Genesis 1:17 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
And God set them in the expanse of the heavens,to give light on the earth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
and God giveth them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
And he set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
And God set them in the firmament of the heauen, to giue light vpon the earth:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
And God placed them in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
And Elohim set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Plural of H0433
in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God
; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates
; and sometimes as a superlative.
A primitive root; to give
, used with great latitude of application (put
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
them in the firmament
; properly an expanse
, that is, the firmament
or (apparently) visible arch of the sky.
of the heaven
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty
; the sky
; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
to give light
A primitive root; to be
(literally and metaphorically).
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812
Count - 1162
Properly the same as H5920
used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above
, or against
(yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm
; the earth
(at large, or partitively a land
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Hast thou commanded
the morning since
thy days; [and
] caused the dayspring
to know his place;
[[To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD our
name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Psalms 8:3 When
I consider thy heavens, the work
of thy fingers, the moon
and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
hath the Lord commanded us, [saying
], I have
set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou
shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
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