Have you ever stopped to think about what the Bible says about the sun and its significance to our faith? 

The Bible teaches us that the sun is more than just a celestial body that provides light during the day and distinguishes day from night, it also symbolizes God’s majestic presence and glory.

Bible verses about the sun.
An image of the sun behind the clouds.

Furthermore, the sun also symbolizes God’s faithfulness and dependability. Just as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West every day, God’s faithfulness to us remains unchanged.

In this article, we’ll explore some Bible verses that talk about, or mention the sun. These verses shed light on the role of the sun in our faith and help us to have a deeper understanding of God.

List of Bible verses about the sun

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.'”

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Genesis 1:16 

“And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.”

Genesis 8:22  

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

Exodus 22:3 

“But if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.”

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.”

Judges 5:31  

“So may all your enemies perish, O Lord! But your friends be like the sun as he rises in his might. And the land had rest for forty years.”

Bible verses about the sun.

Malachi 4:2

“But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.”

Job 9:7 

“Who commands the sun, and it does not rise; who seals up the stars.”

Psalm 19:4 

“Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun.”

Psalm 50:1

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

Psalm 74:16 

“Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.”

Psalm 84:11 

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.”

Psalm 104:19 

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

Psalm 113:3 

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

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Psalm 121:5-6 

“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.”

Psalm 136:7-8 

“To him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever; the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 148:3 

“Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!”

Ecclesiastes 1:5  

“The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises.”

Ecclesiastes 11:7 

“Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.”

Bible verses about the sun.

Song of Songs 6:10 

“‘Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?'”

Isaiah 13:10 

“For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light.”

Isaiah 30:26 

“Moreover, the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day when the Lord binds up the brokenness of his people, and heals the wounds inflicted by his blow.”

Isaiah 60:20 

“Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.”

Jeremiah 15:9  

“She who bore seven has grown feeble; she has fainted away; her sun went down while it was yet day; she has been shamed and disgraced. And the rest of them I will give to the sword before their enemies, declares the Lord.”

Joel 2:10 

 “The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.”

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Joel 2:31  

“The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.”

Bible verses about the sun.

Jonah 4:8 

“When the sun rose, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint. And he asked that he might die and said, ‘It is better for me to die than to live.'”

Micah 3:6 

“Therefore it shall be night to you, without vision, and darkness to you, without divination. The sun shall go down on the prophets, and the day shall be black over them;”

Nahum 3:17

“Your princes are like grasshoppers, your scribes like clouds of locusts settling on the fences in a day of cold—when the sun rises, they fly away; no one knows where they are.”

Habakkuk 3:11 

“The sun and moon stood still in their place at the light of your arrows as they sped, at the flash of your glittering spear.”

Matthew 5:45 

“So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Matthew 13:6 

“But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and since they had no root, they withered away.”

James 1:11 

“For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.”

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Matthew 13:43

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.”

Bible verses about the sun.

1 Corinthians 15:41 

“There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.”

James 1:11

“For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.”

Revelation 1:16  

“In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.”

Revelation 7:16  

“They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.”

Jeremiah 8:2 

“They shall be spread before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which they have loved and served, which they have gone after, and which they have sought and worshiped. And they shall not be gathered or buried. They shall be as dung on the surface of the ground.”

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Isaiah 49:10

“They shall not hunger or thirst, neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike them, for he who has pity on them will lead them, and by springs of water will guide them.”