Genesis 1:18

“And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to rule ouer the day, and ouer the night, and to diuide the light from the darkenesse: and God saw that it was good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To have rule over the day and the night, and for a division between the light and the dark: and God saw that it was good.
- Basic English Bible

and to rule during the day and during the night, and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
- Darby Bible

And to rule over the day, and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
- Webster's Bible

and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
- World English Bible

and to rule over day and over night, and to make a separation between the light and the darkness; and God seeth that [it is] good;
- Youngs Literal Bible

and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Let Us Psalms 82: ..(6)..John 10 33.(34)..38 ily
    Ye are Gods: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Note :( own) is italicized not in original text. When it says let us it is referring to the sons of God. Man had dominion over everything that moved. Hunters and Fishermen. Also Isaiah 41:..(23)…
  • Let Us Psalms 82: ..(6)..John 10 33.(34)..38 ily
    Ye are Gods: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Note :( own) is italicized not in original text. When it says let us it is referring to the sons of God. Man had dominion over everything that moved. Hunters and Fishermen. Also Isaiah 41:..(23)…
  • 1228 Consultancy
    Genesis 1:3 declares the creation of Light. Note however that it was not until Genesis 1:14 that God created the Sun and the heavenly bodies. Following chronology of creation, is Genesis 1:3 suggesting that there is a source of light other than the sun? Other than fire? Or is the verse simply metaphorical? This comment posts the question; what light was created on the first day?
  • Sanjay sadhu
    let it divide the waters from the waters (Genesis1:6)
    What is the Meaning in this words
  • CC
    Question: 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it > "Replenish" the earth. I always thought at God created us for the first time.. but this implies that the earth is being "replenished".
  • From the Beginning 2Thess:2 , 3John 1:4 ily
    (10)But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Knowing where we are from, why we are here, where we are going is important. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.Our Redeemer (repossesses) our past John 17:5

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