Genesis 1:6

“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters: and let it diuide the waters from the waters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters.
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a division between waters and waters.
- Darby Bible

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
- World English Bible

And God saith, `Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:6


1:6-8 We have here an account of the second day's work, the creation of the firmament. In which observe, 1. The command of God; Let there be a firmament - An expansion; so the Hebrew word signifies, like a sheet spread, or a curtain drawn out. This includes all that is visible above the earth, between it and the third heavens, the air, its higher, middle, and lower region, the celestial globe, and all the orbs of light above; it reaches as high as the place where the stars are fixed, for that is called here the firmament of heaven, #Ge 1:14|,15, and as low as the place where the birds fly for that also is called the firmament of heaven, #Ge 1:20|. 2. The creation of it: and God made the firmament. 3. The design of it; to divide the waters from the waters - That is, to distinguish between the waters that are wrapt up in the clouds, and those that cover the sea; the waters in the air, and those in the earth. 4. The naming it; He called the firmament Heaven - 'Tis the visible heaven, the pavement of the holy city. The height of the heavens should mind us of God's supremacy, and the infinite distance that is between us and him; the brightness of the heavens, and their purity, should mind us of his majesty, and perfect holiness; the vastness of the heavens, and their encompassing the earth, and influence upon it, should mind us of his immensity and universal providence.


Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Piritpmim
    I was awakened suddenly a few night ago,and could not get back to sleep. THen after awhile, I smelled smoke! Thanks and praise to the Most Glorious Father, His Holy Son ,and the Holy Spirit for Your kind mercy to me and my family. It havecould a horrible disaster. But He would not let me sleep/ Trust in God always and be ever thankful. He loves you.
  • Wayne
    Susan, Proverbs 3:5-8. Trust in the Lord with all thine. Ephesians 5 chapter. Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourself with Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. God Bless.
  • Susan
    God must be deeply grieved to have created the spectacular wonders of the Universe with all its glory,to have man, whom He created in His own image, to not only misuse and destroy animals and the earth itself, but also to either flagrantly disobey the Creator or even fail to recognize His existence!Sadder still to Him am I who sees His Glory yet falls short daily.Yet gave His Son for me.Forgive me
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  • Htoo April chein
    God is everything ...I Love Jesus .... and i like this version because i can read easily , that's why i can close with God.....
  • Paul musembi
    Comment*God is seen as the creator of everything on earth. He is also seen as a moulder because he created man out of soil.God is a workers because he worked for six days.God is the provider He provided for what he created.

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