Genesis 1:15

“And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heauen, to giue light vpon the earth: and it was so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth; and it was so."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And let them be for lights in the arch of heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.
- Basic English Bible

and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so.
- Darby Bible

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
- Webster's Bible

and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth;" and it was so.
- World English Bible

and they have been for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth:' and it is so.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.' And it was so.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Tom Dewar
    John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

    Jesus is in Heaven even as he is speaking with Nicodemus on earth. He, God is omnipresent in all persons at all times.
  • Word
    Well when I get to the throne and look at Christ sitting at the right hand of God I will see God by following Christ hand up His arm up to His face and that is the Face of God and God's image.
  • Cheryl
    Irene123, why did Jesus pray to the Father in the garden of Gethsemane (or any other time)? And why did He promise to send the Comforter (Holy Spirit) to the disciples so they would not be left alone when He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father? God is three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit but ONE GOD; all three have the same mind.
  • Susan
    Irene, in all kindness I'm suggesting that you study more Even your own scripture references prove that God is 3 persons in one. Jesus was there since the creation since all was created by Him. Ex 3:14 shows he was working in OT times He was the Great I AM Matthew 22:32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. AndJohn 8:58 it ok to debate; purpose is to teach 2Tim 3:16
  • Loren
    To Word: Yes, Isaiah 45:21 tells us that, "... there is no GOD else beside Me..." Here, in this passage, "GOD" is also, the Hebrew word, "Elohiym" - plural (more than one).
    Look at this passage: "...I am He; I am the first and the last... the LORD GOD and His Spirit hath SENT ME." Isaiah 48:12,16. This is Jesus, who was sent to this world by His Father and the Spirit.
  • Loren
    Our God is a great God! Note: "In the beginning GOD created...." Gen. 1:1. "God" here, is the Hebrew word, "Elohiym" which is ....plural (more than one). This truth about "God" comes to light in verse 26, "And GOD (Elohiym) said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.
    Thus Moses says; "....the LORD our GOD (Elohiym) ....is ONE LORD." Deut. 6:4.

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