The Sun

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Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights-the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night-as well as the stars.

Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone to worship other gods by bowing down to the sun, moon, or all the stars in the sky-which I have forbidden-

Joshua 10:12

On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the Lord in the presence of Israel: "Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and moon, over the valley of Aijalon."

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Ecclesiastes 1:9

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.

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Ezekiel 8:16

So He brought me to the inner court of the Lord's house, and there were about 25 men at the entrance of the Lord's temple, between the portico and the altar, with their backs to the Lord's temple and their faces [turned] to the east. They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.

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Psalm 19:4

Their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited world. In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:5

The sun rises and the sun sets; panting, [it returns] to its place where it rises.

Isaiah 38:8

I am going to make the sun's shadow that goes down on Ahaz's stairway return by 10 steps." So the sun's shadow went back the 10 steps it had descended.

Acts 26:13

At midday, while on the road, O king, I saw a light from heaven brighter than the sun, shining around me and those traveling with me.

Judges 9:33

Then get up early and at sunrise, charge the city. When he and the people who are with him come out against you, do to him whatever you can."

Isaiah 60:19

The sun will no longer be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.

Genesis 19:23-24

The sun had risen over the land when Lot reached Zoar. Then the Lord rained burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of the sky.

Amos 8:9

And in that day- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God - I will make the sun go down at noon; I will darken the land in the daytime.

Job 30:28

I walk about blackened, but not by the sun. I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.

Deuteronomy 33:14

with the bountiful harvest from the sun and the abundant yield of the seasons;

Exodus 16:21

They gathered it every morning. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat, but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

Mark 4:6

When the sun came up, it was scorched, and since it didn't have a root, it withered.

James 1:11

For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities.

Genesis 28:11

He reached a certain place and spent the night there because the sun had set. He took one of the stones from the place, put it there at his head, and lay down in that place.

Deuteronomy 24:13

Be sure to return it to him at sunset. Then he will sleep in it and bless you, and this will be counted as righteousness to you before the Lord your God.

Mark 1:32

When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all those who were sick and those who were demon-possessed.

Numbers 21:11

They set out from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim in the wilderness that borders Moab on the east.

Deuteronomy 4:41

Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east,

Deuteronomy 4:47

They took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two Amorite kings who were across the Jordan to the east,

Joshua 12:1

The Israelites struck down the following kings of the land and took possession of their land beyond the Jordan to the east and from the Arnon Valley to Mount Hermon, including all the Arabah eastward:

Joshua 1:4

Your territory will be from the wilderness and Lebanon to the great Euphrates River-all the land of the Hittites-and west to the Mediterranean Sea.

Psalm 50:1

God, the Lord God speaks; He summons the earth from east to west.

Isaiah 45:6

so that all may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is no one but Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Deuteronomy 4:19

When you look to the heavens and see the sun, moon, and stars-all the array of heaven-do not be led astray to bow down and worship them. The Lord your God has provided them for all people everywhere under heaven.

Genesis 1:16-18

God made the two great lights-the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night-as well as the stars. God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth, to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Psalm 136:7-8

He made the great lights: His love is eternal. the sun to rule by day, His love is eternal.

Genesis 29:7

Then Jacob said, "Look, it is still broad daylight. It's not time for the animals to be gathered. Water the flock, then go out and let them graze."

Exodus 22:26

"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset.

1 Samuel 11:9

He told the messengers who had come, "Tell this to the men of Jabesh-gilead: 'Deliverance will be yours tomorrow by the time the sun is hot.' " So the messengers told the men of Jabesh, and they rejoiced.

Exodus 27:13

Make the hangings of the courtyard on the east side toward the sunrise 75 feet.

Deuteronomy 11:30

Aren't these mountains across the Jordan, beyond the western road in the land of the Canaanites, who live in the Arabah, opposite Gilgal, near the oaks of Moreh?

Joshua 19:12

From Sarid, it turned east toward the sunrise along the border of Chisloth-tabor, went to Daberath, and went up to Japhia.

Deuteronomy 33:13-14

He said about Joseph: May his land be blessed by the Lord with the dew of heaven's bounty and the watery depths that lie beneath; with the bountiful harvest from the sun and the abundant yield of the seasons;

Job 8:16

He is an amply watered plant in the sunshine; his shoots spread out over his garden.

