Day Begins Day 
Shalom … 
This a study presenting some Scriptures that suggest that YHWH’s Days begin and end in the morning. If this be the case, we will see that His weekly Sabbath’s begin and end in the morning also. These verses and comments are not to question the heavenly Father’s ways, but truly to understand them. To ensure that we haven’t carried on some of man’s traditions and are truly following the complete truth of YHWH. Having previously followed the sunset to sunset Sabbath for many years, but never really understanding how Days could begin at the ending of the daytime. Logically thinking the break of daylight was the dawning of each new “Day”. Daybreak meaning literally “The Day break” or “The break between Days”.
For clarity, in this study, “Day” is capitalized when referring to the 24 hour Day and is written “day” when referring to the daylight portion of a Day. This is a search for the complete truth and hopefully presented without bias, as one who is free to keep Sabbath at any time of the Day but just wanting to be obedient to YaH’s ways that includes a 24 hour period of a weekly Sabbath rest on every seventh Day. 
Here are some of the Scriptures that seem to support a morning to morning, dawn to dawn sequence to YHWH’s Days … 

Part 1 
Let’s begin at the beginning … 
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth. 
Genesis 1:2 And the earth came to be formless and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep
And the Spirit of Elohim was moving on the face of the waters. 
Genesis 1:3 And Elohim said, “Let light come to be,” and light came to be. 
Genesis 1:4 And Elohim saw the light, that it was good. And Elohim separated the light from the darkness. 
We see that Elohim is light and in Him is no darkness at all(1 Yoḥanan 1:5) created the heavens and earth. Then the earth becomes formless and empty and darkness was on the deep. The Interlinear Scripture Analyzer from the Hebrew states it as “and the earth she-became chaos and vacancy and darkness over surfaces of abyss“. Interesting to note is that the darkness was only described on the deep or over the abyss. Also that we see Yeshayahu 45:18 literally states “Assuredly like this says, יהוהcreated sky Elohim Himself, moulded earth made He set up created not desolate moulded to remain, I יהוה nothing more”. 
Elohim spoke light and saw the light that it was good. He then separates the light from the darkness. He sets apart the light
Genesis 1:5 And Elohim called the light ‘day’ and the darkness He called ‘night.’ And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the first day. 
We see in this verse the description of His first Day is by calling light ‘day’, as it is mentioned first and this is followed by the darkness ‘night’. And then there came to be evening, which is the beginning of ‘night’ and then there came to be morning, which is the beginning of ‘day’, the next Day. Let’s look at this verse again as one sentence.
Genesis 1:5 And Elohim called the light ‘day’ and the darkness He called ‘night’ and there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the first day. 
Or And Elohim called the light ‘day’ and there came to be evening and the darkness He called ‘night’ and there came to be morning, day one. First there is [light/day] followed by [darkness/night], as there came to be [evening/dusk] and then there came to be [morning/dawn/daybreak], which ends the first Day … follow this please … day + night + day(break) = Day One (or one Day). Verse 5 begins with day, with all of it’s light, and follows with night, with all of it’s dark, including the beginning of this darker period called evening. After this we see morning again which signals the end of that 24 hour Day and the beginning of the next one. 
Again, The Interlinear Scripture Analyzer translating from the Hebrew states it as “And He is calling Elohim to the light day and to the darkness He calls night and He is becoming evening and He is becoming morning day one.”
Or “Elohim calls the light, day and the dark He calls night, evening and morning exists the first day. Day, evening, night, morning is one day.
In either of the ways, in the entire context of the verse 5, we first see “day + night” including evening and right up until “dawn or daybreak” is the first Day as it says “and there came to be morning”. Apparently, the first Day started in the “light” and ended in the “next light” as the next Day began. If we continue we see what happens at this beginning of Day 2.
Genesis 1:6 And Elohim said, “Let an expanse come to be in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 
Genesis 1:7 And Elohim made the expanse, and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it came to be so. 
Genesis 1:8 And Elohim called the expanse ‘heavens.’ And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the second day. 
It appears YHWH is doing His creating during the daylight portion of the Day and then there came to be evening and then there came to be morning (daybreak or dawn) signaling the end of Day 2 and the beginning of Day 3. We see that this may be an example that He is setting for us as later in many, many Scriptures we see that most work is mentioned as during the day. And we see this pattern continues … 
Genesis 1:9 And Elohim said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it came to be so. 
Genesis 1:10 And Elohim called the dry land ‘earth,’ and the collection of the waters He called ‘seas.’ And Elohim saw that it was good. 
Genesis 1:11 And Elohim said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the plant that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth.” And it came to be so. 
Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, the plant that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And Elohim saw that it was good. 
Genesis 1:13 And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the third day. 

Genesis 1:14 And Elohim said, “Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for
signs and appointed times, and for days and years, 
The lights are to separate day from night (in that order of day then night) existing to signal Festivals, days and years. 

Genesis 1:15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.” And it came to be so. 

Genesis 1:16 And Elohim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars. 
The greater light, the sun, rules and starts the day with the greater light of the sun followed by the lesser light of the moon as in Psalm 136:7-9.

Genesis 1:17 And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 

Genesis 1:18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And Elohim saw that it was good. 
To rule over the Day is mentioned again first and then night as Elohim creates the sun, moon and stars to align with his already established order of
His days. Day to evening and night to morning.

Genesis 1:19 And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the fourth day. 
So we see this similar pattern until … 
Genesis 1:31 And Elohim saw all that He had made, and see, it was very good. And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the sixth day. 
The end of the Day 6 and the beginning of Day 7, the Sabbath Day. 
Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. 
Genesis 2:3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made. 
Please note that there is no more account for the order of the days as there is NO verse that says “And there came to be evening and there came to be
morning, the seventh day”. YHWH has given us the order of His days. First the light, as in the creation of His first Day, followed by the darkness of
night beginning with dusk or evening and then the dawn or morning “boqer”, as it is transliterated from Hebrew to also mean “daybreak”, which
then “breaks up the Days” and thus ENDS a “24 hour Day” and by doing so begins a new Day. In Genesis 1:5, it does NOT say that it was night time
and it was daytime which made one Day. The Scriptures version says is “there came to be evening”, which means that the period of the daytime
came to an end and the light disappeared. And then it says “there came to be morning, which means that the period of the night time came to an
end and the morning dawned; hence one whole Day was completed. 

Literally from the Hebrew it says “Elohim calls illumination ‘day’, dark He calls ‘night.’ Dusk, dawn exist the first day. Again it is suggesting that
there is first day followed by night with a dusk to separate the day from night and then the dawn to begin the next day.

Part 2 
Some other verses that seem to support YHWH’s morning to morning Day with comments after the verses …
Leviticus 6:20 … beginning on the day when he is anointed: … half of it in the morning and half of it at night
This suggests that the order of the Day here is first morning and then night. It appears that Day includes morning and night in that order.

Leviticus 7:15,16 … it is eaten the same day it is offered, he does not leave any of it until morning. … it is eaten the same day … and what is
left of it is eaten the next day, 
The same Day exists until the morning which is deemed to be the next Day. 

Leviticus 22:30 “It is eaten that same dayleave none of it till morning. I am יהוה.”
Again, the Word clearly says “Eaten that SAME DAY, leave none of it till morning“. It does not say “leave none of it until evening”, either because that would still be the same Day or they didn’t eat in the night. Of course they ate at night, so YHWH command it to be eaten that same Day and that night was attached to that Day so it was to be gone by morning which apparently began a new Day. This is also not possibly referring to a period of daylight either so then must be exampling a period and sequence of a 24 hour Day.

Yeshayahu 28:19 … morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: (KJV) 
A sequence of YHWH’s Day of morning to morning and by day and by night

Yehezqel 7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is comethe morning is gone forth(KJV) 
Day comes as the morning has gone forth thus the start of the new Day.

