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 stars also.”

King James Version (KJV)

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 starres also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • No one more Worthy than Jesus Christ to have Victory over Death: The Word of God
    and darkness was upon the face of the deep, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light,. in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord,..For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven
  • A disciple
    "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light... And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;" From out of His divine power and wisdom and knowledge, God said, "Let there be light." He knew the light before He made it shine on His coming works, and then after He made great Lamps to be set in the heavens for the benefit of the earth.
  • Son of God is the Word (Bruce) Rev 19:13 John 1:1Mark 13:23ily
    Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth .. behold, I have foretold you all things. As man we know not how but the general outline in perfect order.The LORD is my rock, salvation
  • Jeff Berry
    1228; We know 1 thing for certain, the light in 1:3 was created. It did not exist prior to day 1 of creation. We also know that the celestial bodies were not created until day 4. We know that God is light and that Jesus is the light of the world. Of course they both existed prior to creation. Perhaps, God (being God) created a sourceless light. Our God is indeed an awesome God!
  • The word own: Isaiah 25…(7).. 2 Corinthians 3.(14)..(18) Gen 1:27
    And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. The word own is italicized meaning it is not in the original text. But it is right in the end.The Jews know
  • Lu2677
    Genesis 1 is about God creating the physical things of the earth; sky,earth,sea. Verse 3. He said let there be light(singular). Nothing is impossible for God. Verse 4. He saw the light and it was good,he used the light(brightness) to divide the day and night. Verse one can only be in the context of light that brightens. Verse 14. let there be lights(plural) He made the sun,moon and stars.

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