Genesis 1:31

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Tom Dewar
    John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

    Jesus is in Heaven even as he is speaking with Nicodemus on earth. He, God is omnipresent in all persons at all times.
  • Word
    Well when I get to the throne and look at Christ sitting at the right hand of God I will see God by following Christ hand up His arm up to His face and that is the Face of God and God's image.
  • Cheryl
    Irene123, why did Jesus pray to the Father in the garden of Gethsemane (or any other time)? And why did He promise to send the Comforter (Holy Spirit) to the disciples so they would not be left alone when He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father? God is three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit but ONE GOD; all three have the same mind.
  • Susan
    Irene, in all kindness I'm suggesting that you study more Even your own scripture references prove that God is 3 persons in one. Jesus was there since the creation since all was created by Him. Ex 3:14 shows he was working in OT times He was the Great I AM Matthew 22:32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. AndJohn 8:58 it ok to debate; purpose is to teach 2Tim 3:16
  • Loren
    To Word: Yes, Isaiah 45:21 tells us that, "... there is no GOD else beside Me..." Here, in this passage, "GOD" is also, the Hebrew word, "Elohiym" - plural (more than one).
    Look at this passage: "...I am He; I am the first and the last... the LORD GOD and His Spirit hath SENT ME." Isaiah 48:12,16. This is Jesus, who was sent to this world by His Father and the Spirit.
  • Loren
    Our God is a great God! Note: "In the beginning GOD created...." Gen. 1:1. "God" here, is the Hebrew word, "Elohiym" which is ....plural (more than one). This truth about "God" comes to light in verse 26, "And GOD (Elohiym) said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.
    Thus Moses says; "....the LORD our GOD (Elohiym) ....is ONE LORD." Deut. 6:4.