Genesis 1:5

“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God called the light, Day, and the darknesse he called Night: and the euening and the morning were the first day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
- Basic English Bible

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening, and there was morning -- the first day.
- Darby Bible

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night: and the evening and the morning were the first day.
- Webster's Bible

God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." There was evening and there was morning, one day.
- World English Bible

and God calleth to the light `Day,' and to the darkness He hath called `Night;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day one.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 1:5

  • Kemar_ja for verse 5
    He made both and light and darkness and he named them "Day and night "
  • if Genesis 1:5 was THE 1st day then there were no millions or billions of years because time did not yet exist.
  • ROSEMARY for verse 5
    I love the word of god genesis 1.5
  • Marilyn Turner for verse 5
    Light was created first here. God named it day. Christ said, "Are there not twelve hours in a day? " So we have a day created here, what comes after day, I would say evening, then morning...day one! The rest is history!
  • What has been created by God it is unquotionable
  • REV. HAMILTON PAGAN, M.A. for verse 5
    Spiritually, there is a messge for us in the creation of day and night.the day shows man there is a new beginning, an new day, a new start, a new arising. the beginning of a new day points toward the beginning of a new life. we are start life all over again we can be born again and be spiritually renewed. we can become a new creature, an new man in Christ. God named the light day, and the darkness He named night. note two facts,1. god , not man named the light and darkness. this very significant. it shows the God is the Lord of both day and night, not man. Light and darkness are both part of God 's creation. both are good both have their purpose and function in God 's creation.

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