1 In the beginning, when God created the universe,[a]2 the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God[b] was moving over the water.
Genesis 1:1In the beginning … the universe; or In the beginning God created the universe; or When God began to create the universe.
Genesis 1:2the Spirit of God; or the power of God; or a wind from God; or an awesome wind.
26 Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild,[a] large and small.” 27 So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female,
Genesis 1:26One ancient translation animals, domestic and wild; Hebrew domestic animals and all the earth.
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