The beginning of the Bible tells us why God created all things. Far from telling us everything about how God created, this poem tells us what we need to know in order to worship, trust, and obey our Creator.
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The Creation of the World
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse[a] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made[b] the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven.[c] And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth,[d] and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
31 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.
- 1:6 Or a canopy; also verses 7, 8, 14, 15, 17, 20
- 1:7 Or fashioned; also verse 16
- 1:8 Or Sky; also verses 9, 14, 15, 17, 20, 26, 28, 30; 2:1
- 1:10 Or Land; also verses 11, 12, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30; 2:1
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
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