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

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Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Steve morrow
    ***** PROVERBS 16:18 pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall *****
  • Alex
    His blood is the living WORD as Jesus was the LIVING WORD made flesh and blood,not the written word but the living WORD ,TH written word is not God just paper and ink but the living WORD is,SPIRIT AND LIFE which is GOD,we are made clean by hearing the living WORD, IN THE O.T. THEY HAD TO APPLY A BIT O BLOOD TO THE TIP OF THE RIGHT EAR,BUT NOW THE BLOOD IS APPLIED BY HEARING HIS WORDS OUR RIGHT EAR
  • Alex
    Does anybody know what the good fruit is? I can give ya a hint,What was MARYS GOOD FRUIT ? The good fruit is a baby Christ,the child is spirit, thats y he is saying that which is born of the spirit is SPIRIT WHICH IS THE H.G.Thats y he refers to himself as the SON OF MAN,His word is his seed, Our hearts is the womb where that good seed will be sown, THEY DON'T CALL HIM THE BRIDEGROOM FOR NOTHING.
  • A disciple
    Vicki; No, haven't read or heard about that book you mentioned. As to you question about the angels possibly inhabiting the earth before men; I'm not completely convinced that that is in the Scriptures. Howbeit there is a long time teaching out there in a few circles, that there are some coded messages in a handful of verses; which "they" suppose suggests that very thing, and a cataclysmic event.
  • Rebecca
    Vicki.. I just made a comment.. and now I don't see it. Young earth creation is what we see in Genesis. The age of the earth is about 6000 to 7000 years old according to the biblical timeline.
  • Rebecca
    Vicki.. I totally believe that the earth is young and definitely believe it's only about 6000 or 7000 years old, according to the biblical record and timeline. He also gave us plants for meat (food) so I fully believe that every single edible plant/herb is put here to use for nutrition and healing purposes as necessary. Everything else is hogwash. (And yes, I do also eat meat.)

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