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Chapter 4: Of Creation$ 

Chapter 4: Of Creation

 

1. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirita to create the world and all things in it, whether visible or invisible:

  • Out of nothing
  • To clearly show and display the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodnessb
  • In the beginning[1]
  • In the space[2] of six days[3]
  • All very goodc

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2. After God had made all other creatures, He created man, male and female,a with immortal souls endowed with the ability to reason,b and with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness. He made them after His own image,c with the law of God written in their hearts,d and with power to fulfill it.e Yet, He left them to the liberty of their own will, which was subject to change; thus with a possibility of their transgressing this law.f Besides this law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. While they kept this command they were happy in their communion with Godg and had dominion over the creatures.h

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Ch. 4:1

 

Hebrews 1:2  (ESV)                    Back

2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

 

 

Hebrews 1:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 in these last days He spoke to us in the Son, whom He appointed heir of all things; through whom He indeed made the ages;

 

 

Hebrews 1:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

 

 

Hebrews 1:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.

 

 

John 1:2–3  (ESV)                    Back

2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

 

John 1:2-3  (KJ3)                    Back

2 He was in the beginning with God.

3 All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.

 

 

John 1:2–3  (NASB95)                    Back

2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

 

 

John 1:2-3  (WEB)                    Back

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made.

 

 

Genesis 1:2  (ESV)                    Back

2The 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.

 

 

Genesis 1:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 and the earth being without form and empty, and darkness being on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God hovering on the face of the waters,

 

 

Genesis 1:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

 

 

Genesis 1:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 The earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

 

 

Job 26:13  (ESV)                    Back

13By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

 

 

Job 26:13  (KJ3)                    Back

13 By His Spirit the heavens were beautiful; His hand pierced the fleeing snake.

 

 

Job 26:13  (NASB95)                    Back

13“By His breath the heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent.

 

 

Job 26:13  (WEB)                    Back

13 By his Spirit the heavens are garnished.

 

 

Job 33:4  (ESV)                    Back

4The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

 

 

Job 33:4  (KJ3)                    Back

4 The Spirit of God made me, and the breath of the Almighty enlivened me.

 

 

Job 33:4  (NASB95)                    Back

4“The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

 

 

Job 33:4  (WEB)                    Back

4 The Spirit of God has made me,

 

 

Romans 1:20  (ESV)                    Back

20For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

 

 

Romans 1:20  (KJ3)                    Back

20 For the unseen things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things made, both His eternal power and divinity, for them to be without excuse.

 

 

Romans 1:20  (NASB95)                    Back

20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

 

 

Romans 1:20  (WEB)                    Back

20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse.

 

 

Jeremiah 10:12  (ESV)                    Back

12It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

 

 

Jeremiah 10:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 It is He who made the earth by His power, who established the world by His wisdom, and who stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

 

 

Jeremiah 10:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

 

 

Jeremiah 10:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 God has made the earth by his power.

 

 

Psalm 104:24  (ESV)                    Back

24O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

 

 

Psalm 104:24  (KJ3)                    Back

24 O Jehovah, how many are Your works! You have made all of them in wisdom; the earth is full of Your possessions.

 

 

Psalm 104:24  (NASB95)                    Back

24O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.

 

 

Psalm 104:24  (WEB)                    Back

24 Yahweh, how many are your works!

 

 

Psalm 33:5–6  (ESV)                    Back

5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. 6By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

 

 

Psalm 33:5-6  (KJ3)                    Back

5 He loves righteousness and judgment; the mercy of Jehovah fills the earth.

6 Through the Word of Jehovah the heavens were made; and all their host by the breath of His mouth.

 

 

Psalm 33:5–6  (NASB95)                    Back

5He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord. 6By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

 

 

Psalm 33:5-6  (WEB)                    Back

5 He loves righteousness and justice.

6 By Yahweh’s word, the heavens were made;

 

 

Genesis 1  (ESV)                    Back

1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2The 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. 3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 6And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. 9And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. 14And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens 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 expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18to 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 swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22And God 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 according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28And 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 heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens 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. 31And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

 

 

Genesis 1  (KJ3)                    Back

1¶ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;

2 and the earth being without form and empty, and darkness being on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God hovering on the face of the waters,

3¶ and God said, Let light be! And there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good, and God separated between the light and between the darkness.

5 And God called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And it was evening, and it was morning, day one.

6¶ And God said, Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be dividing between the waters and waters.

7 And God made the expanse, and He separated between the waters which were under the expanse and the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so.

8 And God called the expanse, Heavens. And it was evening, and it was morning, a second day.

9¶ And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be collected to one place, and let the dry land be seen. And it was so.

10 And God called the dry land, Earth. And He called the collection of the waters, Seas. And God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the earth cause to sprout grass, the plant seeding seed, the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, which seed is in it on the earth. And it was so.

12 And the earth bore grass, the green plant seeding seed according to its kind, and the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, which seed is in it. And God saw that it was good.

13 And it was evening, and it was morning, a third day.

14¶ And God said, Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and between the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.

15 And let them be for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so.

16 And God made the two great luminaries: the great luminary to rule the day, and the small luminary and the stars to rule the night.

17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth,

18 and to rule over the day and over the night; and to divide between the light and between the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

19 And it was evening, and it was morning, a fourth day.

20¶ And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a soul of life; and let the birds fly over the earth and the expanse of the heavens.

21 And God created the great sea monsters, and all that moves, having a living body, which abounds the waters, according to its kind; and every bird with wing according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let the birds multiply in the earth.

