night

night

The period between sunset and dawn. It is a metaphor in the Bible for a time of danger (Ps 91:5) and sadness (Ps 30:5); a desire for secrecy (John 3:2); the absence of God (John 9:10; John 13:30); the presence of death (Luke 12:20); and visions (Dan 7:7) and dreams (Matt 2:12) that communicate divine things. For that reason, in the description of the new Jerusalem, the seer affirms that there will be no more night (Rev 21:25; Rev 22:5).

Ps 91:5

5You will not fear the terror of the night,
or the arrow that flies by day,

Ps 30:5

5For his anger is but for a moment;
his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.

John 3:2

2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from t ... View more

John 9:10

10But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”

John 13:30

30So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

Luke 12:20

20But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’

Dan 7:7

7After this I saw in the visions by night a fourth beast, terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It had great iron teeth and was devouring, breaking in ... View more

Matt 2:12

12And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

Rev 21:25

25Its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.

Rev 22:5

5And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

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