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Genesis 1:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And God made the expanse, and it divided between the waters that were under the expanse and the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God made the firmament; and diuided the waters, which [were] vnder the firmament, from the waters, which [were] aboue the firmament: and it was so.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And God made the firmament, and God divided between the water which was under the firmament and the water which was above the firmament.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Elohim made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.

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.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
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).
the firmament, 7549
{7549} Prime
רָקִיעַ
raqiya`
{raw-kee'-ah}
From H7554; properly an expanse, that is, the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky.
and divided 914
{0914} Prime
בָּדַל
badal
{baw-dal'}
A primitive root; to divide (in various senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
x996
(0996) Complement
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 waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
which 834
{0834} Prime
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[were] under 8478
{8478} Prime
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the firmament 7549
{7549} Prime
רָקִיעַ
raqiya`
{raw-kee'-ah}
From H7554; properly an expanse, that is, the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky.
from x996
(0996) Complement
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 waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
which 834
{0834} Prime
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[were] above 5921
{5921} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
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, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the firmament: 7549
{7549} Prime
רָקִיעַ
raqiya`
{raw-kee'-ah}
From H7554; properly an expanse, that is, the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky.
and it was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
so. 3651
{3651} Prime
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 1:6-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

See commentary on Genesis 1:6-8.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 1:7

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] (f) under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.

(f) As the sea and rivers, from those waters that are in the clouds, which are upheld by God's power, least they should overwhelm the world.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
divided:

Proverbs 8:28-29 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: ... When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

above:

Job 26:8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Psalms 104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, [which] run among the hills.
Psalms 148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [be] above the heavens.
Ecclesiastes 11:3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty [themselves] upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

and it:

Genesis 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so.
Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Genesis 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
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Gn 1:9, 11, 15, 24. Jb 26:8. Ps 104:10; 148:4. Pv 8:28. Ec 11:3. Mt 8:27.

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