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King James Version


Genesis 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Original Hebrew verse (read from right to left)


וַיִּקְרָ֧א אֱלֹהִ֛ים לָֽרָקִ֖יעַ שָׁמָ֑יִם וַֽיְהִי עֶ֥רֶב וַֽיְהִי בֹ֖קֶר י֥וֹם שֵׁנִֽי׃

Hebrew Study 10


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

רָקִיַע


Strongs: H7549
Raqiya` (raw-kee'-ah) n-m. 1. (properly) an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky [from H7554] KJV: firmament. Root(s): H7554

שָׁמַיִם שָׁמֶה


Strongs: H8064
Shamayim (shaw-mah'-yim) (dual of an unused singular shameh {shaw-meh'}) n-m. 1. the sky (as aloft 2. the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) [from an unused root meaning to be lofty] KJV: air, X astrologer, heaven(-s).

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.

שֵׁנִי


Strongs: H8145
Sheniy (shay-nee') num. 1. (properly) second (the ordinal number) 2. (adverbially) again 3. (by implication) another, other (being distinct from something prior) [from H8138] KJV: again, either (of them), (an-)other, second (time). Root(s): H8138