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
5You will not fear the terror of the night,
or the arrow that flies by day,
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.
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
10But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”
30So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.
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?’
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
12And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
25Its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.
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.