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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Eric's Genesis Chapter 1 comment about verse 27 on 3/10/2014, 9:29am...
I think that when we try to come up with a human explanation for everything written in the Bible we remove the element of faith in our lives There is much that can be explained There is some that cannot Have faith and God will reveal to your heart His truth and you will experience His freedom
Blessed's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 3/10/2014, 6:20am...
I like that fact that when GOD said let there be it became fruition GOD SAID IT IS NOT HIS WILL THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH BUT ALLSHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE GOD SAID HE WOULD BLESS ME AND I AM BLESSED
Sister of christ's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 3/08/2014, 4:40pm...
I believe that God want us to converse with Him as he is after all our provider But as we lean more to our on understanding we can t help but sin We are weak without Him But His love for us is everlasting and we still have a chance to return to Him if we shake off the desires of this world and put Him first Innocence is beautiful and God meek and humble and God love this side of us I believe that we can go back there when we allow ourselves to let go and let God
James's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 3/08/2014, 7:43am...
what does 1 Genesis verse 29 mean explain in depth as to todays use of Gods supplies for us
Pastor Anthony David's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 3/07/2014, 12:16am...
GOD BLESS YOU JESUS WITH YOU
Mapula's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 3/06/2014, 11:55pm...
Genesis chapter 1 tells us that in everything you to always put GOD first because the first verse say s in the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth Ask yourself why does it not read like in the beginning the heavens and the earth was created by GOD So I ve learn that GOd comes first in every little thing you do
Anonymous's Genesis Chapter 1 comment on 3/05/2014, 2:28pm...
Well from what little knowledge I ve learned from the Bible my only guess is God the father the son and the holy spirit are all in one place I think that s why he use the words let us make man in our own image To God be the Glory Amen
Adam's Genesis Chapter 1 comment about verse 25 on 3/05/2014, 2:14pm...
Interesting grouping of animals Beats cattle and things that creep around like reptiles amphibians mammals
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