Genesis 1:3

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

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Other Translations

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
- King James Version

Then God said, "Let there be light; and there was light."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.
- Darby Bible

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
- World English Bible

and God saith, `Let light be;' and light is.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Let there be light.' And there was light.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:3


1:3-5 We have here a farther account of the first day's work. In which observe, 1. That the first of all visible beings which God created was light, the great beauty and blessing of the universe: like the first - born, it doth, of all visible beings, most resemble its great parent in purity and power, brightness and beneficence. 2. That the light was made by the word of God's power; He said, Let there be light - He willed it, and it was done; there was light - Such a copy as exactly answered the original idea in the eternal mind. 3. That the light which God willed, he approved of. God saw the light, that it was good - 'Twas exactly as he designed it; and it was fit to answer the end for which he designed it. 4. That God divided the light from the darkness - So put them asunder as they could never be joined together: and yet he divided time between them, the day for light, and the night for darkness, in a constant succession. Tho' the darkness was now scattered by the light, yet it has its place, because it has its use; for as the light of the morning befriends the business of the day, so the shadows of the evening befriend the repose of the night. God has thus divided between light and darkness, because he would daily mind us that this is a world of mixtures and changes. In heaven there is perpetual light, and no darkness; in hell utter darkness, and no light: but in this world they are counter - changed, and we pass daily from one to another; that we may learn to expect the like vicissitudes in the providence of God. 5. That God divided them from each other by distinguishing names. He called the light Day, and the darkness he called night - He gave them names as Lord of both. He is the Lord of time, and will be so 'till day and night shall come to an end, and the stream of time be swallowed up in the ocean of eternity. 6. That this was the first day's work, The evening and the morning were the first day - The darkness of the evening was before the light of the morning, that it might set it off, and make it shine the brighter.


Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Believer
    Understand the true sabbath. "And the evening and the morning were the first day." and so it goes every day, the day ends in the morning. Also, Matthew 28:1 "In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre." Not a set day of the week as man has made it, but according to the moon. Luni-solar calendar.
  • Bruce
    To be a Servant: You need to be Called: John 6:44. Ask Forgiveness, you will be Washed by The Blood of The Lamb:1John 1:9,Revelation 1:5. You will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Mark 1:8. You will be Changed,you will know:2Corinthians 5:17, Impossible not to. Then you will know in the Beginning God Created all. Whosoever is not in The Book of Life is Cast into The Lake of Fire: Revelation 20;15
  • A disciple
    God is from everlasting to everlasting, with neither beginning of days nor end of life; who inhabits eternity, and is LORD of all time, and all that is! The Scripture Account of Creation is literal; and needs no human acceptance or apology! "In the beginning" simply means, concerning the heavens and the earth and everything in them. God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and rested.
  • Servant of God
    In the beginning was God and the beginning wasn't 6000 years ago for God is eternal, and God wasn't created. Man didn't wash up on shore intact but evolved for there is forensic evidence to support such. Does that make God null and void.? God is Spirit, an altogether different dimension. However we came to be who we are doesn't matter for we are to bend to God's will if we want peace, period
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 1:1 THE FORMER TREATISE HAVE I MADE O THEOPHILUS OF ALL THAT JESUS BEGAN BOTH TO DO AND TEACH --1:2-- UNTIL THE DAY IN WHICH HE WAS TAKEN UP AFTER THAT HE THROGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN COMMANDMENTS UNTO THE APOSTLES WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK
  • Steve morrow
    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 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER JOHN 3:34 FOR HE WHOM GOD HATH SENT SPEAKETH THE WORDS OF GOD FOR GOD GIVETH NOT THE SPIRIT BY MEASURE UNTO HIM

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