Genesis 1:8

“And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God called the firmament, Heauen: and the euening and the morning were the second day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God gave the arch the name of Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
- Basic English Bible

And God called the expanse Heavens. And there was evening, and there was morning -- a second day.
- Darby Bible

And God called the firmament Heaven: and the evening and the morning were the second day.
- Webster's Bible

God called the expanse "sky." There was evening and there was morning, a second day.
- World English Bible

And God calleth to the expanse `Heavens;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day second.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
- 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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