Genesis 1:14



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

King James Version

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Holman Bible

Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years.

International Standard Version

Then God said, "Let there be lights across the sky to distinguish day from night, to act as signs for seasons, days, and years,

A Conservative Version

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.

American Standard Version

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:

Amplified

And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs and tokens [of God's provident care], and [to mark] seasons, days, and years,

Bible in Basic English

And God said, Let there be lights in the arch of heaven, for a division between the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for marking the changes of the year, and for days and for years:

Darby Translation

And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times and for days and years;

Julia Smith Translation

And God will say there shall be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate between the day and between the night: and they shall be for signs and for set times, and for days and for years.

King James 2000

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And God said, "Let there be lights in the vaulted dome of heaven {to separate day from night}, and let them be as signs and for appointed times, and for days and years,

Modern King James verseion

And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said God, "Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day from the night; that they may be unto signs, seasons, days and years.

NET Bible

God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and years,

New Heart English Bible

God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;

New simplified Bible

Then God said: Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. Let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.

The Emphasized Bible

And God said - Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night, - and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;

Webster

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night: and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

World English Bible

God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;

Youngs Literal Translation

And God saith, 'Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to make a separation between the day and the night, then they have been for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600


Usage: 0

מארה מאורה מאר מאור 
Ma'owr 
Usage: 19

in the firmament
רקיע 
Raqiya` 
Usage: 17

of the heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

to divide
בּדל 
Badal 
Usage: 42

the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

from the night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

and let them be for signs
אות 
'owth 
Usage: 79

and for seasons
מועדה מעד מועד 
Mow`ed 
Usage: 223

and for days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

Context Readings

The Creation

13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so.


Cross References

Isaiah 40:26

Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.

Jeremiah 10:2

Thus says the LORD, "Do not learn the way of the nations, And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens Although the nations are terrified by them;

Ezekiel 32:7-8

"And when I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud And the moon will not give its light.

Joel 2:30-31

"I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke.

Joel 3:15

The sun and moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.

Matthew 24:29

"But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Genesis 8:22

"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."

Genesis 9:13

I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.

Deuteronomy 4:19

"And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.

Job 3:9

"Let the stars of its twilight be darkened; Let it wait for light but have none, And let it not see the breaking dawn;

Job 25:3

"Is there any number to His troops? And upon whom does His light not rise?

Job 25:5

"If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight,

Job 38:12-14

"Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place,

Job 38:31-32

"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?

Psalm 8:3-4

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;

Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Psalm 74:16-17

Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun.

Psalm 81:3

Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.

Psalm 104:19-20

He made the moon for the seasons; The sun knows the place of its setting.

Psalm 119:91

They stand this day according to Your ordinances, For all things are Your servants.

Psalm 136:7-9

To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:

Psalm 148:3

Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!

Psalm 148:6

He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which will not pass away.

Jeremiah 31:35

Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name:

Jeremiah 33:20

"Thus says the LORD, 'If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time,

Jeremiah 33:25

"Thus says the LORD, 'If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established,

Ezekiel 46:1

'Thus says the Lord GOD, "The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day and opened on the day of the new moon.

Ezekiel 46:6

"On the day of the new moon he shall offer a young bull without blemish, also six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish.

Joel 2:10

Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.

Amos 5:8

He who made the Pleiades and Orion And changes deep darkness into morning, Who also darkens day into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the surface of the earth, The LORD is His name.

Amos 8:9

"It will come about in that day," declares the Lord GOD, "That I will make the sun go down at noon And make the earth dark in broad daylight.

Matthew 2:2

"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."

Matthew 16:2-3

But He replied to them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'

Mark 13:24

"But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT,

Luke 21:25-26

"There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Luke 23:45

because the sun was obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two.

Acts 2:19-20

'AND I WILL GRANT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BELOW, BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND VAPOR OF SMOKE.

Revelation 6:12

I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;

Revelation 8:12

The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.

Revelation 9:2

He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.



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