 1:3 - "And God said, "Let there be..."
  7. Psalm 33:6-9 - "By the word of the LORD..."
  8. 2 Corinthians 6:14 - "Do not be unequally yoked with..."
  9. Matthew 5:16 - "In the same way, let your..."
  10. John 11:9 - "Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve..."
  11. Psalm 119:105 - "Your word is a lamp to..."
  12. John 3:21 - "But whoever does what is true..."
  13. Luke 11:34 - "Your eye is the lamp of..."
  14. Ecclesiastes 11:7 - "Light is sweet, and it is..."
  15. Galatians 5:22-23 - "But the fruit of the Spirit..."
  16. Job 12:22 - "He uncovers the deeps out of..."
  17. Job 11:6 - "and that he would tell you..."
  18. Habakkuk 3:4 - "His brightness was like the light;..."
  19. Ephesians 5:9 - "(for the fruit of light is..."
  20. Psalm 18:28 - "For it is you who light..."
  21. Psalm 112:4 - "Light dawns in the darkness for..."
  22. Isaiah 8:20 - "To the teaching and to the..."
  23. Micah 7:8 - "Rejoice not over me, O my..."
  24. 1 Peter 2:9 - "But you are a chosen race,..."
  25. John 1:8 - "He was not the light, but..."
  26. Proverbs 6:23 - "For the commandment is a lamp..."
  27. John 12:46 - "I have come into the world..."
  28. Isaiah 52:1-2 - "Awake, awake, put on your strength,..."
  29. Isaiah 60:1 - "Arise, shine, for your light has..."
  30. Isaiah 60:19 - "The sun shall be no more..."
  31. John 1:20 - "He confessed, and did not deny,..."
  32. John 8:12 - "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,..."
  33. 2 Samuel 23:4 - "he dawns on them like the..."
  34. John 9:5 - "As long as I am in..."
  35. Ephesians 5:8 - "for at one time you were..."
  36. John 3:19 - "And this is the judgment: the..."
  37. John 1:4-9 - "In him was life, and the..."
  38. Romans 2:19 - "and if you are sure that..."

1. 1 Thessalonians 5:5

5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

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2. Ephesians 5:13

13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,

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3. Luke 16:8

8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.

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4. Proverbs 4:18

18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.

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5. Matthew 5:14

14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

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6. Genesis 1:3

3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

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7. Psalm 33:6-9

6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! 9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

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8. 2 Corinthians 6:14

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

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9. Matthew 5:16

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

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10. John 11:9

9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.

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11. Psalm 119:105

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

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12. John 3:21

21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God."

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13. Luke 11:34

34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.

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14. Ecclesiastes 11:7

7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.

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15. Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

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16. Job 12:22

22 He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.

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17. Job 11:6

6 and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.

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18. Habakkuk 3:4

4 His brightness was like the light; rays flashed from his hand; and there he veiled his power.

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19. Ephesians 5:9

9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),

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20. Psalm 18:28

28 For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.

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21. Psalm 112:4

4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.

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22. Isaiah 8:20

20 To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

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23. Micah 7:8

8 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.

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24. 1 Peter 2:9

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

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25. John 1:8

8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

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26. Proverbs 6:23

23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

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27. John 12:46

46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

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28. Isaiah 52:1-2

1 Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. 2 Shake yourself from the dust and arise; be seated, O Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

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29. Isaiah 60:1

1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

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30. Isaiah 60:19

19 The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

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31. John 1:20

20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."

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32. John 8:12

12 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."

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33. 2 Samuel 23:4

4 he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.

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34. John 9:5

5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

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35. Ephesians 5:8

8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

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36. John 3:19

19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

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37. John 1:4-9

4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. 9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

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38. Romans 2:19

19 and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 33:6-9
  2. Psalm 119:105
  3. Psalm 18:28
  4. Psalm 112:4
  5. Genesis 1:3
  6. 2 Samuel 23:4
  7. Job 11:6
  8. Job 12:22
  9. Proverbs 4:18
  10. Proverbs 6:23
  11. Ecclesiastes 11:7
  12. Isaiah 8:20
  13. Isaiah 52:1-2
  14. Isaiah 60:1
  15. Isaiah 60:19
  16. Micah 7:8
  17. Habakkuk 3:4
  18. Matthew 5:14
  19. Matthew 5:16
  20. Luke 11:34
  21. Luke 16:8
  22. John 1:8
  23. John 1:20
  24. John 1:4-9
  25. John 3:19
  26. John 3:21
  27. John 8:12
  28. John 9:5
  29. John 11:9
  30. John 12:46
  31. Romans 2:19
  32. 2 Corinthians 6:14
  33. Galatians 5:22-23
  34. Ephesians 5:8
  35. Ephesians 5:9
  36. Ephesians 5:13
  37. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
  38. 1 Peter 2:9

Psalm 33:6-9

6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! 9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

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Psalm 119:105

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

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Psalm 18:28

28 For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.

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Psalm 112:4

4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.

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Genesis 1:3

3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

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2 Samuel 23:4

4 he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.

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Job 11:6

6 and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.

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Job 12:22

22 He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.

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Proverbs 4:18

18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.

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Proverbs 6:23

23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

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Ecclesiastes 11:7

7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.

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Isaiah 8:20

20 To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

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Isaiah 52:1-2

1 Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. 2 Shake yourself from the dust and arise; be seated, O Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

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Isaiah 60:1

1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

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Isaiah 60:19

19 The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

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Micah 7:8

8 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.

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Habakkuk 3:4

4 His brightness was like the light; rays flashed from his hand; and there he veiled his power.

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Matthew 5:14

14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

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Matthew 5:16

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

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Luke 11:34

34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.

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Luke 16:8

8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.

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John 1:8

8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

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John 1:20

20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."

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John 1:4-9

4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. 9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

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John 3:19

19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

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John 3:21

21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God."

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John 8:12

12 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."

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John 9:5

5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

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John 11:9

9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.

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John 12:46

46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

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Romans 2:19

19 and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

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2 Corinthians 6:14

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

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Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

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Ephesians 5:8

8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

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Ephesians 5:9

9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),

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Ephesians 5:13

13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,

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1 Thessalonians 5:5

5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

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1 Peter 2:9

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

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