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Genesis 1:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided between the light and the darkness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And God saw the light, that it was, good,—and God divided, the light, from the, darkness;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And God seeth the light that [it is] good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God diuided the light from the darkenesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And God saw the light that it was good, and God divided between the light and the darkness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Elohim saw the light, that [it was] good: and Elohim divided the light from the darkness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods 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.
saw 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
853
{0853} Prime
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the light, 216
{0216} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
that 3588
{3588} Prime
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
[it was] good: 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
and lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods 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.
divided 914
{0914} Prime
בָּדַל
badal
{baw-dal'}
A primitive root; to divide (in various senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.).
996
{0996} Prime
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the light 216
{0216} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
from 996
{0996} Prime
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
the darkness. 2822
{2822} Prime
חֹשֶׁךְ
choshek
{kho-shek'}
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 1:4

_ _ divided the light from darkness — refers to the alternation or succession of the one to the other, produced by the daily revolution of the earth round its axis.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 1:3-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

See commentary on Genesis 1:3-5.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
that:

Genesis 1:10 And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.
Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good.
Genesis 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Ecclesiastes 2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
Ecclesiastes 11:7 Truly the light [is] sweet, and a pleasant [thing it is] for the eyes to behold the sun:

the light from the darkness:
Heb. between the light and between the darkness
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Gn 1:10, 12, 18, 25, 31. Ec 2:13; 11:7.

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Re: notes on קַיִן you are in error. Not an oriental tribe of Palestine but Cana'an. Palestine's dates are 165 AD to the fall of Rome.
- Gurevich (1/13/2013 5:55:15 AM) [qBible.com]
birth of cain & abel
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