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

  • Believer
    Understand the true sabbath. "And the evening and the morning were the first day." and so it goes every day, the day ends in the morning. Also, Matthew 28:1 "In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre." Not a set day of the week as man has made it, but according to the moon. Luni-solar calendar.
  • Bruce
    To be a Servant: You need to be Called: John 6:44. Ask Forgiveness, you will be Washed by The Blood of The Lamb:1John 1:9,Revelation 1:5. You will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Mark 1:8. You will be Changed,you will know:2Corinthians 5:17, Impossible not to. Then you will know in the Beginning God Created all. Whosoever is not in The Book of Life is Cast into The Lake of Fire: Revelation 20;15
  • A disciple
    God is from everlasting to everlasting, with neither beginning of days nor end of life; who inhabits eternity, and is LORD of all time, and all that is! The Scripture Account of Creation is literal; and needs no human acceptance or apology! "In the beginning" simply means, concerning the heavens and the earth and everything in them. God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and rested.
  • Servant of God
    In the beginning was God and the beginning wasn't 6000 years ago for God is eternal, and God wasn't created. Man didn't wash up on shore intact but evolved for there is forensic evidence to support such. Does that make God null and void.? God is Spirit, an altogether different dimension. However we came to be who we are doesn't matter for we are to bend to God's will if we want peace, period
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 1:1 THE FORMER TREATISE HAVE I MADE O THEOPHILUS OF ALL THAT JESUS BEGAN BOTH TO DO AND TEACH --1:2-- UNTIL THE DAY IN WHICH HE WAS TAKEN UP AFTER THAT HE THROGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN COMMANDMENTS UNTO THE APOSTLES WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT --- I SPEAK --- UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER JOHN 3:34 FOR HE WHOM GOD HATH SENT SPEAKETH THE WORDS OF GOD FOR GOD GIVETH NOT THE SPIRIT BY MEASURE UNTO HIM

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