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.
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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
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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 …
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Appendix ix. List of Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied in Ancient Rabbinic Writings
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
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;
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.
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