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

  • Stretcheth the Heavens Zech 12:1 ily
    saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, stretcheth means:in a prolong fashion.Clearly the Heavens were more condensed to begin with, therefore the stretching. This is still going on today. All the components being closer together allow the Earth to have more light in its original construction. No need for the Sun and Moon to be set in place yet
  • Word
    Annie think of it this way. God is in control of His word and it is His will that we received the word the way He wanted us to have it. Also remember our Father created everything we see and even what we see with and He is so powerful so I believe that He made sure we received the scriptures exactly in the order He wanted us to have them and exactly how we are able to read them. God made sure.
  • Annie
    In 623AD, the churches for an org called Coyncil of Niccea that decided what was and not be in the Bible. It was done for control and monetary gain. We live in a Capitalist country in which the church sits on top quite wealthy.
  • Day 1 begins in darkness and ends in light: Isaiah 45
    7I form the light, form means: to squeeze like potters clay. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? We know light burst forth and the morning began. The light was good. Time began as well as the works of old.(things are born, grow old and die) This was the foundation of this universe and world. Evening and morning in that order. Jesus is the light of the World
  • 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.

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