Yonah 4:7 But Elohim prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day
The rising of morning signifies the next Day and NOT one verse suggests the evening was ever called the next Day.

Mark 4:35 And on the same daywhen evening had come, He said to them, “Let us pass over to the other side.” 
On the same day when evening had come. The evening is part of that proceeding daytime.

Acts 4:3 And they arrested them, and put them in jail until the next dayfor it was already evening
Acts 4:5 And it came to be, on the next day, that their rulers and elders and scribes assembled in Yerushalayim,
The Days weren’t separated by evening here as the “next day” was after the night

Acts 20:6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we stayed seven
If Days began at night, why does the Scriptures NEVER count off the Days by just nights? We never read for example “and came to them at Troas
in five nights, where we stayed seven nights.” 

Acts 20:7,11 And on the first day of the week, the taught ones having gathered together to break bread, Sha’ul, intending to depart the next day,
was reasoning with them and was extending the word till midnight. Then going up again, and having broken bread and eaten, he talked a long
while, even till daybreak, and so went forth. 
However, the word for ‘week’ here in Greek is ‘sabbaton’ or the word most commonly used for ‘Sabbath’ and the word ‘day’ was added. If they meant Sabbath instead of just using it to mark the weeks then Acts 20:7-11 does suggest that it was the Sabbath and they did continue their weekly Sabbath celebration on into that night that followed that Sabbath day and until the next daybreak. 

Looking at a more literal translation from the ISA of Acts 20:7 … 
In yet one of the Sabbaths of having been together led us to break bread the Sha’ul thru said to them that being about to out be (to be off) to the on-morrow beside stretched (he prolonged) besides the saying (word) unto midnight. 

In the Scriptures version, with the correction from “the first day of the week” to the correct “first of the Sabbath or one of the Sabbaths”, we see … 
And on “one of the Sabbaths”, the taught ones having gathered together to break bread, Sha’ul, intending to depart the next day, was reasoning with them and was extending the word till midnight. 

Literally, word for word, Acts 20:7 says “And on the first the Sabbath the learners convened breaking bread Sha’ul discussing, himself intending leaving the tomorrow, also extended along reasoning up to midnight.”

And verse 11 supports this again literally, word for word … “But going up and breaking bread and eating also conversing superimposing competently until dawn, in this way issued.”

This now is literally written as a Sabbath day meeting that ended at dawn of the first day and NOT, as often quoted, evidence of a first day meeting.

Part 3
Here is an overwhelming amount of other verses, with some comments after, where we continually see the order or sequence of a Day is stated as day first and then followed by night …
Genesis 1:14 And Elohim said, “Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years, 
Genesis 1:16 And Elohim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars. 
A question is “Does YHWH start His Days with and in the greater light or the lesser light”? Or in virtually NO light in the case of a New Moon?

Genesis 1:18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And Elohim saw that it was good. 
We see first the day and then over the night, not night and then day, to separate the light from darkness and not the darkness from the light. 

Genesis 7:4 “For after seven more days I am sending rain on the earth, forty days and forty nights, and shall wipe from the face of the earth all that stand that I created.” 
Note that it does NOT say “after seven more nights” for “forty nights and days” but instead it is after seven more days … forty days and forty nights. This clearly suggests that “Days” are counted by the “days and nights” and in that precise order.

Genesis 7:12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights
Again, why not forty nights and forty days IF the nights come first? SIXTEEN times in fifteen separate verses in Scriptures there is a count of “Days” and each and EVERY time the sequence is stated as “days and nights“. It is NEVER described as “nights and days” … NEVER!

Genesis 8:22 as long as the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and winter and summer, andday and night shall not cease.” 
We see “seedtime and harvest” is in the proper sequence, as is “day and night” and we find “cold and heat” are in order with “winter and summer”. 

Genesis 19:34 And it came to be on the next day that the first-born said to the younger, “See, I lay with my father last night
Genesis 19:35 So they made their father drink wine that night as well. …
It seems the “last night”, in verse 34, was spoken of as part of the previous Day and “that night as well” belonged to that next Day.

Genesis 31:39 “… You required it from my hand, whether stolen by day or stolen by night
It could be assumed that it would be easier to steal something in the dark of the night but once again day and night are listed as the order of the Day.

Genesis 31:40 “Thus I was! By day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes. 
First, ‘By day …’ followed with ‘… by night’.

Genesis 49:27 “Binyamin is a wolf that tears, in the morning he eats prey, and at night he divides the spoil.” 
That “in the morning” was before that “and at night” with no suggestion that it was referring to the next “Day”.

Exodus 10:13 And Mosheh stretched out his rod over the land of Mitsrayim, and יהוה brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that nightMorning came, and the east wind brought the locusts. 
Again it appears the order of a Day here is “all that day” then “all that night” and then “morning came” breaking a new Day as in Genesis 1:5.

Exodus 12:6 ‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then all the assembly of the congregation of Yisra’ĕl shall kill it
between the evenings

Exodus 12:8 ‘And they shall eat the flesh on that night, roasted in fire – with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Exodus 12:10 ‘And do not leave of it until morning, and what remains of it until morning you are to burn with fire. 
Passover is on the 14th Day and the lamb is to be killed between the evenings and the lamb is eaten on that night, the night of the 14th, leaving none until morning (the 15th).

Exodus 13:21 And יהוה went before them by day in a column of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a column of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night
Exodus 13:22 The column of cloud did not cease by day, nor the column of fire by night, before the people. 
Again and again we see ‘by day’ preceding ‘and by night’ and “go by day and night” in that order of sequence.

Exodus 18:13 And it came to be, on the next day, that Mosheh sat to rightly rule the people. And the people stood before Mosheh from morning
until evening. 
On the next day … from morning until evening in that order.

Exodus 30:7 “And Aharon shall burn on it sweet incense, morning by morning. As he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it. 
Exodus 30:8 “And when Aharon lights the lamps between the evenings, he shall burn incense on it – a continual incense before יהוה throughout
your generations. 

Morning by morning and then between the evenings in that specific order. The phrase “morning by morning” is used in seven verses in the
Scriptures but not once do we see “evening by evening”. 
Exodus 24:18 … And it came to be that Mosheh was on the mountain forty days and forty nights

Exodus 34:28 And he was there with יהוה forty days and forty nights. …
ELEVEN times the Scriptures use the sequence of “Forty days and forty nights” and NOT ONCE stated as forty nights and forty days.

Exodus 40:38 For the cloud of יהוה was on the Dwelling Place by day, and fire was on it by night, before the eyes of all the house of Yisra’ĕl, in all their journeys.
By day and then by night is a very reoccurring pattern of the order of days.

Leviticus 6:20 “This is the offering of Aharon and his sons, which they bring near to יהוהbeginning on the day when he is anointed: one-tenth of an ĕphah of fine flour as a daily grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it at night.
“Beginning on the day” … “half of it in the morning and half of it at night”. A Day here is stated as morning followed by night.

Leviticus 8:35 “And stay at the door of the Tent of Meeting day and night for seven days. … 
IF “Days” began at night why not say “night and day for seven nights”? The count of the Days again have a sequence of a day followed by night. 

Numbers 9:16 Thus it was continually: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night

Numbers 9:21 And so it was, when the cloud dwelt only from evening until morning: when the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they departed. Whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud was taken up, they departed. 
These verses order it as “by day … by night” and then evening until morning as a part of the Day and follows it by writing “by day or by night”.

Numbers 11:32 And the people were up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and gathered the quail. 
Note, “all that day” then “and all that night” and then “and all the next day”. We see the order of a Day being day and night and then the next Day.

Numbers 14:14 and they shall say to the inhabitants of this land they have heard that You, יהוה, are in the midst of these people, that You, יהוה, are seen eye to eye and that Your cloud stands above them, and You go before them in a column of cloud by day and in a column of fire by night
By day … by night.

