New American Standard Bible
God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
King James Bible
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Darby Bible Translation
And God made the expanse, and divided between the waters that are under the expanse and the waters that are above the expanse; and it was so.
World English Bible
God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
Young's Literal Translation
And God maketh the expanse, and it separateth between the waters which are under the expanse, and the waters which are above the expanse: and it is so.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Then made God the expanse. - Here the distinction between command and execution is made still more prominent than in the third verse. For the word of command stands in one verse, and the effect realized is related in the next. Nay, we have the doing of the thing and the thing done separately expressed. For, after stating that God made the expanse, it is added, "and it was so." The work accomplished took a permanent form, in which it remained a standing monument of divine wisdom and power.
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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.
God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
"Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!
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