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Genesis 1:1

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In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the Heauen, and the Earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

At the first God made the heaven and the earth.
- Basic English Bible

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
- Darby Bible

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
- Webster's Bible

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
- World English Bible

In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth --
- Youngs Literal Bible

IN THE beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:1

1:1 Observe here. 1. The effect produced, The heaven and the earth - That is, the world, including the whole frame and furniture of the universe. But 'tis only the visible part of the creation that Moses designs to give an account of. Yet even in this there are secrets which cannot be fathomed, nor accounted for. But from what we see of heaven and earth, we may infer the eternal power and godhead of the great Creator. And let our make and place, as men, mind us of our duty, as Christians, which is always to keep heaven in our eye, and the earth under our feet. Observe 2. The author and cause of this great work, God. The Hebrew word is Elohim; which (1.) seems to mean The Covenant God, being derived from a word that signifies to swear. (2.) The plurality of persons in the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The plural name of God in Hebrew, which speaks of him as many, tho' he be but one, was to the Gentiles perhaps a favour of death unto death, hardening them in their idolatry; but it is to us a favour of life unto life, confirming our faith in the doctrine of the Trinity, which, tho' but darkly intimated in the Old Testament, is clearly revealed in the New. Observe 3. The manner how this work was effected; God created, that is, made it out of nothing. There was not any pre - existent matter out of which the world was produced. The fish and fowl were indeed produced out of the waters, and the beasts and man out of the earth; but that earth and those waters were made out of nothing. Observe 4. When this work was produced; In the beginning - That is, in the beginning of time. Time began with the production of those beings that are measured by time. Before the beginning of time there was none but that Infinite Being that inhabits eternity. Should we ask why God made the world no sooner, we should but darken counsel by words without knowledge; for how could there be sooner or later in eternity?

 

Comments for Genesis 1:1

Gail Neal's comment on 2014-04-10 05:17:47:

THIS VERSE IS NO LESS INSPIRED REVEALED TO MAN TO PEN THAN ANY OTHER IN THE HOLY TEXT. THE BOOK OF GENESIS IS KNOWN AS THE1st BOOK OF MOSES MOSES SEEMINGLY BEING ATTRIBUTED AUTHORSHIP AS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. SO, IT SEEMS THERE SHOULD BE NO CONTROVERSY CONCERNING THIS VERSE. OR AT LEAST NO MORE THAN ANY OTHER GIVEN BY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER TO THE PROPHETS FOR US.

 

Baby's comment on 2014-04-10 00:54:36:

I know that Genesis 1 1 is beautiful.

 

Kayla's comment on 2014-03-30 17:11:39:

I use this verse for everyday life and it is awesome who listens. I love it. It really captures what God is capable of doing.

 

Goaba's comment on 2014-02-25 05:20:08:

God does not have a beginning nor does He have an end Our sense of time beginning and the end will limit our grasp of who God is should we confine Him to such a minute time span He was there in eternity past and He will there in the eternal future He is This is not a riddle or a puzzle pardon my limited English to be solved by asking who created Him and who created he who created Him If you can answer some of these questions then you will have reduced God to just another guy in your class or neighborhood Even Christians do not have answers let alone the bible One thing that is going to happen is when Christ comes again then we will know everything for know we know only in part Be encouraged seek His face while it is day for night is coming where no work will be done

 

The Rev.sundar Lall's comment on 2014-02-20 07:50:54:

This verse itself is an account of a creation story because there are two accounts of creation thus it is the duty of a readers to be a positive thinker and than this verse will be revealed to and with right perspective physical and spiritual both than the beauty of God s creation and God himself will be understood

 

Brianna's comment on 2014-01-28 11:28:15:

I truly appreciate this scripture as it sheds light on the actual time it took to create. The heavens and the earth were already created and were not apart of the creative days. Who knows how long it took for the Heavens and earth to be formed? So It was interesting to note that chapter 1 verse 1 is not apart f the creative days, the heavens and earth, as a base, was already created at this point. FASCINATING!!!!

 

K S REDDY's comment on 2014-01-28 01:01:15:

1.The verse says "In the beginning ,God created Earth and Heven"- Who has recorded this verse ?
2.It appears that God is before the beginning, when nothing existed.

 

Uc Sophia M's comment on 2014-01-16 03:45:21:

the word 'God' is like the word 'family'. One person cannot make up a family, just like the father alone did not make up God. God comprises, the father, son(Jesus) and the Holyspirit, just like father, mother and child(ren)=family. And also human being is made up of body, soul and spirit. You can't separate anyone from the other. Therefore, in the beginning God(the father, the son, the Holyspirit) created the heavens and the earth.

 

Robert L. Scofield's comment on 2013-10-26 17:14:14:

The translators of the King James Bible, or Authorised Version, knew the word for Heaven in this first verse of scripture was in the plural in the Hebrew language, yet they must have understood their exceptional regard for proper grammar forced them to translate it deliberately in the singular in English. They must have felt certain the writer was speaking of the short period of time before the stars and the rest of the universe was created a few days later. At any rate, it is unreasonable to think they were unaware of it being a plural Hebrew word. This is not an oversight on their part by any means.