Deuteronomy 9:9 “When I went up into the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which יהוה made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights

Deuteronomy 9:11 “And it came to be, at the end of forty days and forty nights, that יהוה gave me the two tablets of stone, …”

Deuteronomy 9:18 “and I fell down before יהוה, as at the first, forty days and forty nights.

Deuteronomy 9:25 “So I fell down before יהוה the forty days and forty nights, for I fell down because יהוה had said He would destroy you. 

Deuteronomy 10:10 “And I stayed in the mountain for forty days and forty nights
All these verses with “forty days and forty nights” and not even one single time is it written as “forty nights and forty days”. 

Deuteronomy 16:4 “And no leaven should be seen with you in all your border for seven days, neither should any of the meat which you slaughter in the evening on the first day stay all night until morning.
Again we see the Days are counted by days and also meat slaughtered in this evening on the first Day should not stay all night until morning. The first evening followed the first day and thus belonged to the first Day.

Deuteronomy 21:23 “Let his body not remain overnight on the tree, for you shall certainly bury him the same day – for he who is hanged is
accursed of Elohim – so that you do not defile the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance. 
According to this verse, if it remained overnight (until morning) it would NOT be the same Day.

Deuteronomy 28:66 “And your life shall be hanging in suspense before you, and you shall fear day and night, and not be certain of your life. 
Deuteronomy 28:67 “In the morning you say, ‘Oh, that it were evening!’ And at evening you say, ‘Oh, that it were morning!’ 
Day and night in the ordered sequence of morning, evening and then evening, morning.

Yehoshua 1:8 “Do not let this Book of the Torah depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you guard to do according to all that is written in it. 
Why not write “night and day” if that is the order of YHWH’s Days? If His Days began at night then this verse would be telling us that we are to start to meditate half way through a Day and then into the next Day. However, when we see that His Days start in the “light” or at daybreak then this verse makes perfect sense! If we meditate all the day and all the night in that sequence then we have completed a sunrise to sunrise Day from the beginning of the Day until the end, in the order of a Day and in the order of this verse. HalleluYaH!

Yehoshua 6:14 And the second day they went around the city once and returned to the camp. Thus they did six days
Yehoshua 6:15 And it came to be on the seventh day that they rose earlyabout the dawning of the day, and went around the city seven
times in this way. Only on that day they went around the city seven times. 
Here the Days are being counted out and on the seventh Day they rose early about the dawning of the day or Day as this is when the new Day began.

Yehoshua 7:13 “Rise up, set the people apart, and you shall say, ‘Set yourselves apart for tomorrow, because thus said יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, … 
Yehoshua 7:14 ‘And you shall be brought near in the morning, according to your tribes. … 
Yehoshua 7:16 So Yehoshua arose early in the morning and brought Yisra’ĕl by their tribes, …
In this case, once again, the time described as “tomorrow” waited to commence in the morning.

Judges 6:27 … And it came to be, because he feared his father’s household and the men of the city too much to do it by day, that he did it by night.

Judges 19:4 And his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, detained him, and he dwelt with him three days. And they ate and drank and spent the nights there. 
Apparently these are three “24 hour” Days and also the nights that belonged with and followed those daylight periods of those Days.

Judges 19:9 … But his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, said to him, “See, the day is now drawing toward eveningPlease spend the night. See, the day is coming to an end. Stay here, and let your heart be glad. And you shall rise early tomorrow for your journey, and you shall go to your tent.” 
We see the day is drawing toward evening or sundown but still part of that Day but we also see that the day is coming to an end, and AFTER the mention of spending the night. Is this the “daylight” coming to an end or is it the actual 24 hour Day that is spoken of here, or both? Well we may have the answer when we see that they shall rise EARLY tomorrow or when the ‘Day’ called tomorrow has just began. We might perceive this differently if it was “early morning”, but instead it says “early tomorrow” which signifies early in the new Day. If evening had begun the Day it would not be early tomorrow as tomorrow would have then been half over.

Judges 19:11 They were near Yeḇus, and the day was far spent. And the servant said to his master, “Come, please, and let us turn aside into this city of the Yeḇusites and spend the night in it.” 
The day was far spent ‘and spend the night in it’ appears to be a continuance of that same Day.

1 Shemu’ĕl 17:16 And for forty days the Philistine drew near, morning and evening, and took his stand. 
Days were counted off by morning and evening.

1 Shemu’ĕl 19:11 And Sha’ul sent messengers to Dawiḏ’s house to watch him and to put him to death in the morning. And Miḵal, Dawiḏ’s wife,
informed him, saying, “If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you are put to death.”
The next morning was called tomorrow in the next day and “tonight” belonged to that same day before.

1 Shemu’ĕl 19:24 And he also stripped off his garments and prophesied before Shemu’ĕl, and lay down naked all that day and all that night
All that day and all THAT night, which apparently belonged to THAT Day.

1 Shemu’ĕl 28:20 … And there was no strength in him, for he had eaten no food all day or all night
Again it is written as all day and all night in that precise order.

1 Shemu’ĕl 30:12 … for he had not eaten bread nor drunk water for three days and three nights. 
Here again we have Days counted off “for three days and three nights” and not for three nights and three days.

2 Shemu’ĕl 2:32 And Yo’aḇ and his men went all night, and they came to Ḥeḇron at daybreak
Daybreak or the break of day, is this just as it implies “breaking the days”, the beginning of the daylight and the 24 hour Day?

2 Shemu’ĕl 21:10 … And she did not allow the birds of the heavens to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night
By day nor by night as this sequence of Days continues.

1 Kings 17:6 And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the stream. 
In the morning and in the evening is the order once again.

1 Kings 8:59 “And let these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before יהוה, be near יהוה our Elohim day and night, to maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Yisra’ĕl, the matter of each day in its day
It speaks of “day and night” and then refers to “each day in its day“, meaning a 24 hour Day or it might have added “and the matter of each night in its night”.

1 Kings 19:8 And he rose up and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Ḥorĕḇ, the mountain of Elohim. 
Eleven verses in the Scriptures say “forty days and forty nights” in that order and not one time does it say “forty nights and forty days”.

1 Chronicles 9:27 And they spent the night all around the House of Elohim because they had the duty, and they were to open it morning by morning

1 Chronicles 9:33 And these were the singers, heads of the fathers’ houses of the Lĕwites, in the rooms, and were exempted from other duties, for they were employed in that work day and night

2 Chronicles 6:20 “For Your eyes to be open toward this House day and night, toward the place You have said to put Your Name there, to listen to the prayer which Your servant prays toward this place. 

Neḥemyah 1:6 please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, for the children of Yisra’ĕl Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Yisra’ĕl which we have sinned against You.
This is literally “I pray before daily day, night.” as the Hebrew word “yomam” (daily) is also with “yom” (day) and “laylah” (night).

Neḥemyah 4:9 But we prayed to our Elohim, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them. 

Neḥemyah 9:12 “And You led them by day with a cloudy column, and by night with a column of fire, to give them light in the way they were to go. 
Day and night, by day and by night … over and over again we get this sequence to YaH’s days.

Iyoḇ 1:5 And it came to be, when the days of feasting had gone round, that Iyoḇ would send and set them apart, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings 
In the morning when the Day begins and starting his Day with offerings. The verse before says “each on his day” and the verse after says “And the day came to be”.

Iyoḇ 2:13 Then they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that the pain was very great. 
Seven days and seven nights and not nights and then days.

Iyoḇ 3:3 “Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night it was said, ‘A male child has been conceived.’ 
Here, once again, it mentions the day first and then the night. An interesting order seeing that conception comes before birth which suggests that it could have been stated in alignment with first night and then day but no, once again the day is mentioned first followed by the night.

Iyoḇ 4:20 From morning till evening they are beaten down, they perish forever, with no one regarding. 

