'Sun' in the Bible
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep came on Abram, and a dark cloud of fear.
Then when the sun went down and it was dark, he saw a smoking fire and a flaming light which went between the parts of the bodies.
The sun was up when Lot came to Zoar.
And coming to a certain place, he made it his resting-place for the night, for the sun had gone down; and he took one of the stones which were there, and putting it under his head he went to sleep in that place.
Then Jacob said, The sun is still high and it is not time to get the cattle together: get water for the sheep and go and give them their food.
And while he was going past Peniel, the sun came up. And he went with unequal steps because of his damaged leg.
Then he had another dream, and gave his brothers an account of it, saying, I have had another dream: the sun and the moon and eleven stars gave honour to me.
And they took it up morning by morning, every man as he had need: and when the sun was high it was gone.
But Moses' hands became tired; so they put a stone under him and he took his seat on it, Aaron and Hur supporting his hands, one on one side and one on the other; so his hands were kept up without falling till the sun went down.
If ever you take your neighbour's clothing in exchange for the use of your money, let him have it back before the sun goes down:
And when the sun has gone down he will be clean; and after that he may take part in the holy food, because it is his bread.
Then the Lord said to Moses, Take all the chiefs of the people, hanging them up in the sun before the Lord, so that the wrath of the Lord may be turned from Israel.
And when your eyes are lifted up to heaven, and you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the army of heaven, do not let yourselves be moved to give them worship, or become the servants of what the Lord has given equally to all peoples under heaven.
By becoming a servant of other gods and worshipping them or the sun or the moon or all the stars of heaven, against my orders;
But be certain to give it back to him when the sun goes down, so that he may have his clothing for sleeping in, and will give you his blessing: and this will be put to your account as righteousness before the Lord your God.
You will go feeling your way when the sun is high, like a blind man for whom all is dark, and nothing will go well for you: you will be crushed and made poor for ever, and you will have no saviour.
And the good things of the fruits of the sun, and the good things of the growth of the moons,
And he put the king of Ai to death, hanging him on a tree till evening: and when the sun went down, Joshua gave them orders to take his body down from the tree, and put it in the public place of the town, covering it with a great mass of stones, which is there to this day.
It was on the day when the Lord gave up the Amorites into the hands of the children of Israel that Joshua said to the Lord, before the eyes of Israel, Sun, be at rest over Gibeon; and you, O moon, in the valley of Aijalon.
And the sun was at rest and the moon kept its place till the nation had given punishment to their attackers. (Is it not recorded in the book of Jashar?) So the sun kept its place in the middle of the heavens, and was waiting, and did not go down, for the space of a day.
And when the sun went down, they were taken down from the trees, by Joshua's orders, and put into the hole where they had gone to be safe; and great stones were placed at the mouth of the hole, where they are to this day.
So may destruction come on all your haters, O Lord; but let your lovers be like the sun going out in his strength. And for forty years the land had peace.
And in the morning, when the sun is up, get up early and make a rush on the town; and when he and his people come out against you, do to them whatever you have a chance to do.
So they went on their way; and the sun went down when they were near Gibeah in the land of Benjamin.
Then he said to the representatives who had come, Say to the men of Jabesh-gilead, Tomorrow, by the time the sun is high, you will be made safe. And the representatives came and gave the news to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.
But Joab and Abishai went after Abner: and the sun went down when they came to the hill of Ammah, which is to the east of the road through the waste land of Geba.
And the people came to make David take food, while it was still day, but David with an oath said, May God's punishment be on me if I take a taste of bread or any other thing till the sun has gone down!
The Lord says, From those of your family I will send evil against you, and before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to your neighbour, and he will take your wives to his bed by the light of this sun.
You did it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel and in the light of the sun.
It is as the light of the morning, when the sun comes up, a morning without clouds; making young grass come to life from the earth
Then Solomon said, O Lord, to the sun you have given the heaven for a living-place, but your living-place was not seen by men;
And early in the morning they got up, when the sun was shining on the water, and they saw the water facing them as red as blood.
And he put an end to the false priests, who had been put in their positions by the kings of Judah to see to the burning of offerings in the high places in the towns of Judah and the outskirts of Jerusalem, and all those who made offerings to Baal and to the sun and the moon and the twelve signs and all the stars of heaven.
And he took away the horses which the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the way into the house of the Lord, by the room of Nathan-melech, the unsexed servant, which was in the outer part of the building, and the carriages of the sun he put on fire.
Then Solomon said, O Lord, to the sun you have given the heaven for a living-place, but your living-place was not seen by men,
And he took away the high places and the sun-images from all the towns of Judah; and the kingdom was quiet under his rule.
He had the altars of the Baals broken down, while he himself was present; and the sun-images which were placed on high over them he had cut down; and the pillars of wood and the metal images he had broken up and crushed to dust, dropping the dust over the resting-places of the dead who had made offerings to them.
He had the altars and the pillars of wood pulled down and the images crushed to dust, and all the sun-images cut down, through all the land of Israel, and then he went back to Jerusalem.
And I said to them, Do not let the doors of Jerusalem be open till the sun is high; and while the watchmen are in their places, let the doors be shut and locked: and let the people of Jerusalem be put on watch, every one in his watch, opposite his house.
Under the burning sun they are cut off, and come to nothing because of the heat.
He is full of strength before the sun, and his branches go out over his garden.
Who gives orders to the sun, and it does not give its light; and who keeps the stars from shining.
