The Sun

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Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone and served other gods and worshipped them or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded,

Joshua 10:12

Then Joshua spoke unto the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

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Ecclesiastes 1:9

The thing that has been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun.

Worship Of The Sun

Ezekiel 8:16

And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the entrance of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

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Psalm 19:4

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun,

Ecclesiastes 1:5

The sun arises, and the sun goes down, and with desire returns to his place from which he arises again.

Isaiah 38:8

Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

Acts 26:13

at midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and those who journeyed with me.

Judges 9:33

And in the morning as soon as the sun is up, thou shalt rise early and set upon the city; and, behold, when he and the people that are with him come out against thee, then thou may do to them as thou shalt find occasion.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall no longer be thy light by day; nor shall the moon give light unto thee for brightness; but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light and thy God thy glory.

Genesis 19:23-24

The sun was rising upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of the heavens;

Amos 8:9

And it shall come to pass in that day, said the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will cover the earth with darkness in the clear day;

Job 30:28

I went about darkened, but not by the sun; I stood up and cried out in the congregation.

Deuteronomy 33:14

and for the gifts of the fruits of the sun and for the gifts of the influence of the moon,

Exodus 16:21

And they gathered it early in the morning, each one according to his eating; and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

Mark 4:6

but when the sun was up, it was scorched, and because it had no root, it withered away.

James 1:11

For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withers the grass, and its flower falls, and the beautiful appearance of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

Genesis 28:11

And he found a certain place and slept 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.

Deuteronomy 24:13

Without fail thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes down that he may sleep in his own clothing and bless thee, and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.

Mark 1:32

In the evening, when the sun was down, they brought unto him all that were diseased and those that were possessed with devils.

Numbers 21:11

And they journeyed from Oboth and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the rising of the sun.

Deuteronomy 4:41

Then Moses separated three cities on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising

Deuteronomy 4:47

and they possessed his land and the land of Og, king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who were on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising.

Joshua 12:1

Now these are the kings of the land which the sons of Israel smote and possessed their land on the other side of the Jordan toward the rising of the sun from the river Arnon unto Mount Hermon and all the plain on the east:

Joshua 1:4

From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your borders.

Psalm 50:1

The God of gods, even the LORD, has spoken and convocated the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

Isaiah 45:6

that it may be known from the rising of the sun and from where it goes down that there is no one beside me. I am the LORD, and there is no one else.

Deuteronomy 4:19

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, and should be driven to worship them and serve them because the LORD thy God has conceded them unto all the peoples under all the heavens.

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. And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth 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.

Psalm 136:7-8

To him that made the great lights: for his mercy endures for ever: The sun to rule in the day: for his mercy endures for ever:

Genesis 29:7

And he said, behold, it is yet high day; neither is it time that the livestock should be gathered together; water the sheep and go and feed them.

Exodus 22:26

If thou at all take thy neighbour's clothing as a pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him before the sun goes down;

1 Samuel 11:9

And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, ye shall have salvation. And the messengers came and declared it to the men of Jabesh, and they were glad.

Exodus 27:13

And the breadth of the court on the side of the rising sun to the east shall be fifty cubits.

Deuteronomy 11:30

which are on the other side of the Jordan, by the way of the west, in the land of the Canaanite, who dwells in the plain over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh.

Joshua 19:12

and turning from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising to the border of Chislothtabor and then goes out to Daberath and up to Japhia,

Deuteronomy 33:13-14

And to Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD is his land, for the gifts of the heavens, for the dew, and for the deep that is stretched out beneath, and for the gifts of the fruits of the sun and for the gifts of the influence of the moon,

Job 8:16

Like a tree, he is green before the sun, and his branches go forth over his garden;

Jonah 4:8

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah that he fainted and wished in his soul to die and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Isaiah 49:10

They shall never hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water he shall feed them.

Matthew 13:6

and when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Revelation 7:16

They shall hunger no more neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun be thrust upon them nor any other heat.

