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

  • Mary
    Praise The Lord. Amazing!
  • David
    GOD IS EXCELLENT IN HIS CREATION, AND MIGHTY IN HIS POWER! AND NOT SLACKING IN HIS PROMISES AS SOME MEN OR HUMANKIND COUNT HIM TO BE! GOD AS OUR FATHER WANTS TO BE OUR HEALOR, LORD, GOD, AND KING! PROVIDER, WAY MAKER, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS OR RIGHT WAY, AND HOPE! INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNORMENT OR ANOTHER SOURCE.
  • Piritpmim
    I was awakened suddenly a few night ago,and could not get back to sleep. THen after awhile, I smelled smoke! Thanks and praise to the Most Glorious Father, His Holy Son ,and the Holy Spirit for Your kind mercy to me and my family. It havecould a horrible disaster. But He would not let me sleep/ Trust in God always and be ever thankful. He loves you.
  • Wayne
    Susan, Proverbs 3:5-8. Trust in the Lord with all thine. Ephesians 5 chapter. Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourself with Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. God Bless.
  • Susan
    God must be deeply grieved to have created the spectacular wonders of the Universe with all its glory,to have man, whom He created in His own image, to not only misuse and destroy animals and the earth itself, but also to either flagrantly disobey the Creator or even fail to recognize His existence!Sadder still to Him am I who sees His Glory yet falls short daily.Yet gave His Son for me.Forgive me
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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