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King James Version


Genesis 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Original Hebrew verse (read from right to left)


וְהָי֤וּ לִמְאוֹרֹת֙ בִּרְקִ֣יעַ הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם לְהָאִ֖יר עַל הָאָ֑רֶץ וַֽיְהִי כֵֽן׃

Hebrew Study 9


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

מָאוֹר מָאוֹר מְאוֹרָה מְאוֹרָה


Strongs: H3974
Ma'owr (maw-ore') (or maor {maw-ore'} also (in plural) feminine mpowrah {meh-o-raw'}; or morah {meh-o-raw'};) n-m. 1. (properly) a luminous body or luminary 2. (abstractly) light (as an element) 3. (figuratively) brightness, i.e.cheerfulness 4. (specifically) a chandelier [from H215] KJV: bright, light. Root(s): H215

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).

אוֹר


Strongs: H215
Owr (ore) v. 1. to be (causative, make) luminous (literally and metaphorically) [a primitive root] KJV: X break of day, glorious, kindle, (be, en-, give, show) light (-en, -ened), set on fire, shine.

עַל


Strongs: H5921
`al (al) prep. 1. above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications (as follow) [(properly) the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural often with prefix, or as conjunction with a particle following)] KJV: above, according to(-ly), after, (as) against, among, and, X as, at, because of, beside (the rest of), between, beyond the time, X both and, by (reason of), X had the charge of, concerning for, in (that), (forth, out) of, (from) (off), (up-)on, over, than, through(-out), to, touching, X with. Root(s): H5920

אֶרֶץ


Strongs: H776
Erets (eh'-rets) n-f. 1. the earth (at large, or partitively a land) [from an unused root probably meaning to be firm] KJV: X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X natins, way, + wilderness, world.

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

כֵּן


Strongs: H3651
Ken (kane) adj. 1. (properly) set upright 2. hence (figuratively as adjective) just 3. but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation 4. often with other particles) [from H3559] KJV: + after that (this, -ward, -wards), as ... as, + (for-)asmuch as yet, + be (for which) cause, + following, howbeit, in (the) like (manner, -wise), X the more, right, (even) so, state, straightway, such (thing), surely, + there (where)-fore, this, thus, true, well, X you. Root(s): H3559