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

  • Ozella Hare
    On Genesis 1:26, God said "let us make man in our image, after our likeness"... God is Spirit . His image is spirit, He made us spirit, only human. Job 32:8; I Corinthians 2:11, Psalms 51:10. verse 29, he talked to them as spirit to spirit
    Genesis 2:7 God formed man, and breathe into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. (not the woman yet) v.20 then he formed the woman.
  • CLEMENT OMALA OWAKA
    I LOVE GENESIS BECAUSE IT TEACHS ME ALL ABOUT THE WORLD AND OUR ANCESTORS AND OUR REAL GOD WHO CREATED US MAY I BE FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT FOR ME TO WON ALL TEMTETIONS AMEN.
  • Tom
    To Felicia: Thank you for helping me with my question concerning the creation of man and woman. This now makes total sense and as I reread the two chapters, you gave me an "ah-hah!" moment. Thank you and God bless you for being so kind.
  • Dennis
    To Felicia But he said Let us make man in our image HE told them to go preach the gospel to all the world baptizing them in the name of the Father Son and the Holy Ghost sounds like three different persons to me one thing for sure Gods word is good
  • JANICE J. GREEN
    WHEN GOD CREATED THIS WORLD HE GAVE ALL OF US EVERY THING THAT WE WOULD EVER NEED. HE SIMPLY WANT US TO TAKE CARE OF THAT WHICH HE HAS FREELY GIVEN. I SAY NEVER GIVE UP!!!. BE A POSITIVE CHANGE AGENT!!! PS DON'T FORGET TO FORGIVE AND PRAY FOR THOSE THAT DISPITEFULLY USE YOU. LOVE. JJ
  • Felicia
    To Tom Gen. 2 is an account of what God did in Gen. 1. Gen 2:1 says "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." It goes on to give a detailed account of how things happened. Gen. 1:27 says "So God created man in his own image, ..." but Gen. 2:7 says "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;..."

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