Genesis 1

The First Creation Account

1:1-2:3 [1]

Cf. Gen 2:4-25 - The Second Creation Account

1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

1:2 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.

Day Zero
God creates heaven and earth.
The spirit of God moves on the surface of the waters.

1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

God said,
Let there be light. [2]

1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

The First Day [3]
God creates light.
God separates light from darkness and day from night. [4]

1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

1:7 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.

1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

The Second Day
God makes the firmament. [5]
The firmament divides the higher waters from the lower waters.
God called the firmament "Heaven".

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.

1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

1:11 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.

1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

The Third Day
God gathers the waters together to make dry land.
God called dry land "Earth" and the gathered waters "Seas".
The earth brings forth grass, herbs, and fruit trees. [6]

1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

1:16 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.

1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

1:18 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.

1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

The Fourth Day
God places lights in the firmament to divide day from night.
And to be for signs [7], seasons, days, and years.
And to give light on the earth.
God made the sun to rule the day, and the moon to rule the night. [8]
He made the stars also. [9]
God set the lights in the firmament to provide light for the earth. [10]

1:20 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.

1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forthabundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

The Fifth Day
Waters bring forth moving creatures and birds. [11]
God creates whales and birds.

1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

God said to the animals,
Have as many offspring as you can.

Fill the earth and seas.

1:24 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.

1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

The Sixth Day
The earth brings forth living creatures.
God makes the beasts of the earth. [12]
God makes man in his own image. [13]

1:26 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.

God gave humans dominion over every other living thing. [14]

1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

God created humans, male and female, in his own image. [15]

1:28 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.

God said to the humans he created,
Have as many children as possible, overrun the earth, and do whatever you like with all the other living things. [16]

1:29 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.

God said to them,
I have given you every plant as food for you. [17]

1:30 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.

I have also given every plant as food for the animals. [18]

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.

God saw everything he created and thought it was very good. [19]