Genesis 1:9

“And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven come together in one place, and let the dry land be seen: and it was so.
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry [land] appear. And it was so.
- Darby Bible

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear;" and it was so.
- World English Bible

And God saith, `Let the waters under the heavens be collected unto one place, and let the dry land be seen:' and it is so.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear.' And it was so.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:9


1:9-13 The third day's work is related in these verses; the forming the sea and the dry land, and making the earth fruitful. Hitherto the power of the Creator had been employed about the upper part of the visible world; now he descends to this lower world, designed for the children of men, both for their habitation, and their maintenance. And here we have an account of the fitting of it for both; the building of their house, and the spreading of their table. Observe, 1. How the earth was prepared to be a habitation for man by the gathering of the waters together, and making the dry land appear. Thus, instead of that confusion which was, when earth and water were mixed in one great mass; now there is order, by such a separation as rendered them both useful. (1.) The waters which covered the earth were ordered to retire, and to gather into one place, viz. those hollows which were fitted for their reception. The waters thus lodged in their proper place, he called Seas; for though they are many, in distant regions, yet either above ground or under ground, they have communication with each other, and so they are one, and the common receptacle of waters, into which all the rivers run. (2.) The dry land was made to appear, and emerge out of the waters, and was called Earth. Observe, 2. How the earth was furnished for the support of man, #Ge 1:11|,12. Present provision was made, by the immediate products of the earth, which, in obedience to God's command, was no sooner made but it became fruitful. Provision was likewise made for time to come, by the perpetuating of the several species of vegetables, every one having its seed in itself after its kind, that during the continuance of man upon the earth, food might be fetched out of the earth, for his use and benefit.


Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Encho
    Genesis 1:26, And GOD said "le us make man in our image, after our likeness.
    My problem is with the word "us" and "our". My question is, does these two words imply that God was not creating the world alone? That means there were others with him? If yes who were those with him?
  • Scott Kevin
    God is great, GLORY TO HIS NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jon
    What happen to the man and woman God created in Genesis 1:27?
  • Dan
    It is kind of amazing to compare this with the Prose and Poetic Eddas where the brothers Odin, Vili and Ve killed the giant Ymir and created the world from his bones, the oceans from his blood and the sky above from his skull. The first man and woman, were created from two trees and called Ask and Embla. From them sprang the races of man. Almost identical storyline, just a more colorful version
  • Anthony Pace
    I really like it.it is very interesting
  • Sarah
    I see God, Lord God and Lord as 3 very different people in Genesis. A mistake as a child, I carried into my adulthood life.

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