Parallel Verses

World English 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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 21 Translations in Genesis 1:3

Images Genesis 1:3

Prayers for Genesis 1:3

Context Readings

The Creation

2 Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. 3 God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:6

seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone 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 Yahweh's word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:9

For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm.

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of Yahweh, For he commanded, and they were created.

Job 36:30

Behold, he spreads his light around him. He covers the bottom of the sea.

Job 38:19

"What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its place,

Psalm 97:11

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

Psalm 104:2

He covers himself with light as with a garment. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain.

Psalm 118:27

Yahweh is God, and he has given us light. Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.

Isaiah 45:7

I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create calamity. I am Yahweh, who does all these things.

Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but Yahweh will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.

Matthew 8:3

Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be made clean." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome it.

John 1:9

The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.

John 3:19

This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

John 11:43

When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

Ephesians 5:8

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

Ephesians 5:14

Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

1 Timothy 6:16

who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and eternal power. Amen.

1 John 1:5

This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 2:8

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines.

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