Genesis 1:3

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And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Genesis 1:3

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God said, "Let there be light; and there was light."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.
- Darby Bible

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
- World English Bible

and God saith, `Let light be;' and light is.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Let there be light.' And there was light.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


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.


Comments for Genesis 1:3

Winnie's comment on 2015-08-07 17:50:33:

I enjoy reading this post , the verses and the comments thanks, Pstra winnie church pastor manila philippines


Arthur's comment on 2015-06-13 10:10:51:

i don 't find any sensible, logical or even just a simple explanation re: the first verse of genesis --- whAt is the source of that LIGHT????? --- the sun and moon were created not until the fourth day? ... --- light came first before "the sun " was created - again, the question is, where did that LIGHT come from????


Ernest's comment on 2015-05-10 04:53:03:

Genesis 1:2-4 2.The earth was without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters 3.Then God said Let there be light and there was light 4.And God saw the light that it was good and God divided the light from the darkness


Paul Aisa's comment on 2015-04-03 20:52:41:

Jesus is the Alpha Omega, the Beginning the End. The first creation of all. This light is Jesus. That light tonight will shine out of the darkness for us all this Holy Easter Vigil Saturday Night. Happy Easter.


Solomon's comment on 2015-03-16 03:18:22:

Jesus Christ died on Friday the day Man was created, nothing visible on earth happened on Saturday as it was a Sabbath day. On Sunday the first day of the week where light was created by the Lord God his son Jesus was raised from the death. His main purpose was to die for us for the light of life to be revealed to us through his rise from the death.


Gary Sir.'s comment on 2015-02-08 21:15:02:

Can someone tell me the reason for the frozen waters beyond the cosmos jut below the throne of god revelations c4 v6


Arnold Joseph Bur's comment on 2015-02-07 21:35:29:

Genesis 1:16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, the lesser light to govern the night and He made the stars also. Verse 19 There was evening and there was morning, a Fourth day. The City does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. Revelation 22:5


Jacob's comment on 2015-01-22 22:12:12:

John 1:1 says it all.Jesus himself is the LIGHT spoken in the book of Genesis 1:3.


Donald's comment on 2015-01-21 08:01:17:

In verse two it tells us that the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.God is spoken of as being light. Light moves at around 186,000 miles per second.That could circle the earth about 7 1 2 times per second. A particular sound frequency subjected to water causes sonoluminescence. Consider the possibility of God moving around the globe at the speed of light, speaking at the frequency that causes sonoluminescence.


DEAN's comment on 2015-01-11 10:08:39:

This is one of the greatest prophesy in the Bible.Our spiritual lives are void and without the form of God, the light of Jesus Christ.We are in darkness without Jesus shining within us.This light can only come into being when the Father,almighty God calls us to salvation through his son Jesus Christ.At that moment light enters and the darkness is expelled.When God calls,separates his people into his self again the earth will be full of darkness until God creates a new heaven and earth for his people.God is still calling people in every nation through salvation in his son Jesus Christ.That call and light is universal.I believe God can speak to one person,to a nation or to the universe,LET THERE BE LIGHT, and spiritual revival will come where he has spoken his WORD.


Ken's comment on 2014-11-11 19:40:30:

God is light nd in Him is no darkness. Light removes confussion.


Ibe Tipetet's comment on 2014-09-27 09:03:41:

The bible holds that Jesus is the first born of all creation and the Bible holds that Jesus referred to himself as the light of the world. Hence the light in Genesis 1 3 refers to the person of Jesus, the very light that shines in darkness and darkness comprehend it not.


Wayne Risley's comment on 2014-07-01 13:58:07:

Wow. God called light into existance before he created the light generators. Stars. Where did the light come from. Where will the light come from in Revelation. I leave that for you to think about, but it is awesome. When were the angels created? WHen were the heavenly host created? Is there a different order of spirits than angels? What is Satan? He is never called an angel? God did not create light, but he did create darkness. Why?? What is purpose of evil? What is the purpose of sin? Where will there never be sin?


Moses Njenga's comment on 2014-06-10 23:00:11:

GOD who is a SPIRIT speaks JESUS is the Word Himself into manifestation the Light in a polluted darkened world.


Rich's comment on 2014-06-10 20:58:15:

In context, into darkness God spoke, and there was light. In your life where you are confused, in turmoil, where you have no clarity... look to Him whose Word can be a light to your path.. a lamp to your feet. Separate yourself from the things that would seem to swallow you into their depth... His Spirit and His Word never fail.


Toni's comment on 2014-06-10 08:32:45:

The first words God spoke and commanded was there to be light. God is light. In Him is no darkness at all.In order to come out of darkness and see, we must come to the light and the Light of the World is Jesus. Light is the essence of God 's glory. It 's a great light that shines brighter than the sun.


Dharam's comment on 2014-06-10 07:21:28:

The spoken Word is powerful. God spoke and something happen. Light came into being because of the Word being spoken. Jesus indeed is the light of the world too and without him we would have still been in darkness.


Olabode's comment on 2014-06-10 02:15:56:

Jesus is the light, that is, the light that cannot be hidden. No wonder the bible says the light shine in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. Jesus was tempted in this world, but at the end, he was victorious sitting at the right hand side of God. All genuinely born again Christian should work in the light fruit of the spirit not in darkness work of the flesh .


Cheba's comment on 2014-04-10 05:43:24:

I would not have a different opinion save to consolidate the fact that God does not do things alone not that He can 't but because He is a triune God.So Jesus is the One spoken as the Light that came in the dark world


Dal Wolf's comment on 2014-03-17 18:18:36:

Early man explained God as best he could Lets not split hairs about commas and semicolons Man has always believed in a superior power Some just explain it HIM differently than do others


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