1 1 God created the heaven and the earth. 3 The light and the darkness, 8 The firmament, 9 He separateth the water from the earth. 16 He createth the sun, the moon, and the stars. 21 He createth the fish, birds, beasts, 26 He createth man, and giveth him rule over all creatures, 29 And provideth nurture for man and beast.
1 In the [b]beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was [c][d]without form and void, and [e]darkness was upon the [f]deep, and the Spirit of God [g]moved upon the [h]waters.
3 Then God said, Let there be light: And there was [i]light.
4 And God saw the light that it was good, and God separated [j]the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the Light, Day, and the darkness he called Night. [k]So the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 ¶ Again God said, Let there be a [l]firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.
7 Then God made the firmament, and separated the waters, which were [m]under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament, [n]Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 ¶ God said again, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land, Earth, and he called the gathering together of the waters, Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, [o]Let the earth bud forth the bud of the herb, that seedeth seed, the fruitful tree, which beareth fruit according to his kind, which hath his seed in itself upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth the bud of the herb, that seedeth seed according to his kind, also the tree that beareth fruit, which hath his seed in itself according to his kind: and God [p]saw that it was good.
13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 ¶ And God said, Let there be [q]lights in the firmament of the heaven, to [r]separate the day from the night, and let them be for [s]signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 God then made two great [t]lights: the greater light to [u]rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made also the stars.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to shine upon the earth,
18 And to rule in the day, and in the night, and to separate the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 Afterward God said, Let the waters bring forth in abundance every[v]creeping thing that hath [w]life: and let the fowl fly upon the earth in the [x]open firmament of the heaven.
21 Then God created the great whales, and everything living and moving, which the [y]waters brought forth in abundance according to their kind, and every feathered fowl according to his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 Then God [z]blessed them, saying, Bring forth fruit and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the fowl multiply in the earth.
23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Genesis 1:1This word signifieth the beginning and generation of the creatures.
Genesis 1:1First of all, and before that any creature was, God made heaven and earth of nothing.
Genesis 1:2As a rude lump and without any creature in it: for the waters covered all.
Genesis 1:7As the sea and rivers, from those waters that are in the clouds, which are upheld by God’s power, lest they should overwhelm the world.
Genesis 1:8That is, the region of the air, and all that is above us.
Genesis 1:11So that we see it is the only power of God’s word that maketh the earth fruitful, which else naturally is barren.
Genesis 1:12This sentence is so oft repeated, to signify that God made all his creatures to serve to his glory, and to the profit of man: but for sin they were accursed, yet to the elect, by Christ they are restored, and serve to their wealth.
Genesis 1:14By the lights he meaneth the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars.
Genesis 1:14Which is the artificial day, from the Sun rising, to the going down.
Genesis 1:14Of things appertaining to natural and political orders and seasons.
Genesis 1:16To wit, the Sun and the Moon, and here he speaketh, as man judgeth by his eye: for else the Moon is less than the planet Saturn.
Genesis 1:16To give it sufficient light, as instruments appointed for the same, to serve to man’s use.
Genesis 1:21The fish and fowls had both one beginning, wherein we see that nature giveth place to God’s will, forasmuch as the one sort is made to fly about in the air, and the other to swim beneath in the water.
Genesis 1:22That is, by the virtue of his word he gave power to his creatures to engender.
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