Genesis 1:5

“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God called the light, Day, and the darknesse he called Night: and the euening and the morning were the first day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
- Basic English Bible

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening, and there was morning -- the first day.
- Darby Bible

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night: and the evening and the morning were the first day.
- Webster's Bible

God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." There was evening and there was morning, one day.
- World English Bible

and God calleth to the light `Day,' and to the darkness He hath called `Night;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day one.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Tom Dewar
    John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

    Jesus is in Heaven even as he is speaking with Nicodemus on earth. He, God is omnipresent in all persons at all times.
  • Word
    Well when I get to the throne and look at Christ sitting at the right hand of God I will see God by following Christ hand up His arm up to His face and that is the Face of God and God's image.
  • Cheryl
    Irene123, why did Jesus pray to the Father in the garden of Gethsemane (or any other time)? And why did He promise to send the Comforter (Holy Spirit) to the disciples so they would not be left alone when He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father? God is three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit but ONE GOD; all three have the same mind.
  • Susan
    Irene, in all kindness I'm suggesting that you study more Even your own scripture references prove that God is 3 persons in one. Jesus was there since the creation since all was created by Him. Ex 3:14 shows he was working in OT times He was the Great I AM Matthew 22:32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. AndJohn 8:58 it ok to debate; purpose is to teach 2Tim 3:16
  • Loren
    To Word: Yes, Isaiah 45:21 tells us that, "... there is no GOD else beside Me..." Here, in this passage, "GOD" is also, the Hebrew word, "Elohiym" - plural (more than one).
    Look at this passage: "...I am He; I am the first and the last... the LORD GOD and His Spirit hath SENT ME." Isaiah 48:12,16. This is Jesus, who was sent to this world by His Father and the Spirit.
  • Loren
    Our God is a great God! Note: "In the beginning GOD created...." Gen. 1:1. "God" here, is the Hebrew word, "Elohiym" which is ....plural (more than one). This truth about "God" comes to light in verse 26, "And GOD (Elohiym) said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.
    Thus Moses says; "....the LORD our GOD (Elohiym) ....is ONE LORD." Deut. 6:4.

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