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

  • KUMAH KWESI SOLOMON
    I WANT TO TALK ABOUT CHAPTER1:26; WHEN GOD SAID LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE,AFTER OUR LIKENESS: AND LET THEM HAVE DOMINION.RIGHT FROM DAY 1 GOD PUT MAN IN CHARGE AND GAVE HIM POWER TO RULE.TILL SIN CAME THERE MAN BECOME POWERLESS.THEREFORE LET US AVOID SIN TO BE POWERFUL AGAIN IN JESUS NAME.IT DOES NOT MATTER ABOUT YOUR SITUATION THERE IS POWER INVESTED IN YOU.AMEN.
  • Michael C.
    Adam and his wife were driven from the garden, because what they did to their character and nature by sinning, made them unfit for the presence of God. God made life on earth, male and female; God identifies Himself in the masculine, but is Spirit: "That which is of the earth, is earthy...there is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body." They do not marry in heaven, but are like the angels.
  • Leonard
    ...adam and eve were "exiled" because they were tempted to "be as gods" and because they knew good and evil,"lest he now put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life"
  • Michael C.
    Candace, The image and likeness of God is His character and nature, and about our being replications of Him in our conduct and course in life, according to His words. An excellent teaching on this is the Sermon on the mount (Mt 5-7). Sin has calloused over our conscience, and distorted our perception of good and evil. God gives us commandments because He is the Author of life, and He knows all!
  • Peter
    to Candace Kim; hi Finally, and the sex doesn't matter except from a human aspect.
    Hope you are well and that they will allow these responses as one alone is too short as they only allow so many characters. Enjoy the day and tomorrow and forever.
  • Peter
    Would God really exile his people because they ate from a tree? What can I say? My research is that it was not an apple tree; and there was a reason that Adam and Eve clothed theirselves after; for then there was an image of less pure, I can say, and that was the beginning of man thinking for himself. There was a reason why there was also a tree of life; and via of that tree, we etc....

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