Genesis 1: The Beginning

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I will post this disclaimer on every Chapter of the Bible I post. I do not profess to have good knowledge of Scripture, which is why I am transcribing the Bible here. That said: God bless, and happy reading!

Genesis 1

In the Beginning God Created the heavens and the Earth.

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.

And God said, “Let there be light:” and there was light.

And God saw the light; that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light “Day,” and the darkness he called “Night”. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmament “Heaven”. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

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.

And God called the dry land “Earth”; and the gathering of the waters called he “Seas”” and God saw that it was good.

And God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth”: and it was so.

And the evening and the morning were the third day.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth”: and it was so.

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the Earth.

And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

And God said, “Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of Heaven.”

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.

And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the aters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the Earth”.

And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

And God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the Earth after his kind”: and it was so.

And God made the beast of the Earth after his kind, and cattle after their own kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the Earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth”.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”.

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

And to every beast of the Earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the Earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat”: and it was so.

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.

Closing

That was Genesis 1, the first chapter of the Bible and it involves the creation of everything. A few things of note include the fact that humans initially didn’t eat animals, God creating light before the sun; moon; and stars, and that God noted “Very Good” at the end of Chapter 1. Before the events of Genesis 3, all living organisms were immortal, so humans wouldn’t benefit much from eating flesh. God himself is light. God noted “Very Good” at the end, because it was a finished work, unlike the previous 5 days. He had a perfect creation to glorify him. The world is meant to glorify God.

For any Scholars of the Holy Scriptures, I would appreciate edification as I go along with this that I don’t lead anyone astray.

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