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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4812 darkness, and God’s judgment
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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