International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDARK SAYINGS
(Proverbs 1:6 Psalm 78:2; singular, Psalm 49:4, 5; chidhoth, singular chidhah, elsewhere rendered "riddle," "proverb"): In the heading to the canonical Book of Proverbs, the general term "proverbs" is made to include "a proverb mashal, and a figure (or, an interpretation, melitsah), the words (singular dabhar) of the wise, and their dark sayings (or, riddles)."
dark, dark'-nes (choshekh; skotos):
Greek4652. skoteinos -- dark
... dark. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: skoteinos Phonetic Spelling:
(skot-i-nos') Short Definition: full of darkness, dark Definition: full of darkness ...
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931. basanos -- a touchstone (a dark stone used in testing metals) ...
850. auchmeros -- to boast
850b. auchmeros -- dry, squalid
5191. huakinthinos -- of hyacinth, hyacinthine
4653. skotia -- darkness
2250. hemera -- day
2926. krupte -- a crypt
1773. ennuchos -- nightly, neut. as adv. by night
4654. skotizo -- to darken
Strong's Hebrew2821. chashak -- to be or grow dark
... 2820, 2821. chashak. 2822 . to be or grow dark. Transliteration: chashak Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-shak') Short Definition: darkened. Word Origin a prim. ...
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6937. qadar -- to be dark
4285. machshak -- dark place
6751. tsalal -- to be or grow dark
2824. cheshkah -- dark
2444. Chakilah -- "dark," a hill in S. Judah
2405. chatuboth -- dark-hued stuffs
2345. chum -- darkened, dark brown or black
6150. arab -- to become evening, grow dark
5645. ab -- dark cloud, cloud mass, thicket
Light in the Dark Places
Groping in the Dark.
Strange Dark Shadowings.
In the Dark of Early Morn,
A Dark Picture and a Bright Hope
In the Dark of Early Morn,
The Dark Shadow
They're Standing in the Dark.
Light in the Dark, Before the Dawn Awaking
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.
2. (a.) Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
3. (a.) Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
4. (a.) Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
5. (a.) Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
6. (a.) Deprived of sight; blind.
7. (n.) Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
8. (n.) The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
9. (n.) A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.
ThesaurusDark (234 Occurrences)
... of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black,
or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark...
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Dark-colored (4 Occurrences)
Gloom (29 Occurrences)
Black (52 Occurrences)
Somewhat (30 Occurrences)
Slipping (20 Occurrences)
Dusk (21 Occurrences)
Roads (34 Occurrences)
Shining (115 Occurrences)
Kedar (11 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceDark (234 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:16 the people who sat in darkness saw a great light, to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, to them light has dawned."
Matthew 6:23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Matthew 8:12 but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.
Matthew 22:13 Then the king said to the servants,'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.'
Matthew 24:29 But immediately after the oppression of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;
Matthew 25:30 Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
Mark 1:35 Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there.
Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light,
Mark 15:33 When the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
Luke 1:79 to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace."
Luke 11:34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness.
Luke 11:35 Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn't darkness.
Luke 11:36 If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."
Luke 12:3 Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers will be proclaimed on the housetops.
Luke 22:53 When I was with you in the temple daily, you didn't stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
Luke 23:44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome it.
John 3:19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
John 6:17 and they entered into the boat, and were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.
John 8:12 Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."
John 12:35 Jesus therefore said to them, "Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness doesn't overtake you. He who walks in the darkness doesn't know where he is going.
John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.
John 16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in dark sayings: the hour cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in dark sayings, but shall tell you plainly of the Father.
John 16:29 His disciples say, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no dark saying.
John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went early, while it was still dark, to the tomb, and saw the stone taken away from the tomb.
Acts 2:20 The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes.
Acts 13:11 Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season!" Immediately a mist and darkness fell on him. He went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
Romans 1:21 Because, knowing God, they didn't glorify him as God, neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.
Romans 2:19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
Romans 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see. Bow down their back always."
Romans 13:12 The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let's therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let's put on the armor of light.
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.
2 Corinthians 4:6 seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Ephesians 4:18 being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts;
Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,
Ephesians 5:11 Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.
Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don't belong to the night, nor to darkness,
Hebrews 12:18 For you have not come to a mountain that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and to blackness, darkness, storm,
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
2 Peter 1:19 We have the more sure word of prophecy; and you do well that you heed it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the morning star arises in your hearts:
1 John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth.
1 John 2:9 He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in the darkness even until now.
1 John 2:11 But he who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and doesn't know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
Jude 1:6 Angels who didn't keep their first domain, but deserted their own dwelling place, he has kept in everlasting bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.
Revelation 6:12 When the Lamb broke the sixth seal I looked, and there was a great earthquake, and the sun became as dark as sackcloth, and the whole disc of the moon became like blood.
Revelation 8:12 The fourth angel sounded, and one third of the sun was struck, and one third of the moon, and one third of the stars; so that one third of them would be darkened, and the day wouldn't shine for one third of it, and the night in the same way.
Revelation 9:2 He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
Revelation 9:17 Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.
Revelation 16:10 The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was darkened. They gnawed their tongues because of the pain,
Genesis 1:2 Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.
Genesis 1:4 God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." There was evening and there was morning, one day.
Genesis 1:18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
Genesis 15:12 When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.
Genesis 15:17 It came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.
Genesis 30:33 So shall my righteousness answer for me hereafter, when thou shalt come concerning my hire that is before thee: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that if found with me, shall be counted stolen.
Genesis 30:40 And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstreaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and put them not unto Laban's flock.
Genesis 49:12 His eyes will be dark with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
Exodus 10:21 Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt."
Exodus 10:22 Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.
Exodus 12:6 Keep it till the fourteenth day of the same month, when everyone who is of the children of Israel is to put it to death between sundown and dark.
Exodus 14:20 It came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night: and the one didn't come near the other all the night.
Exodus 20:21 The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.
Leviticus 13:6 And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague be somewhat dark, and the plague spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is but a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
Leviticus 13:21 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs therein, and if it be not lower than the skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:
Leviticus 13:26 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:
Leviticus 13:28 And if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not in the skin, but it be somewhat dark; it is a rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is an inflammation of the burning.
Leviticus 13:56 And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be somewhat dark after the washing of it; then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:
Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
Deuteronomy 4:11 You came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.
Deuteronomy 5:23 It happened, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
Deuteronomy 28:29 and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save you.
Deuteronomy 28:66 Your very life will be hanging in doubt before you, and day and night will be dark with fears, and nothing in life will be certain:
Joshua 2:5 It happened about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out. Where the men went, I don't know. Pursue them quickly; for you will overtake them."
Joshua 24:7 When they cried out to Yahweh, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea on them, and covered them; and your eyes saw what I did in Egypt: and you lived in the wilderness many days.
1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.
1 Samuel 2:33 But one man of your family will not be cut off by my hand, and his eyes will be made dark, and grief will be in his heart: and all the offspring of your family will come to their end by the sword of men.
2 Samuel 22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down. Thick darkness was under his feet.
2 Samuel 22:12 He made darkness pavilions around himself: gathering of waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
2 Samuel 22:13 Before his shining light his dark clouds went past, raining ice and coals of fire.
2 Samuel 22:29 For you are my lamp, Yahweh. Yahweh will light up my darkness.
1 Kings 8:12 Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
2 Chronicles 6:1 Then spoke Solomon, Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Nehemiah 13:19 It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should be brought in on the Sabbath day.
Job 3:4 Let that day be darkness. Don't let God from above seek for it, neither let the light shine on it.
Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all that makes black the day terrify it.
Job 3:6 As for that night, let thick darkness seize on it. Let it not rejoice among the days of the year. Let it not come into the number of the months.
Job 3:9 Let the stars of its twilight be dark. Let it look for light, but have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the morning,
Job 5:14 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night.
Job 6:16 Which are dark because of the ice, and the snow falling into them;
Job 10:21 before I go where I shall not return from, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;
Job 10:22 the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.'"
Job 11:17 Life shall be clearer than the noonday. Though there is darkness, it shall be as the morning.