Jonah 4:8

As the sun was rising, God appointed a scorching east wind. The sun beat down on Jonah's head so that he almost fainted, and he wanted to die. He said, "It's better for me to die than to live."

Isaiah 49:10

They will not hunger or thirst, the scorching heat or sun will not strike them; for their compassionate One will guide them, and lead them to springs of water.

Matthew 13:6

But when the sun came up they were scorched, and since they had no root, they withered.

Revelation 7:16

no longer will they hunger; no longer will they thirst; no longer will the sun strike them, or any heat.

Deuteronomy 17:2-5

"If a man or woman among you in one of your towns that the Lord your God will give you is discovered doing evil in the sight of the Lord your God and violating His covenant and has gone to worship other gods by bowing down to the sun, moon, or all the stars in the sky-which I have forbidden- and if you are told or hear [about it], you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened in Israel,read more.
you must bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing and stone them to death.

Job 31:26-28

if I have gazed at the sun when it was shining or at the moon moving in splendor, so that my heart was secretly enticed and I threw them a kiss, this would also be a crime deserving punishment, for I would have denied God above.

Ezekiel 8:16

So He brought me to the inner court of the Lord's house, and there were about 25 men at the entrance of the Lord's temple, between the portico and the altar, with their backs to the Lord's temple and their faces [turned] to the east. They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.

2 Kings 23:5-11

Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host. He brought out the Asherah pole from the Lord's temple to the Kidron Valley outside Jerusalem. He burned it at the Kidron Valley, beat it to dust, and threw its dust on the graves of the common people. He also tore down the houses of the male shrine prostitutes that were in the Lord's temple, in which the women were weaving tapestries for Asherah.read more.
Then Josiah brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and he defiled the high places from Geba to Beer-sheba, where the priests had burned incense. He tore down the high places of the gates at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city (on the left at the city gate). The priests of the high places, however, did not come up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem; instead, they ate unleavened bread with their fellow priests. He defiled Topheth, which is in the Valley of Hinnom, so that no one could make his son or his daughter pass through the fire to Molech. He did away with the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. [They had been] at the entrance of the Lord's temple in the precincts by the chamber of Nathan-melech the court official, and he burned up the chariots of the sun.

Jeremiah 8:1-2

"At that time"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"the bones of the kings of Judah, the bones of her officials, the bones of the priests, the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the residents of Jerusalem will be brought out of their graves. They will be exposed to the sun, the moon, and the whole heavenly host, which they have loved, served, followed, pursued, and worshiped. [Their bones] will not be collected and buried but will become like manure on the surface of the soil.

Jeremiah 43:13

He will smash the sacred pillars of the sun temple in the land of Egypt and burn down the temples of the Egyptian gods."

Matthew 24:29-30

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days: The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the celestial powers will be shaken. "Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Mark 13:24

"But in those days, after that tribulation: The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light;

Luke 21:25-26

"Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves. People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world, because the celestial powers will be shaken.

Exodus 10:21-23

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven, and there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness that can be felt." So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt for three days. One person could not see another, and for three days they did not move from where they were. Yet all the Israelites had light where they lived.

Isaiah 13:9-10

Look, the day of the Lord is coming- cruel, with rage and burning anger- to make the earth a desolation and to destroy the sinners on it. Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shine.

Jeremiah 4:28

Because of this, the earth will mourn; the skies above will grow dark. I have spoken; I have planned, and I will not relent or turn back from it.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars. I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light. I will darken all the shining lights in the heavens over you, and will bring darkness on your land. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God .

Joel 3:14-15

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will cease their shining.

Amos 5:20

Won't the Day of the Lord be darkness rather than light, even gloom without any brightness in it?

Luke 23:44

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three,

Revelation 6:12-17

Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood; the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind; the sky separated like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved from its place.read more.
Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of Their wrath has come! And who is able to stand?"

Joshua 10:12-13

On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the Lord in the presence of Israel: "Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and moon, over the valley of Aijalon." And the sun stood still and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on its enemies. Isn't this written in the Book of Jashar? So the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed its setting almost a full day.

