Genesis 1:4 Commentary - Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
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.
Saw(1): (v. t.) Something said; speech; discourse. (2): (imp.) of See (3): (v. t.) A saying; a proverb; a maxim. (4): (v. t.) Dictate; command; decree. (5): (n.) An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood, iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel, with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing. (6): (v. t.) To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble. (7): imp. of See. (8): (v. t.) To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel. (9): (v. t.) Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air. (10): (v. i.) To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well. (11): (v. i.) To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast. (12): (v. i.) To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
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.
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.
That(1): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples. (2): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun. (3): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb. (4): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because. (5): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc. (6): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that. (7): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like. (8): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing. (9): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural. (10): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
It(1): (pron.) As a substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home. (2): (pron.) As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains. (3): (pron.) As an indefinite object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk). (4): (pron.) As a demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned, or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John. (5): (pron.) As a substitute for such general terms as, the state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it with the sick man? (6): (pron.) The neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them).
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
Good(1): (superl.) Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc. (2): (superl.) Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions. (3): (superl.) Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto. (4): (v. t.) To make good; to turn to good. (5): (adv.) Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible. (6): (n.) Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property. (7): (n.) Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc. (8): (n.) That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil. (9): (superl.) Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc. (10): (superl.) Not lacking or deficient; full; complete. (11): (superl.) Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at. (12): (superl.) Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc. (13): (superl.) Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth. (14): (v. t.) To manure; to improve. (15): (superl.) Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for. (16): (superl.) Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
Divided(1): (a.) Parted; disunited; distributed. (2): (imp. & p. p.) of Divide (3): (a.) Cut into distinct parts, by incisions which reach the midrib; -- said of a leaf.
From(prep.) Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.
Darkness(1): (n.) A state of privacy; secrecy. (2): (n.) The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom. (3): (n.) A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity. (4): (n.) Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion. (5): (n.) A state of distress or trouble.
Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
The definitions of the words are from Webster's New Modern English Dictionary by Noah Webster, 1922.