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

  • Let Us Psalms 82: ..(6)..John 10 33.(34)..38 ily
    Ye are Gods: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Note :( own) is italicized not in original text. When it says let us it is referring to the sons of God. Man had dominion over everything that moved. Hunters and Fishermen. Also Isaiah 41:..(23)…
  • Let Us Psalms 82: ..(6)..John 10 33.(34)..38 ily
    Ye are Gods: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Note :( own) is italicized not in original text. When it says let us it is referring to the sons of God. Man had dominion over everything that moved. Hunters and Fishermen. Also Isaiah 41:..(23)…
  • 1228 Consultancy
    Genesis 1:3 declares the creation of Light. Note however that it was not until Genesis 1:14 that God created the Sun and the heavenly bodies. Following chronology of creation, is Genesis 1:3 suggesting that there is a source of light other than the sun? Other than fire? Or is the verse simply metaphorical? This comment posts the question; what light was created on the first day?
  • Sanjay sadhu
    let it divide the waters from the waters (Genesis1:6)
    What is the Meaning in this words
  • CC
    Question: 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it > "Replenish" the earth. I always thought at God created us for the first time.. but this implies that the earth is being "replenished".
  • 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

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