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Commentaries for Genesis Chapter 1

God creates heaven and earth.

The first verse of the Bible gives us a satisfying and useful account of the origin of the earth and the heavens...
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The creation of light.

God said, Let there be light; he willed it, and at once there was light...
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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...
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God forms the sun, moon, and stars.

In the fourth day's work, the creation of the sun, moon, and stars is accounted for...
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Animals created.

God commanded the fish and fowl to be produced...
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Man created in the image of God.

Man was made last of all the creatures: this was both an honour and a favour to him...
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Food appointed.

Herbs and fruits must be man's food, including corn, and all the products of the earth...
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The work of creation ended and approved.

When we come to think about our works, we find, to our shame, that much has been very bad; but when God saw his work, all was very good...
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