2 Kings 20:8-11

Hezekiah had asked Isaiah, "What is the sign that the Lord will heal me and that I will go up to the Lord's temple on the third day?" Isaiah said, "This is the sign to you from the Lord that He will do what He has promised: Should the shadow go ahead 10 steps or go back 10 steps?" Then Hezekiah answered, "It's easy for the shadow to lengthen 10 steps. No, let the shadow go back 10 steps."read more.
So Isaiah the prophet called out to the Lord, and He brought the shadow back the 10 steps it had descended on Ahaz's stairway.

Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard.read more.
Their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited world. In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a groom coming from the bridal chamber; it rejoices like an athlete running a course. It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; nothing is hidden from its heat.

Psalm 148:3-5

Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you shining stars. Praise Him, highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded, and they were created.

Jeremiah 31:35-36

This is what the Lord says: The One who gives the sun for light by day, the fixed order of moon and stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea and makes its waves roar- the Lord of Hosts is His name: If this fixed order departs from My presence- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- then also Israel's descendants will cease to be a nation before Me forever.

Habakkuk 3:11

Sun and moon stand still in [their] lofty residence, at the flash of Your flying arrows, at the brightness of Your shining spear.

Luke 1:78-79

Because of our God's merciful compassion, the Dawn from on high will visit us to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Isaiah 24:23

The moon will be put to shame and the sun disgraced, because the Lord of Hosts will reign as king on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and He will [display His] glory in the presence of His elders.

Isaiah 60:19-20

The sun will no longer be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor. Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not fade; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will be over.

2 Samuel 23:3-4

The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, "The one who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God, is like the morning light when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, the glisten of rain on sprouting grass."

Isaiah 58:8-10

Then your light will appear like the dawn, and your recovery will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, and the Lord's glory will be your rear guard. At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer; when you cry out, He will say: Here I am. If you get rid of the yoke from those around you, the finger-pointing and malicious speaking, and if you offer yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted one, then your light will shine in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.

Isaiah 62:1

I will not keep silent because of Zion, and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem until her righteousness shines like a bright light, and her salvation like a flaming torch.

Hosea 6:3

Let us strive to know the Lord. His appearance is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the land.

Psalm 72:5-17

May he continue while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations. May he be like rain that falls on the cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth. May the righteous flourish in his days, and prosperity abound until the moon is no more.read more.
And may he rule from sea to sea and from the Euphrates to the ends of the earth. May desert tribes kneel before him and his enemies lick the dust. May the kings of Tarshish and the coasts and islands bring tribute, the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. And let all kings bow down to him, all nations serve him. For he will rescue the poor who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper. He will have pity on the poor and helpless and save the lives of the poor. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious in his sight. May he live long! May gold from Sheba be given to him. May prayer be offered for him continually, and may he be blessed all day long. May there be plenty of grain in the land; may it wave on the tops of the mountains. May its crops be like Lebanon. May people flourish in the cities like the grass of the field. May his name endure forever; as long as the sun shines, may his fame increase. May all nations be blessed by him and call him blessed.

Psalm 89:36

His offspring will continue forever, his throne like the sun before Me,

Jeremiah 15:9

The mother of seven grew faint; she breathed her [last] breath. Her sun set while it was still day; she was ashamed and humiliated. The rest of them I will give over to the sword in the presence of their enemies." [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Micah 3:6

Therefore, it will be night for you- without visions; it will grow dark for you- without divination. The sun will set on these prophets, and the daylight will turn black over them.

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Righteous » Compared with » The sun

Judges 5:31

Lord, may all your enemies perish as Sisera did. But may those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its strength. And the land was peaceful 40 years.

compared to Saints » The sun

Judges 5:31

Lord, may all your enemies perish as Sisera did. But may those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its strength. And the land was peaceful 40 years.

The sun » General references to

Isaiah 38:8

I am going to make the sun's shadow that goes down on Ahaz's stairway return by 10 steps." So the sun's shadow went back the 10 steps it had descended.

Joshua 10:12

On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the Lord in the presence of Israel: "Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and moon, over the valley of Aijalon."

Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights-the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night-as well as the stars.

Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone to worship other gods by bowing down to the sun, moon, or all the stars in the sky-which I have forbidden-

The sun » Figurative

Song of Songs 6:10

Who is thiswho shines like the dawn- as beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as an army with banners?

