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50 Good Night Quotes From the Bible

Ms. Dora, a former teacher and Christian counselor, is an avid Bible student and loves to compile user-friendly Bible quotes by topic.

While most people sleep at night, others remain awake counting sheep. Still others are confronted with life-changing experiences during the night, as referenced in some of the following Bible quotes from the New Living Translation. Adopt a verse or two for personal reflection and a good night experience.

General Nighttime Facts

Night sky over Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Photo by Astroval1

Night sky over Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Photo by Astroval1

  1. He made all the stars—the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the southern sky (Job 9:9)
  2. He [God] speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds (Job 33:15).
  3. The heavens proclaim the glory of God...night after night they make him known (Psalm 19:1,2).
  4. The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born (Psalm 33:6).
  5. You [God] send the darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals prowl about (Psalm 104:20).
  6. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps (Psalm 121:4).
  7. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night...for God gives rest to his loved ones (Psalm 127:2).
  8. By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the dew settles beneath the night sky (Proverbs 3:20).
  9. You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly...for the Lord is your security (Proverbs 3:24, 26).
  10. People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich seldom get a good night’s sleep (Ecclesiastes 5:12).

Nighttime Reflection

  1. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (Psalm 4:8).
  2. When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are ...human beings that you should care for them? (Psalm 8: 3, 4)
  3. I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me (Psalm 16:7).
  4. You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night...I am determined not to sin in what I say (Psalm 17:3).
  5. I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night (Psalm 63:6).
  6. I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise (Psalm 119:148).
  7. Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights—and the moon and stars to rule the night (Psalm 136: 7, 9).
  8. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name (Isaiah 40:26).
  9. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—but even in darkness I cannot hide from you (Psalm 139:11,12).
  10. The remnant of Israel will do no wrong ... will eat and sleep in safety, and no one will make them afraid (Zephaniah 3;13).

Songs in the Night

Candlelight Vigil at Virginia Tech.  Photo (2007) by alka3en

Candlelight Vigil at Virginia Tech. Photo (2007) by alka3en

  1. David sang this song to the Lord..."O Lord, you are my lamp. The Lord lights up my darkness" (2 Samuel 22: 1, 29).
  2. And each morning and evening they stood before the Lord to sing songs of thanks and praise to him (1 Chronicles 23: 30).
  3. The prophet Jeremiah composed funeral songs for Josiah, and to this day choirs still sing these sad songs (2 Chronicles 35:25).
  4. Do not long for the cover of night ...Instead, glorify his mighty works, singing songs of praise (Job 36: 20, 24).
  5. But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs (Psalm 42:8).
  6. I think of the good old days ... when my nights were filled with joyful songs (Psalm 77: 5, 6).
  7. Oh, praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, you who serve at night in the house of the Lord (Psalm 134:1).
  8. Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds (Psalm 149:5).
  9. When it was evening, Jesus sat down at the table with the Twelve...Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives (Matthew 26:20,30).
  10. Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God and the other prisoners were listening (Acts 16: 25).

Significant Nighttime Events

  1. At sundown he [Jacob] arrived at a good place...and stopped there for the night...He dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven...He named that place Bethel [which means “house of God”] (Genesis 28: 11, 12, 19).
  2. So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But that night...Laban took Leah to Jacob...Jacob raged at Laban. “Why have you tricked me?” (Genesis 29: 20, 23, 25)
  3. At midnight, the Lord struck down all the firstborn sons in the land of Egypt (Exodus 12:29).
  4. The manna came down on the camp with the dew during the night (Numbers 11:9).
  5. The night before Peter was to be placed on trial ...the angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” And the chains fell off his wrists...So Peter left the cell, following the angel (Acts 12: 6,7,9
Peter Being Freed from Prison. Artist: Follower of Hendrick Terbrugghen

Peter Being Freed from Prison. Artist: Follower of Hendrick Terbrugghen

6. Then Joshua secretly sent out two spies from the Israelite camp at Acacia Grove...So the two men set out and came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there that night (Joshua 2;1).

7. Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God...And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3: 2, 10).

8. One night during the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had such disturbing dreams that he couldn’t sleep...That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision (Daniel 2: 1, 19).

9. Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” ... A little later...Peter swore..."I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed (Matthew 26: 34, 73).

10. There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus...Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:1-3).

Prophetic References

  1. The Lord, the Light of Israel, will be a fire; the Holy One will be a flame...burning up the enemy in a single night (Isaiah 10:17).
  2. Desert animals will mingle there with hyenas, their howls filling the night...and night creatures will come there to rest (Isaiah 34:14).
  3. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you (Isaiah 60: 2).
  4. No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the Lord your God will be your everlasting light (Isaiah 6019).
  5. You know the saying, "Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow" (Matthew 16:2).
  6. He [the master] may come in the middle of the night (Luke 12:38).
  7. That night two people will be asleep in one bed; one will be taken, the other left (Luke 17:34).
  8. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here (Romans 13:12).
  9. Its [New Jerusalem's) gates will never be closed at the end of day because there is no night there (Revelation 21:25).
  10. And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them (Revelation 22:5).

