Genesis 1:6
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New International Version
And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water."

New Living Translation
Then God said, "Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth."

English Standard Version
And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

New American Standard Bible
Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."

King James Bible
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water."

International Standard Version
Then God said, "Let there be a canopy between bodies of water, separating bodies of water from bodies of water!"

NET Bible
God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water.

New Heart English Bible
God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." And it was so.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then God said, "Let there be a horizon in the middle of the water in order to separate the water."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God said: 'Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.'

New American Standard 1977
Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

King James 2000 Bible
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

American King James Version
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

American Standard Version
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Darby Bible Translation
And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a division between waters and waters.

English Revised Version
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

World English Bible
God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."

Young's Literal Translation
And God saith, 'Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:6-13 The earth was emptiness, but by a word spoken, it became full of God's riches, and his they are still. Though the use of them is allowed to man, they are from God, and to his service and honour they must be used. The earth, at his command, brings forth grass, herbs, and fruits. God must have the glory of all the benefit we receive from the produce of the earth. If we have, through grace, an interest in Him who is the Fountain, we may rejoice in him when the streams of temporal mercies are dried up.
Study Bible
The Second Day: Firmament
5God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 6Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." 7God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.…
Cross References
2 Peter 3:5
But they deliberately overlook the fact that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water,

Psalm 19:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Psalm 33:6
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

Psalm 136:6
To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

Isaiah 40:22
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

Jeremiah 10:12
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.
Treasury of Scripture

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Let there.

Genesis 1:14,20 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven …

Genesis 7:11,12 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the …

Job 26:7,8,13 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth …

Job 37:11,18 Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud…

Job 38:22-26 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen …

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.

Psalm 33:6,9 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of …

Psalm 104:2 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out …

Psalm 136:5,6 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever…

Psalm 148:4 Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens.

Psalm 150:1 Praise you the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the …

Ecclesiastes 11:3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth: …

Jeremiah 10:10,12,13 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting …

Jeremiah 51:15 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

firmament. Heb. expansion.

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