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light in the Bible

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good…” (Genesis 1:3-4).

“All the more joyous emotions of the mind, all the pleasing sensations of the frame, all the happy hours of domestic intercourse were habitually described among the Hebrews under imagery derived from light” (see: 1 Kings 11:36; Isaiah 58:8; Esther 8:16; Psalm 97:11).

Light came naturally to typify true belief in God and the intense happiness it imparts.

Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.” —Psalm 119:105 NKJV

“…If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” —Isaiah 8:20 NKJV

“The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light,
And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death,
Upon them a Light dawned.” —Matthew 4:16 NASB

In its highest sense, it is applied to Christ as the “Sun of righteousness.”

“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.” —Malachi 4:2 NASB

“He [John the baptist] came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.” —John 1:7-9 NASB

“A Light of revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel…” —Luke 2:32 NASB

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Article Version: May 22, 2019