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

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Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Bobbie U. Carroll
    I injoy it thank you
  • Karl
    to William - tough question, Man in the image of GOD? Arms, legs ,fingers, toes? In the beginning of man's tutelage this explanation was sufficient and prudent. When the LORD JESUS gave us a more "advanced" teaching that man's true nature is spirit, not flesh, as explained in John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth... - we have the full explanation - in GOD'S image. Just my opinion, any help?
  • William
    Was man created in the image and likenes of GOD???
  • 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.

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