Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 20 Translations in Genesis 1:3

Images Genesis 1:3

Prayers for Genesis 1:3

Context Readings

The Creation

2 And the earth was without order, and empty; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:6

For the God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts to bring forth the light of the knowledge of the clarity of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 33:6

By the word of the LORD 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 came into being.

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of the LORD; for he commanded, and they were created.

Job 36:30

Behold, he spreads his light upon it and covers the roots of the sea.

Job 38:19

Where is the way to the habitation of the light, and where is the place of the darkness?

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 104:2

who dost cover thyself with light as with a garment, who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain,

Psalm 118:27

God is the LORD, who has shined on us; bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

Isaiah 45:7

I form the light and create darkness; I make peace and create evil: I am the LORD that does all this.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall no longer be thy light by day; nor shall the moon give light unto thee for brightness; but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light and thy God thy glory.

Matthew 8:3

And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

John 1:5

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

John 1:9

That Word was the true Light, which lightens every man that comes into this world.

John 3:19

And this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness more than the light because their deeds were evil.

John 11:43

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

Ephesians 5:8

For in another time ye were darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

Ephesians 5:14

Therefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.

1 Timothy 6:16

the only one who has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man has seen nor can see, to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

1 John 1:5

This then is the promise which we have heard of him and declare unto you, That God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 2:8

Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which is the truth in him and in you, because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.

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