New American Standard Bible
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.
King James Bible
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Darby Bible Translation
And God made the two great lights, the great light to rule the day, and the small light to rule the night, and the stars.
World English Bible
God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
Young's Literal Translation
And God maketh the two great luminaries, the great luminary for the rule of the day, and the small luminary -- and the stars -- for the rule of the night;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This result is fully particularized in the next three verses. This word, "made," corresponds to the word "be" in the command, and indicates the disposition and adjustment to a special purpose of things previously existing.
The two great lights. - The well-known ones, great in relation to the stars, as seen from the earth.
The great light, - in comparison with the little light. The stars, from man's point of view, are insignificant, except in regard to number Genesis 15:5.
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and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so.
When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.
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