Deuteronomy 17:2-5

If there is found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God gives thee, man or woman that has wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God in transgressing his covenant and has gone and served other gods and worshipped them or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, and it is told unto thee and thou hast heard of it and enquired diligently, and, behold, it is true, and the thing certain that such abomination is wrought in Israel,read more.
then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman who has committed that wicked thing unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones until they die.

Job 31:26-28

if I beheld the sun when it shone or the moon walking in beauty; and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth kissed my hand; this would also be a proven iniquity; for I should have denied the God that is sovereign.

Ezekiel 8:16

And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the entrance of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

2 Kings 23:5-11

And he put down the religious persons whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places round about Jerusalem; likewise, those that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven. And he brought out the graven image of the grove from the house of the LORD outside Jerusalem unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron and stamped it small to powder and cast the powder of it upon the graves of the sons of the people. He likewise broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes that were by the house of the LORD where the women wove hangings for the grove.read more.
And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and broke down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua, the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city. Nevertheless, the priests of the high places did not come up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brethren. And he defiled Tophet, which is in the valley of the sons of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech. And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech, the chamberlain who was in charge of the Parbar, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

Jeremiah 8:1-2

At that time, said the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah and the bones of his princes and the bones of the priests and the bones of the prophets and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves; and they shall spread them before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved and whom they have served and after whom they have walked and whom they have sought and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

Jeremiah 43:13

He shall also break the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.

Matthew 24:29-30

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken, and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with great power and glory.

Mark 13:24

But in those days after that affliction, the sun shall darken, and the moon shall not give her light,

Luke 21:25-26

Then there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Exodus 10:21-23

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They did not see one another, neither did any rise from his place for three days; but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Isaiah 13:9-10

Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel and with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the earth desolate; and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For this reason the stars of the heavens and the lights thereof shall not shine: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not give forth her light.

Jeremiah 4:28

For this shall the earth be made desolate, and the heavens above be darkened because I spoke; I purposed and did not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

And when thou art dead, I will cover the heavens and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven I will make dark because of thee and set darkness upon thy land, said 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 the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Amos 5:20

Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Mark 15:33

And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

Luke 23:44

And when it was about the sixth hour, there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

Revelation 6:12-17

And I saw when he had opened the sixth seal, and, behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell upon the earth, even as a fig tree casts her figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.read more.
And the kings of the earth and the princes and the rich and the captains and the strong and every slave and every free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that is seated upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of his wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand before him?

Joshua 10:12-13

Then Joshua spoke unto the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed until the nation had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of righteousness? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven and hastened not to go down about a whole day.

2 Kings 20:8-11

And Hezekiah had said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day? And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go back ten degrees? And Hezekiah answered, It is an easy thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees, but not for the shadow to return backward ten degrees.read more.
Then Isaiah, the prophet, cried unto the LORD, and he caused the shadow to return by the degrees by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward.

Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows the work of his hands. One day provides a word for the next day, and one night declares wisdom unto the next night. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.read more.
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heavens, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

Psalm 148:3-5

Praise ye him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens and ye waters that are above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the LORD; for he commanded, and they were created.

Jeremiah 31:35-36

Thus hath the LORD said, who gives the sun for light by day, and the laws of the moon and of the stars for light by night, who divides the sea and the waves thereof roar; The LORD of the hosts is his name; If these laws depart from before me, said the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

Habakkuk 3:11

The sun and the moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went and at the shining of thy glittering spear.

Luke 1:78-79

through the bowels of mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us to give light to those that dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace.

Revelation 21:23

And the city had no need of the sun neither of the moon to shine in her, for the clarity of God has illuminated it, and the Lamb is its lamp.

Isaiah 24:23

Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of the hosts shall reign in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and in the presence of his ancients he shall be glorious.

Isaiah 60:19-20

The sun shall no longer be thy light by day; nor shall the moon give light unto thee for brightness; but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall set no more; neither shall thy moon wane: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

Psalm 37:6

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light and thy uprightness as the noonday.

