Bible Verses About Light In The New Testament | KJV

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Have you ever wondered about the word light in the Bible? If so you came to the right place and if not then now is a good time to look! What is light in the New Testament?

Light does not just mean sunshine in the Bible. One specified meaning in the New Testament talks about Jesus being the Light. Another verse even talks about Satan being transformed as an angel of light. In this post, you will see all the verses in the New Testament with the word light. (John 8:12, 2 Corinthians 11:14)

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Hebrew & Greek Definition For Light | Strong’s & Thayer’s

Here are some examples of the word light in the New Testament. This is the Greek definition according to Strong’s Concordance/Thayer’s Definition. Please note that just because it’s spelled differently in English does not necessarily mean it’s different words in Hebrew and vice versa. Sometimes it can be different spelling and the same Hebrew words while other times it can be the same English spelling but different Hebrew words.

  • Light [ameleo] – This means to be careless or to neglect
  • Light [elaphros] – This means light in weight, quick or agile.
  • Light [epiphaino] – This means to appear, become visible, give light, to bring to light, to become clearly known, or show one’s self.
  • Light [epiphauo] – This means to give light, to shine upon. Also, put as Christ will pour upon you the divine truth as the sun gives light to men aroused from sleep.
  • Light [hapto] – This means on fire, kindle, light, to fasten, adhere to, to fasten fire to a thing or set of fire.
  • Light [kaio] – This means to burn, light, to set on fire or consume with fire.
  • Light [luchnos] – This means a candle, a lamp, that is placed on a stand or candlestick, light.
  • Light [pheggos] – This means light, the bright light, of the moon or candle/lamp, the beam of light.
  • Light [phos] – This means fire, light, emitted by a lamp, a heavenly light, God is light, of truth and knowledge, that which is exposed to the view of all, reason, mind, the power of understanding.
  • Light [phoster] – This means light, illuminator, of the stars and moon, brightness.
  • Light [photeinos] – This means bright, full of light, composed of light, of a bright character, or well lit.
  • Light [photismos] – This means light, the act of enlightening, illumination, brightness, bright light.
  • Light [photizo] – This means light, to enlighten, illuminate, make see, to give light, to shine, to bring to light, render evident, to cause something to exist and come to light to be clear to all, to spiritually imbue with saving knowledge, instruct, inform, teach, to give understanding.
  • Light [pipto/peto] – This means to fail, fall, light on, to descend from a higher place to lower, be thrust down, to descend from erect position to prostrate, to be cast down from a state of prosperity.

Take the time to read the verses below to see the different contexts and scenarios of how light is used in the New Testament. This will help you to see the scripture in a new light. (Pun Intended lol)

I will also give you some quick facts about the word light in the King James Bible New Testament. Enjoy and be blessed in Jesus name!

How Many Times Is Light Mentioned In The New Testament KJV?

The word light is found in 76 verses in the New Testament KJV Bible.

The word light is mentioned 95 times in the New Testament KJV Bible.

Books Of The Bible
In New Testament

With Light
Verse or Verses Mentions
Matthew 11 14
Mark 1 1
Luke 10 13
John 16 24
Acts 10 10
Romans 2 2
1 Corinthians 1 1
2 Corinthians 5 6
Ephesians 3 5
Colossians 1 1
1 Thessalonians 1 1
1 Timothy 1 1
2 Timothy 1 1
1 Peter 1 1
2 Peter 1 1
1 John 5 6
Revelation 6 7

Verses With Light In The New Testament KJV | Four Gospels

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The Word Light In The Gospel Of Matthew | The New Testament

  • Matthew 4:16 (KJV)  The people which sat in darkness saw great light [phos]; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light [phos] is sprung up.

  • Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)  Ye are the light [phos] of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  15  Neither do men light [kaio] a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light [lampo] unto all that are in the house.  16  Let your light [phos] so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
  • Matthew 6:22-23 (KJV)  The light [luchnos] of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light [photeinos].  23  But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light [phos] that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
  • Matthew 10:27 (KJV)  What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light [phos]: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
  • Matthew 11:30 (KJV)  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light [elaphros].

  • Matthew 17:2 (KJV)  And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light [phos].

