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Exploring the Divine Palette: Bible Verses about Sunsets

Bible verses about sunsets.

Sunsets are among the most beautiful natural occurrences on Earth. Watching the interplay of colors across the sky as the sun gradually sinks into the horizon and day transitions to night is quite magical.

Besides mesmerizing us with beauty and marking the end of the day and the beginning of the night, sunsets also symbolize the conclusion of a project or a journey, including the journey of life itself. The fleeting nature of sunsets also serves as a metaphor for how brief and temporary life is.

In the Bible, the position of the sun in the sky indicates time, so naturally, the setting of the sun indicates evening or approaching darkness and a time to rest. Moreover, the regularity of sunsets and sunrises shows the order and consistency that God established during creation and symbolizes His sovereignty over all nature.

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Without further ado, take a look at these 25 beautiful Bible verses about sunset that will give you a better appreciation for this daily natural occurrence. 

List of Bible verses about sunsets

Bible verses about sunsets.

Psalm 113:3 

“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!”

Ecclesiastes 1:3-6 

“What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.”

Psalm 19:6 

“It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.”

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Psalm 104:19 

“He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.”

Joshua 10:13 

“And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day.”

Bible verses about sunsets.

Malachi 1:11 

“For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.”

Ephesians 4:26-27

“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

Genesis 1:3-4

“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.”

Genesis 1:14 

“And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.'”

Genesis 8:22 

“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

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Psalm 50:1 

“The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.”

Leviticus 22:7

“But when the sun sets, he shall be clean, and afterward he may eat of the holy things, because they are his food.”

Bible verses about sunsets.

Deuteronomy 24:13

“You shall restore to him the pledge as the sun sets, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you. And it shall be righteousness for you before the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 24:15

“Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.”

2 Samuel 3:35

“Then they all came and urged David to eat something while it was still day; but David took an oath, saying, ‘May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!'”

Psalm 65:8

“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.”

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Psalm 19:1-6

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech,  they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,

their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens, God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.”

Genesis 28:11

“When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.”

Isaiah 60:20

“Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.”

Deuteronomy 16:6

“Sacrifice the Passover animal at twilight, at the setting of the sun, at the same time of year you came out of Egypt.”

Bible verses about sunsets.

Amos 5:8

“He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land—

the Lord is his name.”

Genesis 15:12-13

“As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there.'”

Job 24:15

“The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, ‘No eye will see me,’ and he keeps his face concealed.”

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Job 9:7

“He commands the sun not to shine and seals off the light of the stars.”

Bible verses about sunsets.

Luke 4:40

“At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.”