Parallel Verses

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.

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

And 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 also made the stars.

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.

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

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Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Sun

Context Readings

The Creation

15 And let them be lights in the firmament of heaven, to shine upon the earth." And so it was. 16 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. 17 And God put them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth,


Cross References

Job 38:7

Where wast thou, when the morning stars praised me together, and all the children of God rejoiced triumphantly?

Psalm 8:3

For I will consider thy heavens, even the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.

Deuteronomy 4:19

Yea, and lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon and the stars and whatsoever is contained in heaven, shouldest be deceived and shouldest bow thyself unto them and serve the things which the LORD thy God hath distributed unto all nations that are under all quarters of heaven.

Psalm 136:7-9

Which hath made great lights! For his mercy endureth forever.

Joshua 10:12-14

Then spake Joshua unto the LORD, the day when the LORD delivered the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of all Israel, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon."

Job 31:26

Did I ever greatly regard the rising of the sun? Or, had I the going down of the moon in great reputation?

Psalm 19:6

It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

Psalm 74:16

The day is thine. The night is thine. Thou hast prepared the lights and the sun.

Psalm 148:3

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

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he spoke the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars and planets of heaven shall not give their light; the sun shall be quenched in the rising, and the moon will not shine with his light.

Isaiah 24:23

The Moon and the Sun shall be ashamed, when the LORD of Hosts shall reign in mount Zion and in Jerusalem with worship, and in the sight of such as shall be of his counsel.

Isaiah 40:26

Lift up your eyes on high, and consider who hath made those things, which come out by so great heaps; and he can call them all by their names. For there is nothing hid unto the greatness of his power, strength, and might.

Isaiah 45:7

It is I that created the light, and darkness. I make peace, and trouble: yea, even I the LORD do all these things.

Habakkuk 3:11

The Sun and Moon remained still in their habitation. Thine arrows went out glistering, and thy spears as the shine of the lightning.

Matthew 24:29

Immediately after the tribulations of those days, shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall move.

Matthew 27:45

From the sixth hour, was there darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

1 Corinthians 15:41

There is one manner glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, an another glory of the stars. For one star differeth from another in glory.

Revelation 16:8-9

And the fourth angel poured out his vial on the sun, and power was given unto him to vex men with heat of fire.

Revelation 21:23

And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to lighten it. For the brightness of God did light it: and the lamb was the light of it.

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