Genesis 1:15
New International Version
and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.

New Living Translation
Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened.

English Standard Version
and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.

Berean Study Bible
And let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to shine upon 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.

New King James Version
and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.

New American Standard Bible
and they shall serve as lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.

NASB 1995
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so.

NASB 1977
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.

Amplified Bible
and let them be useful as lights in the expanse of the heavens to provide light on the earth”; and it was so, [just as He commanded].

Christian Standard Bible
They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on 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.

American Standard Version
and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall be giving light in the firmament of Heaven to give light on the Earth”, and it was in this way.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let them be for light in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth, and it was so.

Contemporary English Version
I command them to shine on the earth." And that's what happened.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth. And it was so done.

English Revised Version
and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Good News Translation
they will shine in the sky to give light to the earth"--and it was done.

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

International Standard Version
to serve as lights in the sky, and to shine on the earth!" And that is what happened:

JPS Tanakh 1917
and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.' And it was so.

Literal Standard Version
and they have been for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”: and it is so.

NET Bible
and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." It was so.

New Heart English Bible
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the sky 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fourth Day
14And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish between the day and the night, and let them be signs to mark the seasons and days and years. 15And let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to shine upon the earth.” And it was so. 16God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night. And He made the stars as well.…

Cross References
Genesis 1:14
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish between the day and the night, and let them be signs to mark the seasons and days and years.

Genesis 1:16
God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night. And He made the stars as well.


Treasury of Scripture

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.









(15) To give light.--This was to be henceforward the permanent arrangement for the bestowal of that which is an essential condition for all life, vegetable and animal. As day and night began on the first day, it is evident that very soon there was a concentrating mass of light and heat outside the earth, and as the expanse grew clear its effects must have become more powerful. There was daylight, then, long before the fourth day; but it was only then that the sun and moon became fully formed and constituted as they are at present, and shone regularly and clearly in the bright sky.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and let them serve as
וְהָי֤וּ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

lights
לִמְאוֹרֹת֙ (lim·’ō·w·rōṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3974: A luminous body, luminary, light, brightness, cheerfulness, a chandelier

in the expanse
בִּרְקִ֣יעַ (bir·qî·a‘)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7549: An expanse, the firmament, visible arch of the sky

of the sky
הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

to shine
לְהָאִ֖יר (lə·hā·’îr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 215: To be or become light

upon
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth.”
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

And it was
וַֽיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

so.
כֵֽן׃ (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus


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