Amos 8:9

And in that day- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God - I will make the sun go down at noon; I will darken the land in the daytime.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun will no longer be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.

The sun » The jews » Expressed the east by rising of

Numbers 21:11

They set out from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim in the wilderness that borders Moab on the east.

Deuteronomy 4:41

Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east,

Deuteronomy 4:47

They took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two Amorite kings who were across the Jordan to the east,

The sun » Illustrative » Of the glory of Christ

Revelation 10:1

Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, surrounded by a cloud, with a rainbow over his head. His face was like the sun, his legs were like fiery pillars,

The sun » The jews » Commenced their evening with the setting of

Deuteronomy 24:13

Be sure to return it to him at sunset. Then he will sleep in it and bless you, and this will be counted as righteousness to you before the Lord your God.

Mark 1:32

When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all those who were sick and those who were demon-possessed.

Genesis 28:11

He reached a certain place and spent the night there because the sun had set. He took one of the stones from the place, put it there at his head, and lay down in that place.

The sun » The rays of » Frequently destructive to human life

Isaiah 49:10

They will not hunger or thirst, the scorching heat or sun will not strike them; for their compassionate One will guide them, and lead them to springs of water.

2 Kings 4:18-20

The child grew and one day went out to his father and the harvesters. [Suddenly], he complained to his father, "My head! My head!" His father told his servant, "Carry him to his mother." So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died.

The sun » God » Appointed to rule the day

Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights-the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night-as well as the stars.

Jeremiah 31:35

This is what the Lord says: The One who gives the sun for light by day, the fixed order of moon and stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea and makes its waves roar- the Lord of Hosts is His name:

Psalm 136:8

the sun to rule by day, His love is eternal.

The sun » The jews » Expressed the whole earth by, from rising of, to setting of

Psalm 50:1

God, the Lord God speaks; He summons the earth from east to west.

Isaiah 45:6

so that all may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is no one but Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.

The sun » The jews » Made images of

2 Chronicles 14:5

He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and the kingdom experienced peace under him.

2 Chronicles 34:4

Then in his presence the altars of the Baals were torn down, and the incense altars that were above them he chopped down. The Asherah poles, the carved images, and the cast images he shattered, crushed to dust, and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.

The sun » Illustrative » (darkened,) of severe calamities

Ezekiel 32:7

When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars. I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.

Joel 2:10

The earth quakes before them; the sky shakes. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars cease their shining.

The sun » The jews » Commenced their day with the rising of

Genesis 19:27-28

Early in the morning Abraham went to the place where he had stood before the Lord. He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and all the land of the plain, and he saw that smoke was going up from the land like the smoke of a furnace.

Genesis 19:23-24

The sun had risen over the land when Lot reached Zoar. Then the Lord rained burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of the sky.

The sun » The jews » Forbidden to worship

Deuteronomy 4:19

When you look to the heavens and see the sun, moon, and stars-all the array of heaven-do not be led astray to bow down and worship them. The Lord your God has provided them for all people everywhere under heaven.

Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone to worship other gods by bowing down to the sun, moon, or all the stars in the sky-which I have forbidden-

The sun » The rays of » Pleasant to man

Ecclesiastes 11:7

Light is sweet, and it is pleasing for the eyes to see the sun.

Job 30:28

I walk about blackened, but not by the sun. I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.

The sun » Illustrative » (its brightness,) of the future glory of saints

The sun » Illustrative » Of supreme rulers

Isaiah 13:10

Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shine.

Genesis 37:9

Then he had another dream and told it to his brothers. "Look," he said, "I had another dream, and this time the sun, moon, and 11 stars were bowing down to me."

The sun » The jews » Worshipped

Jeremiah 8:2

They will be exposed to the sun, the moon, and the whole heavenly host, which they have loved, served, followed, pursued, and worshiped. [Their bones] will not be collected and buried but will become like manure on the surface of the soil.

2 Kings 23:5

Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host.

The sun » God » Created

Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights-the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night-as well as the stars.

The sun » The power and brilliancy of its rising alluded to

Judges 5:31

Lord, may all your enemies perish as Sisera did. But may those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its strength. And the land was peaceful 40 years.

2 Samuel 23:4

is like the morning light when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, the glisten of rain on sprouting grass."

