Genesis 1:17

“And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God set them in the firmament of the heauen, to giue light vpon the earth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God put them in the arch of heaven, to give light on the earth;
- Basic English Bible

And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth,
- Darby Bible

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth.
- Webster's Bible

God set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth,
- World English Bible

and God giveth them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Hector D
    Jesus Christ is not merely an emanation from God, as the Gnostics taught, nor is He merely an image of God in the sense that other humans are. Rather all the fullness of the Diety(Godhead) dwells in Him. The purpose of the incarnation is the Atonement. God came in flesh to reconcile His fallen creation back to Himself. God has reconciled all things to Himself through Jesus Christ. Jesus is that 7!
  • A disciple
    God made man in His image and likeness: like to His own character attributes; a replication of Himself, to be His children and companions. He made man a living soul, and housed him in a body of flesh, which is animated by spirit. There are many parts in the Bible which speak of God in terms of three distinct persons; in fact also, that one of those distinct persons, is SEVEN! (Revelation 1:4; 4:5)
  • Bruce
    Rick:V:26 let us make man in our image---. 1John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father the Word and the Holy Ghost:--. I never heard of three gods? Is 1John 5:7 saying there's a Trinity in heaven keeping record and they are the Father the Word and the Holy Ghost?
  • A disciple
    Rick You are right! Trinity is not written as such in the Scriptures. The greatness of God is too high for any man to count; but He does give us some things to know and understand Him, in the capacity we ARE able. For example; in John 13-16, Jesus in many places speaks of the Spirit as a divine person, "whom the Father will send in my name:"and at Jesus' baptism, three separate persons are there.
  • Hector D.
    The bible DOES refer to God as "God the Father," the bible does NOT refer to Jesus as "God the Son," nor does the bible refer the HolyGhost as "God the HolyGhost." Jesus is referred to as the son of God, son of Man, Wonderful,Counselor, THE Mighty God, THE everlasting Father,Prince of Peace, Redeamer, Savior, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, the Word, God manifested in flesh, the Way, I Am, I AM HE!!!
  • Rick
    Show me the word trinity in the word of God? Where is it written there are three Gods in one? There are three different manifestations of God, God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit, but all three are the same one God. They are just in different forms. Jesus was God robed in flesh, but was God, The Holy Spirit was non other than the spirit of God and God is God and there is non other!

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