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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
¶ 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
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.
Job Mugodi's comment on 2013-03-28 06:04:30:
I like reading this book because always teaches me.
LoRdSaBaSiS's comment on 2013-02-10 17:01:36:
I did a search in trying to find a pertinent set of information in Genesis 1-6 but found a link to your site and thought I would try it out. I think you do have some valid points that you do touch on, but I have come to the conclusion that there are 2 teachings that the bible propose (The Inner, And The Outer). In saying that, I have come across many individuals in my time who have for the most part have meant well but have greatly misinterpreted the main concept of what is being conveyed . I have not read all your quotes on Genesis but will do so to get a better handle on what is being said in your article.
EC's comment on 2012-01-30 19:25:23:
This will help the stalmate...
Science now confirms the literal account of genesis 1 to be true
There are two main 'unresolved' issues perpetuating this stalemate. 1) The creation or evolution of the universe. 2) The mystery of the identity of a firmament.
The controversy resulting in a stalemate with no resolve in visual sight clearly indicates flawed or false models unable to correspond or authenticate the literal account itself without contradicting science or reason. This has consequently resulted in two publicly displayed outcomes. 1) It has led science against the account itself to be false and 2) those that defend the account are rendered helpless with such a model to show without contradiction its validity… Either the model is flawed or the account itself is false.
This resolving model will clearly show the account itself is indeed literally accurate, restoring its validity…
1) The creation or evolution of the universe; Introduction
This argument is not over the validity of the genesis account, that science now indicate to be literally true but indeed over one worldwide accepted ‘interpretation’ of the genesis account, that science has shown to be false…
An interpretation of the account to be the creation of the ‘universe’ and that it evolved all within six days. It is this interpretation, widely accepted by Christianity that has been publicly argued, debated, scrutinized and disagreed to even within Christianity itself for hundreds of years now, from Origen in the 3rd century to present day… Indicating a false interpretation or rendering of the account of creation itself…
This is affirmed by its inability to agree with science or reason…
The lack of ability or power for this interpretation to correspond to any physical scientific evidence to declare or prove its validity has been detrimental to our unity. Forcing us to conform to a number of our own experimental physical models and scientific theory…
There is no known literal interpretation of the creation account of genesis 1 accepted by science to be scientifically sound or valid…
The most recent accepted scientific model of theory however; has publicly conceived two new implications regarding the planet and our existence…
Our previous scientific understanding to the origin of our existence has been the evolution of the universe, from the big bang to the current planet and the eventual evolving of our existence for over 200 years…
The Science community now publicly admonishes that ‘something else’ had to have happen to the planet inducing its inhabitants, regardless of the big bang’s universe…
Without this second singular impacting event, there would be no life as we know it, just a nameless planet suspended in space and secondly the occurrence of this “impact theory”, divided the huge planetary size molten rock into two separate planetary size molten rocks… (Wikipedia)
I submit; the account of this life inducing ‘dividing event’ was testified thousands of years ago by the literal record itself, before it was falsely interpreted the ‘creation of the universe’, that in fact predates the ‘dividing’ of this planet by some 14 billion years…
This is affirmed by the ‘scientific recognized impact theory’ itself…
The testament of the event would be the only known literal record of the account that does not contradict science or reason. The ancient genesis account of a Firmament…
2) The mystery of the identity of a firmament; Introduction
For thousands of years scholars and philosophers alike have pondered with what has been considered by many to be the greatest mystery of all time. Yet again, the stalemate of the most pivoting factor to the faith of man has no less than devoured his unity with scattered doubt and uncertainty…
Our blind spot is the opening vision of our planet not known by name as of yet, with water all over it... Now as we see the planet covered in water suspended in space, if this is the only model we have, when God divides the waters from the waters we are left with only limited inconclusive scenarios of what that could look like.
See the planet covered in water, as God divides half of the waters or so above the planet, and the remaining waters gather together to one place, where ever that might be, then at some point all the water above floods back to the planet, would that not recover the planet back to its original void state under water?
Or the divided waters above the firmament remain above the waters under the firmament. Then our current alleged mystery is; where are the waters above? Being understood by the things that are made as it were should be clearly seen but are clearly not.
We have no identified location for the displacement of the waters, on the earth or above it in this scenario, indicating a false model incapable of verifying the account itself… This is affirmed by the mystery of its identity…
Our blind spot is revealed in this question; when we see the planet in space covered in water, other than the water itself, what does the planet have in common with any other planet we know of regarding its form?
Your only answer should be; it’s round... It’s round or spherical with water all over it... What form would you say then, any planet we know of is in? Again its form is round...
Well, according to the documented testament of the account, this planet was WITHOUT its form, covered entirely with water... I wonder what that model might look like, a PLANET, without its current form, suspended in space, covered in water… It would be the ‘true verifying model’ to test.
To see the literal account in full go to, firmament-theresolve dot com.
Thank you for your time,
Dushun's comment on 2011-08-25 17:08:07:
Hey david, simply put, the content of the firmament is the genesis account itself, and as you know it has been reviewed to no end nor resolve... The genesis account which is held to be the words of God and the lone origin to the entire dispute, procaims A firmament 'MADE' created a divide or space between now two waters, above and under, the space or divide between the two was just then called 'heaven' with half or so of the waters on the planet now off of it the 'DRY' could appear and furthermore everything else chronologically in the account can occur... The firmament is the visible declaration of the creation account, not the universe... nor is there any recorded documentation to testify of anything 'prior' to this formless and void condition of the planet He called the dry earth. thereby rendering our history nonexistant... If you might take a little time to indeed view firmament-theresolve, you might be surprised what you could see although this is just a brief vision of what this reason of truth will reveal... take care,
Dushun's comment on 2011-08-17 14:50:47:
Wow, a sea of controversy, with no apparant resolve in sight, we are all looking in the right area though for truth. The firmament is the visible varification to everything but our inability to clearly see it is the dilemma to our unity. At some point we have been diverted to the origin of the universe as the proclaimation of the source of the dispute, with no documented record of such an account. I wanted to share with you introduced (unknown) information that has been brought to my awareness that you might if found to be interesting, contemplate with your peers, information that would not only shed new light on this ancient question but resolve it as well… It is the best and most clear resolve to this dispute I have ever heard of, and as you know over the last hundred years or so we have heard a lot, to no end or resolve…
Apparently, according to this information we have fallen away from the ‘source’ of the entire dispute regarding the question of evolution or creation of the universe and/or man.
It is not a question of the origin of the universe, rather, according to the SOURCE, it is a question of a FIRMAMENT, that divided the waters from the waters (a mystery this info clearly resolved as well)… Regardless of ‘how’ the origin of the universe; Either way, It only evolved to a huge mass of formless and void rock, suspended in space, covered entirely with water, and UNTIL or UNLESS a firmament was made in the midst of the waters, this huge mass of rock would STILL, be formless and void, suspended in space, covered in water and furthermore, in a state or condition that could not sustain life as we know it ‘here’ to date…
Of course this is just a brief vision of what this reason of truth has to reveal but with just a little time at your leisure, you will find as I, this resolve will not only clearly show the firmament in truth but can restore the validity and authority of the ‘source’ itself…
This short but concise information was stumbled across at firmament-theresolvedotcom …
We are meant to clearly see His testament.
Thank you for your time.
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