Genesis Chapter 1 (1611 Bible)
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In the beginning God created the Heauen, and the Earth.
And the earth was without forme, and voyd, and darkenesse was vpon the face of the deepe: and the Spirit of God mooued vpon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God diuided the light from the darkenesse.
And God called the light, Day, and the darknesse he called Night: and the euening and the morning were the first day.
¶ And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters: and let it diuide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament; and diuided the waters, which were vnder the firmament, from the waters, which were aboue the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament, Heauen: and the euening and the morning were the second day.
¶ And God said, Let the waters vnder the heauen be gathered together vnto one place, and let the dry land appeare: and it was so.
And God called the drie land, Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called hee, Seas: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let the Earth bring foorth grasse, the herbe yeelding seed, and the fruit tree, yeelding fruit after his kinde, whose seed is in it selfe, vpon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought foorth grasse, and herbe yeelding seed after his kinde, and the tree yeelding fruit, whose seed was in it selfe, after his kinde: and God saw that it was good.
And the euening and the morning were the third day.
¶ And God said, Let there bee lights in the firmament of the heauen, to diuide the day from the night: and let them be for signes and for seasons, and for dayes and yeeres.
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heauen, to giue light vpon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the starres also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heauen, to giue light vpon the earth:
And to rule ouer the day, and ouer the night, and to diuide the light from the darkenesse: and God saw that it was good.
And the euening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, Let the waters bring foorth aboundantly the mouing creature that hath life, and foule that may flie aboue the earth in the open firmament of heauen.
And God created great whales, and euery liuing creature that moueth, which the waters brought forth aboundantly after their kinde, and euery winged foule after his kinde: and God saw that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitfull, and multiply, and fill the waters in the Seas, and let foule multiply in the earth.
And the euening and the morning were the fift day.
¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the liuing creature after his kinde, cattell, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kinde: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kinde, and cattell after their kinde, and euery thing that creepeth vpon the earth, after his kinde: and God saw that it was good.
¶ And God said, Let vs make man in our Image, after our likenesse: and let them haue dominion ouer the fish of the sea, and ouer the foule of the aire, and ouer the cattell, and ouer all the earth, and ouer euery creeping thing that creepeth vpon the earth.
So God created man in his owne Image, in the Image of God created hee him; male and female created hee them.
And God blessed them, and God said vnto them, Be fruitfull, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and haue dominion ouer the fish of the sea, and ouer the foule of the aire, and ouer euery liuing thing that mooueth vpon the earth.
¶ And God said, Behold, I haue giuen you euery herbe bearing seede, which is vpon the face of all the earth, and euery tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yeelding seed, to you it shall be for meat:
And to euery beast of the earth, and to euery foule of the aire, and to euery thing that creepeth vpon the earth, wherein there is life, I haue giuen euery greene herbe for meat: and it was so.
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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Howard l. brown jr's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 10/02/2015, 11:19pm...
jesus is my lord and savor
Bismark Ohene Addo's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 9/30/2015, 10:41am...
God is sooo wonderful, still waiting for him, for more things
JESSIE HYDE's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 9/29/2015, 12:19pm...
GENESIS BEING THE BEGINNING OF ALL THE BOOKS IS THE FORFRONT OF STUDYING THE WORD OF GOD.
Carolyn's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 9/28/2015, 7:20pm...
Genesis let us know how God created the universe in six days. The beginning of the world.
Alan Zahn's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 9/21/2015, 4:14pm...
The answer to the question "Did God mean he created the universe in 7 literal days" has been answered. According to scriptureb God created plants on the third day. How long can plants survive without sunlight? God did not create the sun, moon and stars until the 4th day.
Glen's Genesis Chapter 1 comment about verse 29 on 9/19/2015, 5:21pm...
Not sure really, only to say this is Gods provision for man kind, he gave us every thing including the holy spirit, God provides, Jehovah Jireh :
Linda Johnson's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 9/19/2015, 1:17am...
In the creation account, God says "Let us create man in our image. "Us" is the Holy Trinity, that is God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In John 1, we read, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. All things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made. Jesus is the Living Word. "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. God our Father is the creator, Jesus is the creator and Savior, the Holy Spirit is our guide and comforter. God is a Trinity. God in three persons, Holy Trinity.
VikingExplorer's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 9/18/2015, 3:08pm...
Albert, regarding plural: God is the trinity, 3 persons in one God. The 2nd question is more difficult.
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