Genesis 1:7

“And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God made the firmament; and diuided the waters, which were vnder the firmament, from the waters, which were aboue the firmament: and it was so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so.
- Basic English Bible

And God made the expanse, and divided between the waters that are under the expanse and the waters that are above the expanse; and it was so.
- Darby Bible

And God made the firmament; and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
- Webster's Bible

God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
- World English Bible

And God maketh the expanse, and it separateth between the waters which [are] under the expanse, and the waters which [are] above the expanse: and it is so.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Jeff Berry
    Creation began in Genesis 1:1 and ended in Genesis 2:2. EVERYTHING we believe is determined by our interpretation of these verses! Only a literal interpretation gives us a standard (an anchor) for everything else we believe. If man's science seems to contridic God's Word, man's science is simply wrong.
  • Will
    To Stephen and anyone else confused on Genesis from the to of Nimrod back time was measured differently. I am no scholar but if you read the Bible from what written Genesis 1:1-19. I can prove it was not millions of years but only a few thousand.
  • STEPHEN
    Genesis is very interesting. Between Genesis 1 and 2 there are millions of years.
  • Donna Cromb
    Jone, it reads that plants were the meat at first, which would make vegetarians happy, but after the flood with Noah God let us have the flesh of animals. Is that what u wanted to know?
    God created the perfect world and we messed it up but I don't think that's why He let us have the flesh after Noah. Interesting that u caught that.
  • A disciple
    Christine; What is the point of your questioning? God called the gathering of the waters together, Seas; and the dry He called Earth. He made the heavens and the earth by His own power and understanding, for He is God Almighty! We have been made in God's image and likeness to be His children; but the wiles of the devil and our own sinning has kept us from ever being able to learn what that means.
  • Bruce
    Jone: For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving:1Timothy 4:4.

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