Genesis 1:3
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English Standard Version
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

King James Bible
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

American Standard Version
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God said: Be light made. And light was made.

English Revised Version
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The word of God then went forth to the primary material of the world, now filled with creative powers of vitality, to call into being, out of the germs of organization and life which it contained, and in the order pre-ordained by His wisdom, those creatures of the world, which proclaim, as they live and move, the glory of their Creator (Psalm 8:1-9). The work of creation commences with the words, "and God said." The words which God speaks are existing things. "He speaks, and it is done; He commands, and it stands fast." These words are deeds of the essential Word, the λόγος, by which "all things were made." Speaking is the revelation of thought; the creation, the realization of the thoughts of God, a freely accomplished act of the absolute Spirit, and not an emanation of creatures from the divine essence. The first thing created by the divine Word was "light," the elementary light, or light-material, in distinction from the "lights," or light-bearers, bodies of light, as the sun, moon, and stars, created on the fourth day, are called. It is now a generally accepted truth of natural science, that the light does not spring from the sun and stars, but that the sun itself is a dark body, and the light proceeds from an atmosphere which surrounds it. Light was the first thing called forth, and separated from the dark chaos by the creative mandate, "Let there be," - the first radiation of the life breathed into it by the Spirit of God, inasmuch as it is the fundamental condition of all organic life in the world, and without light and the warmth which flows from it no plant or animal could thrive.

Genesis 1:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God.

Psalm 33:6,9 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth...

Psalm 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

Matthew 8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be you clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

John 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

Let.

Job 36:30 Behold, he spreads his light on it, and covers the bottom of the sea.

Job 38:19 Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 104:2 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalm 118:27 God is the LORD, which has showed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Isaiah 60:19 The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you...

John 1:5,9 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not...

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

Ephesians 5:8,14 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light...

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...

1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past...

Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Genesis 2:4
These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

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

Psalm 33:9
For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

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