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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:3
1:3-5 We have here a farther account of the first day's work. In which observe, 1. That the first of all visible beings which God created was light, the great beauty and blessing of the universe: like the first - born, it doth, of all visible beings, most resemble its great parent in purity and power, brightness and beneficence. 2. That the light was made by the word of God's power; He said, Let there be light - He willed it, and it was done; there was light - Such a copy as exactly answered the original idea in the eternal mind. 3. That the light which God willed, he approved of. God saw the light, that it was good - 'Twas exactly as he designed it; and it was fit to answer the end for which he designed it. 4. That God divided the light from the darkness - So put them asunder as they could never be joined together: and yet he divided time between them, the day for light, and the night for darkness, in a constant succession. Tho' the darkness was now scattered by the light, yet it has its place, because it has its use; for as the light of the morning befriends the business of the day, so the shadows of the evening befriend the repose of the night. God has thus divided between light and darkness, because he would daily mind us that this is a world of mixtures and changes. In heaven there is perpetual light, and no darkness; in hell utter darkness, and no light: but in this world they are counter - changed, and we pass daily from one to another; that we may learn to expect the like vicissitudes in the providence of God. 5. That God divided them from each other by distinguishing names. He called the light Day, and the darkness he called night - He gave them names as Lord of both. He is the Lord of time, and will be so 'till day and night shall come to an end, and the stream of time be swallowed up in the ocean of eternity. 6. That this was the first day's work, The evening and the morning were the first day - The darkness of the evening was before the light of the morning, that it might set it off, and make it shine the brighter.
Shelly's comment on 2013-05-07 10:41:05:
I believe the Light was Jesus and the evidence of this comes from Jesus himself who speaks He is the Light of the world. What confirms it for me comes in 2 Corinthians 4:1-6.
BR GIDEON ADEGOKE's comment on 2013-05-06 08:47:56:
the light of God is power
Denise's comment on 2013-03-02 01:17:36:
In Genesis 1:1, there is God, Genesis 1:2, there is the Holy Spirit, Genesis 1:3, there is Jesus (the Light). That is the Trinity and no coincidence that it shows up in the first three verses of the Bible!
KDV PRASAD's comment on 2013-01-05 08:39:59:
As Silvester suggested, I do feel the LIGHT was Jesus, the only begotten Son of the Father. He has been the Alpha and exists from the beginning.
ron's comment on 2012-12-18 15:50:46:
I have been told there were beings before Adam and Eve. And God was not pleased with them. They were not made in Godís image. True or false?
Joseph's comment on 2012-12-13 11:38:12:
The light spoken of in Genesis 1:3 has been the subject of commentaries, which describe it as spiritual light. God is often spoken of as the highest light, as in Isaiah 60:19. Physical light, the sun, stars, and moon, were created later, as described in Genesis 1:16.
Joseph's comment on 2012-12-12 23:19:31:
The light spoken of in Genesis 1:3 may likely be the light of being, as God is the highest light, and all other beings are other qualities of light. The sun, stars, and moon, were created later.
Silvester Ezhumala's comment on 2012-09-22 01:28:23:
I think the First Light shone on the universe is Christ when we consider John 1:4,9 and verse 23 of Revelation 21. He is God Himself in relation to man and the universe.
lolol3456's comment on 2012-01-25 11:34:58:
How could god said something if voice and sound didn't exist?!?!
EFREN ABDON's comment on 2011-07-02 22:50:36:
IN GEN 1:3 GOD SAID," LET THERE BE LIGHT....
AND IN GEN 1:14 GOD SAID, LET THERE BE LIGHT..."
ISNT THIS REDUNDANCY ? OR LIGHT IN VERSE 3 IS A DIFFERENT LIGHT IN VERSE 14...ARE THEY BOTH THE SAME ALSO IN HEBREW TRANSLATION ? FOR IF HE ALREADY MADE LIGHT IN VERSE 3 WHY DO IT AGAIN IN VERSE 14 ?.
caleb colton III's comment on 2011-06-06 19:46:44:
WAS THERE SOMEONE HERE BEFORE ADAM AND EVE,OR SOME BEINGS.
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