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;

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;

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

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

Images Genesis 1:14

Prayers for Genesis 1:14

Context Readings

The Creation

13 And the evening and the morning were the 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 firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth; and it was so.


Cross References

Isaiah 40:26

Lift up your eyes on high and behold who has created these things; he brings out his host by number; he calls them all by their names; none shall be lacking by the greatness of his might and by the strength of his power.

Jeremiah 10:2

Thus hath the LORD said, Do not learn the way of the Gentiles, and do not fear the signs of heaven, even though the Gentiles fear them.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

And when thou art dead, I will cover the heavens and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.

Joel 2:30-31

And I will show wonders in the heaven and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

Joel 3:15

The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Matthew 24:29

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall 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 clouds, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.

Deuteronomy 4:19

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, and should be driven to worship them and serve them because the LORD thy God has conceded them unto all the peoples under all the heavens.

Job 3:9

Let the stars of its dawn be darkened; they waited for light, but have none; neither let them see the dawning of the day;

Job 25:3

Is there any number to his armies? And upon whom does his light not arise?

Job 25:5

Behold, even the moon shall not shine, neither are the stars pure in his sight.

Job 38:12-14

Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days? Hast thou shown the dayspring its place,

Job 38:31-32

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Psalm 8:3-4

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows the work of his hands.

Psalm 74:16-17

The day is thine, the night also is thine; thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Psalm 81:3

Blow the shofar in the new moon in the time appointed on our solemn feast day.

Psalm 104:19-20

He appointed the moon for times and seasons; the sun knows his going down.

Psalm 119:91

They persevere unto this day by thy ordinance; for they are all thy slaves.

Psalm 136:7-9

To him that made the great lights: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psalm 148:3

Praise ye him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light.

Psalm 148:6

He has established them for ever and ever: he has made a law which shall not be broken.

Jeremiah 31:35

Thus hath the LORD said, who gives the sun for light by day, and the laws of the moon and of the stars for light by night, who divides the sea and the waves thereof roar; The LORD of the hosts is his name;

Jeremiah 33:20

Thus hath the LORD said; If ye can break my covenant with the day, and my covenant with the night, such that there should not be day nor night in their season,

Jeremiah 33:25

Thus hath the LORD said: If my covenant remains not with the day and the night, and if I have not appointed the laws of the heaven and the earth,

Ezekiel 46:1

Thus hath the Lord GOD said: The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; and the day of the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the same manner it shall be opened the day of the new moon.

Ezekiel 46:6

But in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram; they shall be without blemish.

Joel 2:10

The earth shall quake before him; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall go dark; and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Amos 5:8

look unto him that makes the seven stars and Orion and turns the shadow of death into the morning and makes the day dark with night, that calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name;

Amos 8:9

And it shall come to pass in that day, said the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will cover the earth with darkness in the clear day;

Matthew 2:2

saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? We have seen his star in the east and are come to worship him.

Matthew 16:2-3

But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather, for the heaven is glowing with an aurora.

Mark 13:24

But in those days after that affliction, the sun shall darken, and the moon shall not give her light,

Luke 21:25-26

Then there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

Luke 23:45

And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

Acts 2:19-20

and I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath: blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke;

Revelation 6:12

And I saw when he had opened the sixth seal, and, behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

Revelation 8:12

And the fourth angel sounded the trumpet, and the third part of the sun was smitten and the third part of the moon and the third part of the stars, in such a manner that the third part of them was darkened, and the third part of the day did not shine, and the night likewise.

Revelation 9:2

And he opened the bottomless pit, and there arose smoke out of the pit as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

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