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

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Discussion for Genesis 1

  • David
    GOD IS EXCELLENT IN HIS CREATION, AND MIGHTY IN HIS POWER! AND NOT SLACKING IN HIS PROMISES AS SOME MEN OR HUMANKIND COUNT HIM TO BE! GOD AS OUR FATHER WANTS TO BE OUR HEALOR, LORD, GOD, AND KING! PROVIDER, WAY MAKER, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS OR RIGHT WAY, AND HOPE! INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNORMENT OR ANOTHER SOURCE.
  • Piritpmim
    I was awakened suddenly a few night ago,and could not get back to sleep. THen after awhile, I smelled smoke! Thanks and praise to the Most Glorious Father, His Holy Son ,and the Holy Spirit for Your kind mercy to me and my family. It havecould a horrible disaster. But He would not let me sleep/ Trust in God always and be ever thankful. He loves you.
  • Wayne
    Susan, Proverbs 3:5-8. Trust in the Lord with all thine. Ephesians 5 chapter. Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourself with Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. God Bless.
  • Susan
    God must be deeply grieved to have created the spectacular wonders of the Universe with all its glory,to have man, whom He created in His own image, to not only misuse and destroy animals and the earth itself, but also to either flagrantly disobey the Creator or even fail to recognize His existence!Sadder still to Him am I who sees His Glory yet falls short daily.Yet gave His Son for me.Forgive me
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  • Htoo April chein
    God is everything ...I Love Jesus .... and i like this version because i can read easily , that's why i can close with God.....

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