Sometimes denotes intense darkness and gloom, Ps 23:4, and sometimes a cool retreat, Isa 33:2, or perfect protection, Ps 17:8; Isa 49:2; Da 4:12. The long shadows cast by the declining sun are alluded to in Job 7:2; Jer 6:4. The swift, never ceasing motion of a shadow is an emblem of human life, 1Ch 29:15; Ps 102:11.
For we are foreigners and sojourners in Your presence as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.
Like a slave he longs for shade; like a hired man he waits for his pay.
Guard me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings
Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff-they comfort me.
My days are like a lengthening shadow, and I wither away like grass.
Lord, be gracious to us! We wait for You. Be our strength every morning, and our salvation in time of trouble.
He made my words like a sharp sword; He hid me in the shadow of His hand. He made me like a sharpened arrow; He hid me in His quiver.
Set [them] apart for war against her; rise up, let's attack at noon. Woe to us, for the day is passing; the evening shadows grow long.
These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is the Messiah.
These serve as a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was warned when he was about to complete the tabernacle. For He said, Be careful that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain.
Since the law has [only] a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year.