7549 - raqia

Strong's Concordance

Original word: רָקִ֫יעַ
Transliteration: raqia
Definition (short): expanse
Definition (full): an expanse, the firmament, visible arch of the sky

NAS Exhaustive Concordance

Word Origin: from raqa
Definition: an extended surface, expanse
NASB Translation: expanse (16), expanse of heaven (1).
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Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From raqa'; properly, an expanse, i.e. The firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky -- firmament.

see HEBREW raqa'

KJV: And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
NASB: Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
KJV: 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.
NASB: God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
KJV: And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
NASB: God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.