Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath
Ps 8.3; Isa 42.5; 44.24; 45.18; Jn 1.1, 2 When God began to create#1.1 Or In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, 2#Ps 104.30; Jer 4.23the earth was complete chaos, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God#1.2 Or while the spirit of God or while a mighty wind swept over the face of the waters. 3#Ps 33.6, 9; 2 Cor 4.6Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4#Isa 45.7And God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. 5#Ps 74.16God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7#Ps 148.4; Prov 8.28So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. 8God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
Job 26.10; Prov 8.29; Jer 5.22; 2 Pet 3.5 And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10#Ps 33.7God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11#Lk 6.44Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. 12The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. 13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
Ps 74.16; 104.19 And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16#Job 38.7; Ps 136.8, 9God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, 18#Jer 31.35to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
20And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” 21#Ps 104.25, 26So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 22#Gen 8.17God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. 25#Jer 27.5God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind and the cattle of every kind and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
Ps 100.3; Acts 17.26; Col 3.10 Then God said, “Let us make humans#1.26 Heb adam in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the wild animals of the earth#1.26 Syr: Heb and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
Gen 5.2; Mt 19.4; 1 Cor 11.8 So God created humans#1.27 Heb adam in his image,
in the image of God he created them;#1.27 Heb him
male and female he created them.
Gen 9.1, 7; Lev 26.9 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” 29#Ps 104.14, 15; 136.25God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30#Job 38.41; Ps 145.15And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31#Ps 104.24God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.