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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 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

Then God said, “Let there be light-bearers (sun, moon, stars) in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be useful for signs (tokens) [of God’s provident care], and for marking 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.

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 There was evening, and there was morning, a third day. 14 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, 15 and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." It was so.


Cross References

Isaiah 40:26

Look up at the sky! Who created all these heavenly lights? He is the one who leads out their ranks; he calls them all by name. Because of his absolute power and awesome strength, not one of them is missing.

Jeremiah 10:2

The Lord says, "Do not start following pagan religious practices. Do not be in awe of signs that occur in the sky even though the nations hold them in awe.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

When I extinguish you, I will cover the sky; I will darken its stars. I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not shine.

Joel 2:30-31

I will produce portents both in the sky and on the earth -- blood, fire, and columns of smoke.

Joel 3:15

The sun and moon are darkened; the stars withhold their brightness.

Matthew 24:29

"Immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.

Genesis 8:22

"While the earth continues to exist, planting time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."

Genesis 9:13

I will place my rainbow in the clouds, and it will become a guarantee of the covenant between me and the earth.

Deuteronomy 4:19

When you look up to the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars -- the whole heavenly creation -- you must not be seduced to worship and serve them, for the Lord your God has assigned them to all the people of the world.

Job 3:9

Let its morning stars be darkened; let it wait for daylight but find none, nor let it see the first rays of dawn,

Job 25:3

Can his armies be numbered? On whom does his light not rise?

Job 25:5

If even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure as far as he is concerned,

Job 38:12-14

Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, or made the dawn know its place,

Job 38:31-32

Can you tie the bands of the Pleiades, or release the cords of Orion?

Psalm 8:3-4

When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made, and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place,

Psalm 19:1-6

For the music director; a psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork.

Psalm 74:16-17

You established the cycle of day and night; you put the moon and sun in place.

Psalm 81:3

Sound the ram's horn on the day of the new moon, and on the day of the full moon when our festival begins.

Psalm 104:19-20

He made the moon to mark the months, and the sun sets according to a regular schedule.

Psalm 119:91

Today they stand firm by your decrees, for all things are your servants.

Psalm 136:7-9

to the one who made the great lights, for his loyal love endures,

Psalm 148:3

Praise him, O sun and moon! Praise him, all you shiny stars!

Psalm 148:6

He established them so they would endure; he issued a decree that will not be revoked.

Jeremiah 31:35

The Lord has made a promise to Israel. He promises it as the one who fixed the sun to give light by day and the moon and stars to give light by night. He promises it as the one who stirs up the sea so that its waves roll. He promises it as the one who is known as the Lord who rules over all.

Jeremiah 33:20

"I, Lord, make the following promise: 'I have made a covenant with the day and with the night that they will always come at their proper times. Only if you people could break that covenant

Jeremiah 33:25

But I, the Lord, make the following promise: I have made a covenant governing the coming of day and night. I have established the fixed laws governing heaven and earth.

Ezekiel 46:1

"'This is what the sovereign Lord says: The gate of the inner court that faces east will be closed six working days, but on the Sabbath day it will be opened and on the day of the new moon it will be opened.

Ezekiel 46:6

On the day of the new moon he will offer an unblemished young bull, and six lambs and a ram, all without blemish.

Joel 2:10

The earth quakes before them; the sky reverberates. The sun and the moon grow dark; the stars refuse to shine.

Amos 5:8

(But there is one who made the constellations Pleiades and Orion; he can turn the darkness into morning and daylight into night. He summons the water of the seas and pours it out on the earth's surface. The Lord is his name!

Amos 8:9

In that day," says the sovereign Lord, "I will make the sun set at noon, and make the earth dark in the middle of the day.

Matthew 2:2

saying, "Where is the one who is born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."

Matthew 16:2-3

He said, "When evening comes you say, 'It will be fair weather, because the sky is red,'

Mark 13:24

"But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light;

Luke 21:25-26

"And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth nations will be in distress, anxious over the roaring of the sea and the surging waves.

Luke 23:45

because the sun's light failed. The temple curtain was torn in two.

Acts 2:19-20

And I will perform wonders in the sky above and miraculous signs on the earth below, blood and fire and clouds of smoke.

Revelation 6:12

Then I looked when the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and a huge earthquake took place; the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon became blood red;

Revelation 8:12

Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. And there was no light for a third of the day and for a third of the night likewise.

Revelation 9:2

He opened the shaft of the abyss and smoke rose out of it like smoke from a giant furnace. The sun and the air were darkened with smoke from the shaft.

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