Genesis 1:15
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.

Darby Bible Translation
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so.

World English Bible
and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth;" and it was so.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have been for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth:' and it is so.

Genesis 1:15 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

To shine upon the earth. - The first day spreads the shaded gleam of light over the face of the deep. The fourth day unfolds to the eye the lamps of heaven, hanging in the expanse of the skies, and assigns to them the office of "shining upon the earth." A threefold function is thus attributed to the celestial orbs - to divide day from night, to define time and place, and to shine on the earth. The word of command is here very full, running over two verses, with the exception of the little clause, "and it was so," stating the result.

Genesis 1:15 Parallel Commentaries

Library
In the Present Crusade against the Bible and the Faith of Christian Men...
IN the present crusade against the Bible and the Faith of Christian men, the task of destroying confidence in the first chapter of Genesis has been undertaken by Mr. C. W. Goodwin, M.A. He requires us to "regard it as the speculation of some Hebrew Descartes or Newton, promulgated in all good faith as the best and most probable account that could be then given of God's Universe." (p. 252.) Mr. Goodwin remarks with scorn, that "we are asked to believe that a vision of Creation was presented to him
John William Burgon—Inspiration and Interpretation

God's Creation
GENESIS i. 31. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold it was very good. This is good news, and a gospel. The Bible was written to bring good news, and therefore with good news it begins, and with good news it ends. But it is not so easy to believe. We want faith to believe; and that faith will be sometimes sorely tried. Yes; we want faith. As St. Paul says: 'Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God; so that things which are seen were not made of
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Appendix ix. List of Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied in Ancient Rabbinic Writings
THE following list contains the passages in the Old Testament applied to the Messiah or to Messianic times in the most ancient Jewish writings. They amount in all to 456, thus distributed: 75 from the Pentateuch, 243 from the Prophets, and 138 from the Hagiorgrapha, and supported by more than 558 separate quotations from Rabbinic writings. Despite all labour care, it can scarcely be hoped that the list is quite complete, although, it is hoped, no important passage has been omitted. The Rabbinic references
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
The law of God originates in his nature, but the attributes of his creatures are due to his sovereignty. The former is, accordingly, to be viewed as necessarily obligatory on the moral subjects of his government, and the latter--which are all consistent with the holiness of the Divine nature, are to be considered as called into exercise according to his appointment. Hence, also, the law of God is independent of his creatures, though made known on their account; but the operation of their attributes
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Genesis 1:14
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

Genesis 1:16
God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.

Jump to Previous
Arch Earth Expanse Firmament Heaven Heavens Lights Sky
Jump to Next
Arch Earth Expanse Firmament Heaven Heavens Lights Sky
Links
Genesis 1:15 NIV
Genesis 1:15 NLT
Genesis 1:15 ESV
Genesis 1:15 NASB
Genesis 1:15 KJV

Genesis 1:15 Bible Apps
Genesis 1:15 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 1:15 Chinese Bible
Genesis 1:15 French Bible
Genesis 1:15 German Bible

Genesis 1:15 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Genesis 1:14
Top of Page
Top of Page