Questions & Answers

Question: Is it true that in the night time my special Spiritu Santo will come back for me and get all my wallet?

Answer: I regret that I have no knowledge of the special Spiritu Santo or anything close to it. Therefore I do not know how to answer your question.

© 2017 Dora Weithers

Comments

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 10, 2020:

Thanks, Cheryl. Com piling Scripture quotes is one of my favorite things to do. Gaining inspiration to share is a bonus.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on August 07, 2020:

This is beautiful Ms Dora. I love how you assembled these scriptures.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 06, 2020:

KC, thanks for the blessings and the encouragement. So pleased that you appreciate the quotes. Blessings to you, too.

KC McGee from Where I belong on June 05, 2020:

Another great one Ms Dora. Keep them coming. This was a easy and relaxing read.

Blessings

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 05, 2020:

Isaac, thanks for your encouraging comment. The day is beautiful, and I hope that you also are enjoying it.

Isaac on June 04, 2020:

God bless you Dora, my sister in Christ! Have a beautiful day! The day of our Lord is drawing nigh!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 29, 2020:

Thank you, Victoria. God bless you too, during the day and also at night when you take your rest.

Victoria Rapalo on May 27, 2020:

God Bless you Always in peace✌

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 14, 2020:

Glad that you like most. I enjoyed putting it together.

BODYLEVIVE from Alabama, USA on May 14, 2020:

I like most of all Significant Nighttime Events. thank you for putting that together.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 15, 2019:

Mukesh, thank you for reading and for pointing out the missing verse number. I have added it. I appreciate you.

Mukesh on October 15, 2019:

Please check again 3 no.Bible verse u have missed writing verse no.This is The heavens declarethe glory of God

    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

2 Day after day they pour forth speech;

    night after night they reveal knowledge(Psalm 19:1-2)

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 18, 2019:

Eric, I am greatly encouraged that you read and sometimes reread my articles. Thank you, kindly.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 16, 2019:

Dora, I left this on follow. I was growing stale if you know what I mean. Thank you again for refreshing me.

Tsar edinam on September 07, 2018:

May the peace the lord be with u all the best understanding so far and it work as it is writhen

Miracle on September 04, 2018:

Gud one there keep it on

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 28, 2018:

Stephen, you blessed me too by your kind encouragement. Thank you.

Stephen K Ndavi on July 28, 2018:

Am really blessed by your quotes Dora. Keep it up and add more and more, because time by time or even at the end of the day will change the broken hearts. God bless Dora.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 19, 2018:

Thanks, Issach. I'm encouraged by your comment.

Issach Uroga on June 19, 2018:

Awesome Godly collection.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 09, 2018:

Thanks, Livetech, for sharing that verse. I do like my sleep and I appreciate the reminder that letting God take the controls facilitates our ample rest.

Paul Levy from United Kingdom on January 09, 2018:

The bible makes for a book of interesting ideas and philosophy, here's a favorite quote of mine -

Psalm 127:2

"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."

Don't forget to get good sleep guys!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 09, 2018:

Thanks, Peg. Just one verse before bed can make a difference in one's dream.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on January 09, 2018:

Beautiful collection of nighttime quotes. One of my favorites is this one. "And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them." (Revelation 22:5)

josephyuva on December 22, 2017:

The Lord, the Light of Israel, will be a fire; the Holy One will be a flame...burning up the enemy in a single night Thanks Jesus Amen.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 19, 2017:

Tamara, I'm pleased that you like the idea. You really don't need my permission to try it. Please do.

Tamara Moore on May 19, 2017:

MsDora, I would like to try something like this, too, if you would not mind. It would help me to renew myself in The Lord if I might write a Hub with Bible Verses. You have given me a very wonderful idea! Would it be okay if I tried this out?

Hugs,

Tamara

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 19, 2017:

Tamara, thanks for letting me know the articles that you like. Compiling verses under one topic is one of my favorite things to do. I do like Bible study in any form.

Tamara Moore on May 19, 2017:

Another beautiful and inspiring Hub! I love this one and the other Hub you wrote about about Verses! Thank you.

Hugs,

Tamara

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 30, 2017:

Lawrence, we associate night with darkness so that works. Also, someone, somewhere is repeating this verse during a dark night on the metaphorical path. Thanks for your input.

Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on January 30, 2017:

"Thy word, is a lamp unto my feet, and a light to my path" One of my favourites. Not strictly about 'the night' I know, but still a light in a dark path.

