Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I Am The Light of the world. If you follow Me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have The Light that leads to life.”
John 8:12 (NLT)

They hated The Heavenly Light because they wanted to sin in the darkness. They stayed away from that Light for fear their sins would be exposed and they would be punished.
John 3:20 (TLB)

But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God Himself, you are priests of The King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own, all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His Wonderful Light.
I Peter 2:9 (TLB)

Jesus replied, “My Light will shine out for you just a little while longer. Walk in it while you can, and go where you want to go before the darkness falls, for then it will be too late for you to find your way.”
John 12:35 (TLB)