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

  • Donkor
    First, one must maintain an opened mind. There is always the possibility of something existing as the same thing but opposites. Or how can white and black be the same? How can the Son also be the Father? Remember, in God all things are possible. And, though we all are ONE, where does the INDIVIDUALcome from. Ponder these and you may well find the divinty of indviduality is the God/Christ in all
  • Irene123
    To Susan on Gen. 1 -- We are to prove our stance by God's word, so here goes: Jn.1:1; v. 10, v. 12; Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; 3:16; 4:10, 12, 17; 8:12, v. 16; 10:43; 17:10-11; 19:5 v. 17; 22:16. I don't 'debate' God's word; I use it to prove itself. A lot of people like to debate; I don't.
  • Word
    Irene123 Right. Isaiah 45:21,22 God tells us there is only One God and He is the Saviour. Isaiah 7:14 God came and was born through woman because Immanuel translates God with us. John chapter 1:1,2,3 Christ the Word is God Creator of all things. I think that the Holy of God who listened from above to the flesh of God in the garden is One being they join together in the Revelation at the end.
  • Susan
    Irene, If God was made of only one person, to whom was Jesus praying to when he addressed his Father? nd whom was he speaking of when he said that the Comforter (Holy Spirit) would come to guide them on all truth? We pray to God the Father in the name of Jesus, who is the mediator between the Father and man. The Holy Spirit also prays to the Father on our behalf and makes intersession for us.
  • Stony
    God is talking to Jesus and the holy spirit,angels were probably listening also
  • Irene123
    To Susan on Gen. 1 -- We need to back up our 'witness' with scripture: 1 Tim. 3:16; Col. 2:9; Jn. 1:1, v. 10, v. 14; Rev. 1:18; 2:4. This isn't all; There are lots more. God didn't leave Himself without a witness.

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