If, when I saw the sun shining, and the moon moving on its bright way,
Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he put a tent for the sun,
And he will make your righteousness be seen like the light, and your cause like the shining of the sun.
The God of gods, even the Lord, has sent out his voice, and the earth is full of fear; from the coming up of the sun to its going down.
Let them be like an after-birth which is turned to water and comes to an end; like the fruit of a woman who gives birth before her time, let them not see the sun.
May his life go on as long as the sun and moon, through all generations.
May his name go on for ever, as long as the sun: may men be blessing themselves by him; may all nations be blessing his name.
The day is yours and the night is yours: you made the light and the sun.
The Lord God is our sun and our strength: the Lord will give grace and glory: he will not keep back any good thing from those whose ways are upright.
His seed will not come to an end for ever; the seat of his kingdom will be like the sun before me.
Or of the disease which takes men in the dark, or of the destruction which makes waste when the sun is high.
He made the moon for a sign of the divisions of the year; teaching the sun the time of its going down.
The sun comes up, and they come together, and go back to their secret places to take their rest.
From the coming up of the sun to its going down, the Lord's name is to be praised.
Before the sun is up, my cry for help comes to your ear; my hope is in your words.
The sun to have rule by day: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.
Give praise to him, you sun and moon: give praise to him, all you stars of light.
What is a man profited by all his work which he does under the sun?
The sun comes up and the sun goes down, and goes quickly back to the place where he came up.
That which has been, is that which is to be, and that which has been done, is that which will be done, and there is no new thing under the sun.
I have seen all the works which are done under the sun; all is to no purpose, and desire for wind.
Then I saw all the works which my hands had made, and everything I had been working to do; and I saw that all was to no purpose and desire for wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
So I was hating life, because everything under the sun was evil to me: all is to no purpose and desire for wind.
And who is to say if that man will be wise or foolish? But he will have power over all my work which I have done and in which I have been wise under the sun. This again is to no purpose.
So my mind was turned to grief for all the trouble I had taken and all my wisdom under the sun.
What does a man get for all his work, and for the weight of care with which he has done his work under the sun?
For everything there is a fixed time, and a time for every business under the sun.
And again, I saw under the sun, in the place of the judges, that evil was there; and in the place of righteousness, that evil was there.
And again I saw all the cruel things which are done under the sun; there was the weeping of those who have evil done to them, and they had no comforter: and from the hands of the evil-doers there went out power, but they had no comforter.
Yes, happier than the dead or the living seemed he who has not ever been, who has not seen the evil which is done under the sun.
Then I came back, and I saw an example of what is to no purpose under the sun.
I saw all the living under the sun round the young man who was to be ruler in place of the king.
There is a great evil which I have seen under the sun--wealth kept by the owner to be his downfall.
This is what I have seen: it is good and fair for a man to take meat and drink and to have joy in all his work under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; that is his reward.
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is hard on men;
Yes, it saw not the sun, and it had no knowledge; it is better with this than with the other.
Who is able to say what is good for man in life all the days of his foolish life which he goes through like a shade? who will say what is to be after him under the sun?
Wisdom together with a heritage is good, and a profit to those who see the sun.
All this have I seen, and have given my heart to all the work which is done under the sun: there is a time when man has power over man for his destruction.
So I gave praise to joy, because there is nothing better for a man to do under the sun than to take meat and drink and be happy; for that will be with him in his work all the days of his life which God gives him under the sun.
Then I saw all the work of God, and that man may not get knowledge of the work which is done under the sun; because, if a man gives hard work to the search he will not get knowledge, and even if the wise man seems to be coming to the end of his search, still he will be without knowledge.
This is evil in all things which are done under the sun: that there is one fate for all, and the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; while they have life their hearts are foolish, and after that--to the dead.
Their love and their hate and their envy are now ended; and they have no longer a part for ever in anything which is done under the sun.
Have joy with the woman of your love all the days of your foolish life which he gives you under the sun. Because that is your part in life and in your work which you do under the sun.
And again I saw under the sun that the reward goes not to him who is quick, or the fruits of war to the strong; and there is no bread for the wise, or wealth for men of learning, or respect for those who have knowledge; but time and chance come to all.
This again I have seen under the sun as wisdom and it seemed great to me.
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, like an error which comes by chance from a ruler:
Truly the light is sweet, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, are not dark, and the clouds come not back after the rain;
Let not your eyes be turned on me, because I am dark, because I was looked on by the sun; my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vine-gardens; but my vine-garden I have not kept.
Who is she, looking down as the morning light, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, who is to be feared like an army with flags?
In that day the Lord will take away the glory of their foot-rings, and their sun-jewels, and their moon-ornaments,
For the stars of heaven and its bright armies will not give their light: the sun will be made dark in his journey through the heaven, and the moon will keep back her light.
He will not be looking to the altars, the work of his hands, or to the wood pillars or to the sun-images which his fingers have made.
For this is what the Lord has said to me: I will be quiet, watching from my place; like the clear heat when the sun is shining, like a mist of dew in the heat of summer.
In that day there will be five towns in the land of Egypt using the language of Canaan, and making oaths to the Lord of armies; and one of them will be named, The Town of the Sun.
Then the moon will be veiled, and the sun put to shame; for the Lord of armies will be ruling in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before his judges he will let his glory be seen.
So by this will the sin of Jacob be covered, and this is all the fruit of taking away his punishment; when all the stones of the altar are crushed together, so that the wood pillars and the sun-images will not be put up again.
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