Genesis 1:19

“And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the euening and the morning were the fourth day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
- Basic English Bible

And there was evening, and there was morning -- a fourth day.
- Darby Bible

And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
- Webster's Bible

There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
- World English Bible

and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day fourth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1:19

  • I personally believe that the night and day were not necessarily 24 hours. The writer of Genesis had no reference for the Creation of the world. Obviously, God isn 't bound by what WE, the creatures that He created, think of as "day and night ". We cannot say with authority that it was a 24 hour period of time. It was, more likely, thousands or millions of what we call years. The author had no reference for what he was told was a night and day, so he assumed it was one of our days. For God, a millenium could be a blink of an eye. Who are we to judge? Creation is no less miraculous regardless of the time reference. How many of us could do what God did?
  • Billy Davis for verse 19
    Make one wonder what part of the 4th day it is that folks refuse to believe? According to this there was no sun for the earth to be revolving around those first three days. This is why we read what we do in Joshua 10:12-14.
  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 19
    And the evening and the morning was the second day. Note that this specification is metaphorical. The evening, as the close of day is hereby referred to as the beginning of another day that consequently matures to a night and the morning opens the blanket of light for tat whole period until the evening come ans covers that light.So we can say that evening and night are one, morning and day are one as well, and God , who makes the twain one, unites both as a day.In all things God constantly shows us and teaches us about unity and that is revealed once again when Adam and Eve are remade 1.God simply marries things in His order.

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