Genesis 1:19

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 1:19

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 for Genesis 1:19

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:19

1:20-23 Each day hitherto hath produced very excellent beings, but we do not read of the creation of any living creature till the fifth day. The work of creation not only proceeded gradually from one thing to another, but advanced gradually from that which was less excellent, to that which was more so. 'Twas on the fifth day that the fish and fowl were created, and both out of the waters. Observe, 1. The making of the fish and fowl at first. #Ge 1:20|,21 God commanded them to be produced, he said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly - The fish in the waters, and the fowl out of them. This command he himself executed, God created great whales, &c. - Insects which are as various as any species of animals, and their structure as curious, were part of this day's work, some of them being allied to the fish, and others to the fowl. Notice is here taken of the various species of fish and fowl, each after their kind; and of the great numbers of both that were produced, for the waters brought forth abundantly; and in particular of great whales the largest of fishes, whose bulk and strength, are remarkable proofs of the power and greatness of the Creator. Observe, 2, The blessing of them in order to their continuance. Life is a wasting thing, its strength is not the strength of stones; therefore the wise Creator not only made the individuals, but provided for the propagating of the several species, #Ge 1:22|. God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply - Fruitfullness is the effect of God's blessing, and must be ascribed to it; the multiplying of the fish and fowl from year to year, is still the fruit of this blessing here.

Discussion for Genesis 1:19

  • Earl Bowman on Genesis 1:19
    REVELATION 20:4 ... and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded (by truth, sword of God)... There is sin in deception (flesh) and no sin in truth (Spirit). Galatians 2:20 I (the flesh) am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live (but am dead); yet not I (because I am dead), but Christ (Spirit of God) liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh (which is dead) I live by the faith (not my faith because I am dead) of the Son of God (Spirit). Colossians 3:3-4 For ye are dead (can the dead sin), and your life is (become the life of the Spirit) hid with Christ in God. (vs) 4 When Christ (in Spirit, in truth), who is our life (Spirit) shall appear (be revealed), then shall ye also appear with him in glory (God). Ephesians 1:22-23 And (the Father) hath put ALL things under his feet, and gave him to be head (because we have been beheaded) over ALL things to the church (your body), (vs) 23 Which is his body (because you are dead), the fullness of him (the Spirit of God) that filleth ALL IN ALL. Colossians 1:18 And he is the head (because you have been beheaded by the sword of God, truth) of the body, the church, the firstborn from the dead (but you were resurrected with him into life)..... Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you (because the carnal head is dead, beheaded by the sword of God, truth) which was also in Christ Jesus (now the new head).......
  • Yester Vue on Genesis 1:19
    In the Pacific Ring cultures there is tale of mans earlier days when "The sky and the Earth were the same color, there was day and there was night but no Sunlight shown upon the Earth. (Catastrohpe results, sky was laden with dust/debris clouds for years) And a whole genration was born, lived, and died without ever seeing the sun. So the children of these past generations when one day the clouds finally began to dissipate, saw sunlight for the first time and believed they witnessed a new creation. "And God separated the heaveans from the Earth (made a firmamanet) and it was morning and it was night the first day". Make a bit more sense?
  • EJL - in Reply on Genesis 1:19
    Yester Vue,

    Interesting thoughts on the days of creation.

    Many believe that the light that was upon the earth for the first three days of God's creative work was the light of God Himself. As the sun, moon, and stars, were not created by God until the fourth day.
  • Going Forward With Jesus - in Reply on Genesis 1:19
    I mean no offense. In both of these comment rooms past history, are close to 200 pages that are able to be read by everybody.

    Genesis has been discussed almost every day. Plenty of good reading available!!!

    There are some scriptures that can be interpreted as Pre-Adamic. I think personally, that if The Godhead wanted to fully reveal Bible vs Archaeology plus science; God would have written a Book in the Bible about it. He didn't. We must accept His reasons.

    The Entire Bible is about Jesus Christ: Beginning to the Ending. I CAN wait till I get to heaven to attend that class on the mysteries of creation to Revelation.

    What does any of that have to do with someone being born again; trusting in Jesus to save their souls And take them to heaven??

    The Gospel is about the Son of God. He is known as the Son of Man. That is who we are to Follow. Clearly, God loves all the sciences! He left plenty for us to discover and investigate; find and show to others. He made ALL of this. That's what Romans 1 is all about.

    We are to rest in the LOVE of the Savior of mankind: believe in him, trust in him and be born again so we can go where He is. He knows you have questions. Learn patience and you will surely get all the answers to your questions.

    In my personal experience, if I have a question: I ask the Holy Spirit and He answers them. It takes RELATIONSHIP to hear His Voice. I was dum as a sheep until I got completely wrapped up in the Holy Spirit. Every day, reading my Bible, being still before His Presence; and asking a million questions.... I fall deeper in love with Him every day!!

    Do we fail and disappoint the people we live with (sorta like sin?) We have to apologize immediately so we can go on to other things without grudge bearing. Relationship goes through rocks sometimes. Climb over and get to the good stuff.

  • EJL - in Reply on Genesis 1:19

    It may be that the book of Genesis is discussed every day on this web site is because people care about and are curious of the topics that are covered.

    The first mention of the Messiah (Jesus, our Lord and Savior) is in Genesis 3:15, and contains the main reason why He was sent; to defeat death which is the Devil.

    God did write a book explaining creation, it can be found in Genesis. It is our choice to believe it or not. What I can say for certain is that the Bible is not at odds with Archaeology. Nor is the Bible at odds with science; those issues are left for man, and usually come up between believers and non-believers. The book of Genesis and the Bible as a whole, reinforces Archaeology as well as all the rules of science.

    There is no problem to anybody if YOU want to wait until you get to heaven to find out the things you are less interested in concerning Scripture. But why should you care if someone wants to talk about creation?

    If the main topic you are concerned with is being born again, that topic is also discussed every day on this web site without any issue.

    It seems as though a few of the "regulars" on this site feel the need to monitor and police the various comments; and then offer their righteous evaluation of other peoples' misinterpretations.

    We all have a right to comment without condemnation....

    'sorta like sin'
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 1:19
    I have no more comment on this subject.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1:19
    Various cultures have their own 'record' of these beginnings & of natural or supernatural phenomena that took place. However, in the 'tale' you have shared here, the problem with this (apart from being something not included in the Bible, in Moses' writings), is that when God created the heavens & earth & brought in light to dissipate the darkness, He did it before he made mankind.

    So if this culture you mentioned say that generations were born & died experiencing this phenomena, then the Bible would refute this account as being impossible as man did not exist at that time. But if you are of the belief that there was a separate creation of humankind prior to Adam & Eve (as some believe), then that would be speculation only without biblical or historical basis to back it up.
  • Tim K on 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 on Genesis 1:19
    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 on Genesis 1:19
    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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