Genesis 1:3 Commentary - Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
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.
Said(1): (a.) Before-mentioned; already spoken of or specified; aforesaid; -- used chiefly in legal style. (2): (imp. & p. p.) of Say (3): imp. & p. p. of Say.
Let(1): (n.) A stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over. (2): (v. t.) To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose. (3): (v. t.) To cause; to make; -- used with the infinitive in the active form but in the passive sense; as, let make, i. e., cause to be made; let bring, i. e., cause to be brought. (4): (n.) A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; -- common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic. (5): (v. t.) To leave; to relinquish; to abandon. (6): (v. t.) To consider; to think; to esteem. (7): (v. i.) To forbear. (8): (v. i.) To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $500 a year. See note under Let, v. t. (9): (imp. & p. p.) of Let (10): (v. t.) To permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent. (11): (v. t.) To allow to be used or occupied for a compensation; to lease; to rent; to hire out; -- often with out; as, to let a farm; to let a house; to let out horses. (12): (v. t.) To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; -- often with out; as, to let the building of a bridge; to let out the lathing and the plastering.
There(1): (pron.) In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop there, but continued his speech. (2): (pron.) To or into that place; thither. (3): (pron.) In or at that place.
Be(1): (v. i.) To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have ex/stence. (2): (v. i.) To exist in a certain manner or relation, -- whether as a reality or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate, that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or as identical with what is specified, -- a word or words for the predicate being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation is the cessation of existence; that is the man. (3): (v. i.) To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday. (4): (v. i.) To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
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.
Was(1): (v.) The first and third persons singular of the verb be, in the indicative mood, preterit (imperfect) tense; as, I was; he was. (2): (imp.) of Be
Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
The definitions of the words are from Webster's New Modern English Dictionary by Noah Webster, 1922.