Genesis 1:13

“And the evening and the morning were the third day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 1:13

And the euening and the morning were the third day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There was evening and there was morning, a third day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
- Basic English Bible

And there was evening, and there was morning -- a third day.
- Darby Bible

And the evening and the morning were the third day.
- Webster's Bible

There was evening and there was morning, a third day.
- World English Bible

and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day third.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 1:13

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:13

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 1:13

  • Vernard marshall on Genesis 1:13
    corinthians 13:10 meaning?
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1:13
    In 1 Corinthians 13:8-13, the Apostle Paul speaks about the relatively short life span of the spiritual gifts, whether prophecies, other tongues, knowledge, etc - gifts that will one day be superseded by 'perfection'. All that the Church has been given has been for its establishment & growth, but we have to confess, the full & complete expression of those gifts has never been fully realized. In the light of Divine Love, these other things will one day become obsolete - Love alone will always stand true & lasting.

    In verse 12, Paul speaks about our vision being limited & lacking clarity, as one from those early days looking at himself in an unrefined mirror. But the day will come, says Paul, when our vision & understanding will no longer be limited but clear as our understanding of all things will be made perfect or complete. When will that time be? This is where commentators may differ: suggestions of the complete Word of God given to us (we know more by it now than the early Church which only had the OT Scriptures); others have suggested that when we see Jesus or more likely when we're lifted up from this earthly limiting plane, into the heavenly, when all knowledge of all things will be ours: "then shall I know even as also I am known (by Jesus)."
  • Oluwatosin ogunjinrin on Genesis 1:13
    In every undertaking of our life we have the good and the bad part, so as we have the day and night, and without daylight, there is no way for work.


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