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15 I command them to shine on the earth.” And that’s what happened. 16 God made two powerful lights, the brighter one to rule the day and the other[a] to rule the night. He also made the stars. 17 Then God put these lights in the sky to shine on the earth,

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  1. 1.16 the brighter. . . the other: The sun and the moon. But they are not called by their names, because in Old Testament times some people worshiped the sun and the moon as though they were gods.

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