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I create both light and darkness; I bring both blessing and disaster. I, the LORD, do all these things.
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I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that do all these things.
Genesis 1:3-5,17,18 And God said: Be light made. And light was made. . . .
Psalm 8:3 For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
Psalm 104:20-23 Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is night: in it shall all the beasts of the woods go about: . . .
Jeremiah 31:35 Thus saith the Lord, who giveth the sun for the light of the day, the order of the moon and of the stars, for the light of the night: who stirreth up the sea, and the waves thereof roar, the Lord of hosts is his name.
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Christ Jesus.
James 1:17 Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration.
Exodus 10:21-23 And the Lord said to Moses: Stretch out thy hand towards heaven: and may there be darkness upon the land of Egypt so thick that it may be felt. . . .
Exodus 14:20 Stood behind, between the Egyptians' camp and the camp of Israel: and it was a dark cloud, and enlightening the night, so that they could not come at one another all the night.
Jeremiah 13:16 Give ye glory to the Lord your God, before it be dark, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains: you shall look for light, and he will turn it into the shadow of death, and into darkness.
Ezekiel 32:8 I will make all the lights of heaven to mourn over thee and I will cause darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord God, when thy wounded shall fall in the midst of the land, saith the Lord God.
Joel 2:2 A day of darkness, and of gloominess, a day of clouds and whirlwinds: a numerous and strong people as the morning spread upon the mountains: the like to it hath not been from the beginning, nor shall be after it, even to the years of generation and generation.
Amos 4:13 For behold he that formeth the mountains and createth the wind, and declareth his word to man, he that maketh the morning mist, and walketh upon the high places of the earth: the Lord the God of hosts is his name.
Nahum 1:8 But with a flood that passeth by, he will make an utter end of the place thereof: and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
Jude 1:6,13 And the angels who kept not their principality but forsook their own habitation, he hath reserved under darkness in everlasting chains, unto the judgment of the great day. . . .
I make Peace
Isaiah 10:5,6 Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands. . . .
Job 2:10 And he said to her: Thou hast spoken like one of the foolish women: If we have received good things at the hand of God, why should we not receive evil? In all these things Job did not sin with his lips.
Job 34:29 For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?
Psalm 29:11 The Lord will give strength to his people: the Lord will bless his people with peace.
Psalm 75:7 For God is the judge. One he putteth down, and another he lifteth up:
Ecclesiastes 7:13,14 Consider the works of God, that no man can correct whom he hath despised. . . .
Jeremiah 18:7-10 I will suddenly speak against a nation, and against a kingdom, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy it. . . .
Jeremiah 51:20 Thou dashest together for me the weapons of war, and with thee I will dash nations together, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms:
Ezekiel 14:15-21 And if I shall bring mischievous beasts also upon the land to waste it, and it be desolate, so that there is none that can pass because of the beasts: . . .
Amos 3:6 Shall the trumpet sound in a city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, which the Lord hath not done?
Amos 5:6 Seek ye the Lord, and live: lest the house of Joseph be burnt with fire, and it shall devour, and there shall be none to quench Bethel.
Acts 4:28 To do what thy hand and thy counsel decreed to be done.
ContextGod Calls Cyrus
…6That they may know who are from the rising of the sun, and they who are from the west, that there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is none else: 7I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that do all these things.8Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened, and bud forth a saviour: and let justice spring up together: I the Lord have created him.…
And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness.
2 Kings 19:25
Hast thou not heard what I have done from the beginning? from the days of old I have formed it, and now I have brought it to effect: that fenced cities of fighting men should be turned to heaps of ruins:
Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is night: in it shall all the beasts of the woods go about:
He sent darkness, and made it obscure: and grieved not his words.
But he that is the wise one hath brought evil, and hath not removed his words: and he will rise up against the house of the wicked, and against the aid of them that work iniquity.
And I will lead the blind into the way which they know not: and in the paths which they were ignorant of I will make them walk: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight: these things have I done to them, and have not forsaken them.
Evil shall come upon thee, and thou shalt not know the rising thereof: and calamity shall fall violently upon thee, which thou canst not keep off: misery shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
The portion of Jacob is not like these: for it is he who formed all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the Lord of hosts is his name.
Mem. Shall not both evil and good proceed out of the mouth of the Highest?
He revealeth deep and hidden things, and knoweth what is in darkness: and light is with him.
Shall the trumpet sound in a city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, which the Lord hath not done?
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