Iyoḇ 7:17 What is man, that You should make him great, that You should set Your heart on him, 
Iyoḇ 7:18 that You should visit him every morning, trying him every moment? 
YHWH sets His heart on and visits EVERY morning. Why not every evening if that is when a Day begins? 

Iyoḇ 24:14 The murderer rises at daylight, he slays the poor and needy, and in the night he is as a thief. 
Daylight followed by the night.

Iyoḇ 38:12 Have you ever commanded the morning, and caused the dawn to know its place, 
Morning and dawn know their place in beginning the Day throughout Iyoḇ and the entire Scriptures.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the Torah of יהוה, And he meditates in His Torah day and night
Again meditation begins in the day and proceeds to the night when aligning with the beginning and end of YHWH’s Days. However, IF the Days began in the evening, a more logical order would have been to write “night and day” as one would possibly have more time after a normal work day to mediate starting in the night time.

Psalm 5:3 O יהוהin the morning You hear my voice; I present myself to You in the morning, And I look up. 
This time of prayer begins in the morning at the beginning of a Day. Are we to believe this begins half way through a 24 hour Day?

Psalm 19:2 Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. 
“Day to day” proceeds the order of “night to night”.

Psalm 22:2 O My Elohim, I call by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I find no rest. 
‘By day’ followed in sequence is ‘by night’.

Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silent, my bones became old Through my groaning all the day. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; …
All the Day … for day and night. Note the word for “day” in verse 4 instead of “yôm” which means “day” is “yômâm” which means “daily”.

Psalm 42:3 My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day, “Where is your Elohim?” 
Further evidence of the order of YaH’s days are ‘day and night’.

Psalm 42:8 By day יהוה commands His kindness, And by night His song is with me; A prayer to the Ěl of my life.
What a beautiful verse and again shows the order of YHWH’s Days.

Psalm 50:1 Ěl Elohim יהוה shall speak, And He shall call the earth From the rising of the sun to its going down
This literally may say “Ĕl Elohim יהוה arranged to call the earth from sunrise of the sun to sunset.” A possible support to His creating in the
morning of each day and stopping at each evening and beginning each new morning again as it alludes to in Genesis 1:5-31.

Psalm 65:8 And they who dwell in the farthest parts, Are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice. 
The going forth of the morning and evening in that precise order of sequence once again.

Psalm 73:14 For I am plagued all day long, And my reproof is every morning
All day long with reproof every morning or every break of day.

Psalm 74:16 The day is Yours, the night is Yours too, You have established the light and the sun. 
Apparently, there is a preference for the order of day first with the light and the sun.

Psalm 77:2 In the day of my distress I sought יהוה; My hand was stretched out in the night And it did not cease, My being refused to be comforted.
“In the day”, continuing with out ceasing to “in the night”.

Psalm 78:14 And led them with the cloud by dayAnd all the night with a light of fire.
Again, by day and all the night strongly suggests a continuance of the same Day.

Psalm 88:1 O יהוה, Elohim of my deliverance, By day I have cried out, In the night also before You,
“By day” continuing to “in the night”.

Psalm 88:13 But I, unto You I have cried, O יהוהAnd in the morning my prayer comes before You
Morning prayers to begin the Day.

Psalm 90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with Your kindness, And let us sing for joy all our days! 
Psalm 90:15 Give us joy according to The days You have afflicted us, The years we have seen evil. 
Morning according to the Days and the years. The New Moon always rises around sunrise beginning Days, months and years.

Psalm 92:2 To declare Your kindness in the morning, And Your trustworthiness each night, 
Morning and then night again and again is the most common order of YHWH’s Days.

Psalm 101:8 Each morning I uproot all the wrong of the land, To cut off all the workers of wickedness From the city of יהוה
Each morning, the beginning of each Day.

Psalm 110:3 Your people volunteer in the day of Your might, In the splendours of set-apartness! From the womb, from the morning, You have
the dew of Your youth! 
In the Day … from the morning.

Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to its going down, The Name of יהוה is praised.
The order is “From the rising of the sun to it’s setting”, not the setting to the rising.

Psalm 121:6 The sun does not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night
The sun by day and then the moon by night, in that order.

Psalm 130:6 My being looks to יהוה More than those watching for morning, watching for morning. 
This literally says “Breathing (being) YHWH out of guarding (or protecting) morning, guarding morning.

Psalm 136:7 To Him who made great lights, For His kindness is everlasting; 
Psalm 136:8 The sun to rule by day, For His kindness is everlasting; 
Psalm 136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night, For His kindness is everlasting. 
The Genesis 1:14-18 order is repeated again as we see great lights. First, the sun to rule by day, and secondly, the moon and stars to rule by night.

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
Light of dawn is the beginning of the Day.

Ecclesiastes 1:5 The sun also rises, and the sun setsand hurries back to the place where it arose
This verse seems to completely confirm the order of YHWH’s days … Sunrise, sunset and then sunrise again.

Ecclesiastes 2:23 For all his days are sufferings, and his work grievous; even in the night his heart takes no rest. … 
Days lead to “in the night” in that precise order.

Ecclesiastes 8:16 When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on earth, even though one sees no sleep day or night
This sequence would be more logical as “no sleep night or day”, as we sleep firstly and mostly in the night. Instead it is stated as “day or night”, which once again places daylight first is His order of writing His Days.

Ecclesiastes 11:6 Sow your seed in the morning, and until evening do not let your hand rest; since you do not know which prosper, this or that,
or whether both alike are good. 
Morning until evening is shown here as the working Day example of work first and the rest.

Yeshayahu 4:5 Then יהוה shall create above every dwelling place of Mount Tsiyon, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for over all the esteem shall be a covering, 
By day and then by night, in that order … again (and again and again).

Yeshayahu 5:11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning pursuing strong drink, who stay up late at night – wine inflames them! 
This could be another natural place to mention night before morning if days were truly in this order.

Yeshayahu 21:8 Then he cried, “A lion, O יהוה! I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and I have sat at my post every night
Daytime first, followed by night.

Yeshayahu 21:12 The watchman said, “Morning came, and also the night. If you inquire, inquire. Come again!” 
In Hebrew it is literally written as … Protect saying “Morning arrives also night”. Morning and then night protected in that precise order.

Yeshayahu 28:19 As often as it passes through it shall take you, for it shall pass through every morning, and by day and by night. …
In Hebrew this literally is “From enough transition Assuredly morning to morning transitions day tonight….”

Yeshayahu 33:2 O יהוה, show us favour, for we have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, our deliverance also in time of distress. 
Every morning because it begins every Day? Apparently the answer is a resounding, YES!

Yeshayahu 38:12 “My dwelling is plucked up, taken from me like a shepherd’s tent. … From day to night You make an end of me. 
From day to night. 

Yeshayahu 38:13 “I soothed myself until morning. … From day to night You make an end of me. 
So we see in these two verses “From day to night” and then “until morning” and then from day to night“, again. Apparently, this day to night begin and ends at morning.

Yeshayahu 45:6 so that they know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none but Me. I am יהוה, and there is none else, 
Again we see “the rising of the sun to it’s setting” and this is the time line that YHWH is addressing His Oneness. Please note the absence of even just one single verse anywhere in the entire Scriptures that specifically mentions a setting to rising sequence. 

Yeshayahu 50:4 The Master יהוה has given Me the tongue of taught ones, that I should know to help the weary with a word. He wakes Me
morning by morning, he wakes My ear to hear as taught ones. 
Morning by morning = The beginning of each Day by the beginning of each Day.

Yeshayahu 60:11 “And your gates shall be open continually, they are not shut day or night, to bring to you the wealth of the gentiles, and their sovereigns in procession. 
Again and again it is ‘day or night in that precise order.

Yeshayahu 62:6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Yerushalayim, all the day and all the nightcontinually, who are not silent. … 
All the day” and continuing into “and all the nightCONTINUALLY“. A continuation of the order of “all the day” followed by “all the night”.