  • Matthew 22:5 (KJV)  But they made light [ameleo] of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
  • Matthew 24:29 (KJV)  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light [pheggos], and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

The Word Light In The Gospel Of Mark | The New Testament

  • Mark 13:24 (KJV)  But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light [pheggos],

The Word Light In The Gospel Of Luke | The New Testament

  • Luke 1:79 (KJV)  To give light [epiphaino] to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

  • Luke 2:32 (KJV)  A light [phos] to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

  • Luke 8:16 (KJV)  No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light [phos].
  • Luke 11:33-36 (KJV)  No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light [pheggos] 34  The light [luchnos] of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light [photeinos]; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.  35  Take heed therefore that the light [phos] which is in thee be not darkness.  36  If thy whole body therefore be full of light [photeinos], having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light [photeinos], as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light [photizo].
  • Luke 12:3 (KJV)  Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light [phos]; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
  • Luke 15:8 (KJV)  Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light [hapto] a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
  • Luke 16:8 (KJV)  And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light [phos].

The Word Light In The Gospel Of John | The New Testament

  • John 1:4-5 (KJV)  In him was life; and the life was the light [phos] of men.  5  And the light [phos] shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

  • John 1:7-9 (KJV)  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light [phos], that all men through him might believe.  8  He was not that Light [phos], but was sent to bear witness of that Light [phos].  9  That was the true Light [phos], which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

  • John 3:19-21 (KJV)  And this is the condemnation, that light [phos] is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light [phos], because their deeds were evil.  20  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light [phos], neither cometh to the light [phos], lest his deeds should be reproved.  21  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light [phos], that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
  • John 5:35 (KJV)  He was a burning and a shining light [luchnos]: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light [phos].
  • John 8:12 (KJV)  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light [phos] of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light [phos] of life.
  • John 9:5 (KJV)  As long as I am in the world, I am the light [phos] of the world.
  • John 11:9-10 (KJV)  Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light [phos] of this world.  10  But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light [phos] in him.
  • John 12:35-36 (KJV)  Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light [phos] with you. Walk while ye have the light [phos], lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.  36  While ye have light [phos], believe in the light [phos], that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
  • John 12:46 (KJV)  I am come a light [phos] into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Other Verses With Light In The New Testament Bible KJV

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The Word Light In Acts | The New Testament

  • Acts 9:3 (KJV)  And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light [phos] from heaven:

  • Acts 12:7 (KJV)  And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light [phos] shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

  • Acts 13:47 (KJV)  For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light [phos] of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

  • Acts 16:29 (KJV)  Then he called for a light [phos], and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

  • Acts 22:6 (KJV)  And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light [phos] round about me.

  • Acts 22:9 (KJV)  And they that were with me saw indeed the light [phos], and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

  • Acts 22:11 (KJV)  And when I could not see for the glory of that light [phos], being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.

  • Acts 26:13 (KJV)  At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light [phos] from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.

  • Acts 26:18 (KJV)  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light [phos], and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

  • Acts 26:23 (KJV)  That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light [phos] unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

The Word Light In Romans | The New Testament

  • Romans 2:19 (KJV)  And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light [phos] of them which are in darkness,

  • Romans 13:12 (KJV)  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light [phos].

The Word Light In 1 Corinthians | The New Testament

  • 1 Corinthians 4:5 (KJV)  Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light [photizo] the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

The Word Light In 2 Corinthians | The New Testament

  • 2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV)  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light [photismos] of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

  • 2 Corinthians 4:6 (KJV)  For God, who commanded the light [phos] to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light [photismos] of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

  • 2 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV)  For our light [elaphros] affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

  • 2 Corinthians 6:14 (KJV)  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light [phos] with darkness?

  • 2 Corinthians 11:14 (KJV)  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light [phos].

The Word Light In Ephesians | The New Testament

  • Ephesians 5:8 (KJV)  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light [phos] in the Lord: walk as children of light [phos]:

  • Ephesians 5:13-14 (KJV)  But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light [phos]: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light [phos].  14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light [epiphauo].

