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Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

Original Hebrew verse (read from right to left)

וַיִּתֵּ֥ן אֹתָ֛ם אֱלֹהִ֖ים בִּרְקִ֣יעַ הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם לְהָאִ֖יר עַל הָאָֽרֶץ׃

Hebrew Study 8


Strongs: H5414
Nathan (naw-than') v. 1. to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) [a primitive root] KJV: add, apply, appoint, ascribe, assign, X avenge, X be ((healed)), bestow, bring (forth, hither), cast, cause, charge, come, commit, consider, count, + cry, deliver (up), direct, distribute, do, X doubtless, X without fail, fasten, frame, X get, give (forth, over, up), grant, hang (up), X have, X indeed, lay (unto charge, up), (give) leave, lend, let (out), + lie, lift up, make, + O that, occupy, offer, ordain, pay, perform, place, pour, print, X pull , put (forth), recompense, render, requite, restore, send (out), set (forth), shew, shoot forth (up), + sing, + slander, strike, (sub-)mit, suffer, X surely, X take, thrust, trade, turn, utter, + weep, + willingly, + withdraw, + would (to) God, yield.


Strongs: H853
Eth (ayth) prt-x. 1. (properly) self 2. (generally) used to point out the object of a verb (or preposition) more definitely 3. (hence) even or namely [apparent contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity] KJV: (as such unrepresented in English). Root(s): H226


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


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).


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.


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


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.