Genesis 1:18

“And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to rule ouer the day, and ouer the night, and to diuide the light from the darkenesse: and God saw that it was good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To have rule over the day and the night, and for a division between the light and the dark: and God saw that it was good.
- Basic English Bible

and to rule during the day and during the night, and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
- Darby Bible

And to rule over the day, and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
- Webster's Bible

and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
- World English Bible

and to rule over day and over night, and to make a separation between the light and the darkness; and God seeth that [it is] good;
- Youngs Literal Bible

and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    To Susan on Gen. 1 -- God did indeed have the basic plan, but nowhere in His word does it mention Jesus doing anything or the Holy spirit doing anything in God's creation. God did it all because He IS all three ASPECTS, not separate persons, I am a daughter, wife and mother - but one person. God is not a person; He is spirit. He is the Holy Ghost (spirit); He was Jesus incarnate.
  • Irene123
    To Susan on Gen. 6 -- 1Tim.3:16 - God was manifest in the flesh. Col.2:9; Jn.1:1, v. 10, v. 14; Rev. 1:18; 2:4
  • Susan
    The Godhead consists of three. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Gospel of John 1:1-3,14 mentions the Father and clarifies that the Word is Jesus and Genesis 1:2 mentions the Spirit. All three present and taking part in Creation. I think of their parts like a contractor, architect and builder. The Father had the basic plan, the Son did the design and the Spirit, the work.

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