The day is yours, and yours also the night;
you established the sun and moon.(NIV)
The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.(KJV)
Yours is the day, Yours also is the night;
You have prepared the light and the sun. (NASB)
In His great works of creation (Gen. 1) God established His rule over day, night, light, and the sun. In addition, He established the seasons and set borders, a reference to the limitations He placed on the waters (Prov. 8:27-29).
Radmacher, Earl D. ; Allen, Ronald Barclay ; House, H. Wayne: Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary. Nashville : T. Nelson Publishers, 1999, S. Ps 74:16-17
On at least two occasions, He (God) interrupted the sun's regular course for His purposes. The sun stood still for Joshua at Gibeon (Josh. 10:13), and it went backwards for Hezekiah when he prayed for an extension of his life (Is. 38:8).
God also has the power to darken the sun. The prophet Joel predicted He would do that on the day of the Lord (Joel 2:31). Three of the gospel writers (Matt. 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44-45) tell us that the sun grew dark at the Crucifixion. At the end of the world, God will extinguish the sun (Rev. 6:12; 9:2; 21:23; 22:5).
Youngblood, Ronald F. ; Bruce, F. F. ; Harrison, R. K. ; Thomas Nelson Publishers: Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Nashville : T. Nelson, 1995
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