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Want to know what the Bible says about Light? Here are 166 Bible verses about Light 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 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 1:5 NIV
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
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Matthew 5:16 NIV
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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1 John 1:7 NIV
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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Matthew 5:14 NIV
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
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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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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 1:5 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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2 Corinthians 4:6 NIV
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
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John 12:35 NIV
Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.
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John 9:5 NIV
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
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Isaiah 42:16 NIV
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
    along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
    and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
    I will not forsake them.
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Matthew 4:16 NIV
the people living in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
    a light has dawned.”
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Isaiah 58:8 NIV
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
    and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
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Luke 11:34 NIV
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness.
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Genesis 1:3 NIV
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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James 1:17 NIV
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
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Ephesians 5:14 NIV
This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
    rise from the dead,
    and Christ will shine on you.”
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John 12:36 NIV
Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
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John 1:4 NIV
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
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