Genesis 1:14

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations for 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for Genesis 1:14

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 1:14

  • Freddieo on Genesis 1:14
    Mark 1:23 Christ confronts and exposes Satan. Christ finds the evil one in the congregation of the temple. There are many who profess they know him ,but when actually confronted by the truth will run for the nearest exit. That is the effect the true word of God will have on a sinner, Not unlike the demon that resided in this individual. Christ moves first in the direction of the church, even the house of Israel. Finding the prince of darkness residing in the hearts of men. Hidden as it were in the very synagogue. Satan cannot do anything when uncovered by the word of God. He knows who God is, He knows that He is the God of the most high! That Jesus is the Holy one of God!
  • Stanjett on Genesis 1:14
    Why are some comments locked?
  • Admin - in Reply on Genesis 1:14
    Hello, some threads more than 1 month old are locked to encourage new threads to be started instead of continuing old ones. May God bless you.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 1:14
    Thanks, I didn't know that, but understand.
  • Syble on Genesis 1:14
    I got remarried whe. I thought my firstt husband

    Had died. Am I inadultery with this new marriage?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 1:14
    Look at Matthew 5, and 1 Corinthians 7
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 1:14
    It don't say in one place. Dry land appeared all over the world in different places. Not in one place.
  • Carleton on Genesis 1:14
    I am glad that you are revealing more of your Gospel so that we as Holy Spirit led Christians can prove with you whether it be from God or from Satan.

    Carleton
  • Donna on Genesis 1:14
    If a Christian burned in a house or car fire. . .any fire here. . .he gets a new body. So they "don't lose out". . .the Lord is able to do more than we ask or think. . .exceedingly and abundantly more than we ask or think. GODSPEED!
  • Richard on Genesis 1:14
    Hello my brothers and sisters. Hoping this is ok, here, as this is about prayer but not a prayer request. When prayer began to become part of my daily life. The our Father prayer was of coarse my foundation as it is a good, simple, prayer. As time went on it felt good to just add more details to the prayer to make it more personal, detailed, and unique. One thing that came to me was after looking up the definition of "us". As it states to be a plural form of "I" or "me" that, could, usually means more than one. But there's no real detail if you're saying the prayer for just yourself, or whose in your house, or what? The Lord said to me one night "pray for all". This was perfect. So as in the prayer lines like "give us, forgive us, or deliver us, etc" adding "all" after "us" felt great. The Lord Blessed me with this, as to pray for all people. As in the Word there are several sayings like Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:35, 2 Peter 3:9, along with many others showing Gods glorious mercy and love for everyone. It may be hard to see it at the point in life you are in, life's not easy, but He's with you. As I just felt to share with this with you all. In that it may help in any way.

    I'm sure we all have our own relationship with God and Christ. It truly is special when we are intimate with our Perfect Father. Producing good fruit with His will. God Bless you all my brothers and sisters, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


 

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