I looked, and behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, a great cloud, with flashing lightning, and a brightness around it, and out of its midst as it were glowing metal, out of the midst of the fire.
As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches: [the fire] went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
The living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Then he said to me, Have you seen [this], son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have turned again to provoke me to anger: and behold, they put the branch to their nose.
it is sharpened that it may make a slaughter; it is furbished that it may be as lightning: shall we then make mirth? the rod of my son, it condemns every tree.
I have set the threatening sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: ah! it is made as lightning, it is pointed for slaughter.
You, son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord the LORD concerning the children of Ammon, and concerning their reproach; and say, A sword, a sword is drawn, for the slaughter it is furbished, to cause it to devour, that it may be as lightning;
In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.
When I shall extinguish you, I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light.
All the bright lights of the sky will I make dark over you, and set darkness on your land, says the Lord the LORD.
Now for a little moment grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.
God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." There was evening and there was morning, one day.
God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth;" and it was so.
God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
God set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth,
and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.
The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honored above all the house of his father.
As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.
The sun and moon stood still in the sky, at the light of your arrows as they went, at the shining of your glittering spear.
I struck you with blight, mildew, and hail in all the work of your hands; yet you didn't turn to me,' says the LORD.
For concerning those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
But remember the former days, in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings;
and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with children, "My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him;
Therefore I have cut them to pieces with the prophets; I killed them with the words of my mouth. Your judgments are like a flash of lightning.
"What are the multitude of your sacrifices to me?," says the LORD. "I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed animals. I don't delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of male goats.
House of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
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!
They will roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land behold, darkness and distress. The light is darkened in its clouds.
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.
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.
His delight will be in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;
For the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine.
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it.
My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me.
Moreover the light of the moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD binds up the fracture of his people, and heals the wound they were struck with.
For the palace will be forsaken. The populous city will be deserted. The hill and the watchtower will be for dens forever, a delight for wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks;
"Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delights-- I have put my Spirit on him. He will bring justice to the nations.
"I, the LORD, 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;
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.
Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.
I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create calamity. I am the LORD, who does all these things.
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."
Who is among you who fears the LORD, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of the LORD, and rely on his God.
"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.
For you shall not go out in haste, neither shall you go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
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.
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness, and didn't forsake the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God.
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 the LORD shall be your rear guard.
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;
"If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, [and] the holy of the LORD honorable; and shall honor it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking [your own] words:
then you shall delight yourself in the LORD; and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth; and I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father:" for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
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.
We grope for the wall like the blind; yes, we grope as those who have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among those who are lusty we are as dead men.
"Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you.
Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but the LORD 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 the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.
I will destine you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but you did that which was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I didn't delight."
He who kills an ox is as he who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, as he who breaks a dog's neck; he who offers an offering, [as he who offers] pig's blood; he who burns frankincense, as he who blesses an idol. Yes, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations:
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears on them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did that which was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I didn't delight."
that you may nurse and be satisfied at the comforting breasts; that you may drink deeply, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory."
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.
They light candles for them, yes, more than for themselves, though they cannot see a single one.
In the same way, the lightning, when it breaks forth, is easy to be seen; and in the same way the wind blows in every country.
neither can they show signs in the heavens among the heathen, nor shine as the sun, nor give light as the moon.
It happened through the lightness of her prostitution, that the land was polluted, and she committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
I saw the earth, and, behold, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they can't listen. Behold, the word of the LORD has become a reproach to them. They have no delight in it.
They have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am the LORD who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.
when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries.
Give glory to the LORD 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.
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? is he a vessel in which none delights? why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they don't know?
Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp.
Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, so that its waves roar; the LORD of Armies is his name:
On all the housetops of Moab and in its streets there is lamentation every where; for I have broken Moab like a vessel in which none delights, says the LORD.
when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries.
Let that day be darkness. Don't let God from above seek for it, neither let the light shine on it.
Let the stars of its twilight be dark. Let it look for light, but have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the morning,
or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.
"Why is light given to him who is in misery, life to the bitter in soul,
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?
the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.'"
He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death.
They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.
They change the night into day, saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness.
"Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, The spark of his fire shall not shine.
The light shall be dark in his tent. His lamp above him shall be put out.
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.
For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to God.
You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you. Light shall shine on your ways.
"These are of those who rebel against the light. They don't know its ways, nor stay in its paths.
The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.
The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye shall see me.' He disguises his face.
In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don't know the light.
Can his armies be counted? On whom does his light not arise?
He has described a boundary on the surface of the waters, and to the confines of light and darkness.
Will he delight himself in the Almighty, and call on God at all times?
He binds the streams that they don't trickle. The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder;
when his lamp shone on my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,
I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn't reject the light of my face.
When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.
He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit. My life shall see the light.'
to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.'
Behold, he spreads his light around him. He covers the bottom of the sea.
He covers his hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark.
He sends it forth under the whole sky, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.
Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.
Do you know how God controls them, and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?
Now men don't see the light which is bright in the skies, but the wind passes, and clears them.
From the wicked, their light is withheld. The high arm is broken.
"What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its place,
By what way is the lightning distributed, or the east wind scattered on the earth?
Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go? Do they report to you, 'Here we are?'
His sneezing flashes out light. His eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
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."
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."