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 1:16

  • The sun lights up the day, the moon lights up the night with the aid of the sun. Mars was created as is. The earth didn 't steal it 's resources.
  • Artwell for verse 16
    After being saved, a person will begin to glow like light in darkness. Christians become light to the world after true prayer and sanctity.
  • Antoine Gomes for verse 16
    This verse is just a reminder that God has it all in control from the beginning
  • Dal Wolf for verse 16
    Who can deny GOD After you boil down all the science it all comes back to the fact the HE IS
  • God says it that settled it. Don't try and interpret something that is not their. Let the verse interpret its self.
  • The economy of words signifies Gods supreme authority. He has no need to justify Himself or His works.

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