Yirmeyahu 6:4 “Set apart battle against her. Arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe to us, for the day goes awayfor the shadows of the
evening are lengthening
Yirmeyahu 6:5 “Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.” 
Arise … and go up at noon … then the day goes away as the shadows of the evening come … and then night. Apparently, all in the same Day.

Yirmeyahu 9:1 Oh, that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, and I would weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! 
Half of one Day and then half of another Day? NO! One complete Day as it is consistently written in His Word, day first and then night.

Yirmeyahu 16:13 ‘So I shall throw you out of this land into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers. And there you shall serve other mighty ones day and night, where I show you no favour.’ 
Day and night … again in that order.

Yirmeyahu 31:35 Thus said יהוה, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – יהוה of hosts is His Name: 
Confirmation of Genesis 1:16 & 18 again which also gives us YHWH’s ordered sequence … Day followed by night. He then adds … “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares יהוה, “then the seed of Yisra’ĕl shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” Yirmeyahu 31:36

Yirmeyahu 33:20 “Thus said יהוה, ‘If you could break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that there be not day and night in their season, 
An interesting verse to ponder in regards to this overall study. The order is first, His covenant with the day and then His covenant with the night. Day, and then night is in their “season” or “time” (This is the Hebrew word “eth” which literally means “time“).

Yirmeyahu 33:25 “Thus said יהוה, ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the laws of the heavens and earth, 
His covenant is with ‘day and night’ … day followed by night is the order of His proclaiming this.

Yirmeyahu 36:30 ‘Therefore thus said יהוה concerning Yehoyaqim sovereign of Yehuḏah, “He shall have no one to sit on the throne of Dawiḏ, and his dead body is to be thrown out, to the heat of the day and the frost of the night
The heat of the day proceeds the frost of the night.

Lamentations 2:18 Their heart cried out to יהוה, “O wall of the daughter of Tsiyon, Let tears run down like a riverday and night. Give yourself no numbness, Let your eyes have no rest. 
Day and night is the order again.

Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning, Great is Your trustworthiness. 
New every morning suggests the beginning of each day.

Yeḥezqĕl 12:7 And so I did, as I was commanded. I brought out my baggage for exile by day, and at evening I dug through the wall with my
hand. I brought them out at dark, and I took them on my shoulder before their eyes. 
By day” and then “at evening” and then “at dark” demonstrates a natural progression of a Day.

Yeḥezqĕl 24:18 And I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And the next morning I did as I was commanded. 
The next morning as the new Day began.

Yeḥezqĕl 46:13 “And make a daily burnt offering to יהוה of a lamb a year old, a perfect one, preparing it morning by morning
Yeḥezqĕl 46:14 “And prepare a grain offering with it morning by morning, a sixth of an ĕphah, and a third of a hin of oil to moisten the fine flour,
a grain offering to יהוה – continual everlasting laws. 
Yeḥezqĕl 46:15 “And prepare the lamb, and the grain offering, and the oil, morning by morning, a continual burnt offering.” 
Daily offerings are morning by morning each Day in the order here of YHWH’s Days.

Hoshĕa 4:5 “And you shall stumble in the day, and the prophet shall also stumble with you in the night. And I shall make your mother perish. 
The day followed by the night once again.

Amos 4:4 “Come to Bĕyth Ěl and transgress, to Gilgal, increase transgression. And bring your slaughterings every morning, your tithes every
three days. 
Every morning … every three Days. Every three days beginning when Days begin … in the morning.

Yonah 1:17 But יהוה appointed a great fish to swallow Yonah. And Yonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.
Always written as ‘days and nights’ and NEVER the reverse is stated.

Yonah 4:7 But as morning dawned the next day Elohim appointed a worm which attacked the plant so that it withered. 
Apparently “as morning dawned” was “the next Day” as we never see where it says anywhere in Scriptures “as evening set the next day”.

Tsephanyah 3:5 יהוה is righteous in her midst, He does no unrighteousness. Morning by morning He brings His right-ruling to light, it has not
been lacking, yet the unrighteous one knows no shame. 
Morning by morning He brings His right-ruling to light. Day by Day … Daylight by Daylight to the light.

Zeḵaryah 14:7 And it shall be one day which is known to יהוה, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. 
Interesting, as this seems to describe ‘one day’ as in a 24 hour Day in the sequence of ‘day nor night’ and talks of evening as part of that same Day.

Mal’aḵi 1:11 “For from the rising of the suneven to its going down, My Name is great among nations. And in every place incense is presented
to My Name, and a clean offering. For My Name is great among nations,” said יהוה of hosts. 
Again we see, as in Psalm 50:1 and Psalm 113;3, the rising of the sun then it’s going down and NEVER the reverse order.

Matt 4:2 And after having fasted forty days and forty nights, He was hungry. 
This time is repeated in Luke 4:2 but counts the Days by the daylight only.

Luke 4:2 Being tried for forty days by the devil. And in those days He did not eat at all, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. 
Are we to assume that He ate in the nights? No. However, we can ascertain that YaH’s Days are counted by the days first. If the Days began at
evening would they not count the “Days” by the nights and write instead … “for forty nights”?

Matt 12:40 “For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the stomach of the great fish, so shall the Son of Aḏam be three days and three
nights in the heart of the earth. 
Days and nights.

Mark 4:35 And on the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us pass over to the other side.” 
Not only do we not find a text that reads, “in the evening beginning the next day;” to the contrary, I find this passage saying, “And the same day, when evening had come.” Again, I ask where is there a text which would indicate morning as being the same day as the previous evening using language similar to Mark. 4:35 (e.g. “On the same day, when morning had come”)? Have NOT been able to find ONE.

Luke 18:7 “And shall Elohim not do right by all means to His own chosen ones who are crying out day and night to Him, and being patient over them? 

Luke 21:37 And He was teaching in the Set-apart Place by day, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain of Olives, 
It seems to be implying that the Messiah’s nights followed His days in the realm of the same 24 hour Day. It doesn’t say “by day, but at the next day when it became night” but instead says “by day, but at night” suggesting that the”at night” was part of the same Day.

Yoḥanan 9:4 “It is necessary for Me to work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day – night is coming, when no one is able to work. 
It is day and night is coming, in that order.

Acts 9:24 But their plot became known to Sha’ul. And they were watching the gates day and night, to kill him. 
Day and night.

Acts 28:23 And having appointed him a day, many came to him where he was staying, to whom he was explaining, earnestly witnessing about the reign of Elohim, and persuading them concerning יהושע from both the Torah of Mosheh and the Prophets, from morning until evening
This is describing a day that begins at dawn (morning) and ends at dusk (evening) just as Genesis 1:5 continues with the period of dusk (evening) to dawn (morning) as the end of the first Day. 

Revelation 4:8 And the four living creatures, each having six wings, were covered with eyes around and within. And they do not cease, day or night, saying, “Set-apart, set-apart, set-apart, יהוה Ěl Shaddai, who was, and who is, and who is coming!”
Day or night, in that order, they do not cease … one complete Day after Day after Day they praise Him in this order of His Days.

Revelation 7:15 Because of this they are before the throne of Elohim, and serve Him day and night in His Dwelling Place. …

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in the heaven, “Now have come the deliverance and the power and the reign of our Elohim,and the authority of His Messiah, for the accuser of our brothers, who accused them before our Elohim day and night, has been thrown down.
Day and night … day and night.

Revelation 14:11 … And they have no rest day or night, those worshipping the beast and his image, also if anyone receives the mark of his name.” 

Revelation 20:10 … And they shall be tortured day and night forever and ever
It would appear, as sited in over ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY Scripture verses above, that YHWH’s natural stated ordered sequence of a Day is repeatedly stated as first the light of day beginning with morning followed by the dark of night beginning with evening. Contrarily, there are only a few verses in the entire Scriptures that mention any reverse of this order. 

