New International Version
God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.
King James Bible
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Darby Bible Translation
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening, and there was morning -- the first day.
World English Bible
God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." There was evening and there was morning, one day.
Young's Literal Translation
and God calleth to the light 'Day,' and to the darkness He hath called 'Night;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day one.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God divided the light from the darkness - This does not imply that light and darkness are two distinct substances, seeing darkness is only the privation of light; but the words simply refer us by anticipation to the rotation of the earth round its own axis once in twenty-three hours, fifty-six minutes, and four seconds, which is the cause of the distinction between day and night, by bringing the different parts of the surface of the earth successively into and from under the solar rays; and it was probably at this moment that God gave this rotation to the earth, to produce this merciful provision of day and night. For the manner in which light is supposed to be produced, see Genesis 1:16, under the word sun.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the evening and the morning were. Heb. And the evening was, and the morning was. ver.
(Preached before the Prince of Wales, at Sandringham, 1866.) GENESIS i. 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. It may seem hardly worth while to preach upon this text. Every one thinks that he believes it. Of course--they say--we know that God made the world. Teach us something we do not know, not something which we do. Why preach to us about a text which we fully understand, and believe already? Because, my friends, there are few texts in the Bible more difficult to believe …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
The Purpose in the Coming of Jesus.
Gordon -- Man in the Image of God
An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man
and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, all the Israelites mourned for him thirty days.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.
The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.
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