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

  • From the Beginning 2Thess:2 , 3John 1:4 ily
    (10)But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Knowing where we are from, why we are here, where we are going is important. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.Our Redeemer (repossesses) our past John 17:5
  • Irene123
    Rev. 12:17 (2 days ago) - That was beautiful, it really was. And yes, I have the testimony of Jesus Christ in my heart, by His Holy Spirit in me - as of Jy.20, '14.
  • Matter of Importance Rev 12:17 (very small portion) ily
    with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Do you have the testimony of Jesus Christ in your heart? You may have trouble following any of this if you do not .John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture... I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life
  • A disciple
    So MUCH "parroting" of others' sayings, and guessing at the meaning of Scripture! Why is it so neglected to teach the younger to be quiet and wait on the Lord? Knowledge and understanding comes by continuing in the Word in reading and DOING; and by asking in prayer and waiting for growth and maturity; and by time and patience, through proving faithful by many trials. A novice has none of THESE!
  • The War Revelations 12vs Gen 1:2 ily
    And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Satan caused the flood he was Darkness upon the deep. The Spirit of God and Jesus Christ moved upon the waters.Rev13 is this World except revealing 13:8 There is a parallel, but definitely different(12) This is hard to picture Revelations means to reveal
  • Works of Old :Proverb 8:22-23(Morning) ily
    The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
    I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. The works of old is when things grow old and die and are reborn in a perpetual motion.(Time/this Universe)It started with let there be light. Death reigns here. But there was death with the darkness of the World Without End (World that was) .