Part 4 
Some questions and comments about the beginning and ending of Sabbath Days …
Exodus 16:23 And he said to them, “This is what יהוה has said, ‘Tomorrow is a rest, a Sabbath set-apart to יהוהThat which you bake, bake; and that which you cook, cook. And lay up for yourselves all that is left over, to keep it until morning.’ ” 
On the sixth Day they bake and cook and don’t eat it until morning which was the Sabbath Day (verse 25). All that is left over is mentioned to be first eaten on the Sabbath in the morning (after daybreak), inferring that what they cooked on the sixth Day wasn’t eaten until the seventh Day that began in the morning. IF it was actually a sunset to sunset Sabbath, are we to believe that they did not eat between sunset and sunrise? No because the quails came in the evening (verse 13) and would be cooked at night and the first “Sabbath meal” that is specifically only mentioned as for the next morning. It seems to suggest that they were to cook on that sixth Day including that night for the Sabbath Day, which began in the morning. It does NOT say to cook all before sunset to eat that night and in the morning but just keep it until morning which it clearly states the morningis the Sabbath. In fact these next verses strongly suggest that the morning was truly the beginning of the Sabbath 
Exodus 16:24 And they laid it up till morning, as Mosheh commanded. And it did not stink, and no worm was in it. 
Exodus 16:25 And Mosheh said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to יהוהtoday you do not find it in the field. 
Also we see that first there is morning followed by evening on the Sabbath in …

2 Chronicles 2:4 … See, I am building a House for the Name of יהוה my Elohim, to set it apart to Him, to burn before Him sweet incense, and for the
continual showbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the Sabbaths, and on the New Moons, and on the appointed times of 
יהוה our Elohim. This is for Yisra’ĕl forever. 
This is morning and evening Sabbath order is repeated as a second witness again in 2 Chronicles 31:3.

And is appears that YaHUshuaH demonstrate a morning to morning Sabbath in Mark 1:21-35 … 
Mark 1:21 And they went into Kephar Naḥum, and immediately on the Sabbath He went into the congregation and taught. 
Mark 1:22 And they were astonished at His teaching, for He was teaching them as possessing authority, and not as the scribes. 
Mark 1:23 And there was a man in their congregation with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, 
Mark 1:24 saying, “Ha! What have we to do with You, יהושע of Natsareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are: the Set-apart One of
Mark 1:25 And יהושע rebuked him, saying, “Be silenced, and come out of him!” 
Mark 1:26 And throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit called out with a loud voice, and came out of him. 
Mark 1:27 And they were all so amazed, as to reason among themselves, saying, “What is this, a fresh teaching? With authority He commands even
the unclean spirits, and they obey Him!” 
Mark 1:28 And news about Him immediately spread into all the country around Galil. 
Mar 1:29 And coming out of the congregation, they went straight to the house of Shimʽon and Andri, with Yaʽaqoḇ and Yoḥanan. 
This is an example of a Sabbath with the Messiah which begins in the morning with the congregation. (Is there a verse anywhere in
Scriptures that shows a mention of any activity in the evening before a weekly seventh day Sabbath?). YaHUshuaH now continues His Sabbath day
at the house of Shim’on and Andri. … 

Mark 1:30 And the mother-in-law of Shimʽon lay sick with inflammation, and immediately they spoke to Him about her. 
Mark 1:31 And having come, He took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the inflammation left her, and she served them. 
Mark 1:32 And when evening came, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. 
Some suggest that this marks the end of the day and the Sabbath but it does not say this. It is marking the time as it does in many other places
which does not signal the end or beginning of a day (like when it marks the third hour or the ninth hour … and it is the third hour not the fifteenth
hour as the counting starts in the morning and not sunset). 

Alternatively, we have seen in Exodus 16:23-25 specifically showing Sabbath beginning with morning and then in 2 Chronicles 2:4 & 31:3 the
Sabbaths are described in an order of morning and evening. 

Mark 1:33 And the entire city had gathered at the door. 
Mark 1:34 And He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons, and was not allowing the demons to speak,
because they knew Him. 
We see that YaHUshuaH is doing exactly as He was doing in the morning and afternoon. None of His activities has changed as it appears He
continues His Sabbath until verse 35.

Mar 1:35 And having risen very early in the morning, while still dark, He went out, and went away to a lonely place, and there He prayed. 
This passage in Mark 1:21-35 is possibly demonstrating a complete morning to morning Sabbath as YaHUshuaH is praying as the Sabbath ends.

Some more verses about the beginning of weekly Sabbath Days and “High” Sabbaths also … 

Leviticus 23:3 ‘Six days work is done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a set-apart gathering. You do no work, it is a Sabbath to יהוה in all your
Leviticus 23:4 ‘These are the appointed times of יהוה, set-apart gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times. 
Leviticus 23:5 ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evenings, is the Passover to יהוה
Leviticus 23:27 “On the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set-apart gathering for you. And you shall afflict
your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה
Leviticus 23:32 ‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to
evening, you observe your Sabbath.” 

So the questions surrounding this are …”Why tell us to keep the Passover Sabbath between the evenings and Day of Atonement from evening to evening if it was the same as the other Sabbaths?” YHWH tells us to keep the seventh Day Sabbaths in Leviticus 23:3 without mentioning an “evening to evening” observance but mentions two verses later, a “between the evenings” observance with Passover and does not mention any time start with any other set apart days until again in verse 32 with the only “evening to evening” reference when instructing on Atonement. Why? If this is the way we are to observe all Sabbaths, why not say in verse 3? And if it is because they already knew this is the way for all Days and all Sabbaths, why mention it at all? And if they didn’t know, why mention it only for the beginning of Passover and Day of Atonement and not mention it after for every Sabbath command in this chapter? Why explain this format only for these two days specifically if there wasn’t any difference to other Sabbaths? If it was the way all Sabbaths were kept and were to be kept this information could be considered redundant. 
Verse 27 says the Day of Atonement is on the tenth day and yet verse 32 says to begin on the evening of the ninth. If all Days started in the evening this should have been described as the evening of the tenth, as the evening of the ninth would have been the beginning of the previous Day. But if YHWH’s Days are “morning to morning” this makes perfect sense and that it is being stated as an exception of an evening to evening observance. 
As an aside, in a sunset to sunset weekly Sabbath I do see others having to take part of the sixth Day off as well as the seventh do be obedient. So they do not truly get six full Days to do their work as YHWH allows. In Canada, on the shorter winter days, the sun is often setting just after 4 pm and in the north even earlier, so the “promised” period of work is interrupted. For example if the sunsets at 4 pm, then a worker who is employed until 6 pm must take part of the sixth day off as well as the seventh. However, a morning to morning weekly Sabbath would truly only be one Day off of “normal” work time as specified in Scriptures. I understand that the next morning is also later, but commonly worldwide the first Day is the least worked day of the week and when worked it has the shortest hours.
When I was in Yisra’ĕl, I witnessed shops start shutting down as early as noon to prepare for Sabbath which makes it only five and a half days to do “normal” daytime labour. I know this is a choice and they could have stayed open a bit later but when the sun sets between 4:30 and 5 pm for almost 3 months each year with the possibility of some time to travel home, plus if a single person they possibly need to prepare Sabbath meals etc. after working. We are told that we have a promise of six full Days to do our labour but a sunset to sunset Day does not allow that in the winter months of many countries. However, if the weekly Sabbath is truly to be celebrated from morning to morning, they could finish their full sixth day work, as YHWH’s covenant guarantees, and then go home to prepare that evening for the Sabbath. This allows one to go to bed and enter Sabbath in a state of rest instead of a state of stress, rushing to “beat the clock” to get home to prepare all by sundown. 
Also, for farmers and others could feed their animals before morning on the weekly Sabbath and then again just after morning comes the next day allowing them to not do one of their regular chores on the Sabbath and keeping their animals on the normal healthy feeding routine. 

