Genesis 1:14

“ And God said, Let there bee lights in the firmament of the heauen, to diuide the day from the night: and let them be for signes and for seasons, and for dayes and yeeres.”

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Other Translations

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
- King James Version

Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, Let there be lights in the arch of heaven, for a division between the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for marking the changes of the year, and for days and for years:
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
- Darby Bible

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night: and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
- World English Bible

And God saith, `Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to make a separation between the day and the night, then they have been for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:14


1:14-19 This is the history of the fourth day's work, the creating the sun, moon and stars. Of this we have an account, In general, verse 14, 15. where we have, The command given concerning them. Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven - God had said, #Ge 1:3| Let there be light, and there was light; but that was, as it were, a chaos of light, scattered and confused; now it was collected and made into several luminaries, and so rendered both more glorious and more serviceable. The use they were intended to be of to this earth. They must be for the distinction of times, of day and night, summer and winter. They must be for the direction of actions: they are for signs of the change of weather, that the husbandman may order his affairs with discretion. They do also give light upon the earth - That we may walk #John 11:9 and work John 9:4| according as the duty of every day requires. The lights of heaven do not shine for themselves, nor for the world of spirits above, they need them not; but they shine for us, and for our pleasure and advantage. Lord, what is man that he should be thus regarded, #Ps 8:3|,4. In particular, #Ge 1:16|,17,18, The lights of heaven are the sun, moon and stars, and these all are the work of God's hands. The sun is the greatest light of all, and the most glorious and useful of all the lamps of heaven; a noble instance of the Creator's wisdom, power and goodness, and an invaluable blessing to the creatures of this lower world. The moon is a lesser light, and yet is here reckoned one of the greater lights, because, though in regard of its magnitude, it is inferior to many of the stars, yet in respect of its usefulness to the earth, it is more excellent than they. He made the stars also - Which are here spoken of only in general; for the scriptures were written not to gratify our curiosity, but to lead us to God. Now, these lights are said to rule, #Ge 1:16|,18; not that they have a supreme dominion as God has, but they are rulers under him. Here the lesser light, the moon, is said to rule the night; but #Ps 136:9 the stars are mentioned as sharers in that government|, the moon and stars to rule by night. No more is meant, but that they give light, #Jer 31:35|. The best and most honourable way of ruling is, by giving light, and doing good.


Discussion for Genesis 1

  • A disciple
    Dear Alex; The Word of God is NOT given by everyone's opinion, and IS NOT according to anyone's imagination to interpret. But the Word of God is the Truth, is inspired by the Spirit of Truth, and understood by the good and honest heart that is presided over by the Spirit of Truth. The Calling Out Of The Graves is LITERAL! Everyone that has been born in the world will be brought up from the grave!
  • Alex
    Imo when he said all that are in th GRAVES shall hear HIS VOICE he was refering to the church world,Ya remember he told the scribes and pharisees they were hypocrites and GRAVES that appear not, and your house is left unto you desolate, All of the churches are desolate,which answers to the GREAT ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION IMPLIES SPRITUAL GRAVES A TIME OF SPRITUAL DARKNESS ETC, Gross darkness etc.
  • A disciple
    Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness! If we have something shown to us by God in His Word; we ought not to think too much of ourselves about it, for therein is the devil's snare! If we hear or know of someone speaking against the truth, then our duty is to make inquiry to see just precisely how it is so; and if it is so, bring forth the Scriptures wisely according what is needed.
  • I am.
    Christians never speaks of genesis 1/29 or Ezekiel 47/12 I wonder why. how can people be so blind children of the lost.
  • Alex
    Jesus said John baptised you with water but but i will baptise you with the H.G. and fire Jesus knew that all his disciples had been water baptised but he warns them IF I WASH THEE NOT YOU WILL HAVE NO PART WITH ME Which speaks volumes of a greater INTERNAL baptism OF THE h.g.When God showed Peter that SHEET WITH ALL THE unclean animals THAT WAS THE CHURCH THAT WAS MADE CLEAN BY HIS BLOOD,NOT H2O.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 29:3 THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS UPON THE WATERS THE GOD OF GLORY THUNDERETH THE LORD IS UPON MANY WATERS JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE

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