Parallel Verses

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].”

Bible in Basic English

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

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 And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 6 Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made a firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.


Cross References

Job 37:18

Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong and as a molten looking glass?

Jeremiah 51:15

He is the one who makes the earth by his power; he upholds the world by his wisdom and extends the heavens by his intelligence;

Genesis 1:14

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times and for days and years;

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth great quantities of creatures with living souls and fowl that may fly above the earth upon the face of the firmament of the heavens.

Genesis 7:11-12

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened.

Job 26:7-8

He stretches out the north wind over the empty place and hangs the earth upon nothing.

Job 26:13

By his spirit he has adorned the heavens; his hand has formed the fleeing serpent.

Job 37:11

In addition to this, with clarity he wearies the thick clouds; and he scatters them with his light.

Job 38:22-26

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow, and hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows the work of his hands.

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 spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it came into being.

Psalm 104:2

who dost cover thyself with light as with a garment, who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain,

Psalm 136:5-6

To him that by intelligence made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 148:4

Praise him, ye heavens of heavens and ye waters that are above the heavens.

Psalm 150:1

Halelu-JAH. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in the firmament of his power.

Ecclesiastes 11:3

If the clouds are full of rain, they shall empty themselves upon the earth; and if the tree falls toward the south or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it shall remain.

Jeremiah 10:10

But the LORD God is the Truth, he himself is Living God and Everlasting King: at his wrath the earth trembles, and the Gentiles shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Jeremiah 10:12-13

He that makes the earth by his power, he that orders the world with his wisdom and extends the heavens with his intelligence:

Zechariah 12:1

The burden of the word of the LORD upon Israel, said the LORD, who stretches forth the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him.

Jump To Previous

Word Concordance

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain