Now the earth was[a] formless and empty,(A) darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 1:2 Or When God began to create the sky and the earth, the earth was

He stretches the northern skies over empty space;
He hangs the earth on nothing.

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18 For this is what the Lord says—
God is the Creator of the heavens.
He formed the earth and made it.
He established it;
He did not create it to be empty,
but formed it to be inhabited(A)
“I am Yahweh,
and there is no other.

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