'Daylight' in the Bible
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.”
The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight before the Lord so that His burning anger may turn away from Israel.”
As a result, you'll wander aimlessly in broad daylight just as a blind person wanders in darkness. You won't prosper in life. Instead, you'll be oppressed and plundered all day long, with no deliverer.
with the harvest produced by the daylight and by the moonlight;
So Gideon took ten of his servants and did just as the Lord had told him. He was too afraid of his father's family and the men of the city to do it in broad daylight, so he waited until nighttime.
And it was said to the Gazites, Samson is here. So they went round, watching for him all day at the doorway of the town, but at night they kept quiet, saying, When daylight comes we will put him to death.
When the man got up to leave with his mistress and servant, his father-in-law, the young woman's father, told him, "Look now, evening is coming, so please spend another night. See how the daylight is fading, so spend the night here and enjoy yourself. Then tomorrow get up early and leave on your journey home."
As they approached Jebus, the daylight was almost gone, so the servant suggested to his master, "Come on, let's spend the night in this Jebusite city."
But the men were unwilling to listen to him. So the descendant of Levi grabbed his mistress, took her out to them, and they raped and tortured her all night until morning. Then they released her as the first daylight was beginning to appear.
As dawn was breaking, the woman approached the door of the man's home where her master was and collapsed. Eventually, full daylight came.
Then Saul said, “Let us go down after the Philistines by night and plunder them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them [alive].” They said, “Do whatever seems good to you.” Then the priest said, “Let us approach God here.”
And now rise up early in the morning with thy master's servants that are come with thee; and rise ye early in the morning, and when ye have daylight, depart.
Then all the people cried again because of him. Everyone tried to persuade David to have a meal while there was still daylight, but David took an oath by saying, "May God to do like this to me and more, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!"
"This is what the LORD says: ""Listen very carefully! ""I'm raising up evil against you right out of your own household. ""I'm going to take your wives away from you right before your eyes. ""Then I'll give them to your neighbor. ""And then he's going to have sex with your wives in broad daylight!
You acted in secret, but I will do this before all Israel and in broad daylight.’”
Then they said one to another, “We are not doing the right thing. This is a day of good news, yet we are keeping silent. If we wait until the morning light, some punishment [for not reporting this now] will come on us. So now come, let us go and tell the king’s household.”
You, in your great compassion, did not abandon them in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud did not leave them in daylight, in order to provide light for them on the path they took. Nor did the pillar of fire abandon them at night, in order to provide light for them and lead them on the path they took.
Let that day become darkness; may God not seek it from above, nor may daylight shine on it.
May its morning stars grow dark.May it wait for daylight but have none;may it not see the breaking of dawn.
Or why was I not hidden like a miscarried child,like infants who never see daylight?
They meet with darkness in broad daylight; at noonday they grope around as if it were night.
They break into houses in the dark; during the day they remained sealed in. They don't know daylight.
How long must I worry, and suffer in broad daylight? How long will my enemy gloat over me?
He will vindicate you in broad daylight, and publicly defend your just cause.
How sweet is the daylight, and how pleasant it is for someone's eyes to behold the sunshine!
Otherwise, when the sun, daylight, moon, or stars turn dark, or when clouds fail to return after the rain
They will roar over it at that time, like the sea waves roar. If one surveys the land, watch out! There's darkness and distress; even the daylight is darkened by its clouds.
We go on our way, like blind men feeling for the wall, even like those who have no eyes: we are running against things in daylight as if it was evening; our place is in the dark like dead men.
I will set fire to Egypt;Pelusium will writhe in anguish,Thebes will be breached,and Memphis will face foes in broad daylight.
In the morning, at the earliest sign of daylight, the king got up and rushed to the lions' den.
(But there is one who made the constellations Pleiades and Orion; he can turn the darkness into morning and daylight into night. He summons the water of the seas and pours it out on the earth's surface. The Lord is his name!
It will come about at that time," declares the Lord GOD, "I will cause the sun to set at noon and the earth to darken in the daylight.
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.
"At that time, the daylight will be neither bright nor overcast.
What I tell you in darkness you must speak in the daylight, and what is whispered in your ear you must shout from the housetops.
Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left [the house], and went out to a secluded place, and was praying there.
When daylight came, He summoned His disciples, and He chose 12 of them—He also named them apostles:
Therefore, what you have said in darkness will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in private rooms will be shouted from the housetops."
When daylight came, the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the scribes, convened and brought Him before their Sanhedrin.
But they strongly urged him, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the daylight is nearly gone." So he went in to stay with them.
We must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
Jesus replied, Are [there] not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks around in the daylight, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
At daylight, there was a great commotion among the soldiers as to what could have become of Peter.
When daylight came, the chief magistrates sent the police to say, “Release those men!”
and having come up, and having broken bread, and having tasted, for a long time also having talked -- till daylight, so he went forth,
Now when day came, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under an oath (curse), saying that they would not eat or drink until they had killed Paul.
Then, fearing we might run aground in some rocky place, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight to come.
When it was about daylight, Paul urged them all to take food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have been waiting and going without food, having eaten nothing.
When daylight came, they did not recognize the land but sighted a bay with a beach. They planned to run the ship ashore if they could.
The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy.
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that daylight should surprise you like a thief;
suffering harm as punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat with you.
Then the fourth angel sounded [his trumpet], and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and a third of the daylight would not shine, and the night in the same way [would not shine].