2 Samuel 23:3-4

The God of Israel dictated unto me, the strong One of Israel spoke): He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And as the light of the morning when the sun rises, of a morning shining forth without clouds, as the shining forth through light rain upon the tender grass of the earth:

Isaiah 58:8-10

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall gather thee. Then shalt thou call, and thou shalt hear the LORD; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; and if thou pour out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:

Isaiah 62:1

For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace; and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest until her righteousness goes forth as brightness and her saving health is lit as a flaming torch.

Hosea 6:3

And we shall know and follow on in knowing the LORD; his going forth is prepared as the dawn; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Psalm 72:5-17

They shall fear thee along with the sun and before the moon throughout all generations. He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass as the dew that waters the earth. In his days shall righteousness flourish and abundance of peace until there is no longer any moon.read more.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the river unto the ends of the earth. Those that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; all Gentiles shall serve him. For he shall deliver the destitute when he cries and the poor that has no helper. He shall have mercy on the poor and destitute and shall save the souls of the poor in spirit. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight. And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba; prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily he shall be given blessings. There shall be planted a handful of grain in the earth upon the tops of the mountains; its fruit shall thunder like Lebanon; and out of the city they shall blossom like the grass of the earth. His name shall endure for ever; before the sun his name shall be disseminated, and all Gentiles shall be blessed in him; they shall call him blessed.

Psalm 89:36

His seed shall endure for ever and his throne as the sun before me.

Jeremiah 15:9

She that has borne seven languishes; her soul is filled with sorrow; her sun is gone down while it was yet day; she has been ashamed and confounded; and the residue of them I will deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.

Micah 3:6

Therefore the vision shall be made night unto you, and darkness unto those that divine, and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.

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Righteous » Compared with » The sun

Judges 5:31

So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD, but let those that love thee be as the sun when he rises in all his might. And the land had rest forty years.

compared to Saints » The sun

Judges 5:31

So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD, but let those that love thee be as the sun when he rises in all his might. And the land had rest forty years.

The sun » General references to

Isaiah 38:8

Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

Joshua 10:12

Then Joshua spoke unto the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone and served other gods and worshipped them or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded,

The sun » Figurative

Song of Songs 6:10

Who is she that shows herself forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and imposing as the standard-bearer of the army?

Amos 8:9

And it shall come to pass in that day, said the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will cover the earth with darkness in the clear day;

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall no longer be thy light by day; nor shall the moon give light unto thee for brightness; but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light and thy God thy glory.

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

Numbers 21:11

And they journeyed from Oboth and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the rising of the sun.

Deuteronomy 4:41

Then Moses separated three cities on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising

Deuteronomy 4:47

and they possessed his land and the land of Og, king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who were on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising.

The sun » Illustrative » Of the glory of Christ

Revelation 10:1

And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud; and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

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

Deuteronomy 24:13

Without fail thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes down that he may sleep in his own clothing and bless thee, and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.

Mark 1:32

In the evening, when the sun was down, they brought unto him all that were diseased and those that were possessed with devils.

Genesis 28:11

And he found a certain place and slept 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.

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

Isaiah 49:10

They shall never hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water he shall feed them.

2 Kings 4:18-20

And when the child was grown, it came to pass one day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a servant, Carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon and then died.

The sun » God » Appointed to rule the day

Jeremiah 31:35

Thus hath the LORD said, who gives the sun for light by day, and the laws of the moon and of the stars for light by night, who divides the sea and the waves thereof roar; The LORD of the hosts is his name;

Psalm 136:8

The sun to rule in the day: for his mercy endures for ever:

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

Psalm 50:1

The God of gods, even the LORD, has spoken and convocated the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

Isaiah 45:6

that it may be known from the rising of the sun and from where it goes down that there is no one beside me. I am the LORD, and there is no one else.

The sun » The jews » Made images of

2 Chronicles 14:5

Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images, and the kingdom had rest before him.

2 Chronicles 34:4

And they broke down the altars of the Baalim in his presence; and the images of the sun, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves and the graven images and the molten images, he broke in pieces and made dust of them and scattered it upon the graves of those that had sacrificed unto them.

