Genesis 1:5 Commentary - Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
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.
Called(imp. & p. p.) of Call
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evening(1): (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Even (2): (n.) The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sum. (3): (n.) The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory.
Morning(a.) Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service.
Were(1): (n.) A weir. See Weir. (2): (v. t.) To guard; to protect. (3): The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be. (4): (v. t. & i.) To wear. See 3d Wear. (5): (n.) A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild. (6): (n.) A man.
First(1): (a.) Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign. (2): (a.) Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others. (3): (adv.) Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles. (4): (n.) The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect. (5): (a.) Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
The definitions of the words are from Webster's New Modern English Dictionary by Noah Webster, 1922.