Parallel Verses

King James Version

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.

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 form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon 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 the light from the darkness.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give 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 host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:9

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

Psalm 148:5

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

Job 36:30

Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

Job 38:19

Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

Psalm 97:11

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

Psalm 104:2

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalm 118:27

God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: 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 the LORD 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 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 shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:9

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 3:19

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

John 11:43

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

Ephesians 5:8

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

Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

1 Timothy 6:16

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

1 John 1:5

This then is the message 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 thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

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