He validated it completely. Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place [of standing, pooling together], and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. The Hebrew word translated “morning” indicates the time when it is getting light (dawn). Footnotes. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to provide light upon the earth, to rule over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. Elohim is God - … It is the voluntative mood in Hebrew. So God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of the entire earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to all the animals on the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that moves on the ground—to everything in which there is the breath of life—. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. But that takes some explaining. Chapter 1 1 IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. All rights reserved. He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness. “He affirmed and sustained it” is understood (deduced) from the context. This translates, “It is My will that this happen.” English does not have the voluntative mood, which includes the jussive and cohortative forms. When “let” is used in this way, it represents a command not in the imperative mood, but rather an expression of God’s will, the jussive form. Amplified Bible (AMP), This is originally a plural form based on, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Holy Bible: Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew - eBook, Amplified Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Brown, Amplified Compact Holy Bible--soft leather-look, camel/burgundy. plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit according to (limited to, consistent with) their kind, whose seed is in them upon the earth”; and it was so. God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. expanse [of the sky] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters [below the expanse] from the waters [above the expanse].”. “Let there be light”; and there was light. likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:1 AMP In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The word el is also used to refer to false gods, so the context determines whether Elohim means “God” or is better understood as “gods” (elohim). God made the two great lights—the greater light (the sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night; the [galaxies of] stars also [that is, all the amazing wonders in the heavens]. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. Then God said, “Let there be light-bearers (sun, moon, stars) in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be, for signs (tokens) [of God’s provident care], and for. 2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Creation 1 In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. This is not in the imperative mood (the ordinary grammatical form for a command), but God willed these creative events into existence. abundantly produce living creatures, and let birds soar above the earth, God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind; and God saw that it was good, And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”. And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. The italic “and” alerts the reader or student of Hebrew that the word or words that follow are amplifications not found in the Hebrew text itself, but implied by it or by contextual factors. Genesis 1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 1 In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. God called the expanse [of sky] heaven. every green plant for food”; and it was so [because He commanded it]. The Hebrew text here has two rhyming words. The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631, All rights reserved. The word el is also used to refer to false gods, so the context determines whether Elohim means “God” or is better understood as “gods” (elohim). [xr]. 2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of … God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful). a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. 1 In the beginning God ([a]Elohim) [b]created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth.(A). And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. God literally commanded (willed) the world into existence. http://www.lockman.org, This is originally a plural form based on. created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 1 IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. Even before leaving the first verse, a serious student of the Bible is confronted with a difficulty - unless he is willing to believe what the Bible consistently shows from the beginning to the end. And there was. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to (limited to, consistent with) their kind: livestock, crawling things, and wild animals of the earth according to their kinds”; and it was so [because He had spoken them into creation]. The fourth word in the Bible is "God," Elohim in Hebrew. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. Genesis 1:1 This is originally a plural form based on el (root meaning: strength), which itself is used to refer to God in compounds like El Shaddai (Almighty God).