Genesis 1 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

God separates the earth from the waters, and makes it fruitful.

The earth was emptiness, but by a word spoken, it became full of God's riches, and his they are still. Though the use of them is allowed to man, they are from God, and to his service and honour they must be used. The earth, at his command, brings forth grass, herbs, and fruits. God must have the glory of all the benefit we receive from the produce of the earth. If we have, through grace, an interest in Him who is the Fountain, we may rejoice in him when the streams of temporal

mercies are dried up. (Ge 1:14-19)

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