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

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Ps 30:5

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John 3:2

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John 9:10

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John 13:30

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Luke 12:20

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Dan 7:7

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Matt 2:12

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Rev 21:25

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Rev 22:5

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