Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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 he called "night." There was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7 God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.


Cross References

Job 37:18

Can you, with him, spread out the sky, which is strong as a cast metal mirror?

Jeremiah 51:15

He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:

Genesis 1:14

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

Genesis 1:20

God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of 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 the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky's windows were opened.

Job 26:7-8

He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.

Job 26:13

By his Spirit the heavens are garnished. His hand has pierced the swift serpent.

Job 37:11

Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.

Job 38:22-26

Have you entered the treasuries of the snow, or have you seen the treasures of the hail,

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.

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 104:2

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

Psalm 136:5-6

To him who by understanding made the heavens; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Psalm 148:4

Praise him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens.

Psalm 150:1

Praise Yah! Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise him in his heavens for his acts of power!

Ecclesiastes 11:3

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

Jeremiah 10:10

But Yahweh is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth trembles, and the nations are not able to withstand his indignation.

Jeremiah 10:12-13

He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:

Zechariah 12:1

An oracle. The word of Yahweh concerning Israel. Yahweh, who stretches out the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him says:

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