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Genesis 1:15

    Genesis 1:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And let them be for lights in the arch of heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.

    Webster's Revision

    and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

    World English Bible

    and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth;" and it was so.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

    Definitions for Genesis 1:15

    Firmament - Expanse or vault over the earth; sky.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 1:15

    To shine upon the earth. - The first day spreads the shaded gleam of light over the face of the deep. The fourth day unfolds to the eye the lamps of heaven, hanging in the expanse of the skies, and assigns to them the office of "shining upon the earth." A threefold function is thus attributed to the celestial orbs - to divide day from night, to define time and place, and to shine on the earth. The word of command is here very full, running over two verses, with the exception of the little clause, "and it was so," stating the result.