100 Bible Verses about Light

John 8:12 ESV / 1,812 helpful votes

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.”

John 1:5 ESV / 1,320 helpful votes

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 1,082 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:7 ESV / 921 helpful votes

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 cleanses us from all sin.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 895 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 854 helpful votes

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.

1 John 1:5 ESV / 838 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 823 helpful votes

Of David. 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?

Ephesians 5:8 ESV / 807 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:14 ESV / 804 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:130 ESV / 560 helpful votes

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

2 Corinthians 4:6 ESV / 545 helpful votes

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:3 ESV / 542 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

John 9:5 ESV / 532 helpful votes

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

James 1:17 ESV / 511 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Matthew 4:16 ESV / 485 helpful votes

The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”

John 12:35 ESV / 474 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.

Acts 13:47 ESV / 453 helpful votes

For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

Isaiah 60:1 ESV / 433 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:34 ESV / 414 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 42:16 ESV / 389 helpful votes

And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

Psalm 18:28 ESV / 379 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 58:8 ESV / 361 helpful votes

Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 356 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:14-16 ESV / 352 helpful votes

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 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.

Daniel 2:22 ESV / 320 helpful votes

He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

John 12:36 ESV / 319 helpful votes

While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them.

Luke 8:16 ESV / 318 helpful votes

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

Ephesians 5:14 ESV / 309 helpful votes

For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

Revelation 21:23 ESV / 296 helpful votes

And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Numbers 6:24-26 ESV / 296 helpful votes

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Acts 26:22-23 ESV / 273 helpful votes

To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”

Ephesians 1:18 ESV / 271 helpful votes

Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Psalm 37:5-6 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

Psalm 36:9 ESV / 263 helpful votes

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Psalm 31:16 ESV / 258 helpful votes

Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!

Luke 12:3 ESV / 254 helpful votes

Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.

Psalm 80:19 ESV / 250 helpful votes

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!

John 3:19-21 ESV / 245 helpful votes

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

Micah 7:8 ESV / 241 helpful votes

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.

Ecclesiastes 2:13 ESV / 241 helpful votes

Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness.

Psalm 44:3 ESV / 229 helpful votes

For not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them.

John 1:4 ESV / 226 helpful votes

In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:15-16 ESV / 223 helpful votes

Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 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.

Acts 26:18 ESV / 213 helpful votes

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Philippians 2:14-16 ESV / 208 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

1 John 1:5-7 ESV / 206 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we 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 his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Proverbs 6:23 ESV / 199 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:12 ESV / 186 helpful votes

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

1 John 1:5-9 ESV / 184 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we 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 his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Isaiah 49:6 ESV / 184 helpful votes

He says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

Genesis 1:3-5 ESV / 181 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

John 5:35 ESV / 175 helpful votes

He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.

Isaiah 9:2 ESV / 173 helpful votes

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

Genesis 1:4 ESV / 170 helpful votes

And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.

John 12:35-36 ESV / 165 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them.

John 1:1-7:53 ESV / 163 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Luke 8:1-16:31 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means. And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. ...

Matthew 5:13-16 ESV / 162 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 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.

Genesis 1:1-3:24 ESV / 161 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 159 helpful votes

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Luke 12:1-13:35 ESV / 158 helpful votes

In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! ...

Ephesians 5:8-9 ESV / 155 helpful votes

For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),

John 1:1-5:47 ESV / 155 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

1 Corinthians 6:1-14:40 ESV / 140 helpful votes

When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, ...

Philippians 2:15 ESV / 136 helpful votes

That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Daniel 12:3 ESV / 130 helpful votes

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

John 12:46 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:18 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

John 1:9 ESV / 125 helpful votes

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

Matthew 6:22-23 ESV / 125 helpful votes

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Isaiah 60:19 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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.

John 1:2 ESV / 119 helpful votes

He was in the beginning with God.

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

Matthew 5:2 ESV / 115 helpful votes

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Isaiah 60:1-2 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

John 8:2 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...

Psalm 44:2 ESV / 112 helpful votes

You with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free;

John 1:7 ESV / 111 helpful votes

He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.

Isaiah 60:20 ESV / 111 helpful votes

Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.

2 Peter 1:19 ESV / 110 helpful votes

And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Isaiah 42:6 ESV / 107 helpful votes

“I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations,

Psalm 139:7-12 ESV / 107 helpful votes

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” ...

Psalm 119:130-132 ESV / 105 helpful votes

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments. Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.

Luke 11:34-35 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.

Psalm 97:11 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

Daniel 2:2 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.

Matthew 17:2 ESV / 99 helpful votes

And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.

Psalm 27:1-4 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Of David. 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? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

John 1:7-9 ESV / 96 helpful votes

He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

Proverbs 20:27 ESV / 96 helpful votes

The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.

1 Timothy 6:16 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

John 12:35-37 ESV / 94 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him,

John 12:36-37 ESV / 93 helpful votes

While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him,

Jeremiah 13:16 ESV / 93 helpful votes

Give glory to the Lord your God before he brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the twilight mountains, and while you look for light he turns it into gloom and makes it deep darkness.

Exodus 13:21 ESV / 93 helpful votes

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

John 3:19-28 ESV / 92 helpful votes

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized ...

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