'Day' in the Bible
calling the light "day," and the darkness "night." The twilight and the dawn were day one.
God called the canopy "sky." The twilight and the dawn were the second day.
The twilight and the dawn were the third day.
Then God said, "Let there be lights across the sky to distinguish day from night, to act as signs for seasons, days, and years,
God fashioned two great lights the larger light to shine during the day and the smaller light to shine during the night as well as stars.
to differentiate between day and night, and to distinguish light from darkness. And God saw how good it was.
The twilight and the dawn were the fourth day.
The twilight and the dawn were the fifth day.
Now God saw all that he had made, and indeed, it was very good! The twilight and the dawn were the sixth day.
By the seventh day God had completed the work he had been doing, so on the seventh day he stopped working on everything that he had done.
Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God stopped working on everything that he had been creating.
These are the records of the universe at its creation. Onthe day that the LORD God made the earth and skies,
but you are not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly die during the day that you eat from it."
"Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil."
Whenthey heard the voice of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden during the breeze of the day, the man and his wife concealed themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
On the seventeenth day of the second month, when Noah was 600 years old, all the springs of the great deep burst open, the floodgates of the heavens were opened,
On that very day, Noah entered the ark with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah's wife, his sons' three wives with them,
The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month.
By the twenty-seventh day of the second month, the ground was dry.
"Never again, as long as the earth exists, will sowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night ever cease."
That very day the LORD made this covenant with Abram: "I'm giving this land to your descendants, from the river of Egypt to the great Euphrates River
Generation after generation, every male among you is to be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth, including the servant born in your house or the one purchased from a foreigner, who is not of your offspring.
Any uncircumcised male who does not have the foreskin of his flesh circumcised on the eighth day after his birth is to be eliminated from his people because he has broken my covenant."
Abraham took his son Ishmael and all the servants born in his house or purchased with his money every male among the men of his household and circumcised them that very day, just as God had spoken to him.
Both Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised on that very day.
Later, the LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks belonging to Mamre. As Abraham was sitting near the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day,
One day the firstborn told the younger one, "Our father is old, and there's no man in the land to have sex with us, as everybody else throughout all the earth does.
The next day the firstborn told the younger one, "Look! I had sex with my father last night. Let's make him drink wine tonight again as well. Then you have sex with him, too. That way we'll preserve our father's lineage."
The firstborn gave birth to a son and named him Moab, and he is the ancestor of the Moabites to this day.
The younger daughter also gave birth to a son and named him Ben-ammi, and he is the ancestor of the Ammonites to this day.
On the eighth day after his son Isaac had been born, Abraham circumcised him, just as God had commanded him.
The child grew and eventually was weaned, so Abraham threw a tremendous banquet on the very day Isaac was weaned.
On the third day he looked ahead and saw the place from a distance.
Abraham named that place, "The LORD Will Provide," as it is told this day, "On the LORD's mountain, he will provide."
One day, while Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau happened to come in from being outdoors, and he was feeling famished.
That very same day, Isaac's servants arrived and reported to him about a well that they had just completed digging. "We've found water!" they said.
So Isaac named the well Shebah, which is why the city is named Beer-sheba to this day.
Eventually, Isaac grew so old that he could not see. One day, he called his eldest son Esau. "My son," he called out to him.
"Look how old I am! I could die any day now,
After that happens and he has forgotten what you've done to him, I'll send for you so you can return from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"
That very day, Laban removed the male goats that were striped or spotted, all the female goats that were speckled or spotted that is, every one that had white on them and all the black lambs and placed them into the care of his sons.
and whatever was torn by beasts, I never bothered to bring to you. Instead, I bore the losses myself. Even so, you demanded that I provide restitution for anything that was stolen, whether during the day or the night.
As it was, I was attacked by drought during the day and by cold at night. I never got any decent rest.
Therefore, to this day the Israelis do not eat the hip tendon that connects to the thigh socket, because he had injured the socket of the thigh where the tendon connected to Jacob's hip.
"Sir, you know that the children are frail," Jacob suggested, "and the ewes and cows with me are still nursing their young. If they're driven even for a day, the entire flock will die.
"Why do that?" Jacob asked. "I've already found favor in your sight, sir." So Esau set out that very day back on his way to Seir,
Jacob erected a pillar over her grave, and that pillar stands over Rachel's grave to this day.
She kept on talking to him like this day after day, but he wouldn't listen to her. Not only would he refuse to have sex with her, he refused even to stay around her.
