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Genesis 1:16 Commentary - Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.


Comments

Genesis 1:16 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Genesis 1:16 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Genesis 1:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Genesis 1:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Genesis 1:16 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Genesis 1:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Genesis 1:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:16 - Geneva Bible Notes

Genesis 1:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 1:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Genesis 1:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Genesis 1:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 1:16 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Genesis 1:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 1:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments


And

(1): (conj.) In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go. (2): (conj.) It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive. (3): (conj.) If; though. See An, conj. (4): (conj.) A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.

God

(1): (a. & n.) Good. (2): (n.) A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol. (3): (n.) The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah. (4): (n.) Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. (5): (v. t.) To treat as a god; to idolize. (6): (n.) A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.

Dictionaries

God - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

God - Dictionary of the Apostolic Church

God - Theological Dictionary

God - New Catholic Dictionary

God - Catholic Encyclopedia

God - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

God - Easton's Bible Dictionary

God - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

God - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

God - A Dictionary Of Christ And The Gospels

God - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

God - The Poor Man’s Concordance and Dictionary to the Sacred Scriptures

God - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

God - Popular Cyclopedia Biblical Literature

God - Concise Bible Dictionary

God - Nave's Topical Bible

God - People's Dictionary of the Bible

God - The Dictionary of Philosophy

God - Smith's Bible Dictionary

God - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

God - Biblical and Theological Dictionary

Made

(1): (a.) Artificially produced; pieced together; formed by filling in; as, made ground; a made mast, in distinction from one consisting of a single spar. (2): (imp. & p. p.) of Make (3): imp. & p. p. of Make. (4): (n.) See Mad, n.

Two

(1): (n.) The sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects. (2): (n.) One and one; twice one. (3): (n.) A symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii.

Dictionaries

Two - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Two - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Two - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Two - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

Two - Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Great

(1): (superl.) Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval. (2): (superl.) More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain. (3): (superl.) Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings. (4): (superl.) Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc. (5): (superl.) Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length. (6): (n.) The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great. (7): (superl.) Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc. (8): (superl.) Pregnant; big (with young). (9): (superl.) Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; -- often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as, great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grandmother's father), great-grandson, etc. (10): (superl.) Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle. (11): (superl.) Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.

Dictionaries

Great - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

Lights

(n. pl.) The lungs of an animal or bird; -- sometimes coarsely applied to the lungs of a human being.

Dictionaries

Lights - New Catholic Dictionary

Lights - Catholic Encyclopedia

Lights - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

The

(1): (v. i.) See Thee. (2): (definite article.) A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. (3): (adv.) By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform.

Greater

Dictionaries

Greater - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

Light

(1): (superl.) Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread. (2): (n.) One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity. (3): (n.) Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity. (4): (superl.) Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors. (5): (superl.) Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind. (6): (superl.) Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution. (7): (superl.) Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind. (8): (superl.) Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial. (9): (superl.) Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy. (10): (superl.) Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light. (11): (n.) A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light. (12): (superl) Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light. (13): (v. i.) To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in. (14): (adv.) Lightly; cheaply. (15): (v. i.) To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into. (16): (v. i.) To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon. (17): (v. i.) To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect. (18): (v. i.) To feel light; to be made happy. (19): (n.) That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous. (20): (n.) That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc. (21): (n.) The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day. (22): (n.) The brightness of the eye or eyes. (23): (n.) The medium through which light is admitted, as a window, or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions. (24): (n.) Life; existence. (25): (n.) Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity. (26): (n.) The power of perception by vision. (27): (n.) That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information. (28): (v. t.) To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off. (29): (n.) The manner in which the light strikes upon a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; -- opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro. (30): (n.) Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances presented to view; point of view; as, to state things fairly and put them in the right light. (31): (superl.) Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character. (32): (v. i.) To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with up; as, the room lights up very well. (33): (v. i.) To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light. (34): (superl) White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light brown; a light complexion. (35): (superl.) Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil. (36): (superl.) Slight; not important; as, a light error. (37): (n.) To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; -- sometimes with up. (38): (n.) To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up. (39): (n.) To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light. (40): (superl.) Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin. (41): (superl.) Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered. (42): (superl.) Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy. (43): (superl.) Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load. (44): (superl.) Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task. (45): (superl.) Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment. (46): (superl.) Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse. (47): (superl.) Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.

