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Genesis 1:8

    Genesis 1:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And God gave the arch the name of Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

    Webster's Revision

    And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

    World English Bible

    God called the expanse "sky." There was evening and there was morning, a second day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

    Definitions for Genesis 1:8

    Firmament - Expanse or vault over the earth; sky.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 1:8

    Then called God to the expanse, heaven. - This expanse is, then, the proper and original skies. We have here an interesting and instructive example of the way in which words expand in their significance from the near, the simple, the obvious, to the far and wide, the complex and the inferential: The heaven, in the first instance, meant the open space above the surface in which we breathe and move, in which the birds fly and the clouds float. This is the atmosphere. Then it stretches away into the seemingly boundless regions of space, in which the countless orbs of luminous and of opaque surfaces circumambulate. Then the heavens come to signify the contents of this indefinitely augmented expanse, - the celestial luminaries themselves. Then, by a still further enlargement of its meaning, we rise to the heaven of heavens, the inexpressibly grand and august presence-chamber of the Most High, where the cherubim and seraphim, the innumerable company of angels, the myriads of saints, move in their several grades and spheres, keeping the charge of their Maker, and realizing the joy of their being. This is the third heaven 2 Corinthians 12:2 to the conception of which the imaginative capacity of the human mind rises by an easy gradation. Having once attained to this majestic conception, man is so far prepared to conceive and compose that sublime sentence with which the book of God opens, - "In the beginning God created 'the heavens' and the earth."

    The expanse, or aerial space, in which this arrangement of things has been effected, having received its appropriate name, is recognized as an accomplished fact, and the second day is closed.

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