Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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.

Bible in Basic English

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Verse Picture

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 21 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 empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light. And there was light. 4 And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided between the light and the darkness.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:6

Because it is the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 33:6

By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:9

For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of Jehovah, for he it is that commanded, and they were created:

Job 36:30

Lo, he spreadeth his light around him, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

Job 38:19

Where is the way to where light dwelleth? and the darkness, where is its place,

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

Psalm 104:2

Covering thyself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent-curtain; --

Psalm 118:27

Jehovah is God, and he hath given us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar.

Isaiah 45:7

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

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee; but Jehovah shall be thine everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Matthew 8:3

And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

John 1:5

And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.

John 1:9

The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.

John 3:19

And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.

John 11:43

And having said this, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

Ephesians 5:8

for ye were once darkness, but now light in the Lord; walk as children of light,

Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he says, Wake up, thou that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.

1 Timothy 6:16

who only has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen, nor is able to see; to whom be honour and eternal might. Amen.

1 John 1:5

And this is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 2:8

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light already shines.

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