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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.

Original Hebrew verse (read from right to left)


וַיִּקְרָ֨א אֱלֹהִ֤ים׀ לָאוֹר֙ י֔וֹם וְלַחֹ֖שֶׁךְ קָ֣רָא לָ֑יְלָה וַֽיְהִי עֶ֥רֶב וַֽיְהִי בֹ֖קֶר י֥וֹם אֶחָֽד׃

Hebrew Study 13


קָרָא


Strongs: H7121
Qara' (kaw-raw') v. 1. to call out to (i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) [a primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met)] KJV: bewray (self), that are bidden, call (for, forth, self, upon), cry (unto), (be) famous, guest, invite, mention, (give) name, preach, (make) proclaim(- ation), pronounce, publish, read, renowned, say. Root(s): H7122

אֱלוֹהִים


Strongs: H430
Elohiym (el-o-heem') n-m. 1. gods in the ordinary sense 2. but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God 3. occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates 4. and sometimes as a superlative [plural of H433] KJV: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty. Root(s): H433

אוֹר


Strongs: H216
Owr (ore) n-f. 1. illumination 2. (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.) [from H215] KJV: bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun. Root(s): H215

יוֹם


Strongs: H3117
Yowm (yome) n-m. 1. a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) [from an unused root meaning to be hot] KJV: age, + always, + chronicals, continually(-ance), daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever(-lasting, -more), X full, life, as (so) long as (... live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X required, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year(-ly), + younger.

חוֹשֶׁך


Strongs: H2822
Choshek (kho-shek') n-m. 1. the dark 2. hence (literally) darkness 3. (figuratively) misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness [from H2821] KJV: dark(-ness), night, obscurity. Root(s): H2821

קָרָא


Strongs: H7121
Qara' (kaw-raw') v. 1. to call out to (i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) [a primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met)] KJV: bewray (self), that are bidden, call (for, forth, self, upon), cry (unto), (be) famous, guest, invite, mention, (give) name, preach, (make) proclaim(- ation), pronounce, publish, read, renowned, say. Root(s): H7122

לַיִל לֵיל לַיְלָה


Strongs: H3915
Layil (lah'-yil) (or (Isa. 21) n-m. 1. (properly) a twist (away of the light), i.e. night 2. (figuratively) adversity [from the same as H3883] KJV: ((mid-))night (season). Root(s): H3883

הָיָה


Strongs: H1961
Hayah (haw-yaw) v. 1. to exist 2. to be or become 3. to come into being, i.e. to happen, to occur (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) [a primitive root] KJV: beacon, X altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-)self, require, X use. Compare: H1933

עֶרֶב


Strongs: H6153
`ereb (eh'-reb) n-m. 1. dusk [from H6150] KJV: + day, even(-ing, tide), night. Root(s): H6150

הָיָה


Strongs: H1961
Hayah (haw-yaw) v. 1. to exist 2. to be or become 3. to come into being, i.e. to happen, to occur (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) [a primitive root] KJV: beacon, X altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-)self, require, X use. Compare: H1933

בּוֹקֶר


Strongs: H1242
Boqer (bo'-ker) n-m. 1. (properly) dawn (as the break of day) 2. (generally) morning [from H1239] KJV: (+) day, early, morning, morrow. Root(s): H1239

יוֹם


Strongs: H3117
Yowm (yome) n-m. 1. a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) [from an unused root meaning to be hot] KJV: age, + always, + chronicals, continually(-ance), daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever(-lasting, -more), X full, life, as (so) long as (... live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X required, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year(-ly), + younger.

אֶחָד


Strongs: H259
Echad (ekh-awd') adj. 1. (properly) united, i.e. one 2. (as an ordinal) first [a numeral from H258] KJV: a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any(-thing), apiece, a certain, (dai-)ly, each (one), + eleven, every, few, first, + highway, a man, once, one, only, other, some, together, Root(s): H258