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14 Then God said, “Let there be (A)lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and (B)seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great [a]lights: the (C)greater light to rule the day, and the (D)lesser light to rule the night. He made (E)the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the (F)heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to (G)rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

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  1. Genesis 1:16 luminaries

19 And take heed, lest you (A)lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, (B)all the host of heaven, you feel driven to (C)worship them and serve them, which the Lord your God has [a]given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.

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  1. Deuteronomy 4:19 divided

[a]They shall fear You
(A)As long as the sun and moon endure,
Throughout all generations.

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  1. Psalm 72:5 So with MT, Tg.; LXX, Vg. They shall continue

17 (A)His name shall endure forever;
His name shall continue as long as the sun.
And (B)men shall be blessed in Him;
(C)All nations shall call Him blessed.

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For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever;
(A)Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.”

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36 (A)His seed shall endure forever,
And his throne (B)as the sun before Me;

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91 They continue this day according to (A)Your ordinances,
For all are Your servants.

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