Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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."

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 God called the light "day" and the darkness "night." There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day. 6 God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water. 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. It was so.


Cross References

Job 37:18

will you, with him, spread out the clouds, solid as a mirror of molten metal?

Jeremiah 51:15

He is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom fixed the world in place, by his understanding he spread out the heavens.

Genesis 1:14

God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and years,

Genesis 1:20

God said, "Let the water swarm with swarms of living creatures and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

Genesis 7:11-12

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month -- on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.

Job 26:7-8

He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth on nothing.

Job 26:13

By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

Job 37:11

He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through the clouds.

Job 38:22-26

Have you entered the storehouse of the snow, or seen the armory of the hail,

Psalm 19:1

For the music director; a psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork.

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 104:2

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

Psalm 136:5-6

to the one who used wisdom to make the heavens, for his loyal love endures,

Psalm 148:4

Praise him, O highest heaven, and you waters above the sky!

Psalm 150:1

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise him in the sky, which testifies to his strength!

Ecclesiastes 11:3

If the clouds are full of rain, they will empty themselves on the earth, and whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, the tree will lie wherever it falls.

Jeremiah 10:10

The Lord is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King. When he shows his anger the earth shakes. None of the nations can stand up to his fury.

Jeremiah 10:12-13

The Lord is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom established the world. And by his understanding he spread out the skies.

Zechariah 12:1

The revelation of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: The Lord -- he who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth, who forms the human spirit within a person -- says,

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