Genesis 1:31

“And God saw euery thing that hee had made: and behold, it was very good. And the euening and the morning were the sixth day.”

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And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
- King James Version

God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God saw everything which he had made and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
- Basic English Bible

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning -- the sixth day.
- Darby Bible

And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
- Webster's Bible

God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
- World English Bible

And God seeth all that He hath done, and lo, very good; and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day the sixth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:31


1:31 We have here the approbation and conclusion of the whole work of creation. Observe, The review God took of his work, he saw every thing that he had made - So he doth still; all the works of his hands are under his eye; he that made all sees all. The complacency God took in his work. When we come to review our works we find to our shame, that much has been very bad; but when God reviewed his, all was very good. 1. It was good. Good, for it is all agreeable to the mind of the creator. Good, for it answers the end of its creation. Good, for it is serviceable to man, whom God had appointed lord of the visible creation. Good, for it is all for God's glory; there is that in the whole visible creation which is a demonstration of God's being and perfections, and which tends to beget in the soul of man a religious regard to him. 2. It was very good - Of each day's work (except the second) it was said that it was good, but now it is very good. For, 1. Now man was made, who was the chief of the ways of God, the visible image of the Creator's glory, 2. Now All was made, every part was good, but all together very good. The glory and goodness, the beauty and harmony of God's works both of providence and grace, as this of creation, will best appear when they are perfected. The time when this work was concluded. The evening and the morning were the sixth day - So that in six days God made the world. We are not to think but that God could have made the world in an instant: but he did it in six days, that he might shew himself a free agent, doing his own work, both in his own way, and in his own time; that his wisdom, power and goodness, might appear to us, and be meditated upon by us, the more distinctly; and that he might set us an example of working six days, and resting the seventh. And now as God reviewed his work, let us review our meditations upon it; let us stir up ourselves, and all that is within us, to worship him that made the, heaven, earth, and sea, and the fountains of waters. All his works in all places of his dominion bless him, and therefore bless thou the Lord, O my soul.


Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Michael C.
    Adam and his wife were driven from the garden, because what they did to their character and nature by sinning, made them unfit for the presence of God. God made life on earth, male and female; God identifies Himself in the masculine, but is Spirit: "That which is of the earth, is earthy...there is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body." They do not marry in heaven, but are like the angels.
  • Leonard
    ...adam and eve were "exiled" because they were tempted to "be as gods" and because they knew good and evil,"lest he now put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life"
  • Michael C.
    Candace, The image and likeness of God is His character and nature, and about our being replications of Him in our conduct and course in life, according to His words. An excellent teaching on this is the Sermon on the mount (Mt 5-7). Sin has calloused over our conscience, and distorted our perception of good and evil. God gives us commandments because He is the Author of life, and He knows all!
  • Peter
    to Candace Kim; hi Finally, and the sex doesn't matter except from a human aspect.
    Hope you are well and that they will allow these responses as one alone is too short as they only allow so many characters. Enjoy the day and tomorrow and forever.
  • Peter
    Would God really exile his people because they ate from a tree? What can I say? My research is that it was not an apple tree; and there was a reason that Adam and Eve clothed theirselves after; for then there was an image of less pure, I can say, and that was the beginning of man thinking for himself. There was a reason why there was also a tree of life; and via of that tree, we etc....
  • Pater
    Hi Canace Kim

    I do not know much about emails, do not know your email but does it matter whether God is male or female/ God is God. He did however create man first and woman came from man or something like that; and the image is not really male or female. When i look at an image, I do not look at the sex of the image.

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