The sun » Illustrative » (going down at noon,) of premature destruction

Amos 8:9

And in that day- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God - I will make the sun go down at noon; I will darken the land in the daytime.

Jeremiah 15:9

The mother of seven grew faint; she breathed her [last] breath. Her sun set while it was still day; she was ashamed and humiliated. The rest of them I will give over to the sword in the presence of their enemies." [This is] the Lord's declaration.

The sun » Illustrative » (its clearness,) of the purity of the church

Song of Songs 6:10

Who is thiswho shines like the dawn- as beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as an army with banners?

The sun » The rays of » Wither and burn up the herbs of the field

James 1:11

For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities.

Mark 4:6

When the sun came up, it was scorched, and since it didn't have a root, it withered.

The sun » Clearness of its light alluded to

Song of Songs 6:10

Who is thiswho shines like the dawn- as beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as an army with banners?

The sun » The rays of » Change the color of the skin

Song of Songs 1:6

Do not stare at me because I am dark, for the sun has gazed on me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me a keeper of the vineyards. I have not kept my own vineyard.

The sun » Illustrative » (before or in sight of,) of public ignominy

2 Samuel 12:11-12

"This is what the Lord says, 'I am going to bring disaster on you from your own family: I will take your wives and give them to another before your very eyes, and he will sleep with them publicly. You acted in secret, but I will do this before all Israel and in broad daylight.' "

The sun » The rays of » Produce and ripen fruits

Deuteronomy 33:14

with the bountiful harvest from the sun and the abundant yield of the seasons;

The sun » Miracles connected with » Standing still for a whole day in the valley of ajalon

Joshua 10:12-13

On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the Lord in the presence of Israel: "Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and moon, over the valley of Aijalon." And the sun stood still and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on its enemies. Isn't this written in the Book of Jashar? So the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed its setting almost a full day.

The sun » Miracles connected with » Darkened at the crucifixion

Luke 23:44-45

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three, because the sun's light failed. The curtain of the sanctuary was split down the middle.

The sun » Miracles connected with » Shadow put back on the dial

2 Kings 20:11

So Isaiah the prophet called out to the Lord, and He brought the shadow back the 10 steps it had descended on Ahaz's stairway.

The sun » The jews » Consecrated chariots and horses, as symbols of

2 Kings 23:11

He did away with the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. [They had been] at the entrance of the Lord's temple in the precincts by the chamber of Nathan-melech the court official, and he burned up the chariots of the sun.

The sun » Illustrative » (no more going down,) of perpetual blessedness

Isaiah 60:20

Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not fade; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will be over.

The sun » The rays of » Soften and melt some substances

Exodus 16:21

They gathered it every morning. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat, but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

The sun » God » Causes, to rise both on evil and good

The sun » God » Causes to know its time of setting

The sun » God » Appointed to divide seasons, &c

The sun » God » Placed in the firmament

Genesis 1:17

God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth,

The sun » Indicates the hours of the day by the shadow on the dial

2 Kings 20:9

Isaiah said, "This is the sign to you from the Lord that He will do what He has promised: Should the shadow go ahead 10 steps or go back 10 steps?"

The sun » Worshippers of, turned their faces towards the east

Ezekiel 8:16

So He brought me to the inner court of the Lord's house, and there were about 25 men at the entrance of the Lord's temple, between the portico and the altar, with their backs to the Lord's temple and their faces [turned] to the east. They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.

The sun » Called the greater light

Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights-the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night-as well as the stars.

The sun » Illustrative » (its power,) of the triumph of saints

Judges 5:31

Lord, may all your enemies perish as Sisera did. But may those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its strength. And the land was peaceful 40 years.

The sun » Illustrative » Of Christ's coming

The sun » Illustrative » Of God's favor

The sun » Made to praise and glorify God

The sun » Compared to a bridegroom coming forth from his chamber

Psalm 19:5

It is like a groom coming from the bridal chamber; it rejoices like an athlete running a course.

The sun » Compared to a strong man rejoicing to run a race

Psalm 19:5

It is like a groom coming from the bridal chamber; it rejoices like an athlete running a course.

The sun » Diffuses light and heat to all the earth

Psalm 19:6

It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; nothing is hidden from its heat.

The sun » The jews » Expressed the west by setting of

The sun » God » Exercises sovereign power over


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