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THREE DAYS

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THREE DAYS    found 60 x in scripture     OT 41 / NT  19

How long is THREE DAY and THREE NIGHTS? Is it Friday thru Sunday? Or is it Thursday thru Saturday? Note: the Jewish Day begins at Evening 6 pm and Day at 6 am (Genesis 1:5) a 24 hour day.  Three Days is mentioned 61 times in the Bible the most known is Christ’s time in the tomb and Jonah’s time in the belly of the great fish.

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Mark 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

Jonah 1:17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Two other places in Scripture THREE DAYS and THREE NIGHTS are specially mentioned that appear to be 24 hour periods:

Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

1 Samuel 30:12 And they gave him (an Egyptian) a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins: and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him: for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk
any water, three days and three nights.

Consider: Jesus crucified Wednesday and placed into the tomb before 6 PM.
Thursday, 6 pm – 6 am = 1 night & day. Friday, 6 pm – 6 am = 1 night & day (2nd  N & D).
Saturday,  6 pm – 6 am = 1 night & day (3rd  N & D).   He arose BEFORE 6 am, Sunday.

Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

Luke 24:1-2 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

John 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

The Scripture listed below may only include three days and two nights or three days and three nights, these are open for conjecture. Be sure to read them in context. They were shortened to preserve space.

Genesis 30:36 And he set three days‘ journey betwixt himself and Jacob: …
Genesis 40:12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:
Genesis 40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and …
Genesis 40:18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:
Genesis 40:19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, …
Genesis 42:17 And he put them all together into ward three days.

Exodus 3:18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days‘ journey into the wilderness, …
Exodus 5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days‘ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God; …
Exodus 8:27 We will go three days‘ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the Lord our God,…
Exodus 10:22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
Exodus 10:23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: …
Exodus 15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

Numbers 10:33 And they departed from the mount of the Lord three days‘ journey: and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them in the three days‘ journey, …

Joshua 1:11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, …
Joshua 2:16 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward …
Joshua 2:22 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, …
Joshua 3:2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;
Joshua 9:16 And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a league …

Judges 14:14 And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.
Judges 19:4 And his father in law, the damsel’s father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.

1 Samuel 9:20 And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; …
1 Samuel 20:19 And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, …
1 Samuel 21:5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men …
1 Samuel 30:13 And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.

2 Samuel 20:4 Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, …
2 Samuel 24:13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days‘ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and …

1 Kings 12:5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. …

2 Kings 2:17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

1 Chronicles 12:39 And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: …
1 Chronicles 21:12 Either three years’ famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the Lord,…

2 Chronicles 10:5 And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days. And …
2 Chronicles 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in …

Ezra 8:15 And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none …
Ezra 8:32 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.
Ezra 10:8 And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the …
Ezra 10:9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; …

Nehemiah 2:11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

Jonah 3:3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days‘ journey.

Luke 2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, …

Matthew 15:32, Mark 8:2 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: …
Matthew 26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
Matthew 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save…
Matthew 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

Mark 14:58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

Mark 15:29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will …

John 2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

 

 

Acts 9:9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
Acts 25:1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from …
Acts 28:7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.
Acts 28:12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.
Acts 28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: …

Revelation 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
Revelation 11:11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

 

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