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Bible in Basic English

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

New American Standard Bible

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

King James Version

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Holman Bible

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

International Standard Version

God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light.

A Conservative Version

And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.

American Standard Version

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Amplified

And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Darby Translation

And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.

Julia Smith Translation

And God will say there shall be light, and there shall be light

King James 2000

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And God said, "Let there be light!" And there was light.

Modern King James verseion

And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then God said, "Let there be light." And there was light.

NET Bible

God said, "Let there be light." And there was light!

New Heart English Bible

God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

The Emphasized Bible

And God said - Light, be, And light was.

Webster

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

World English Bible

God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

Youngs Literal Translation

and God saith, 'Let light be;' and light is.

Interlinear

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

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

Devotionals

Devotionals about Genesis 1:3

References

Word Count of 20 Translations in Genesis 1:3

Images Genesis 1:3

Prayers for Genesis 1:3

Context Readings

The Creation

2 And the earth was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God, looking on the light, saw that it was good: and God made a division between the light and the dark,


Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:6

Seeing that it is God who said, Let light be shining out of the dark, who has put in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 33:6

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the army of heaven by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:9

For he gave the word, and it was done; by his order it was fixed for ever.

Psalm 148:5

Let them give praise to the name of the Lord: for he gave the order, and they were made.

Job 36:30

See, he is stretching out his mist, covering the tops of the mountains with it.

Job 38:19

Which is the way to the resting-place of the light, and where is the store-house of the dark;

Psalm 97:11

Light is shining on the lovers of righteousness, and for the upright in heart there is joy.

Psalm 104:2

You are clothed with light as with a robe; stretching out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalm 118:27

The Lord is God, and he has given us light; let the holy dance be ordered with branches, even up to the horns of the altar.

Isaiah 45:7

I am the giver of light and the maker of the dark; causing blessing, and sending troubles; I am the Lord, who does all these things.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun will not be your light by day, and the moon will no longer be bright for you by night: but the Lord will be to you an eternal light, and your God your glory.

Matthew 8:3

And he put his hand on him, saying, It is my pleasure; be clean. And straight away he was made clean.

John 1:5

And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark.

John 1:9

The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world.

John 3:19

And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.

John 11:43

Then he said in a loud voice, Lazarus, come out!

Ephesians 5:8

For you at one time were dark, but now are light in the Lord: let your behaviour be that of children of light

Ephesians 5:14

For this reason he says, Be awake, you who are sleeping, and come up from among the dead, and Christ will be your light.

1 Timothy 6:16

Who only has life for ever, living in light to which no man may come near; whom no man has seen or is able to see: to whom be honour and power for ever. So be it.

1 John 1:5

This is the word which came to us from him and which we give to you, that God is light and in him there is nothing dark.

1 John 2:8

Again, I give you a new law, which is true in him and in you; for the night is near its end and the true light is even now shining out.

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