Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters.

New American Standard Bible

Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

King James Version

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Holman Bible

Then God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water.”

International Standard Version

Then God said, "Let there be a canopy between bodies of water, separating bodies of water from bodies of water!"

A Conservative Version

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

American Standard Version

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Amplified

And God said, “Let there be an expanse [of the sky] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters [below the expanse] from the waters [above the expanse].”

Darby Translation

And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a division between waters and waters.

Julia Smith Translation

And God will say there shall be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and there shall be a separating between waters to waters.

King James 2000

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And God said, "Let there be a vaulted dome in the midst of the waters, and {let it cause a separation between the waters}."

Modern King James verseion

And God said, Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And God said, "Let there be a firmament between the waters, and let it divide the waters asunder."

NET Bible

God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water.

New Heart English Bible

God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."

The Emphasized Bible

And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a means of dividing, between waters and waters,

Webster

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

World English Bible

God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."

Youngs Literal Translation

And God saith, 'Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

רקיע 
Raqiya` 
Usage: 17

in the midst
תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

of the waters
מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

and let it divide
בּדל 
Badal 
Usage: 42

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

The Creation

5 Naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 6 And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so.


Cross References

Job 37:18

Will you, with him, make the skies smooth, and strong as a polished looking-glass?

Jeremiah 51:15

He has made the earth by his power, he has made the world strong in its place by his wisdom, and by his wise design the heavens have been stretched out:

Genesis 1:14

And God said, Let there be lights in the arch of heaven, for a division between the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for marking the changes of the year, and for days and for years:

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters be full of living things, and let birds be in flight over the earth under the arch of heaven.

Genesis 7:11-12

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep came bursting through, and the windows of heaven were open;

Job 26:7-8

By his hand the north is stretched out in space, and the earth is hanging on nothing.

Job 26:13

By his wind the heavens become bright: by his hand the quickly moving snake was cut through.

Job 37:11

The thick cloud is weighted with thunder-flame, and the cloud sends out its light;

Job 38:22-26

Have you come into the secret place of snow, or have you seen the store-houses of the ice-drops,

Psalm 19:1

The heavens are sounding the glory of God; the arch of the sky makes clear the work of his hands.

Psalm 33:6

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the army of heaven by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:9

For he gave the word, and it was done; by his order it was fixed for ever.

Psalm 104:2

You are clothed with light as with a robe; stretching out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalm 136:5-6

To him who by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.

Psalm 148:4

Give praise to him, you highest heavens, and you waters which are over the heavens.

Psalm 150:1

Let the Lord be praised. Give praise to God in his holy place: give him praise in the heaven of his power.

Ecclesiastes 11:3

If the clouds are full of rain, they send it down on the earth; and if a tree comes down to the south, or the north, in whatever place it comes down, there it will be.

Jeremiah 10:10

But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God and an eternal king: when he is angry, the earth is shaking with fear, and the nations give way before his wrath.

Jeremiah 10:12-13

He has made the earth by his power, he has made the world strong in its place by his wisdom, and by his wise design the heavens have been stretched out.

Zechariah 12:1

The word of the Lord about Israel. The Lord by whom the heavens are stretched out and the bases of the earth put in place, and the spirit of man formed inside him, has said:

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