And in the account of YaHUshuaH’s resurrection we see in Mattithyahu 28:1 is literally … After the Sabbath, as it began to grow light to first Sabbath, came Miryam Maḡdala, and the different Mary, to discern the grave.Suggesting that after the Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread Sabbath, the seventh day Sabbath was dawning or beginning that morning
All accounts in Mattithyahu. Mark, Luke and Yoḥanan agree to suggest that the Messiah rose just before the seventh day Sabbath and that it does NOT transliterate as the “first day of the week” as is often translated. The word used is the Greek “sabbaton” or “Sabbath(s)” which is the same word used in Luke 4:16 that supports that YaHUshuaH was in the assembly (synagogue) on the Sabbath day(s) and we would not think that this meant the first day of the week (sunday). This is further supported with … 
Mark 16:1 And the Sabbath elapsed meanwhile Miryam Maḡdala, and Miryam the Yaʽaqoḇ, and Shelomah bought spices, to go and anoint Him. 
Mark 16:2 And much dawn the first Sabbath, came to the remembrance arising the sun
Mark 16:9 And standing up at dawn foremost Sabbath, lightened firstly Miryam Maḡdala, off whom ejected seven demons. 
Again we have the Passover/FoUB Sabbath ended and the beginning of the seventh day Sabbath in the morning. 
And again here … 
Luke 23:54 And it was Preparation day, and the Sabbath was approaching
“Sabbath was approaching” is perhaps better translated as Sabbath began to grow light or began to dawn
Here is the Greek word used for “approaching” in the Scriptures according to Strong’s Greek dictionary … 
G2020 ἐπιφώσκω epiphōskō ep-ee-foce’-ko
to begin to grow light: – begin to dawn, X draw on. 
The Interlinear Scripture Analyzer transliterates it as … AND DAY it-WAS OF-preparation AND SABBATH ON-LIGHTED.
The Concordant Literal Version is … 
Luke 23:54 And it was the day of preparation, and a Sabbath lighted up. CLV

Luke 24:1 But the first the Sabbath going to dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared, 

And our last of four witnesses is …
Yoḥanan 20:1 But the first the Sabbath came Miryam Maḡdala at dawn, being yet dimness, to the remembrance and looked at the stone taken away from the remembrance.
Yoḥanan 20:19 Accordingly the that one day nightfall, the first the Sabbath, and the portals were closed where the learners were lead together, for fear the Yehuḏim, comes יהושע and stands into the middle and relates Himself, “Shalom to you.” 
This suggests again that it was the seventh day Sabbath at dawn and not full light of the sun hence “being yet dimness”. Also that evening or nightfall that followed the daytime was still the same Sabbath day.

In Neḥemyah 13:19, where we see that the gates closing in evening as it says “as it began to be dark before the Sabbath” but doesn’t specifically state the Sabbath began at dark as this might well have been a precaution to stop this practice before it was Sabbath. Conceivably if the gates were opened all night by morning the “sellers” could have crept in while dark and would be ready to violate the Sabbath by sunrise. Which would mean a confrontation on the Sabbath Day, so perhaps this was a proactive move of not waiting for the Sabbath but instead to handle it before. So that “began to be dark BEFORE the Sabbath” could suggest that Sabbath would not have started at dark as it had begun to be dark and was called as a time BEFORE the Sabbath. So it could still logically be a sunrise start to Sabbath in this Scripture, a 24 hour sunrise to sunrise observance on this Day. 
Let’s look at these Scriptures in a fuller context … 

Neḥemyah 13:15 In those days I saw in Yehuḏah those treading wine presses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading donkeys with
wine, grapes, and figs, and all kinds of burdens, which they brought into Yerushalayim on the Sabbath day. So I warned them on the day they sold
Neḥemyah 13:16 And men of Tsor dwelt there, bringing in fish and all kinds of goods, and sold them on the Sabbath to the children of Yehuḏah, and
in Yerushalayim. 
Neḥemyah 13:17 Then I contended with the nobles of Yehuḏah, and said to them, “What evil matter is this that you are doing, profaning the
Sabbath day? 
Neḥemyah 13:18 “Did not your fathers do the same so that our Elohim brought all this evil on us and on this city? Yet you bring added wrath on
Yisra’ĕl by profaning the Sabbath.” 
We see then from verses 15 to 18 that they were profaning the Sabbath Day in the daytime and then we see the increase their efforts in verses 19 to 21
as they now tried to sneak in at night … the night before the Sabbath as it began to be dark.

Neḥemyah 13:19 And it came to be, at the gates of Yerushalayim, as it began to be dark before the Sabbath, that I commanded the gates to be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened till after the Sabbath. And I stationed some of my servants at the gates, so that no burdens would be brought in on the Sabbath day. 

CLV Neḥemyah 13:19 And it comes to pass, when the gates of Jerusalem have been dark before the Sabbath, that I speak, and the doors are shut, and I say, that they do not open them till after the sabbath; and of my servants I have stationed at the gates; there does not come in a burden on the Sabbath-day.
This Concordant Literal Version above suggests that it may have been dark when the gates closed as it translates it as “have been dark before the Sabbath“. Word for word from the Hebrew it is literally “hovering over before Sabbath“. Either way this does not determine the start of a day or a Sabbath but the logical time to close the gates BEFORE the Sabbath DAY begins.

Neḥemyah 13:20 And the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares spent the night outside Yerushalayim once or twice, 
Neḥemyah 13:21 and I warned them, and said to them, “Why do you spend the night around the wall? If you do so again, I lay hands on
you!” From that time on they came no more on the Sabbath. 
This night time must truly be before the Sabbath or if it not then Neḥemyah planned to break his Sabbath shalom by fighting with these men.

Neḥemyah 13:22 And I commanded the Lĕwites that they should cleanse themselves, and they should come, guarding the gates, to set apart the
Sabbath day. Remember me, O my Elohim, concerning this also, and pardon me according to the greatness of Your kindness! 
In verse 21 it states “they came no more on the Sabbath” referring to the time when they profaned the actual Sabbath daytime in verses 15-18 and
including the attempt to violate the Sabbath Day by entering the gates BEFORE the Sabbath as explained in verses 19-21. The message is to not allow
any profaning of the Sabbath “Day”, the 24 hour Day, which could certainly be from sunrise to sunrise throughout all these verses. And, if necessary,
guard the gates the night before so they do not awake on Sabbath morning and have to deal with intruders on the Sabbath day. This could have been
the beginning of the “tradition” of guarding the Sabbath on the evening which developed into what some think is a command to begin in the evening. 

The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread also helps us understand the days beginning in the morning … 
Exodus 12:6 ‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then all the assembly of the congregation of Yisra’ĕl shall kill it
between the evenings. 
Exodus 12:8 ‘And they shall eat the flesh on that night, roasted in fire – with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 
Exodus 12:10 ‘And do not leave of it until morning, and what remains of it until morning you are to burn with fire. 
Exo 12:14 ‘And this day shall become to you a remembrance. And you shall observe it as a festival to יהוהthroughout your generations – observe it
as a festival, an everlasting law. 
Exo 12:15 ‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. Indeed on the first day you cause leaven to cease from your houses. For whoever eats
leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that being shall be cut off from Yisra’ĕl. 
Exo 12:16 ‘And on the first day is a set-apart gathering, and on the seventh day you have a set-apart gathering. No work at all is done on them, only
that which is eaten by every being, that alone is prepared by you. 
Exo 12:17 ‘And you shall guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I brought your divisions out of the land of Mitsrayim. And
you shall guard this day throughout your generations, an everlasting law. 
Exo 12:18 ‘In the first monthon the fourteenth day of the monthin the evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day
of the month in the evening

Leviticus 23:5 ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the monthbetween the evenings, is the Passover to יהוה
Leviticus 23:6 ‘And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to יהוה – seven days you eat unleavened bread. 