Dictionaries

Light - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Light - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Light - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Light - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Light - A Dictionary Of Christ And The Gospels

Light - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Light - The Poor Man’s Concordance and Dictionary to the Sacred Scriptures

Light - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Light - Popular Cyclopedia Biblical Literature

Light - Concise Bible Dictionary

Light - Nave's Topical Bible

Light - A Symbolical Dictionary

Light - Synonyms of the New Testament

Light - Biblical and Theological Dictionary

Light - Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

To

(1): (prep.) Extent; limit; degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three hundred. (2): (prep.) Apposition; connection; antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged hand to hand. (3): (prep.) Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. (4): (prep.) Character; condition of being; purpose subserved or office filled. (5): (prep.) Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a piano. (6): (prep.) Addition; union; accumulation. (7): (prep.) Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him. (8): (prep.) Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. (9): (prep.) The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. (10): (prep.) Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of the state. (11): (prep.) In many phrases, and in connection with many other words, to has a pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. (12): (prep.) As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use of last defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e., ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the infinitive, even in situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where the infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I love learning; to die for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's country. Where the infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see? (Matt. xi. 8). (13): (prep.) In a very general way, and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.

Dictionaries

To - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

Rule

(1): (v. i.) To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; -- often followed by over. (2): (v. i.) To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule. (3): (n.) To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book. (4): (v. i.) To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before. (5): (n.) To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court. (6): (a.) A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work. (7): (a.) Systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock. (8): (n.) To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive. (9): (n.) To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage. (10): (a.) Uniform or established course of things. (11): (a.) That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket. (12): (a.) A composing rule. See under Conposing. (13): (n.) To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice. (14): (a.) A measuring instrument consisting of a graduated bar of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, which is usually marked so as to show inches and fractions of an inch, and jointed so that it may be folded compactly. (15): (a.) A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler. (16): (a.) A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule. (17): (a.) A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root. (18): (a.) An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit. (19): (a.) The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control. (20): (a.) Conduct in general; behavior. (21): (a.) Ordibary course of procedure; usual way; comon state or condition of things; as, it is a rule to which there are many exeptions.

Dictionaries

Rule - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Rule - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Day

(1): (n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time. (2): (n.) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine. (3): (n.) The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below. (4): (n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work. (5): (n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.

Dictionaries

Day - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Day - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Day - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Day - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Day - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Day - A Dictionary Of Christ And The Gospels

Day - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Day - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Day - Popular Cyclopedia Biblical Literature

Day - Concise Bible Dictionary

Day - Nave's Topical Bible

Day - People's Dictionary of the Bible

Day - Smith's Bible Dictionary

Day - A Symbolical Dictionary

Day - Thompson Chain-Reference Bible

Day - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

Day - Biblical and Theological Dictionary

Day - Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Lesser

(1): (a.) Less; smaller; inferior. (2): (adv.) Less.

Night

(1): (n.) That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise; esp., the time between dusk and dawn, when there is no light of the sun, but only moonlight, starlight, or artificial light. (2): (n.) Darkness; obscurity; concealment. (3): (n.) Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance. (4): (n.) The period after the close of life; death. (5): (n.) A state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow. (6): (n.) A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep.

Dictionaries

Night - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Night - Dictionary of the Apostolic Church

Night - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Night - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Night - A Dictionary Of Christ And The Gospels

Night - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Night - The Poor Man’s Concordance and Dictionary to the Sacred Scriptures

Night - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Night - Popular Cyclopedia Biblical Literature

Night - Concise Bible Dictionary

Night - Nave's Topical Bible

Night - Smith's Bible Dictionary

Night - A Symbolical Dictionary

Night - Thompson Chain-Reference Bible

Night - Biblical and Theological Dictionary

Night - Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

He

(1): (obj.) The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated. (2): (obj.) Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively. (3): (obj.) Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.

Dictionaries

He - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

He - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

He - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

Stars

Dictionaries

Stars - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Stars - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Stars - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Stars - Nave's Topical Bible

Stars - Thompson Chain-Reference Bible

Also

(1): (adv. & conj.) In like manner; likewise. (2): (adv. & conj.) Even as; as; so. (3): (adv. & conj.) In addition; besides; as well; further; too.

Dictionaries

Also - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Also - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

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