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Genesis 1:17

    Genesis 1:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And God put them in the arch of heaven, to give light on the earth;

    Webster's Revision

    And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth,

    World English Bible

    God set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

    Definitions for Genesis 1:17

    Firmament - Expanse or vault over the earth; sky.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 1:17

    God gave them. - The absolute giving of the heavenly bodies in their places was performed at the time of their actual creation. The relative giving here spoken of is what would appear to an earthly spectator, when the intervening veil of clouds would be dissolved by the divine agency, and the celestial luminaries would stand forth in all their dazzling splendor.