Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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.

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.

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 The Earth was void and empty and darkness was upon the deep, and the spirit of God moved upon the water. 3 Then God said, "Let there be light." And there was light. 4 And God saw the light that it was good: and divided the light from the darkness,


Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:6

For it is God that commanded the light to shine out of darkness, which hath shined in our hearts, for 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 hosts 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 the LORD, for he spoke the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

Job 36:30

and cause his light to shine upon them, and to cover the bottom of the sea.

Job 38:19

then show me where light dwelleth, and where darkness is:

Psalm 97:11

There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and a joyful gladness for such as are true hearted.

Psalm 104:2

Thou deckest thyself with light, as it were with a garment, and spreadest out the heaven like a curtain -

Psalm 118:27

God is the LORD, and hath showed us light; O garnish the solemn feast with green branches, even unto the horns of the altar.

Isaiah 45:7

It is I that created the light, and darkness. I make peace, and trouble: yea, even I the LORD do all these things.

Isaiah 60:19

The Sun shall never be thy day light, and the light of the Moon shall never shine unto thee: but the LORD himself shall be thine everlasting light, and thy God shall be 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 the darkness, but the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:9

That was a true light, which lighteneth all men that come into the world.

John 3:19

And this is the condemnation: that light is come into the world, and the men have loved darkness more 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

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

Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith, "Awake thou that sleepest, and stand up from death, and Christ shall give thee light."

1 Timothy 6:16

which only hath immortality, and dwelleth in light that no man can attain, whom never man saw, neither can see: unto whom be honour and rule everlasting. Amen.

1 John 1:5

And this is the tidings 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, a thing which is true in him, and also in you: for the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

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