And God said,(A) “Let there be light,” and there was light.(B) God saw that the light was good,(C) and he separated the light from the darkness.(D) God called(E) the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”(F) And there was evening, and there was morning(G)—the first day.

And God said,(H) “Let there be a vault(I) between the waters(J) to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it.(K) And it was so.(L) God called(M) the vault “sky.”(N) And there was evening, and there was morning(O)—the second day.

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place,(P) and let dry ground(Q) appear.” And it was so.(R) 10 God called(S) the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters(T) he called “seas.”(U) And God saw that it was good.(V)

11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation:(W) seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.(X)” And it was so.(Y) 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds(Z) and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.(AA) 13 And there was evening, and there was morning(AB)—the third day.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights(AC) in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night,(AD) and let them serve as signs(AE) to mark sacred times,(AF) and days and years,(AG) 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.(AH) 16 God made two great lights—the greater light(AI) to govern(AJ) the day and the lesser light to govern(AK) the night.(AL) He also made the stars.(AM) 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night,(AN) and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.(AO) 19 And there was evening, and there was morning(AP)—the fourth day.

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14 And God said, “Let there be lights(A) in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night,(B) and let them serve as signs(C) to mark sacred times,(D) and days and years,(E) 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.(F) 16 God made two great lights—the greater light(G) to govern(H) the day and the lesser light to govern(I) the night.(J) He also made the stars.(K) 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night,(L) and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.(M)

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When I consider your heavens,(A)
    the work of your fingers,(B)
the moon and the stars,(C)
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?

Psalm 19[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The heavens(A) declare(B) the glory of God;(C)
    the skies(D) proclaim the work of his hands.(E)
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.(F)
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.(G)
In the heavens God has pitched a tent(H) for the sun.(I)
    It is like a bridegroom(J) coming out of his chamber,(K)
    like a champion(L) rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens(M)
    and makes its circuit to the other;(N)
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 19:1 In Hebrew texts 19:1-14 is numbered 19:2-15.
  2. Psalm 19:4 Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew measuring line

Even the stork in the sky
    knows her appointed seasons,
and the dove, the swift and the thrush
    observe the time of their migration.
But my people do not know(A)
    the requirements of the Lord.

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and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?(A) We saw his star(B) when it rose and have come to worship him.”

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19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,(A)
    blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood(B)
    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

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12 The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third(A) of them turned dark.(B) A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.(C)

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18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed(A) from the empty way of life(B) handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood(C) of Christ, a lamb(D) without blemish or defect.(E)

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