Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Then 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.

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.

Darby Translation

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 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 33:6

The heavens were made by the word of the Lord,
and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth.

Psalm 33:9

For He spoke, and it came into being;
He commanded, and it came into existence.

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of Yahweh,
for He commanded, and they were created.

Job 36:30

See how He spreads His lightning around Him
and covers the depths of the sea.

Job 38:19

Where is the road to the home of light?
Do you know where darkness lives,

Psalm 97:11

Light dawns for the righteous,
gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 104:2

He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe,
spreading out the sky like a canopy,

Psalm 118:27

The Lord is God and has given us light.
Bind the festival sacrifice with cords
to the horns of the altar.

Isaiah 45:7

I form light and create darkness,
I make success and create disaster;
I, Yahweh, do all these things.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun will no longer be your light by day,
and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you;
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your splendor.

Matthew 8:3

Reaching out His hand He touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean.” Immediately his disease was healed.

John 1:5

That light shines in the darkness,
yet the darkness did not overcome it.

John 1:9

The true light, who gives light to everyone,
was coming into the world.

John 3:19

“This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

John 11:43

After He said this, He shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

Ephesians 5:8

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

Ephesians 5:14

for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said:Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead,
and the Messiah will shine on you.

1 Timothy 6:16

the only One who has immortality,
dwelling in unapproachable light;
no one has seen or can see Him,
to Him be honor and eternal might.
Amen.

1 John 1:5

Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him.

1 John 2:8

Yet I am writing you a new command, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

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