Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, 3 God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light. 4 God saw that the light was beautiful. He 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 us the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus the Messiah.

Psalm 33:6

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made; all the heavenly bodies by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:9

because he spoke and it came to be, because he commanded, it stood firm.

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he himself gave the command that they be created.

Job 36:30

He scatters his lightning above it, and covers the bottom of the sea.

Job 38:19

"Where is the road to where the light lives? Or where does the darkness live?

Psalm 97:11

Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.

Psalm 104:2

you are wrapped in light like a garment, stretching out the sky like a curtain.

Psalm 118:27

The LORD is God he will be our light! Bind the festival sacrifice with ropes to the horn at the altar.

Isaiah 45:7

"I form light and create darkness, I make goodness and create disaster. I am the LORD, who does all these things.

Isaiah 60:19

"The sun will no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness will the moon shine on you by night for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

Matthew 8:3

So Jesus reached out his hand, touched him, and said, "I do want to. Be clean!" And instantly his leprosy was made clean.

John 1:5

And the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.

John 1:9

This was the true light that enlightens every person by his coming into the world.

John 3:19

And this is the basis for judgment: The light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light because their actions were evil.

John 11:43

After saying this, he shouted with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

Ephesians 5:8

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

Ephesians 5:14

for the light is making everything visible. That is why it says, "Wake up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.''

1 Timothy 6:16

He alone has endless life and lives in inaccessible light. No one has ever seen him, nor can anyone see him. Honor and eternal power belong to him! Amen.

1 John 1:5

This is the message that we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness none at all!

1 John 2:8

On the other hand, I am writing to you a new commandment that is truly in him and in you. For the darkness is fading away, and the true light is already shining.

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