Genesis 1:17
Good News Translation
He placed the lights in the sky to shine on the earth,

Contemporary English Version
Then God put these lights in the sky to shine on the earth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth.

Genesis 9:13 I will set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be the sign of a covenant between me and between the earth.

Job 38:12 Didst thou since thy birth command the morning, and shew the dawning of the day its place?

Psalm 8:1,3 Unto the end, for the presses: a psalm for David. [2] O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens. . . .

Acts 13:47 For so the Lord hath commanded us: I have set thee to be the light of the Gentiles: that thou mayest be for salvation unto the utmost part of the earth.

Context
The Fourth Day
16And God made two great lights: a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule the night: and the stars. 17And he set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth.18And to rule the day and the night, and to divide the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 33:20
Thus saith the Lord: if my covenant, with the day can be made void, and my covenant with the night, that there should not be day and night in their season:

Jeremiah 33:25
Thus saith the Lord. If I have not set my covenant between day and night, and laws to heaven and earth:

Additional Translations
God set these lights in the expanse of the sky to shine upon the earth,And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth,

And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth,

And God placed them in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth,

And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth,

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth.

God set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth,

and God giveth them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
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