Parallel Verses

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 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 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.

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

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Hastings

Morish

Smith

Sun

Context Readings

The Creation

15 and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." It was so. 16 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. 17 God placed the lights in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth,


Cross References

Job 38:7

when the morning stars sang in chorus, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Psalm 8:3

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

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.

Psalm 136:7-9

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

Joshua 10:12-14

The day the Lord delivered the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua prayed to the Lord before Israel: "O sun, stand still over Gibeon! O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon!"

Job 31:26

if I looked at the sun when it was shining, and the moon advancing as a precious thing,

Psalm 19:6

It emerges from the distant horizon, and goes from one end of the sky to the other; nothing can escape its heat.

Psalm 74:16

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

Psalm 148:3

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

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he gave the command and they came into existence.

Isaiah 13:10

Indeed the stars in the sky and their constellations no longer give out their light; the sun is darkened as soon as it rises, and the moon does not shine.

Isaiah 24:23

The full moon will be covered up, the bright sun will be darkened; for the Lord who commands armies will rule on Mount Zion in Jerusalem in the presence of his assembly, in majestic splendor.

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.

Isaiah 45:7

I am the one who forms light and creates darkness; the one who brings about peace and creates calamity. I am the Lord, who accomplishes all these things.

Habakkuk 3:11

The sun and moon stand still in their courses; the flash of your arrows drives them away, the bright light of your lightning-quick spear.

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.

Matthew 27:45

Now from noon until three, darkness came over all the land.

1 Corinthians 15:41

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

Revelation 16:8-9

Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was permitted to scorch people with fire.

Revelation 21:23

The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God lights it up, and its lamp is the Lamb.

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