Genesis 1:21

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God created great whales, and euery liuing creature that moueth, which the waters brought forth aboundantly after their kinde, and euery winged foule after his kinde: and God saw that it was good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that moveth, wherewith the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God made great sea-beasts, and every sort of living and moving thing with which the waters were full, and every sort of winged bird: and God saw that it was good.
- Basic English Bible

And God created the great sea monsters, and every living soul that moves with which the waters swarm, after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind. And God saw that it was good.
- Darby Bible

And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
- Webster's Bible

God created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.
- World English Bible

And God prepareth the great monsters, and every living creature that is creeping, which the waters have teemed with, after their kind, and every fowl with wing, after its kind, and God seeth that [it is] good.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that creepeth, wherewith the waters swarmed, after its kind, and every winged fowl after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 1:21

  • which the waters brought forth aboundantly; is this in some way stating the life did indeed come from the waters?
  • Pachomius for verse 21
    "... and every winged fowl after its kind..."


    So, the insoluble question which comes first, the chicken or the egg, follow the lead in the Bible, it's the chicken.

    That is also what any engineer will do, first make the chicken with an egg inside, which chicken will lay the egg and hatch it at the same time protecting it while hatching it.

    If an engineer contrives the egg first, how is it going to survive without a chicken to protect it?

    See, the Lord is pretty smart, he made the chicken first with an egg already inside; what a terrific package, only the Lord could and did do that.

    All praise to the Lord!


    Pachomius

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