Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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].

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 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 for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth. And it was so. 16 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. 17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,


Cross References

Job 38:7

when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Psalm 8:3

When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have established;

Deuteronomy 4:19

and lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, lest you should be driven to worship them and serve them, which Jehovah your God has allotted to all nations under all the heavens.

Psalm 136:7-9

To Him who made great lights; for His mercy endures forever.

Joshua 10:12-14

Then Joshua spoke to Jehovah in the day when Jehovah delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun! Stand still on Gibeon! And, moon, stand still in the valley of Aijalon!

Job 31:26

if I looked to the light when it shone, or the moon walking in brightness,

Psalm 19:6

going forth from the end of the heavens, and its course is to their ends. And there is nothing hid from its heat.

Psalm 74:16

The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the 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 Jehovah; for He commanded, and they were created.

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of the heavens and their constellations shall not give light; the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not reflect its light.

Isaiah 24:23

Then the moon shall blush, and the sun shall be ashamed, when Jehovah of Hosts shall reign in Mount Zion, in Jerusalem, and gloriously before His elders.

Isaiah 40:26

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold, who has created these, who brings out their host by number? He calls them all by names by the greatness of His might, for He is strong in power; not one is lacking.

Isaiah 45:7

forming the light and creating darkness; making peace and creating evil. I Jehovah do all these things.

Habakkuk 3:11

The sun and moon stood still in their dwelling. At the light of Your arrows they go, and at the shining of Your gleaming spear.

Matthew 24:29

And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall 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.

Matthew 27:45

And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.

1 Corinthians 15:41

one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

Revelation 16:8-9

And the fourth angel poured out his vial onto the sun. And it was given to him to burn men with fire.

Revelation 21:23

And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they might shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

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