Verses on the Days of the Week

I found in my notes archives an interesting chain of verses that simply are sorted into ‘days of the week’. I’m sure I used some sort of computer program, likely online, to ascertain these verses, but have little idea which one it was. These are simply stories or happenings that occurred on each respective day. 1

As follows are not exhaustive references, for I have found and filled some missing ones to my own knowledge, but all these remains a decent smattering of verses to make some interesting connections.

Biblical authors play with numbers all the time, and even though the Bible-code rubbish still hangs around, there should not be any suspicion about authors patterning their stories through use of numbers and what they signify to emphasize aspects of the text in literary ways.

First Day

Genesis 1:5. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Leviticus 23:11. ‘He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

John 20:1-2. Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

John 20:19. So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Matthew 28:1. Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.

Mark 16:1-2. When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.

Luke 24:1. But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Acts 20:7. On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.

1 Corinthians 16:1-2. Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.

Revelation 1:10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet,

Second Day

Genesis 1:8. God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Numbers 7:18 On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering;

Numbers 29:17. ‘Then on the second day: twelve bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;

Ezekiel 43:22. ‘On the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering, and they shall cleanse the altar as they cleansed it with the bull.

Joshua 10:32. The LORD gave Lachish into the hands of Israel; and he captured it on the second day, and struck it and every person who was in it with the edge of the sword, according to all that he had done to Libnah.

Third Day

(As with the others, cited in the footnotes, three probably demonstrates slight conceptual differences between third day of week and the ‘third day’. Third day could start counting from any point in time).

There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

Genesis 31:22 When it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled,

1 Samuel 20:5  So David said to Jonathan, “Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I ought to sit down to eat with the king But let me go, that I may hide myself in the field until the third evening.

Exodus 19:15. He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.”

Hosea 6:2. “He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him.

Luke 24:21. “But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened.

Luke 13:32. And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.’

Luke 24:46. He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day,

Matthew 16:21. From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.

Matthew 17:23. and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day.”

Matthew 20:19. and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.”

Luke 9:22. “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.”

1 Corinthians 15:4. and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

Genesis 22:4. On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.

Genesis 34:25. Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.

Genesis 42:18 Now Joseph said to them on the third day, “Do this and live, for I fear God:

Exodus 19:11 and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

Numbers 7:24. On the third day it was Eliab the son of Helon, leader of the sons of Zebulun.

Numbers 29:20 ‘Then on the third day: eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;

Joshua 9:17. Then the sons of Israel set out and came to their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon and Chephirah and Beeroth and Kiriath-jearim.

2 Samuel 1:2. On the third day, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes torn and dust on his head And it came about when he came to David that he fell to the ground and prostrated himself.

1 Kings 3:18 “It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house.

1 Kings 12:12. Then Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had directed, saying, “Return to me on the third day.”

2 Kings 20:5. “Return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.

Kings 20:8. Now Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What will be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?”

Esther 5:1. Now it came about on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace in front of the king’s rooms, and the king was sitting on his royal throne in the throne room, opposite the entrance to the palace.

John 2:1. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;

Acts 27:19 and on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.

Fourth Day

Genesis 1:19. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

Numbers 7:30. On the fourth day it was Elizur the son of Shedeur, leader of the sons of Reuben;

Numbers 29:23. ‘Then on the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect.

Judges 11:38-40 (Not fourth day, but ‘four days’), possibly consecutive or non-consecuetive.

Judges 14:15. Then it came about on the fourth day that they said to Samson’s wife, “Entice your husband, so that he will tell us the riddle, or we will burn you and your father’s house with fire. Have you invited us to impoverish us? Is this not so?”

Judges 19:5. Now on the fourth day they got up early in the morning, and he prepared to go; and the girl’s father said to his son-in-law, “Sustain yourself with a piece of bread, and afterward you may go.”

Ezra 8:33. On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the utensils were weighed out in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them were the Levites, Jozabad the son of Jeshua and Noadiah the son of Binnui.

Fifth Day

Genesis 1:23. There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

Numbers 7:36. On the fifth day it was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, leader of the children of Simeon;

Numbers 29:26.  ‘Then on the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;

Judges 19:8. On the fifth day he arose to go early in the morning, and the girl’s father said, “Please sustain yourself, and wait until afternoon”; so both of them ate.

Ezekiel 33:21. Now in the twelfth year of our exile, on the fifth of the tenth month, the refugees from Jerusalem came to me, saying, “The city has been taken.”

