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4921 day

4921 day

A period of 24 hours or, as distinct from night, the period of daylight. The term may also be used more generally to refer to a point in time. Daylight is used figuratively to describe the illumination afforded to believers, who are urged to use the opportunities it presents and to avoid the evil usually associated with darkness.

Day and daylight

Day as a period of 24 hours Ge 1:8; Mt 20:19; Jn 4:43; Jn 11:6

Day as the period of daylight Ge 1:5 See also Ge 1:14-18; Ge 8:22; Ps 74:16; Jer 33:20

Daylight gives opportunity for activity

A time for human endeavour Jn 11:9-10 See also Jos 10:12-13; Ac 27:29

A time of spiritual opportunity Jn 9:4-5 See also Jn 12:35-36

Daylight allows things to be seen

Daylight activities are seen by all 2Sa 12:11-12; Eze 12:3-4; Mt 10:27 pp Lk 12:3

Examples of those avoiding daylight Jdg 6:27 Gideon; Jn 3:2 Nicodemus

Daylight activities should be decent Ro 13:12-13 See also Eph 5:8-14; 1Th 5:5-8; 2Pe 2:13

Six working days ordained

Ex 20:8-11 pp Dt 5:12-15

Particular days of the week

The Sabbath (Saturday) Ex 20:8-10 pp Dt 5:12-15 The Sabbath was reckoned from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday. See also Lk 4:16; Col 2:16; Heb 4:4

The Day of Preparation for the Sabbath (Friday) Mk 15:42 pp Lk 23:54; Jn 19:31

The first day of the week (Sunday) Ac 20:7 See also Mk 16:2 pp Lk 24:1 pp Jn 20:1; Mk 16:9; 1Co 16:2; Rev 1:10

Festival days

Lev 23:5-6 Passover and Unleavened Bread; Lev 23:27-28 the Day of Atonement The Feast of Tabernacles: Lev 23:34-36; Jn 7:37
Nu 28:26 the day of firstfruits

Day as a point in time

The day of salvation 2Co 6:2 See also Isa 25:9; Isa 49:8

God sends the day of disaster Dt 32:35; Jer 17:18; Jer 51:2; Mk 13:19

God helps on the day of distress Ps 86:7 See also Ge 35:3; 2Sa 22:19 pp Ps 18:18; 2Ki 19:3-4 pp Isa 37:3-4; Ps 94:13; Jer 17:17

The final days of time

The last days Ac 2:17-18 See also Joel 2:28-29; Isa 2:2 pp Mic 4:1; Hos 3:5; 1Ti 4:1; 2Ti 3:1; Heb 1:2; 1Pe 1:20

The day of the Lord Isa 13:9-11 A day of salvation for God’s people: Jer 30:7-9; Zep 3:16-17; Php 1:6; 2Ti 1:12 A day of wrath and judgment: Joel 2:1-2; Ob 15; Zep 1:14-15 The day will come unexpectedly: 1Th 5:2; 2Pe 3:10

The last day Jn 6:39-40 See also Jn 11:24; Jn 12:48

References to specific periods of days at the end of history

Da 12:11-12; Rev 11:3; Rev 12:6

God’s different perception of time

2Pe 3:8 See also Ps 90:4

See also

7308Atonement, Day of
7354feasts and festivals
7930Lord’s Day, the
9140last days
9220day of the Lord

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