The earth was [a](A)formless and void, and (B)darkness was over the [b]surface of the deep, and (C)the Spirit of God (D)was [c]moving over the [d]surface of the waters.

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  1. Genesis 1:2 Or a waste and emptiness
  2. Genesis 1:2 Lit face of
  3. Genesis 1:2 Or hovering
  4. Genesis 1:2 Lit face of

Now the earth was formless(A) and empty,(B) darkness was over the surface of the deep,(C) and the Spirit of God(D) was hovering(E) over the waters.

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Then God said, “Let there be [a]an (A)expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

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  1. Genesis 1:6 Or a firmament

And God said,(A) “Let there be a vault(B) between the waters(C) to separate water from water.”

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Then God said, “(A)Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let (B)the dry land appear”; and it was so.

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And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place,(A) and let dry ground(B) appear.” And it was so.(C)

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For He has (A)founded it upon the seas
And established it upon the rivers.

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for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.(A)

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Thus says God the Lord,

Who (A)created the heavens and (B)stretched them out,
Who spread out the (C)earth and its [a]offspring,
Who (D)gives breath to the people on it
And spirit to those who walk in it,

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  1. Isaiah 42:5 Or vegetation

This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens,(A) who stretches them out,
    who spreads out the earth(B) with all that springs from it,(C)
    who gives breath(D) to its people,
    and life to those who walk on it:

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24 Thus says the Lord, your (A)Redeemer, and the one who (B)formed you from the womb,

“I, the Lord, am the maker of all things,
(C)Stretching out the heavens by Myself
And spreading out the earth [a]all alone,

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  1. Isaiah 44:24 Or who was with Me?

Jerusalem to Be Inhabited

24 “This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer,(A) who formed(B) you in the womb:(C)

I am the Lord,
    the Maker of all things,
    who stretches out the heavens,(D)
    who spreads out the earth(E) by myself,

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12 It is (A)He who made the earth by His power,
Who (B)established the world by His wisdom;
And by His understanding He has (C)stretched out the heavens.

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12 But God made(A) the earth(B) by his power;
    he founded the world by his wisdom(C)
    and stretched out the heavens(D) by his understanding.

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