Titles of Jesus - Light of the world

A selection of verses showing that Jesus is the Light of the world.

On two occasions Jesus himself tells us that he is the Light of the world:

John 8 verse 12

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 9 verse 5

5  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

When Simeon saw the baby Jesus he said:

Luke 2 verses 29 - 32

29 “Now you are releasing your servant, Master, 
according to your word, in peace; 
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation, 
31 which you have prepared before the face of all peoples; 
32 a light for revelation to the nations, 
and the glory of your people Israel.” 

Jesus tells us that his followers are also lights in the world:

Matthew 5 verse 14

14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. 

The apostle Paul reminds believers that they are to walk in the light:

Ephesians 5 verse 8

8 For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,