Genesis 1:4
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New International Version
God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.

New Living Translation
And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.

English Standard Version
And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.

New American Standard Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.

International Standard Version
God saw that the light was beautiful. He separated the light from the darkness,

NET Bible
God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God saw the light was good. So God separated the light from the darkness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

New American Standard 1977
And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

American King James Version
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

American Standard Version
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God saw the light that it was good; and he 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.

English Revised Version
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from 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,
Study Bible
The First Day: Light
3Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.…
Word Study

And God
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.

saw
ra'ah  (raw-aw')
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
'eth  (ayth)
self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) -- (as such unrepresented in English).

the light
'owr  (ore)
illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.) -- bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.

that
kiy  (kee)
very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed

it was good
towb  (tobe)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun

and God
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.

divided
badal  (baw-dal')
to divide (in variation senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.)
beyn  (bane)
a distinction; but used only as a prep, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or -- among, asunder, at, between (-twixt...and), + from (the widest), in, out of, whether (it be...or), within.

the light
'owr  (ore)
illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.) -- bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.

from
beyn  (bane)
a distinction; but used only as a prep, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or -- among, asunder, at, between (-twixt...and), + from (the widest), in, out of, whether (it be...or), within.

the darkness
choshek  (kho-shek')
the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness -- dark(-ness), night, obscurity.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:3-5 God said, Let there be light; he willed it, and at once there was light. Oh, the power of the word of God! And in the new creation, the first thing that is wrought in the soul is light: the blessed Spirit works upon the will and affections by enlightening the understanding. Those who by sin were darkness, by grace become light in the Lord. Darkness would have been always upon fallen man, if the Son of God had not come and given us understanding, 1Jo 5:20. The light which God willed, he approved of. God divided the light from the darkness; for what fellowship has light with darkness? In heaven there is perfect light, and no darkness at all; in hell, utter darkness, and no gleam of light. The day and the night are the Lord's; let us use both to his honour, by working for him every day, and resting in him every night, meditating in his law both day and night.
Cross References
Psalm 145:9
The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works.

Psalm 145:10
All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, And Your godly ones shall bless You.

Isaiah 45:7
The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.
Treasury of Scripture

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

that.

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Ecclesiastes 2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.

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the light from the darkness. Heb. between the light and between the darkness.

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