Genesis 1:6-7 in the King James Version, which is based on the Hebrew, Masoretic Text, reads, “And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.”
The statement, “...and it was so,” appears at the end of verse 7, which is consistent with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Samaritan Pentateuch. However, the Greek Septuagint places it at the end of verse 6.
This apparent discrepancy is, no doubt, the result of a scribal error, which is solved by the pattern that was established over the seven days of creation. Each day when Elohim gave a command, that command was immediately followed by the statement, “And it was so.”
Thus, the statement, “and it was so,” rightfully belongs at the end of verse 6, immediately after Elohim spoke His command on the second day. This is how it is rendered in this version.
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