The Word Light In Colossians | The New Testament

  • Colossians 1:12 (KJV)  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

The Word Light In 1 Thessalonians | The New Testament

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:5 (KJV)  Ye are all the children of light [phos], and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

The Word Light In 1 Timothy | The New Testament

  • 1 Timothy 6:16 (KJV)  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light [phos] which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

The Word Light In 2 Timothy | The New Testament

  • 2 Timothy 1:10 (KJV)  But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light [photizo] through the gospel:

The Word Light In 1 Peter | The New Testament

  • 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light [phos]:

The Word Light In 2 Peter | The New Testament

  • 2 Peter 1:19 (KJV)  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light [luchnos] that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

The Word Light In 1 John | The New Testament

  • 1 John 1:5 (KJV)  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light [phos], and in him is no darkness at all.

  • 1 John 1:7 (KJV)  But if we walk in the light [phos], as he is in the light [phos], we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

  • 1 John 2:8-10 (KJV)  Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light [phos] now shineth.  9  He that saith he is in the light [phos], and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.  10  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light [phos], and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

The Word Light In Revelation | The New Testament

  • Revelation 7:16 (KJV)  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light [pipto/peto] on them, nor any heat.

  • Revelation 18:23 (KJV)  And the light [phos] of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

  • Revelation 21:11 (KJV)  Having the glory of God: and her light [phoster] was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

  • Revelation 21:23-24 (KJV)  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light [luchnos] thereof.  24  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light [phos] of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

  • Revelation 22:5 (KJV)  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light [phos] of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light [photizo]: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

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Bible Scripture Reference

  •  Bible Verses About Light In The New Testament | KJV
    • John 8:12
    • 2 Corinthians 11:14
    • Hebrew & Greek Definition For Light | Strong’s & Thayer’s
    • How Many Times Is Light Mentioned In The New Testament KJV?
    • Verses With Light In The New Testament KJV | Four Gospels
      • The Word Light In The Gospel Of Matthew | The New Testament
        • Matthew 4:16
        • Matthew 5:14-16
        • Matthew 6:22-23
        • Matthew 10:27
        • Matthew 11:30
        • Matthew 17:2
        • Matthew 22:5
        • Matthew 24:29
      • The Word Light In The Gospel Of Mark | The New Testament
        • Mark 13:24
      • The Word Light In The Gospel Of Luke | The New Testament
        • Luke 1:79
        • Luke 2:32
        • Luke 8:16
        • Luke 11:33-36
        • Luke 12:3
        • Luke 15:8
        • Luke 16:8
      • The Word Light In The Gospel Of John | The New Testament
        • John 1:4-5
        • John 1:7-9
        • John 3:19-21
        • John 5:35
        • John 8:12
        • John 9:5
        • John 11:9-10
        • John 12:35-36
        • John 12:46
    • Other Verses With Light In The New Testament Bible KJV
      • The Word Light In Acts | The New Testament
        • Acts 9:3
        • Acts 12:7
        • Acts 13:47
        • Acts 16:29
        • Acts 22:6
        • Acts 22:9
        • Acts 22:11
        • Acts 26:13
        • Acts 26:18
        • Acts 26:23
      • The Word Light In Romans | The New Testament
        • Romans 2:19
        • Romans 13:12
      • The Word Light In 1 Corinthians | The New Testament
        • 1 Corinthians 4:5
      • The Word Light In 2 Corinthians | The New Testament
        • 2 Corinthians 4:4
        • 2 Corinthians 4:6
        • 2 Corinthians 4:17
        • 2 Corinthians 6:14
        • 2 Corinthians 11:14
      • The Word Light In Ephesians | The New Testament
        • Ephesians 5:8
        • Ephesians 5:13-14
      • The Word Light In Colossians | The New Testament
        • Colossians 1:12
      • The Word Light In 1 Thessalonians | The New Testament
        • 1 Thessalonians 5:5
        • 1 Thessalonians 6:16
      • The Word Light In 2 Thessalonians | The New Testament
        • 2 Thessalonians 1:10
      • The Word Light In 1 Peter | The New Testament
        • 1 Peter 2:9
      • The Word Light In 2 Peter | The New Testament
        • 2 Peter 1:19
      • The Word Light In 1 John | The New Testament
        • 1 John 1:5
        • 1 John 1:7
        • 1 John 2:8-10
      • The Word Light In Revelation | The New Testament
        • Revelation 7:16
        • Revelation 18:23
        • Revelation 21:11
        • Revelation 21:23-24
        • Revelation 22:5

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