Blessings

Lawrence

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 26, 2017:

Bodylevive, thanks for your encouragement. There are so many good verses that we can both pick the ones we like, and pick differently. Be blessed also and inspired!

BODYLEVIVE from Alabama, USA on January 26, 2017:

I love these inspiring references. I have verses that I've adopted and the inspire me from day to day. I like your choices of scripture, perfectly fitting. Be blessed

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 13, 2017:

Denise, thanks for sharing. That's a great practice you and your husband established, and the results are worth it. Hope some of my readers will try that.

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on January 13, 2017:

Before my husband and I go to sleep, we read verses from the scriptures. It brings a peaceful close to the day and gives us pleasant thoughts for our dreams.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 13, 2017:

Frempong, I guess that you are asking how to become a writer on HubPages. Click the "Sign In" tab at the top right. Then click on "Sign Up Now" and follow the instructions. After you sign up, feel free to ask for help.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 13, 2017:

Alicia, I appreciate your support. Remember that these lines are quotes; I do not know them all by memory, but yes, I love to study the Bible.

W. O frempong on January 13, 2017:

Hi Dora how can one help this project?

Once again God bless you. W. O. Frempong from Ghana. Thanks

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 12, 2017:

Thank you for sharing this interesting list of quotations, MsDora. I'm always impressed by your extensive knowledge of the Bible.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 12, 2017:

Tamarajo, good for you. Peaceful nights are a blessing. Alone with God, we hear Him better. Thanks for weighing in.

Tamarajo on January 12, 2017:

Nice compilation of verses to mediate on at night. It seems like night time makes for good moments to do that. I sometimes feel like I have the world to myself with no interruptions.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 12, 2017:

Eboni, happy that you find the quotes helpful. The reason you cited are all purposes for which Scripture is intended. Thanks for your encouragement.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 12, 2017:

Jill, these quotes are from the New Living Translation. Glad you like the rendition. Thanks for letting me know. The King James version says, "I have considered the days of old...I call to remembrance my song in the night." Psalm 77: 5, 6.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 12, 2017:

W.O. Frempong, thanks for the blessings. May the Lord bless you too, as you read these Scriptures. If you want to print the article, click "File" in your top browser, then "Print."

Eboni on January 12, 2017:

These quotes all come in handy during metaphorically dark days to show that God is still there. Those in the Reflection section are perfect for meditation. Thank you for doing this.

Jill Spencer from United States on January 12, 2017:

I have no memory of ever reading, "I think of the good old days ... when my nights were filled with joyful songs" in Psalms. It must be the translation you use that makes it so fresh and real and memorable. I like it!

W. O. Frempong on January 12, 2017:

Hi Dora God bless you and give you long life . Please how can I download it. Thanks by W. O frempong from Ghana.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 11, 2017:

Martie, with all the turmoil and wearisome struggles we face each day, a comforting verse of scripture might come in handy at the end of the day. Thanks for registering your appreciation.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on January 11, 2017:

What a lovely collection of night-time scriptures! And what a great idea to collect scriptures like these. Thank you, MsDora!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 11, 2017:

Maria, there's much inspiration throughout the Bible, and I'm happy to share some verses. The nighttime theme was very interesting for me.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 11, 2017:

Bill, happy to help provide material for reflection. Of course, they are not my words, but it gives me great pleasure to share them. Thanks for your encouragement.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 11, 2017:

Eric, I appreciate your encouragement. Just for you, I will continue to share.

MariaInes from Johannesburg on January 11, 2017:

So inspiring MsDora. Thank you so much.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 11, 2017:

I spend a half hour each night, before sleep, reflecting, and this list is a great reflection companion. Thank you, Dora!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 10, 2017:

Dora you are our aunt around here. We even read your letter just to us and agreed God is great. If we just open up the box of possibilities and are humble enough to be guided by those wiser than us we learn about grace. It is a help for me to not say "I said" but rather Dora said. The only wrong thing you can do is stop sharing.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 10, 2017:

Eric, I'm blown away by your kind remarks and your kind deed. Thank you. You're a keeper.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 10, 2017:

So true, Flourish. The Bible speaks to good and bad situations proving itself practical. Glad you enjoyed the compilation of verses.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 10, 2017:

A remarkable compilation. It is printed and on my nightstand. It will be a beautiful journey as we read each one. Who needs sheep to count when we have Dora? Thank you

FlourishAnyway from USA on January 10, 2017:

It's so interesting that some of these verses about insomnia reference evil and other negative personal qualities. I enjoyed reading the diversity of verses.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 10, 2017:

Thanks, Whonu. I like your view on what the quotes do for us. If they help us strive, thank God.

whonunuwho from United States on January 10, 2017:

Thank you for these insightful reminders of who we should strive to be.Blessings MsDora. whonu