English Standard Version
And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
King James Bible
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided between the light and the darkness.
World English Bible
God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
And God seeth the light that it is good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness,
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The expression in Genesis 1:4, "God saw the light that it was good," for "God saw that the light was good," according to a frequently recurring antiptosis (cf. Genesis 6:2; Genesis 12:14; Genesis 13:10), is not an anthropomorphism at variance with enlightened thoughts of God; for man's seeing has its type in God's, and God's seeing is not a mere expression of the delight of the eye or of pleasure in His work, but is of the deepest significance to every created thing, being the seal of the perfection which God has impressed upon it, and by which its continuance before God and through God is determined. The creation of light, however, was no annihilation of darkness, no transformation of the dark material of the world into pure light, but a separation of the light from the primary matter, a separation which established and determined that interchange of light and darkness, which produces the distinction between day and night.
LibraryThe vision of Creation
'And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image: in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Human Nature (Septuagesima Sunday. )
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The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you!
I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the LORD, who does all these things.
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