Genesis 1:16

“And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the starres also.”

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Other Translations

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.
- King James Version

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; {He made} the stars also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: `he made' the stars also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars.
- Basic English Bible

And God made the two great lights, the great light to rule the day, and the small light to rule the night, -- and the stars.
- Darby Bible

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
- Webster's Bible

God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
- World English Bible

And God maketh the two great luminaries, the great luminary for the rule of the day, and the small luminary -- and the stars -- for the rule of the night;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; and the stars.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Chas
    God created all with maturity...the rocks with their minerals that are the earth's foundations, light from the distant stars He made to be seen from earth immediately plants came with their seed included every creeping creation came fully equipped to multiply as did every species of the water, every winged animal that flies, every creature of the earth, as well as mankind created in His image.
  • Peter
    I was wondering does the Bible say anything about whether there is life on other planets or not because i heard a preacher say that if they find life it proves evolution I am not sure of what the bible says but I don't think it says anything on that. i don't see why it has to but I don't know.
  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    See him O man? Deceivers accept no truth. For Christ is the truth and deceivers are antichrist. The Scriptures say not, one day is with the proud as a thousand years: But that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. and, All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
  • Sally
    I can't accept man's opinion that this world was made thousands or billions of years. One day is like a thousand years doesn't apply this chapter. God says six days.
  • Wilson Ramsey
    Good to know that I were created in God s imagine. Fearfully and wonderful made.
  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    Nay. For the Lord GOD saith not: And the evening and the morning were the seventh day. For now is the seventh day, even the Sabbath day in which GOD must end this present evil world upon saving the few who are alive and remain. So shut thy mouth and be cast out: only the Son of GOD speaks of GOD. For a thousand years in GOD'S sight ARE BUT as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

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