Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

New American Standard Bible

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”

King James Version

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Holman Bible

Then God said, “Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”

International Standard Version

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!"

American Standard Version

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Amplified

Then God said, “Let the waters swarm and abundantly produce living creatures, and let birds soar above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”

Bible in Basic English

And God said, Let the waters be full of living things, and let birds be in flight over the earth under the arch of heaven.

Darby Translation

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens.

Julia Smith Translation

And God will say the waters shall breed abundantly creeping things, the living soul, and birds shall fly over the earth, over the face of the firmament of the heavens.

King James 2000

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And God said, "Let the waters swarm [with] swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth across the face of the vaulted dome of heaven.

Modern King James verseion

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a living soul; and let birds fly over the earth on the face of the expanse of the heavens.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And God said, "Let the water bring forth creatures that move and have life, and fowls for to fly over the earth under the firmament of heaven."

NET Bible

God said, "Let the water swarm with swarms of living creatures and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

New Heart English Bible

God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."

The Emphasized Bible

And God said - Let the waters swarm with an abundance of living soul, and, birds, shall fly over the earth, over the face of the expanse of the heavens.

Webster

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

World English Bible

God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."

Youngs Literal Translation

And God saith, 'Let the waters teem with the teeming living creature, and fowl let fly on the earth on the face of the expanse of the heavens.'

Interlinear

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

שׁרץ 
Sherets 
Usage: 15

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

and fowl
עוף 
`owph 
Usage: 71

עוּף 
`uwph 
Usage: 28

the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

in the open
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

רקיע 
Raqiya` 
Usage: 17

Context Readings

The Creation

19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created the great sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.


Cross References

Genesis 1:7

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so.

Genesis 1:14

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.

Genesis 1:22

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.

Genesis 1:30

and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creeps upon the earth in which there is life, for food--every green herb. And it was so.

Genesis 2:19

And out of the ground LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the heavens, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and whatever the man called every living creature, that was the name of it.

Genesis 8:17

Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all flesh, both birds and cattle, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon th

1 Kings 4:33

And he spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

Psalm 104:24-25

O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom have thou made them all. The earth is full of thy riches.

Psalm 148:10

beasts and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds,

Ecclesiastes 2:21

For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, and with knowledge, and with skillfulness, yet he shall leave it to a man who has not labored in it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

Acts 17:25

nor is he served by the hands of men, as needing anything, since he himself gives to all life, and breath, with all things.

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