Genesis 1:17

“And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God set them in the firmament of the heauen, to giue light vpon the earth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God put them in the arch of heaven, to give light on the earth;
- Basic English Bible

And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth,
- Darby Bible

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth.
- Webster's Bible

God set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth,
- World English Bible

and God giveth them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Brother William
    Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. For his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in the law of the Lord he does meditate day and night. The ungodly are not so, but are as the chaff which the wind drives away.
  • Brother William
    Read Matthew 24, then 2 Peter 2, 2Timothy 3, Jude, Psalm 1, Isaiah 1, Jeremiah 5, for a start.
  • Hector
    To Word, In Job 38:4 God is speaking to Job, "WHERE WERE YOU when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much." If Job wasn't there when God created the earth, then you and I and all the souls your talking about were not present either! God is speaking to the Angels.
  • Bill
    Robert, I suggest that you begin my asking God to guide you and thanking him for doing it. You can start by simply reading scripture, but I would recommend listening to good messages from faithful sources too. God bless
  • Robert
    I am new to real bible study. I was raised a Catholic but dropped out in high school. Under Catholicism in my embryonic years having Mortal sins was a road to Hell if u did not confess. So although I still pray I am not a church goer and feel that I am doomed because divorce ended my marriage. Seeing worldly events develope I am scared to death for all, esp. my family. How do I even start!!!
  • Irene123
    To Susan on the trinity - Deut. 4:35; Isa. 42:8; 43:11; 44:6l v. 8; 45: 5-6, v. 15, 18-22; 46:9; 48: 11-12; Jn. 17:3; Deut. 6:4; Col. 1:19; 2:9. In reading all these in the O.T. remember the Israelites were MONOTHEISTIC. Jesus was a Jew; His message was to His people. Had He been a 2nd person in the trinity - then God made His people believe a lie in the O.T.

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