100 Bible Verses about Early Rising

Mark 1:35 ESV / 115 helpful votes

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Proverbs 31:15 ESV / 58 helpful votes

She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

Psalm 119:148 ESV / 58 helpful votes

My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.

Romans 13:12 ESV / 53 helpful votes

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Psalm 127:2 ESV / 48 helpful votes

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Luke 1:78 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high

John 8:2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.

Judges 21:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And the next day the people rose early and built there an altar and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

Mark 16:2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.

Psalm 42:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

Exodus 34:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone.

John 3:19-21 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

Luke 24:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.

Acts 5:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach. Now when the high priest came, and those who were with him, they called together the council and all the senate of the people of Israel and sent to the prison to have them brought.

Luke 1:79 ESV / 15 helpful votes

To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Ephesians 5:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

Psalm 121:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

Matthew 28:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.

Isaiah 60:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

2 Kings 19:35 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And that night the angel of the Lord went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. And when people arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.

John 1:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Psalm 55:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice.

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,

John 9:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.

Ecclesiastes 2:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness.

John 20:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

Mark 16:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.

Mark 15:34 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

Exodus 20:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exodus 14:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. And there was the cloud and the darkness. And it lit up the night without one coming near the other all night.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

John 20:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Luke 23:56 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

Mark 16:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

[[Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.

Mark 16:1-2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.

Psalm 119:147 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.

Psalm 88:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O Lord, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before you.

Revelation 22:3-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

Revelation 21:22-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Acts 20:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.

Acts 10:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.

Acts 10:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.”

Acts 2:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.

John 21:1-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” ...

John 9:4-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

John 4:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Jacob's well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Luke 24:36 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!”

Luke 10:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Luke 6:12-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles:

Luke 4:40 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.

Mark 1:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons.

Malachi 4:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Job 1:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.

1 Samuel 28:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you.”

1 Samuel 9:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then at the break of dawn Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Up, that I may send you on your way.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.

1 Samuel 1:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her.

Ruth 2:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her roasted grain. And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over.

Exodus 30:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he shall burn it, a regular incense offering before the Lord throughout your generations.

Exodus 24:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. He rose early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

Genesis 22:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Revelation 22:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

Revelation 21:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.

2 Peter 1:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

James 5:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Acts 26:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Acts 12:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison.

Acts 3:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

Acts 2:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.

John 8:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 3:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

Jeremiah 32:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

They have turned to me their back and not their face. And though I have taught them persistently, they have not listened to receive instruction.

Hebrews 13:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 8:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Galatians 5:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

2 Corinthians 11:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea;

Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Acts 26:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me.

Acts 26:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

To which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king!

Acts 22:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“As I was on my way and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone around me.

Acts 16:35 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police, saying, “Let those men go.”

Acts 16:33 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.

Acts 14:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

Acts 12:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.

Acts 10:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing

Acts 9:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him,

John 1:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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