4812 darkness, and God’s judgment

4812 darkness, and God’s judgment

Darkness is used figuratively of God’s present and final judgment upon individuals, unfaithful Israel and the heathen nations.

Darkness as a symbol of judgment upon ungodly individuals

Mt 25:30 See also 1Sa 2:9-10; Job 5:13-14; Job 12:25; Job 15:22-23,30; Job 18:5-6,18; Job 20:24-26; Job 22:10-11 Eliphaz reasons on the assumption that Job’s suffering proves his wickedness; Ps 35:5-6; Isa 8:22; Jer 23:11-12; Mt 22:13; 2Pe 2:17; Jude 13; Rev 16:10-11

Darkness as a symbol of judgment upon unfaithful Israel

Dt 28:28-29; Isa 5:29-30 This will be fulfilled at the time of Israel’s captivity. See also Isa 59:9-10; Ro 11:10; Jer 4:27-28; Jer 13:16; La 3:2,6; Mt 8:12

Darkness as a symbol of judgment upon heathen nations

Isa 47:5-7; Eze 30:18; Eze 32:7-8; Na 1:8

Darkness as a symbol of judgment at the day of the Lord

Joel 2:31 See also Isa 13:9-10; Isa 34:4; Joel 2:1-2,10; Joel 3:14-15; Am 5:18-20; Am 8:9; Zep 1:14-15; Zec 14:6; Mt 24:29; Ac 2:19-20; 1Th 5:1-3; Rev 6:12-17

See also

1310God as judge
9210judgment, God’s
9220day of the Lord
9240last judgment

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