Genesis 1:15
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
and let them be for lightsלִמְאֹורֹת֙
(lim·'o·v·rot)
3974: a luminaryfrom or
in the expanseבִּרְקִ֣יעַ
(bir·ki·a')
7549: an extended surface, expansefrom raqa
of the heavensהַשָּׁמַ֔יִם
(ha·sha·ma·yim,)
8064: heaven, skyfrom an unused word
to give lightלְהָאִ֖יר
(le·ha·'ir)
215: to be or become lighta prim. root
on the earth";הָאָ֑רֶץ
(ha·'a·retz;)
776: earth, landa prim. root
and it was so.כֵֽן׃
(chen.)
3651: so, thusa prim. adverb






KJV Lexicon
And let them be for lights
ma'owr  (maw-ore')
a luminous body or luminary, i.e. (abstractly) light (as an element): figuratively, brightness, i.e.cheerfulness; specifically, a chandelier -- bright, light.
in the firmament
raqiya`  (raw-kee'-ah)
an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky -- firmament.
of the heaven
shamayim  (shaw-mah'-yim)
air, astrologer, heaven(-s).
to give light
'owr  (ore)
to be (causative, make) luminous (literally and metaphorically) -- break of day, glorious, kindle, (be, en-, give, show) light (-en, -ened), set on fire, shine.
upon the earth
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
and it was so
Parallel Verses
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.

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

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.
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