|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.
2. (a.) Being in, or characteristic of, the middle of the night; as, midnight studies; midnight gloom.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mid'-nit (chatsoth laylah, "middle of the night" (Exodus 11:4 Job 34:20 Psalm 119:62), chatsi ha-laylah, "the half of the night" (Exodus 12:29 Judges 16:3 Ruth 3:8), tokh ha-laylah, "the division of the night" and hence, the middle point (1 Kings 3:20); meses nuktos (Matthew 25:6), or meson tes nuktos, "the middle of the night" (Acts 27:27), mesonuktios, "midnight"; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek, mesonuktion (Acts 16:25, etc.)): In the period before the exile midnight does not seem to have been very accurately determined. The division of the night was into three watches, the middle one of which included midnight. In New Testament times the four-watch division was used where midnight must have been more or less accurately determined.
See TIME; WATCH.
Midnight (14 Occurrences)
Matthew 25:6 But at midnight there was a cry,'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!' (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 13:35 Watch therefore, for you don't know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning; (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 11:5 He said to them, "Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him,'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 16:25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, when the disciples were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and continued his speech until midnight. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:27 But when the fourteenth night had come, as we were driven back and forth in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors surmised that they were drawing near to some land. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 11:4 Moses said, "This is what Yahweh says:'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 12:29 It happened at midnight, that Yahweh struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of livestock. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 16:3 Samson lay until midnight, and arose at midnight, and laid hold of the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and plucked them up, bar and all, and put them on his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of the mountain that is before Hebron. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Ruth 3:8 It happened at midnight, that the man was startled and turned himself; and behold, a woman lay at his feet. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
1 Kings 3:20 She arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Job 10:22 the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.'" (WEB ASV)
Job 34:20 In a moment they die, even at midnight. The people are shaken and pass away. The mighty are taken away without a hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you, because of your righteous ordinances. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)