'Day' in the Bible
God called the light "day" and the darkness "night." There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.
God called the expanse "sky." There was evening, and there was morning, a second day.
There was evening, and there was morning, a third day.
God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and years,
God made two great lights -- the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also.
to preside over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
There was evening, and there was morning, a fourth day.
There was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day.
God saw all that he had made -- and it was very good! There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.
By the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, and he ceased on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing.
God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he ceased all the work that he had been doing in creation.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month -- on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
On that very day Noah entered the ark, accompanied by his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, along with his wife and his sons' three wives.
On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on one of the mountains of Ararat.
The waters kept on receding until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
In Noah's six hundred and first year, in the first day of the first month, the waters had dried up from the earth, and Noah removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.
And by the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was dry.
"While the earth continues to exist, planting time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."
That day the Lord made a covenant with Abram: "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates River --
Abraham took his son Ishmael and every male in his household (whether born in his house or bought with money) and circumcised them on that very same day, just as God had told him to do.
Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised on the very same day.
The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest time of the day.
The child grew and was weaned. Abraham prepared a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
On the third day Abraham caught sight of the place in the distance.
And Abraham called the name of that place "The Lord provides." It is said to this day, "In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made."
That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. "We've found water," they reported.
So he named it Shibah; that is why the name of the city has been Beer Sheba to this day.
Stay there until your brother's anger against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I'll send someone to bring you back from there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?"
Then Jacob said, "Since it is still the middle of the day, it is not time for the flocks to be gathered. You should water the sheep and then go and let them graze some more."
So that day Laban removed the male goats that were streaked or spotted, all the female goats that were speckled or spotted (all that had any white on them), and all the dark-colored lambs, and put them in the care of his sons.
Animals torn by wild beasts I never brought to you; I always absorbed the loss myself. You always made me pay for every missing animal, whether it was taken by day or at night.
I was consumed by scorching heat during the day and by piercing cold at night, and I went without sleep.
That is why to this day the Israelites do not eat the sinew which is attached to the socket of the hip, because he struck the socket of Jacob's hip near the attached sinew.
But Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are young, and that I have to look after the sheep and cattle that are nursing their young. If they are driven too hard for even a single day, all the animals will die.
So that same day Esau made his way back to Seir.
Jacob set up a marker over her grave; it is the Marker of Rachel's Grave to this day.
Even though she continued to speak to Joseph day after day, he did not respond to her invitation to have sex with her.
One day he went into the house to do his work when none of the household servants were there in the house.
On the third day it was Pharaoh's birthday, so he gave a feast for all his servants. He "lifted up" the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker in the midst of his servants.
On the third day Joseph said to them, "Do as I say and you will live, for I fear God.
So Joseph made it a statute, which is in effect to this day throughout the land of Egypt: One-fifth belongs to Pharaoh. Only the land of the priests did not become Pharaoh's.
Then he blessed Joseph and said, "May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked -- the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day,
So he blessed them that day, saying, "By you will Israel bless, saying, 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.'" So he put Ephraim before Manasseh.
When they came to the threshing floor of Atad on the other side of the Jordan, they mourned there with very great and bitter sorrow. There Joseph observed a seven day period of mourning for his father.
As for you, you meant to harm me, but God intended it for a good purpose, so he could preserve the lives of many people, as you can see this day.
When he went out the next day, there were two Hebrew men fighting. So he said to the one who was in the wrong, "Why are you attacking your fellow Hebrew?"
That same day Pharaoh commanded the slave masters and foremen who were over the people:
The slave masters were pressuring them, saying, "Complete your work for each day, just like when there was straw!"
But on that day I will mark off the land of Goshen, where my people are staying, so that no swarms of flies will be there, that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of this land.
And the Lord did this on the next day; all the livestock of the Egyptians died, but of the Israelites' livestock not one died.
