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

  • Believer
    Understand the true sabbath. "And the evening and the morning were the first day." and so it goes every day, the day ends in the morning. Also, Matthew 28:1 "In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre." Not a set day of the week as man has made it, but according to the moon. Luni-solar calendar.
  • Bruce
    To be a Servant: You need to be Called: John 6:44. Ask Forgiveness, you will be Washed by The Blood of The Lamb:1John 1:9,Revelation 1:5. You will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Mark 1:8. You will be Changed,you will know:2Corinthians 5:17, Impossible not to. Then you will know in the Beginning God Created all. Whosoever is not in The Book of Life is Cast into The Lake of Fire: Revelation 20;15
  • A disciple
    God is from everlasting to everlasting, with neither beginning of days nor end of life; who inhabits eternity, and is LORD of all time, and all that is! The Scripture Account of Creation is literal; and needs no human acceptance or apology! "In the beginning" simply means, concerning the heavens and the earth and everything in them. God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and rested.
  • Servant of God
    In the beginning was God and the beginning wasn't 6000 years ago for God is eternal, and God wasn't created. Man didn't wash up on shore intact but evolved for there is forensic evidence to support such. Does that make God null and void.? God is Spirit, an altogether different dimension. However we came to be who we are doesn't matter for we are to bend to God's will if we want peace, period
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 1:1 THE FORMER TREATISE HAVE I MADE O THEOPHILUS OF ALL THAT JESUS BEGAN BOTH TO DO AND TEACH --1:2-- UNTIL THE DAY IN WHICH HE WAS TAKEN UP AFTER THAT HE THROGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN COMMANDMENTS UNTO THE APOSTLES WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT --- I SPEAK --- UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER JOHN 3:34 FOR HE WHOM GOD HATH SENT SPEAKETH THE WORDS OF GOD FOR GOD GIVETH NOT THE SPIRIT BY MEASURE UNTO HIM

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