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Want to know what the Bible says about Darkness? Here are 147 Bible verses about Darkness from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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John 1:5 NIV
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
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1 John 1:5-7 NIV
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
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Acts 26:18 NIV
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
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John 8:12 NIV
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “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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John 11:10 NIV
It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”
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Luke 1:79 NIV
to shine on those living in darkness
    and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
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John 3:19-21 NIV
19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
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1 Thessalonians 5:5 NIV
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
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Ephesians 5:8 NIV
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
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Colossians 1:13 NIV
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
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Ephesians 5:11 NIV
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
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2 Corinthians 6:14 NIV
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
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1 John 2:8-11 NIV
8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.
9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
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Ephesians 6:12 NIV
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
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1 John 1:5 NIV
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
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Isaiah 9:2 NIV
The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.
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1 Peter 2:9 NIV
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
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1 John 1:6 NIV
If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.
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Romans 13:12 NIV
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
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Matthew 8:12 NIV
But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
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