Genesis 1:15

“And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heauen, to giue light vpon the earth: and it was so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth; and it was so."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And let them be for lights in the arch of heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.
- Basic English Bible

and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so.
- Darby Bible

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
- Webster's Bible

and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth;" and it was so.
- World English Bible

and they have been for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth:' and it is so.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.' And it was so.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Donna
    Mr. Curious, you r right 😊 it does say "let us make man in our image". So is the "us" and "our" meaning the Three Persons in God or the Trinity? Or am I missing something here? My experience with Jehovah's witnesses says there is no place in the Bible where it says there is more than just God Jehovah, but this would be proof right here they r wrong. Verse27 is where it says "in His image".
  • A disciple
    Mr. Curious; what are you looking for? MANY came to Jesus all through the centuries, for AS MANY different reasons. We come to Jesus because He loved us and died on the cross for our sins to reconcile us; and if we continue in our sins and a life of indifference to God and don't repent; it will mean hell for sure! The wages of sin is death; everyone must give account of himself to God in the end.
  • Bruce
    Donna: 1Timothy 2:12
  • A disciple
    Donna Everett; 1 Timothy 2:12 "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence." Genesis 3:16 "Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee." That women are to be subject has always been, up until modern times.
  • Donna Everett
    I need chapter and verse in the Old Testament that talks about a woman not standing/speaking in the congregation or assembly. I am not sure of the exact wording. But in other words, women are not to preach. They can teach but not preach. Please help. I have searched and searched but can't find it. I know I have read this and I don't want to misquote it. Thank you.
  • Mr. Curious
    Donna Cromb, it clearly says right there, in verse 26 of the KJV, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness . . ." Is this the royal we or something? Is he referring to angels as well?

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