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Isaiah 9:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

[a] The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
    on them light has shined.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 9:2 Ch 9.1 in Heb
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Matthew 4:16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 the people who sat in darkness
    have seen a great light,
and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
    light has dawned.”

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Ephesians 5:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light—

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Luke 1:78-79 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

78 By the tender mercy of our God,
    the dawn from on high will break upon[a] us,
79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
    to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 1:78 Other ancient authorities read has broken upon
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John 12:46 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

46 I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness.

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1 John 1:5-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God Is Light

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

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1 Peter 2:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people,[a] in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:9 Gk a people for his possession
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John 8:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus the Light of the World

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

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Luke 2:32 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles
    and for glory to your people Israel.”

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Isaiah 60:1-3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Ingathering of the Dispersed

60 Arise, shine; for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For darkness shall cover the earth,
    and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
    and his glory will appear over you.
Nations shall come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

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Psalm 107:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 he brought them out of darkness and gloom,
    and broke their bonds asunder.

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Psalm 107:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
    prisoners in misery and in irons,

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Ephesians 5:13-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

“Sleeper, awake!
    Rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

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Isaiah 60:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God the Glory of Zion

19 The sun shall no longer be
    your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon
    give light to you by night;[a]
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your God will be your glory.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 60:19 Q Ms Gk Old Latin Tg: MT lacks by night
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Isaiah 50:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Who among you fears the Lord
    and obeys the voice of his servant,
who walks in darkness
    and has no light,
yet trusts in the name of the Lord
    and relies upon his God?

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Psalm 23:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a]
    I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death
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John 12:35 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

35 Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.

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Micah 7:8-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Penitence and Trust in God

Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy;
    when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
    the Lord will be a light to me.
I must bear the indignation of the Lord,
    because I have sinned against him,
until he takes my side
    and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me out to the light;
    I shall see his vindication.

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Isaiah 9:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Righteous Reign of the Coming King

[a] But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 9:1 Ch 8.23 in Heb
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Job 10:21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 before I go, never to return,
    to the land of gloom and deep darkness,

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Amos 5:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The one who made the Pleiades and Orion,
    and turns deep darkness into the morning,
    and darkens the day into night,
who calls for the waters of the sea,
    and pours them out on the surface of the earth,
the Lord is his name,

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