Sixth day

Genesis 1:31. God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Exodus 16:5. “On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.”

Exodus 16:22. Now on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses,

Exodus 16:29. “See, the LORD has given you the sabbath; therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”

Numbers 7:42. On the sixth day it was Eliasaph the son of Deuel, leader of the sons of Gad; box Numbers 29:29. ‘Then on the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;

Likewise there’s a difference between the sixth day and six days

Genesis 1:1-31

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. read more.

Exodus 20:11. “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

Exodus 31:17. “It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed.”

Exodus 16:26. “Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the sabbath, there will be none.”

Exodus 20:9. “Six days you shall labor and do all your work…”

Exodus 23:12  “Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.

Exodus 31:15. ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 34:21  “You shall work six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during plowing time and harvest you shall rest.

Exodus 35:2. “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

Leviticus 23:3. ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.

Deuteronomy 5:13. ‘Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

Luke 13:14. But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.”

Deuteronomy 16:8. “Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God; you shall do no work on it.

Joshua 6:3. “You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days.

Joshua 6:14. Thus the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp; they did so for six days.

Exodus 24:16 The glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.

Matthew 17:1 Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.

Mark 9:2. Six days later, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John, and brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them;

Ezekiel 46:1. Thus says the Lord GOD, “The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day and opened on the day of the new moon.

John 12:1. Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

Seventh Day

Genesis 2:2. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Genesis 2:3. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Exodus 31:17.  “It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed.”

Exodus 20:10. but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.

Exodus 23:12. “Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.

Exodus 31:15. ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 35:2. “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

Leviticus 23:3. ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.

Deuteronomy 5:14 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.

Ezekiel 30:20. In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Hebrews 4:4. For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: “AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS”;

Exodus 34:21. “You shall work six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during plowing time and harvest you shall rest.

Exodus 13:6  “For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the LORD.

Exodus 12:16 ‘On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you.

Leviticus 23:8 ‘But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.’”

Numbers 28:25. ‘On the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.

Deuteronomy 16:8. “Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God; you shall do no work on it.

Numbers 29:29. ‘Then on the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;

Esther 1:10. On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus,

Joshua 6:15. Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning of the day and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven times.

Exodus 24:16. The glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.

Leviticus 13:5. “The priest shall look at him on the seventh day, and if in his eyes the infection has not changed and the infection has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall isolate him for seven more days.

Leviticus 13:6. “The priest shall look at him again on the seventh day, and if the infection has faded and the mark has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a scab. And he shall wash his clothes and be clean.

Leviticus 13:27. and the priest shall look at him on the seventh day. If it spreads farther in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infection of leprosy.

Leviticus 13:32 “On the seventh day the priest shall look at the infection, and if the scale has not spread and no yellowish hair has grown in it, and the appearance of the scale is no deeper than the skin,

Leviticus 13:34. “Then on the seventh day the priest shall look at the scale, and if the scale has not spread in the skin and it appears to be no deeper than the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean; and he shall wash his clothes and be clean.

Leviticus 13:51. “He shall then look at the mark on the seventh day; if the mark has spread in the garment, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in the leather, whatever the purpose for which the leather is used, the mark is a leprous malignancy, it is unclean.

Leviticus 14:39. “The priest shall return on the seventh day and make an inspection. If the mark has indeed spread in the walls of the house,

Leviticus 14:9. “It will be on the seventh day that he shall shave off all his hair: he shall shave his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair. He shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water and be clean.

Numbers 6:9. ‘But if a man dies very suddenly beside him and he defiles his dedicated head of hair, then he shall shave his head on the day when he becomes clean; he shall shave it on the seventh day.

Numbers 31:24. “And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and be clean, and afterward you may enter the camp.”

Numbers 7:48. On the seventh day it was Elishama the son of Ammihud, leader of the sons of Ephraim;

Judges 14:17. However she wept before him seven days while their feast lasted. And on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him so hard. She then told the riddle to the sons of her people.

Judges 14:18. So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, “What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?” And he said to them, “If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle.”

2 Samuel 12:18. Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him and he did not listen to our voice. How then can we tell him that the child is dead, since he might do himself harm!”

1 Kings 20:29. So they camped one over against the other seven days. And on the seventh day the battle was joined, and the sons of Israel killed of the Arameans 100,000 foot soldiers in one day.

Footnotes

  1. Note, that some of the results may not be referring to properly the fourth day of the week, but, for example, fourth in reference to a different object.
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