Genesis 1:10

“And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 1:10

And God called the drie land, Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called hee, Seas: and God saw that it was good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God gave the dry land the name of Earth; and the waters together in their place were named Seas: and God saw that it was good.
- Basic English Bible

And God called the dry [land] Earth, and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
- Darby Bible

And God called the dry land Earth, and the collection of waters he called Seas: and God saw that it was good.
- Webster's Bible

God called the dry land "earth," and the gathering together of the waters he called "seas." God saw that it was good.
- World English Bible

And God calleth to the dry land `Earth,' and to the collection of the waters He hath called `Seas;' and God seeth that [it is] good.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas; and God saw that it was good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 1:10

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:10


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 1:10

  • Chris on Genesis 1:10
    Ras, the Hebrew word for 'Earth' is 'ha.'a.retz'. And this is translated as earth or land, so it can mean 'dry land' as you mentioned, or can even apply to this planet where the same word is used for it. But no Scripture gives any proof that the Earth is 'flat-ish'. I would be interested if you can provide me one.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1:10
    Ras, the Hebrew word for 'Earth' is 'ha.'a.retz'. And this is translated as earth or land, so it can mean 'dry land' as you mentioned, or can even apply to this planet where the same word is used for it. But no Scripture gives any proof that the Earth is 'flat-ish'. I would be interested if you can provide me one.
  • Mike on Genesis 1:10
    Genesis 1:10 KJV(10) And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

    God called the "dry" land Earth as the meek shall inherit the earth. The dry, meek heart shall be dried of the waters of strife as they will humbly hear the opening up of His mouth that will teach us. He will open up the Scriptures to our hearing ears and we are to take heed on how we hear for we shall be given more.

    Matthew 5:2 KJV

    (2) And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

    Happy are the meek for they shall inherit the Earth as they shall hear HIs teaching humbly. The "dry" heart shall be dried of all evil and evil speaking....the waters of strife. God called the dry land "Earth" for the meek shall inherit the earth.

    Matthew 5:5 KJV

    (5) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

    But the gathering of the waters are people who will resist what they hear and don't understand as the "raging waves of the sea" foaming out their own shame as they speak a multiple amount/superfluity of evil words in their envy and strife. The wicked shall not understand Him as the "blackness of darkness" is reserved for them.

    Jude 1:13 KJV

    (13) Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

    The wicked are like the troubled sea when it cannot rest whose waters cast up mire and dirt (as they will speak multiple evil words in their contention of His teaching). There is no peace to the wicked.

    Isaiah 57:18-21 KJV

    (18) I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

    (19) I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.

    (20) But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

    (21) There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Genesis 1:10
    Mike that is very well written. I know we are limited to how much we can write on this forum and thought that I would add this to those wonderful thoughts you posted.

    Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. a beast rise up out of the sea

    Revelation Chapter 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many WATERS waters:

    14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.

    15 And he saith unto me, The WATERS waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

    The WATERS waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
  • Mike - in Reply on Genesis 1:10
    Hi Bob.

    Peace.

    Thank you for reading and your input. Much appreciated! The limited available space to write in is at least helping me to be more concise. Thanks!
  • Susie on Genesis 1:10
    In times of loneliness God see you through. His word is always true.
  • Ogiesoba joseph on Genesis 1:10
    God is good to me.Jesus my hope
  • Samuel ntlhokoe on Genesis 1:10
    Genesis:1-10 I take it as "The Mightiness of our Lord" It gives us the background of how everything was created out of nothing.
  • Cindy green on Genesis 1:10
    I Love It From Genesis To Revelations.


 

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