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

Ezekiel 32:7

And when thou art dead, I will cover the heavens and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.

Joel 2:10

The earth shall quake before him; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall go dark; and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

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

Genesis 19:27-28

And Abraham rose up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD. And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of that plain and beheld that the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.

Genesis 19:23-24

The sun was rising upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of the heavens;

The sun » The jews » Forbidden to worship

Deuteronomy 4:19

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, and should be driven to worship them and serve them because the LORD thy God has conceded them unto all the peoples under all the heavens.

Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone and served other gods and worshipped them or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded,

The sun » The rays of » Pleasant to man

Ecclesiastes 11:7

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun,

Job 30:28

I went about darkened, but not by the sun; I stood up and cried out in the congregation.

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

The sun » Illustrative » Of supreme rulers

Isaiah 13:10

For this reason the stars of the heavens and the lights thereof shall not shine: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not give forth her light.

Genesis 37:9

And he dreamed yet another dream and told it to his brethren, saying, Behold, I have dreamed another dream; and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me.

The sun » The jews » Worshipped

Jeremiah 8:2

and they shall spread them before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved and whom they have served and after whom they have walked and whom they have sought and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

2 Kings 23:5

And he put down the religious persons whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places round about Jerusalem; likewise, those that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.

The sun » God » Created

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

Judges 5:31

So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD, but let those that love thee be as the sun when he rises in all his might. And the land had rest forty years.

2 Samuel 23:4

And as the light of the morning when the sun rises, of a morning shining forth without clouds, as the shining forth through light rain upon the tender grass of the earth:

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

Amos 8:9

And it shall come to pass in that day, said the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will cover the earth with darkness in the clear day;

Jeremiah 15:9

She that has borne seven languishes; her soul is filled with sorrow; her sun is gone down while it was yet day; she has been ashamed and confounded; and the residue of them I will deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.

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

Song of Songs 6:10

Who is she that shows herself forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and imposing as the standard-bearer of the army?

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

James 1:11

For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withers the grass, and its flower falls, and the beautiful appearance of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

Mark 4:6

but when the sun was up, it was scorched, and because it had no root, it withered away.

The sun » Clearness of its light alluded to

Song of Songs 6:10

Who is she that shows herself forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and imposing as the standard-bearer of the army?

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

Song of Songs 1:6

Do not look upon me because I am dark because the sun has looked upon me; my mother's sons were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards, but I have not kept my own vineyard.

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

2 Samuel 12:11-12

Thus hath the LORD said, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thy own house, and I will take thy wives before thy eyes and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou hast done it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.

The sun » The rays of » Produce and ripen fruits

Deuteronomy 33:14

and for the gifts of the fruits of the sun and for the gifts of the influence of the moon,

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

Joshua 10:12-13

Then Joshua spoke unto the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed until the nation had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of righteousness? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven and hastened not to go down about a whole day.

The sun » Miracles connected with » Darkened at the crucifixion

Luke 23:44-45

And when it was about the sixth hour, there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

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

2 Kings 20:11

Then Isaiah, the prophet, cried unto the LORD, and he caused the shadow to return by the degrees by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward.

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

2 Kings 23:11

And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech, the chamberlain who was in charge of the Parbar, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

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

Isaiah 60:20

Thy sun shall set no more; neither shall thy moon wane: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

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

Exodus 16:21

And they gathered it early in the morning, each one according to his eating; and when the sun waxed 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

And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth

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

2 Kings 20:9

And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go back ten degrees?

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

Ezekiel 8:16

And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the entrance of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

The sun » Called the greater light

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

Judges 5:31

So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD, but let those that love thee be as the sun when he rises in all his might. And the land had rest forty 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

which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.

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

Psalm 19:5

which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.

The sun » Diffuses light and heat to all the earth

Psalm 19:6

His going forth is from the end of the heavens, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

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

The sun » God » Exercises sovereign power over