I am going to cause very severe hail to rain down about this time tomorrow, such hail as has never occurred in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
They will fill your houses, the houses of your servants, and all the houses of Egypt, such as neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen since they have been in the land until this day!'" Then Moses turned and went out from Pharaoh.
So Moses extended his staff over the land of Egypt, and then the Lord brought an east wind on the land all that day and all night. The morning came, and the east wind had brought up the locusts!
Tell the whole community of Israel, 'In the tenth day of this month they each must take a lamb for themselves according to their families -- a lamb for each household.
You must care for it until the fourteenth day of this month, and then the whole community of Israel will kill it around sundown.
This day will become a memorial for you, and you will celebrate it as a festival to the Lord -- you will celebrate it perpetually as a lasting ordinance.
For seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. Surely on the first day you must put away yeast from your houses because anyone who eats bread made with yeast from the first day to the seventh day will be cut off from Israel.
On the first day there will be a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there will be a holy convocation for you. You must do no work of any kind on them, only what every person will eat -- that alone may be prepared for you.
So you will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because on this very day I brought your regiments out from the land of Egypt, and so you must keep this day perpetually as a lasting ordinance.
In the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, you will eat bread made without yeast until the twenty-first day of the month in the evening.
At the end of the 430 years, on the very day, all the regiments of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt.
And on this very day the Lord brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt by their regiments.
Moses said to the people, "Remember this day on which you came out from Egypt, from the place where you were enslaved, for the Lord brought you out of there with a mighty hand -- and no bread made with yeast may be eaten.
On this day, in the month of Abib, you are going out.
For seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, and on the seventh day there is to be a festival to the Lord.
You are to tell your son on that day, 'It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
Now the Lord was going before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them in the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel day or night.
He did not remove the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night from before the people.
So the Lord saved Israel on that day from the power of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the shore of the sea.
When they journeyed from Elim, the entire company of Israelites came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their exodus from the land of Egypt.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people will go out and gather the amount for each day, so that I may test them. Will they will walk in my law or not?
On the sixth day they will prepare what they bring in, and it will be twice as much as they gather every other day."
And on the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, two omers per person; and all the leaders of the community came and told Moses.
Six days you will gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any."
On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather it, but they found nothing.
See, because the Lord has given you the Sabbath, that is why he is giving you food for two days on the sixth day. Each of you stay where you are; let no one go out of his place on the seventh day."
So the people rested on the seventh day.
On the next day Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning until evening.
In the third month after the Israelites went out from the land of Egypt, on the 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 said to the people, "Be ready for the third day. Do not go near your wives."
On the third day in the morning there was thunder and lightning and a dense cloud on the mountain, and the sound of a very loud horn; all the people who were in the camp trembled.
"Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy.
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your cattle, or the resident foreigner who is in your gates.
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them, and he rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.
You must also do this for your oxen and for your sheep; seven days they may remain with their mothers, but give them to me on the eighth day.
For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you must cease, in order that your ox and your donkey may rest and that your female servant's son and any hired help may refresh themselves.
The glory of the Lord resided on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day he called to Moses from within the cloud.
Every day you are to prepare a bull for a purification offering for atonement. You are to purge the altar by making atonement for it, and you are to anoint it to set it apart as holy.
"Now this is what you are to prepare on the altar every day continually: two lambs a year old.
Six days work may be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; anyone who does work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death.
It is a sign between me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'"
So they got up early on the next day and offered up burnt offerings and brought peace offerings, and the people sat down to eat and drink, and they rose up to play.
The Levites did what Moses ordered, and that day about three thousand men of the people died.
The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a very serious sin, but now I will go up to the Lord -- perhaps I can make atonement on behalf of your sin."
So now go, lead the people to the place I have spoken to you about. See, my angel will go before you. But on the day that I punish, I will indeed punish them for their sin."
"Obey what I am commanding you this day. I am going to drive out before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
"On six days you may labor, but on the seventh day you must rest; even at the time of plowing and of harvest you are to rest.
In six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of complete rest to the Lord. Anyone who does work on it will be put to death.
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