Parallel Verses

Amplified

God made the two great lights—the greater light (the sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night; He made the [galaxies of] stars also [that is, all the amazing wonders in the heavens].

New American Standard Bible

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.

King James Version

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Holman Bible

God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.

International Standard Version

God fashioned two great lights the larger light to shine during the day and the smaller light to shine during the night as well as stars.

A Conservative Version

And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, also the stars.

American Standard Version

And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Bible in Basic English

And God made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars.

Darby Translation

And God made the two great lights, the great light to rule the day, and the small light to rule the night, and the stars.

Julia Smith Translation

And God will make two great lights; the great light for the rule of the day, and the small light for the rule of the night and the stars.

King James 2000

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And God made two lights, the greater light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night, and the stars.

Modern King James verseion

And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night, and the stars also.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And God made two great lights: a greater light to rule the day, and a lesser light to rule the night; and he made stars also.

NET Bible

God made two great lights -- the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also.

New Heart English Bible

God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.

The Emphasized Bible

And God made the two great luminaries, - the greater luminary to rule the day, and the lesser luminary to rule the night, also the stars.

Webster

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

World English Bible

God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.

Youngs Literal Translation

And God maketh the two great luminaries, the great luminary for the rule of the day, and the small luminary -- and the stars -- for the rule of the night;

Interlinear

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

two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

מארה מאורה מאר מאור 
Ma'owr 
Usage: 19

the greater
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

מארה מאורה מאר מאור 
Ma'owr 
מארה מאורה מאר מאור 
Ma'owr 
Usage: 19
Usage: 19

to rule
ממשׁלה 
memshalah 
ממשׁלה 
memshalah 
Usage: 16
Usage: 16

the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

and the lesser
קטן קטן 
Qatan 
Usage: 101

the night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

he made the stars
כּוכב 
Kowkab 
Usage: 37

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Sun

Context Readings

The Creation

15 and let them be useful as lights in the expanse of the heavens to provide light on the earth”; and it was so, [just as He commanded]. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light (the sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night; He made the [galaxies of] stars also [that is, all the amazing wonders in the heavens]. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to provide light upon the earth,


Cross References

Job 38:7


When the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God (angels) shouted for joy?

Psalm 8:3


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

Deuteronomy 4:19

And beware that you do not raise your eyes toward heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and let yourselves be led astray and worship them and serve them, [mere created bodies] which the Lord your God has allotted to [serve and benefit] all the peoples under the whole heaven.

Psalm 136:7-9


To Him who made the great lights,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

Joshua 10:12-14

Then Joshua spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord handed over the Amorites to the sons of Israel, and Joshua said in the sight of Israel,

“Sun, stand still at Gibeon,
And moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”

Job 31:26


If I beheld the sun [as an object of worship] when it shone
Or the moon going in its splendor,

Psalm 19:6


The sun’s rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Psalm 74:16


The day is Yours, the night also is Yours;
You have established and prepared the [heavenly] light and the sun.

Psalm 148:3


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

Psalm 148:5


Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.

Isaiah 13:10


For the stars of heaven and their constellations
Will not flash with their light;
The sun will be dark when it rises,
And the moon will not shed its light.

Isaiah 24:23


Then the full moon will be embarrassed and the sun ashamed,
For the Lord of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
And His glory and brilliance will shine before His elders.

Isaiah 40:26


Lift up your eyes on high
And see who has created these heavenly bodies,
The One who brings out 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 is missing.

Isaiah 45:7


The One forming light and creating darkness,
Causing peace and creating disaster;
I am the Lord who does all these things.

Habakkuk 3:11


The sun and moon stood in their places [as before Joshua];
They went away at the light of Your [swift] arrows,
At the radiance and gleam of Your glittering spear.

Matthew 24:29

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not provide its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour (noon) there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.).

1 Corinthians 15:41

There is a glory and beauty of the sun, another glory of the moon, and yet another [distinctive] glory of the stars; and one star differs from another in glory and brilliance.

Revelation 16:8-9

Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was given power to scorch humanity with [raging] fire.

Revelation 21:23

And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the glory (splendor, radiance) of God has illumined it, and the Lamb is its lamp and light.

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