Numbers 33:3 So they departed from Ra’meses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first monthon the morrow of the Passover
the children of Yisra’ĕl went out with boldness before the eyes of all the Mitsrites, 

Deuteronomy 16:6 but at the place where יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell, there you slaughter the Passover in the evening,
at the going down of the sun, at the appointed time you came out of Mitsrayim. 
Deuteronomy 16:7 “And you shall roast and eat it in the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses, and in the morning you shall turn and go to
your tents. 

Yehoshua 5:10 And the children of Yisra’ĕl camped in Gilgal, and performed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening on
the desert plains of Yeriḥo. 
Yehoshua 5:11 And they ate of the stored grain of the land on the morrow after the Passover, unleavened bread and roasted grain on this same

Passover preparation is on the 14th day and at evening the commencement which is still the 14th Day until morning begins the 15th Day.
Similar to Yom Kippur where the day is stated to be on the 10th day but commences on the evening of the 9th. So is true of the Festival of
Unleavened Bread which is stated to begin on the 15th (Leviticus 23:6) but is from the evening of the 14th to the evening of the 21st day (Exodus
12:18). If Days truly began in the evening it could just be stated as the beginning of the 14th day and the beginning of the 10th Day for Yom Kippur
instead of specifying the evening of the Day before. Again, if all YaH’s Days started at evening why specify only these other than as exceptions
Because this does not dictate when actual Days start but only when a Festival begins and ends. If we agree to meet at noon this does commence our
new Day but just the time of meeting.

Part 5
The Scriptures seem to indicate that “light and day” are good and “dark and darkness” are not. So it again begs the question, “Would YHWH start His Days in the light or the dark?” Do His Days go from “the light to the light” or from “the dark to the dark”? With Day also meaning the 24 hour “Day” as well as the daylight part, wouldn’t that logically begin the “Day”? Would He start our Days in the light as to first work followed by rest or begin in darkness in a state of rest and do our work in the second part of the Day? We see each week, as in His creation example, the first six Days are for work followed by the seventh Day of restWork then rest – Day then nightHis years begin with the light and light of days increasing and the nights decreasing and then in the completion of a year return to that place to begin a new year. The New Moon, which signals a new month, always rises around the time of sunrise also. As His years begin on or after the equilux/equinox (Exodus 12:2, Deuteronomy 16:1) with light increasing so His months begin with the minimum moon that rises with the sunrise and grows more light as the month continues. It would follow that His order would have His Days begin with the light of sunrise too which imitates the order of His years and His months going from the beginning of light to the maximum light and decreasing back to start over. 
Apparently to YHWH “the light” or day or daylight begins the Day instead of “the dark”. 
More Scriptures to ponder …
Genesis 1:15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.” And it came to be so. 
YHWH gives preference or priority to light. 

2 Shemu’ĕl 22:29 “For You are my lamp, O יהוהAnd יהוה makes my darkness light. 
YHWH lights our darkness.

2 Shemu’ĕl 23:4 “Who rules in the fear of Elohim, Is like the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, Tender grass from the earth From sunshine, from rain.’
Fearing Him is like light and morning when the sun rises.

Iyoḇ 17:12 They would turn night into day, saying that light is near, in the presence of darkness! 
Portraying night as day or saying light is near in the darkness is not a good thing.

Yeshayahu 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 
warning perhaps about reversing His order that would make us want to be sure of when His Days begin and end.

Mattithyahu 5:45 So that you become sons of your Father in the heavens. Because He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
This says “He makes His sun rise” NOT sunset, indicating again that sun rise is the beginning of His Day

Yoḥanan 1:5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 
Again light is preferred over darkness and the beginning of each Day as light shines into the darkness our Days begin.

Yoḥanan 3:19 “And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their works were wicked. 
Is this the cause of the tradition of starting Days in the night or darkness?

Yoḥanan 8:12 Therefore יהושע spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness, but possess the light of life. 
A light above all lights and defeats all darkness. Again we see light is greatly preferred over darkness.

Yoḥanan 9:4 “It is necessary for Me to work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day – night is coming, when no one is able to work. 
A message to work in the day? Do we start our Days with work and then we rest (day first) or start with rest and sleep and then work (night first)?

Yoḥanan 12:35 יהושע, therefore, said to them, “Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. And he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. 
Work in the light and walk in the light before darkness makes sense versus start in the dark and then wait until light to work at the end of the Day.

Yoḥanan 12:46 “I have come as a light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness. 
Light is good, dark is not.

Act 2:15 “For these men are not drunk, as you imagine, since it is only the third hour of the day
The beginning of the Day is counted from the morning.

Romans 13:12 The night is far advanced, the day has come near. So let us put off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light
So the night is almost over and the day is near and a new Day is beginning again.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 
Sons of light and sons of day begin their days in light or darkness?

2 Kĕpha 1:19 And we have the prophetic word made more certain, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts

1 Yoḥanan 1:5 And this is the message which we have heard from Him and announce to you, that Elohim is light and in Him is no darkness at all

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it, for the esteem of Elohim lightened it, and the Lamb is its lamp

Revelation 21:25 And its gates shall not be shut at all by day, for night shall not be there. 

We see that in Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning Elohim …” or, “In the beginning light“, as He is light and in Him is no darkness at all (1 Yoḥanan 1:5) and in the end we read above in Revelation 21:23,25 that there is only light again forever. The esteem of Elohim lightened it in Revelation 21:23 and possibly in Genesis 1:1. YHWH then goes from the light to the light in His creation of the earth and the new earth. 

The wise men looked to the east (the rising of the light) where the sun rises to find the sign of the Messiah (Matt 2:1-9) and we are to look to the east or towards the sunrise for the Messiah’s return (Matt 24:27). The sunrise is connected with the Son rise as the Messiah was found first from a sign from the light where the sun rises and is to return from the light where the sunrises. Again, from light to light.

Also, YHWH allows us to FIRST work six Days and commands a rest after on the seventh Day (Exodus 20:8-11). He said we were to work the land FIRST for six years and then rest after for the seventh year (Leviticus 25:1-7). And likewise as He is consistent in His order as He has us work FIRST and then rest after in the latter part of the day. Would He have ordained us to rest in the first part of a Day working against the flow of His own example of working in His creation and against His example of in the week and the years of working FIRST and resting after the work? Not likely.

This perhaps is not a complete study, but is meant to look thoroughly on Scriptures to reveal YHWH’s will and truth. As in any subject, there is some interpretation and this is where perhaps we get our differences however please read 2 Kĕpha 1:19-21 (written below). An attempt has been made to look at the entire Scriptures for an overall context and not trying to prove or disprove any of this by one or two verses. Unlike the example of the Day of Atonement, which seems to explain “evening to evening” transcending over two Days, there is an absence in the Word just stating “a Day starts and begins at sunset. We do instead have this example of a morning to morning order in The sun also rises, and the sun sets, and hurries back to the place where it arose. (Ecclesiastes 1:5). If we seek all throughout the entire Scriptures we see a pattern to the ordered sequence of how His other Days and Sabbaths align. It is logically reasoned that this Day of Atonement description in Leviticus 23:32 would only be necessary if days were naturally ordered otherwise, which aligns with His natural stated sequenced order of “day/morning before night/evening” in about 90% of the references in His Word about a “Day”. 

And we have the prophetic word made more certain, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place,
until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 
knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture came to be of one’s own interpretation, 
for prophecy never came by the desire of man, but men of Elohim spoke, being moved by the Set-apart Spirit. 
2 Kĕpha 1:19-21

From the rising of the sun to its going down, The Name of יהוה is praised
Psalm 113:3 May YHWH guide us all to His truth in this in all ways. 

HalleluYAH !