Genesis 1:16

“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the starres also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; {He made} the stars also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: `he made' the stars also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars.
- Basic English Bible

And God made the two great lights, the great light to rule the day, and the small light to rule the night, -- and the stars.
- Darby Bible

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
- Webster's Bible

God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
- World English Bible

And God maketh the two great luminaries, the great luminary for the rule of the day, and the small luminary -- and the stars -- for the rule of the night;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; and the stars.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Daniel
    We have a Triune God a Holy Trinity, Jesus said in Matthew 28:19 go ye therefore and teach All Nations baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son
  • Roxie Harrison
    I BELIEVE IN his son JESUS! He spoke everything into existing. He created ALL THINGS HEAVEN AND EARTH! We are His CREATIONS was us to replenish, Be fruitful and multiple, dominion over every creeping thing,light for greater and dark lesser,stars in the sky. I love THE FATHER, SON,HOLY THREE IN ONE.
  • Thomas Huskey
    God wants to know if you are going to follow and Love HIM , or Satan .
  • JLMason
    God the Father---God the Son---God the Holy Spirit
  • Methuselah
    Encho,the author writes in the third person not only because royalty and deities are often recorded as speaking that way but God is triune (Father,Son,Spirit)...I encourage you to look up the hebrew word Elohim
  • Judy
    God is so great and powerful !

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