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

  • Bobbie U. Carroll
    I injoy it thank you
  • Karl
    to William - tough question, Man in the image of GOD? Arms, legs ,fingers, toes? In the beginning of man's tutelage this explanation was sufficient and prudent. When the LORD JESUS gave us a more "advanced" teaching that man's true nature is spirit, not flesh, as explained in John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth... - we have the full explanation - in GOD'S image. Just my opinion, any help?
  • William
    Was man created in the image and likenes of GOD???
  • Ozella Hare
    On Genesis 1:26, God said "let us make man in our image, after our likeness"... God is Spirit . His image is spirit, He made us spirit, only human. Job 32:8; I Corinthians 2:11, Psalms 51:10. verse 29, he talked to them as spirit to spirit
    Genesis 2:7 God formed man, and breathe into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. (not the woman yet) v.20 then he formed the woman.
  • CLEMENT OMALA OWAKA
    I LOVE GENESIS BECAUSE IT TEACHS ME ALL ABOUT THE WORLD AND OUR ANCESTORS AND OUR REAL GOD WHO CREATED US MAY I BE FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT FOR ME TO WON ALL TEMTETIONS AMEN.
  • Tom
    To Felicia: Thank you for helping me with my question concerning the creation of man and woman. This now makes total sense and as I reread the two chapters, you gave me an "ah-hah!" moment. Thank you and God bless you for being so kind.