One day, though, he went into the house to do his work. None of the household servants were inside,
On the third day, which just happened to be Pharaoh's birthday, he threw a party for all his servants. He lifted the head of both his senior security advisor and of his head chef in front of his servants
Two years later to the day Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile River,
So Joseph crafted a statute concerning Egypt that remains valid to this day that Pharaoh should own a fifth of the produce, excluding the land belonging to the priests, which remained outside of Pharaoh's control.
That very day, Jacob blessed them with this blessing: "By you Israel will extend this blessing: "May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!'"
Going out the next day, Moses noticed two Hebrew men fighting right in front of him. He told the one who was at fault, "Why did you strike your companion?"
That day Pharaoh ordered the taskmasters of the people and their officials,
On that day I'll treat the land of Goshen where my people live differently so that swarms of insects won't be there. As a result, you will know that I the LORD am in the midst of the land.
The LORD did this thing the next day, and all the livestock of the Egyptians died. But not one of the livestock died that belonged to the Israelis.
Look! About this time tomorrow, I'll send a severe hail storm, such as has not happened in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD sent an east wind into the land all that day and throughout the night. When morning came, the east wind brought the locusts.
Then Pharaoh told him, "Get away from me! Watch out that you never see my face again, because on the day you see my face, you will die!"
It is to remain under your care until the fourteenth day of this month, and then the entire assembly of the congregation of Israel is to slaughter it at twilight.
""This day is to be a memorial for you, and you are to celebrate it as a festival to the LORD. You are to celebrate it as a perpetual ordinance from generation to generation.
You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day be sure to remove all the leaven from your houses, because any person who eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh will be cut off from Israel.
Also, on the first day you're to hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day you're to hold a holy assembly. No work is to be done during those days, except for preparing what is to be eaten by each person.
""You are to observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread, since on this very day I brought your tribal divisions from the land of Egypt. You are to observe this day from generation to generation as a perpetual ordinance.
In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day of the month until the evening of the twenty-first day of the month, you are to eat unleavened bread.
At the end of 430 years, to the very day, all the tribal divisions of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
And on that very day, the LORD brought the Israelis out of the land of Egypt by their tribal divisions.
Then Moses told the people, "Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, from the house of bondage, because the LORD brought you out from this place with a strong show of force. Moreover, nothing leavened is to be eaten.
You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days, and on the seventh day there is to be a festival to the LORD.
And you are to tell your child on that day, "This is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
The LORD went in front of them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so they could travel both day and night.
Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
On that day the LORD delivered Israel from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead along the seashore.
Later, they left Elim, and the whole congregation of the Israelis came to the desert of Sin, which lay between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt.
The LORD told Moses, "Listen very carefully! I'll cause food to rain down for you from heaven, and the people are to go out and gather each day's portion on that day. In this way I'll test them to demonstrate whether or not they'll live according to my instructions.
On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be double what they gather on other days."
On the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, about two omers per person. Then all the leaders of the congregation came and reported to Moses,
For six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there won't be any."
Nevertheless, that seventh day some of the people went out to gather, but they did not find any.
You see that the LORD has given you the Sabbath, and so on the sixth day he gives you food for two days. Let each person stay where he is; let no one leave his place on the seventh day."
So the people rested on the seventh day.
The next day Moses sat down to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning until evening.
On the third New Moon after the Israelis went out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came to the desert of Sinai.
and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
He told the people, "Be ready for the third day; don't go near a woman."
When morning came on the third day, there was thunder and lightning, with a heavy cloud over the mountain, and the very loud sound of a ram's horn. All the people in the camp trembled.
"Remember the Sabbath day, maintaining its holiness.
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. You are not to do any work neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your livestock, nor any foreigner who lives among you
because the LORD made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them in six days. Then he rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
But if the servant survives a day or two, the master is not to be punished because the servant is his property.
You are to do the same with your oxen and your sheep. They shall be with their mother for seven days and then on the eighth day you are to give them to me.
You are to do your work for six days, but on the seventh day you are to refrain from work so that your ox and donkey may rest, and so the son of your maidservant and the alien may be refreshed.
No woman will miscarry or be barren in your land, and I'll make every day of your life complete.
The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. Then on the seventh day he called to Moses from within the cloud.
and every day you are to offer a bull as a sin offering for atonement. Offer the sin offering on the altar when you make atonement for it and anoint the altar to consecrate it.
"This is what you are to offer on the altar continually: two one year old lambs each day.
Work may be done for six days, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does work on the Sabbath is certainly to die.
It is a sign forever between me and the Israelis, because the LORD made the heavens and the earth in six days, but on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'"
They got up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. Then the people sat down to eat and drink, and then they got up to play.
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