New International Version
God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
King James Bible
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided between the light and the darkness.
World English Bible
God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
And God seeth the light that it is good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness,
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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
the light from the darkness. Heb. between the light and between the darkness.
(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
The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you.
I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.
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