Night

  • The darkness first called.

    Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

  • Caused by God.

    Psalms 104:20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

  • Belongs to God.

    Psalms 74:16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

  • night (KJV Dictionary)

  • The heavenly bodies designed to separate day from.

    Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

  • The moon and stars designed to rule and give light by.

    Genesis 1:16-18 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

    Jeremiah 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:

  • Commenced at sunset.

    Genesis 28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

  • See NIGHT in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • Continued until sunrise.

    Psalms 104:22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

    Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

    Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

  • REGULAR SUCCESSION OF
    • Established by covenant.

      Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

      Jeremiah 33:20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

    • Bible concordance for NIGHT

    • Ordained for the glory of God.

      Psalms 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

  • Originally divided into three watches.

    Lamentations 2:19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

    Judges 7:19 So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.

    Exodus 14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

  • See Night in McClintock and Strong.

  • Divided into four watches by the Romans.

    Luke 12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

    Matthew 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

    Mark 13:35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

  • FREQUENTLY
    • Exceeding dark.

      Proverbs 7:9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

    • Cold and frosty.

      Genesis 31:40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

      Jeremiah 36:30 Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.

    • Accompanied by heavy dews.

      Numbers 11:9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.

      Judges 6:38 And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water.

      Judges 6:40 And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

  • Unsuitable for labor.

    John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

  • Unsuitable for travelling.

    John 11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

  • Designed for rest.

    Psalms 104:23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

  • Wearisome to the afflicted.

    Job 7:3-4 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. 4 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

  • Favorable to the purposes of the wicked.

    Genesis 31:39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

    Job 24:14-15 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief. 15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

  • Wild beasts go forth in search of prey during.

    2 Samuel 21:10 And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.

    Psalms 104:21-22 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. 22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

  • THE JEWS
    • Forbidden to keep the wages of servants during.

      Leviticus 19:13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

    • Forbidden to allow malefactors to hang during.

      Deuteronomy 21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

    • In affliction spent, in sorrow and humiliation.

      Psalms 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

      Psalms 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

      Joel 1:13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

    • In affliction spent, in prayer.

      Psalms 22:2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

    • Often kept lamps burning during.

      Proverbs 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

  • Eastern shepherds watched over their flocks during.

    Genesis 31:40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

    Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

  • Eastern fishermen continued their employment during.

    Luke 5:5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

    John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

  • GOD FREQUENTLY
    • Revealed His will in.

      Genesis 31:24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

      Genesis 46:2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

      Numbers 22:30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

      Daniel 7:2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

    • Visited His people in.

      1 Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

      Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

    • Executed His judgments in.

      Exodus 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.

      2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

      Job 27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

      Daniel 5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • Spiritual darkness.

      Romans 13:12 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.

    • Seasons of severe calamities.

      Isaiah 21:12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come.

      Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

    • Seasons of spiritual desertion.

      Song of Solomon 3:1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

    • Death.

      John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

 
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