Genesis 1:15
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New International Version
and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.

New Living Translation
Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth." And that is what happened.

English Standard Version
and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.

New American Standard Bible
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth." And it was so.

International Standard Version
to serve as lights in the sky, and to shine on the earth!" And that is what happened:

NET Bible
and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." It was so.

New Heart English Bible
and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will be lights in the sky to shine on the earth." And so it was.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.' And it was so.

New American Standard 1977
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth; and it was so.

King James 2000 Bible
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
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
and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth. And it was so done.

Darby Bible Translation
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the 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.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have been for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth:' and it is so.
Study Bible
The Fourth Day: Sun, Moon, Stars
14Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; 15and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. 16God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:14
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

Genesis 1:16
God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
Treasury of Scripture

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

(15) To give light.--This was to be henceforward the permanent arrangement for the bestowal of that which is an essential condition for all life, vegetable and animal. As day and night began on the first day, it is evident that very soon there was a concentrating mass of light and heat outside the earth, and as the expanse grew clear its effects must have become more powerful. There was daylight, then, long before the fourth day; but it was only then that the sun and moon became fully formed and constituted as they are at present, and shone regularly and clearly in the bright sky.

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven,.... To continue there as luminous bodies; as enlighteners, as the word signifies, causing light, or as being the instruments of conveying it, particularly to the earth, as follows:

to give light upon the earth; and the inhabitants of it, when formed:

and it was so: these lights were formed and placed in the firmament of the heaven for such uses, and served such purposes as God willed and ordered they should. 1:14-19 In the fourth day's work, the creation of the sun, moon, and stars is accounted for. All these are the works of God. The stars are spoken of as they appear to our eyes, without telling their number, nature, place, size, or motions; for the Scriptures were written, not to gratify curiosity, or make us astronomers, but to lead us to God, and make us saints. The lights of heaven are made to serve him; they do it faithfully, and shine in their season without fail. We are set as lights in this world to serve God; but do we in like manner answer the end of our creation? We do not: our light does not shine before God, as his lights shine before us. We burn our Master's candles, but do not mind our Master's work.
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