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Genesis 1:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And God called the firmament Heaven: and the evening and the morning were the second day.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And God called the expanse Heavens. And there was evening, and there was morning—a second day.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And God called, the expanse, heavens. So it was evening—and it was morning, a, second day.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And God calleth to the expanse 'Heavens;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning—day second.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God called the firmament, Heauen: and the euening and the morning were the second day.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And God called the firmament Heaven, and God saw that it was good, and there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Elohim called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

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.
called 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
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.
Heaven. 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; 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).
And the evening 6153
{6153} Prime
עֶרֶב
`ereb
{eh'-reb}
From H6150; dusk.
and the morning 1242
{1242} Prime
בֹּקֶר
boqer
{bo'-ker}
From H1239; properly dawn (as the break of day); generally morning.
were 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).
the second 8145
{8145} Prime
שֵׁנִי
sheniy
{shay-nee'}
From H8138; properly double, that is, second; also adverbially again.
day. 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

See commentary on Genesis 1:6-8.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 1:8

And God called the firmament (g) Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

(g) That is, the region of the air, and all that is above us.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
God:

Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
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 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

evening:

Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Genesis 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Genesis 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
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.
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