Genesis 1:6

“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters: and let it diuide the waters from the waters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters.
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a division between waters and waters.
- Darby Bible

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
- World English Bible

And God saith, `Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:6


1:6-8 We have here an account of the second day's work, the creation of the firmament. In which observe, 1. The command of God; Let there be a firmament - An expansion; so the Hebrew word signifies, like a sheet spread, or a curtain drawn out. This includes all that is visible above the earth, between it and the third heavens, the air, its higher, middle, and lower region, the celestial globe, and all the orbs of light above; it reaches as high as the place where the stars are fixed, for that is called here the firmament of heaven, #Ge 1:14|,15, and as low as the place where the birds fly for that also is called the firmament of heaven, #Ge 1:20|. 2. The creation of it: and God made the firmament. 3. The design of it; to divide the waters from the waters - That is, to distinguish between the waters that are wrapt up in the clouds, and those that cover the sea; the waters in the air, and those in the earth. 4. The naming it; He called the firmament Heaven - 'Tis the visible heaven, the pavement of the holy city. The height of the heavens should mind us of God's supremacy, and the infinite distance that is between us and him; the brightness of the heavens, and their purity, should mind us of his majesty, and perfect holiness; the vastness of the heavens, and their encompassing the earth, and influence upon it, should mind us of his immensity and universal providence.


Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Steve morrow
    ***** PROVERBS 16:18 pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall *****
  • Alex
    His blood is the living WORD as Jesus was the LIVING WORD made flesh and blood,not the written word but the living WORD ,TH written word is not God just paper and ink but the living WORD is,SPIRIT AND LIFE which is GOD,we are made clean by hearing the living WORD, IN THE O.T. THEY HAD TO APPLY A BIT O BLOOD TO THE TIP OF THE RIGHT EAR,BUT NOW THE BLOOD IS APPLIED BY HEARING HIS WORDS OUR RIGHT EAR
  • Alex
    Does anybody know what the good fruit is? I can give ya a hint,What was MARYS GOOD FRUIT ? The good fruit is a baby Christ,the child is spirit, thats y he is saying that which is born of the spirit is SPIRIT WHICH IS THE H.G.Thats y he refers to himself as the SON OF MAN,His word is his seed, Our hearts is the womb where that good seed will be sown, THEY DON'T CALL HIM THE BRIDEGROOM FOR NOTHING.
  • A disciple
    Vicki; No, haven't read or heard about that book you mentioned. As to you question about the angels possibly inhabiting the earth before men; I'm not completely convinced that that is in the Scriptures. Howbeit there is a long time teaching out there in a few circles, that there are some coded messages in a handful of verses; which "they" suppose suggests that very thing, and a cataclysmic event.
  • Rebecca
    Vicki.. I just made a comment.. and now I don't see it. Young earth creation is what we see in Genesis. The age of the earth is about 6000 to 7000 years old according to the biblical timeline.
  • Rebecca
    Vicki.. I totally believe that the earth is young and definitely believe it's only about 6000 or 7000 years old, according to the biblical record and timeline. He also gave us plants for meat (food) so I fully believe that every single edible plant/herb is put here to use for nutrition and healing purposes as necessary. Everything else is hogwash. (And yes, I do also eat meat.)

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