 

Semuyaba Robert's comment on 2013-10-24 08:59:42:

I think it's telling us the creation of sky & the earth in way that the bible is telling us what was created on the earth minus what was created in the heavens other wise we would have read about the creation of the angels

 

Solomon Boateng's comment on 2013-10-21 13:43:42:

i want free bible to study

 

Rachel's comment on 2013-10-08 17:26:39:

John, unfortunately when we are operating and taking our evidence from within the spiritual sphere, it mostly becomes futile and sometimes impossible to explain these things using a scientific perception. People who live their lives within the spiritual perspective can quite easily enter the scientific perspective, but people who perceive things scientifically only cannot yet perceive things in the spiritual perspective. This is my experience as a person who once could only perceive the material world but can now perceive both scientific AND spiritual perspectives. as you are on this website I sense you may soon begin to perceive things spiritually as that is what happened to me and others I know. We started our spiritual journeys by sceptically questioning spiritual matters and craving for those things to be explained to us with science. My experience taught me that it doesn't go to plan and we are then "forced" into the spiritual perception when it all becomes clearer and we can then operate within both the spiritual and scientific perspectives. Hope this helps! But you won't get the answers you are looking for in the way you are asking right now.

 

Len's comment on 2013-09-26 15:36:30:

if you can't believe Genesis 1:1,then put it away,God says all scripture is the truth.

 

Barbara Montgomery's comment on 2013-09-19 09:20:30:

God created the heavens and earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th. God is great.

 

Syanda Percival Dube's comment on 2013-09-03 20:50:06:

when you open the bible,firstly you see the words'in the begining God,' this does not mean the begining of God, but the begining of God's thoughts or plans about the universe.God does not have a begining but things have a begining,God was there before the begining begines.amen our God is great!!

 

Evangelist Onyeka Onwenna's comment on 2013-09-01 11:43:17:

God lives in eternity.HE lives in the past,present and future.HE is self existence and without Him,there was nothing.

 

Avon's comment on 2013-08-21 13:17:06:

In this case we offer no answer from where God were Created there should be Sum sort of an explanation to from where God Came... it would be false to say that God was just there...its impossible... but I know for a fact that God has has a good explanation for that and when we are ready he will revile it to us... also the bible states that Our Wisdom is his Foolishness...and no one can grasp his infinite wisdom...and also saying that there are things you will not understand in the word of god and the bible states do not go too deep i to the word of God...Believe him for his word and live the life he wants us to live...and if any one wanna know how can 3 become one...ExG Take and egg = God 1. the Shell = Father 2.Yolk = Son 3. White = Spirit. all those three in one u get a Egg so when you add up Father Spirit Son you get God. and if you wanna know how you feel God How can u see God.... Step out to your Garden and Try to catch the wind or the breeze... or the Air out of the Ac...Steam Out of boiling water... you know & feel it but you cant see it or touch it...God is the same You feel him when your connected with him...I pray that this words will touch your lives... In Jesus Name Amen. :)

 

Mark John's comment on 2013-08-20 22:55:17:

My comments on this verse are - No scientist, no historian, no philosopher and no one on the earth has so far been able to prove as to Heavens and Earth and all what are there in it have been created by any body else than God. Also, there is no other record in this regard than the Bible. From the miraculous birth process that takes place in a mother's womb, we can understand that no power on this earth and no scientist on this earth has any role in it and no human power, or any other power, can cause a perfect living human being to come out from mother's womb. Therefore, we can understand and will have to believe that the only power in the universe which we know from the Bible as Almighty God has created Heavens and Earth out of nothing.

 

Avon's comment on 2013-08-20 03:19:51:

In this case we offer no answer from where God were Created there should be Sum sort of an explanation to from where God Came... it would be false to say that God was just there...its impossible... but I know for a fact that God has has a good explanation for that and when we are ready he will revile it to us... also the bible states that Our Wisdom is his Foolishness...and no one can grasp his infinite wisdom...and also saying that there are things you will not understand in the word of god and the bible states do not go too deep i to the word of God...Believe him for his word and live the life he wants us to live...and if any one wanna know how can 3 become one...ExG Take and egg = God 1. the Shell = Father 2.Yolk = Son 3. White = Spirit. all those three in one u get a Egg so when you add up Father Spirit Son you get God. and if you wanna know how you feel God How can u see God.... Step out to your Garden and Try to catch the wind or the breeze... or the Air out of the Ac...Steam Out of boiling water... you know & feel it but you cant see it or touch it...God is the same You feel him when your connected with him...I pray that this words will touch your lives... In Jesus Name Amen. :)

 

John's comment on 2013-08-17 08:46:32:

I have more of a question then a comment. Where did God come from? The answer "because the Bible said so" is not a good answer because it only serves to strengthen your religious views and has no scientific credibility.Somebody must have created him. Who created Gods creator? and so on. I hope you have the courage to post this, most Christians refuse to even entertain the idea or concept. Have a great day now!

 


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