Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then 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 Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. 3 God said, "Let there be light." And there was light! 4 God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said "Let light shine out of darkness," is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.

Psalm 33:6

By the Lord's decree the heavens were made; by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created.

Psalm 33:9

For he spoke, and it came into existence, he issued the decree, and it stood firm.

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he gave the command and they came into existence.

Job 36:30

See how he scattered his lightning about him; he has covered the depths of the sea.

Job 38:19

"In what direction does light reside, and darkness, where is its place,

Psalm 97:11

The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.

Psalm 104:2

He covers himself with light as if it were a garment. He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,

Psalm 118:27

The Lord is God and he has delivered us. Tie the offering with ropes to the horns of the altar!

Isaiah 45:7

I am the one who forms light and creates darkness; the one who brings about peace and creates calamity. I am the Lord, who accomplishes all these things.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun will no longer supply light for you by day, nor will the moon's brightness shine on you; the Lord will be your permanent source of light -- the splendor of your God will shine upon you.

Matthew 8:3

He stretched out his hand and touched him saying, "I am willing. Be clean!" Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

John 1:5

And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.

John 1:9

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

John 3:19

Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

John 11:43

When he had said this, he shouted in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

Ephesians 5:8

for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light --

Ephesians 5:14

For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: "Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!"

1 Timothy 6:16

He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power! Amen.

1 John 1:5

Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 2:8

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you 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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