Then (A)God said, “[a]Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was (B)good; and God (C)separated the light from the darkness. (D)God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And (E)there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Then God said, “Let there be [b]an (F)expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” God made the [c]expanse, and separated (G)the waters that were below the [d]expanse from the waters (H)that were above the [e]expanse; and it was so. God called the [f]expanse “heaven.” And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Then God said, “(I)Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let (J)the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land “earth,” and the (K)gathering of the waters He called “seas”; and God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout [g](L)vegetation, [h]plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit according to [i]their kind [j]with seed in them”; and it was so. 12 The earth produced [k]vegetation, [l]plants yielding seed according to [m]their kind, and trees bearing fruit [n]with seed in them, according to [o]their kind; and God saw that it was good.

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  1. Genesis 1:3 I.e., a command, not a request; and so throughout the ch
  2. Genesis 1:6 Or a firmament; i.e., atmosphere and space
  3. Genesis 1:7 Or firmament
  4. Genesis 1:7 Or firmament
  5. Genesis 1:7 Or firmament
  6. Genesis 1:8 Or firmament
  7. Genesis 1:11 Or grass
  8. Genesis 1:11 Or herbs
  9. Genesis 1:11 Lit its
  10. Genesis 1:11 Lit in which is its seed
  11. Genesis 1:12 Or grass
  12. Genesis 1:12 Or herbs
  13. Genesis 1:12 Lit its
  14. Genesis 1:12 Lit in which is its seed
  15. Genesis 1:12 Lit its