23 And it was evening, and it was morning, a fifth day.

24¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living soul according to its kind: cattle, and creepers, and the living things of the earth, according to their kind. And it was so.

25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to its kind, and cattle according to its kind, and every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

26¶ And God said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing creeping on the earth.

27 And God created the man in His own image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female.

28 And 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 seas, and over birds of the heavens, and over every living creature moving on the earth.

29¶ And God said, Behold, I have given you every green plant seeding seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree which is in it, the fruit of the tree seeding seed; it shall be food for you.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to all birds of the heavens, and to every creeping thing on the earth which is in it having a living soul, every green plant is for food. And it was so.

31¶ And God saw all that He had made and behold, it was very good. And it was evening, and it was morning, the sixth day.

 

 

Genesis 1  (NASB95)                    Back

1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 6Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. 8God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. 11Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. 12The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. 13There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens 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 for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. 17God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 19There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” 21God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. 25God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. 31God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

 

 

Genesis 1  (WEB)                    Back

1           In the beginning, God* created the heavens and the earth.

2 The earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

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

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

5 God called the light “day”, and the darkness he called “night”. There was evening and there was morning, the first day.

6           God said, “Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

7 God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.

8 God called the expanse “sky”. There was evening and there was morning, a second day.

9           God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear;” and it was so.

10 God called the dry land “earth”, and the gathering together of the waters he called “seas”. God saw that it was good.

11 God said, “Let the earth yield grass, herbs yielding seeds, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with their seeds in it, on the earth;” and it was so.

12 The earth yielded grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with their seeds in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.

13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

14         God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs to mark seasons, days, and years;

15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth;” and it was so.

16 God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.

17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light to the earth,

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

19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

20         God said, “Let the waters abound with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.”

21 God created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.

22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

24         God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;” and it was so.

25 God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good.

26         God said, “Let’s make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

27 God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them. God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

29 God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.

30 To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;” and it was so.

31         God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

 

 

Hebrews 11:3  (ESV)                    Back

3By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

 

 

Hebrews 11:3  (KJ3)                    Back

3 By faith we understand the ages to have been framed by a Word of God, so that the things being visible should not come into being out of things being seen.

 

 

Hebrews 11:3  (NASB95)                    Back

3By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

 

 

Hebrews 11:3  (WEB)                    Back

3 By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.

 

 

Colossians 1:16  (ESV)                    Back

16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

 

 

Colossians 1:16  (KJ3)                    Back

16 For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible; whether thrones, or lordships, or rulers, or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him.

 

 

Colossians 1:16  (NASB95)                    Back

16For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.

 

 

Colossians 1:16  (WEB)                    Back

16 For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him.

 

 

Acts 17:24  (ESV)                    Back

24The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,

 

 

Acts 17:24  (KJ3)                    Back

24 God, the One who made the world and all things in it, this One being Lord of Heaven and of earth, does not dwell in temples made by hand,

 

 

Acts 17:24  (NASB95)                    Back

24“The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;

 

 

Acts 17:24  (WEB)                    Back

24 The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn’t dwell in temples made with hands,

 

 

Ch. 4:2

 

Genesis 1:27  (ESV)                    Back

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

 

 

Genesis 1:27  (KJ3)                    Back

27 And God created the man in His own image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female.

 

 

Genesis 1:27  (NASB95)                    Back

27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 

 

Genesis 1:27  (WEB)                    Back

27 God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.

 

 

Genesis 2:7  (ESV)                    Back

7then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

 

 

Genesis 2:7  (KJ3)                    Back

7 And Jehovah God formed the man out of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

 

 

Genesis 2:7  (NASB95)                    Back

7Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

 

 

Genesis 2:7  (WEB)                    Back

7 Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 12:7  (ESV)                    Back

7and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 12:7  (KJ3)                    Back

7 then the dust shall return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 12:7  (NASB95)                    Back

7then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 12:7  (WEB)                    Back

7 and the dust returns to the earth as it was,

 

 

Luke 23:43  (ESV)                    Back

43And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

 

 

Luke 23:43  (KJ3)                    Back

43 And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, Today you will be with Me in Paradise.

 

 

Luke 23:43  (NASB95)                    Back

43And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”

 

 

Luke 23:43  (WEB)                    Back

43         Jesus said to him, “Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

 

 

Matthew 10:28  (ESV)                    Back

28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

 

Matthew 10:28  (KJ3)                    Back

28 And you should not fear the ones killing the body, but not being able to kill the soul. But rather fear Him, the One being able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.

 

 

Matthew 10:28  (NASB95)                    Back

28“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

 

Matthew 10:28  (WEB)                    Back

28 Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

 

 

Genesis 1:26  (ESV)                    Back

26Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

 

 

Genesis 1:26  (KJ3)                    Back

26¶ And God said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing creeping on the earth.

 

 

Genesis 1:26  (NASB95)                    Back

26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

 

 

Genesis 1:26  (WEB)                    Back

26         God said, “Let’s make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

 

 

Colossians 3:10  (ESV)                    Back

10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

 

 

Colossians 3:10  (KJ3)                    Back

10 and having put on the new, being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of the One creating him,

 

 

Colossians 3:10  (NASB95)                    Back

10and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—

 

 

Colossians 3:10  (WEB)                    Back

10 and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator,

 

 

Ephesians 4:24  (ESV)                    Back

24and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

 

 

Ephesians 4:24  (KJ3)                    Back

24 and to put on the new man, the one being created according to God in righteousness and holiness of truth.

 

 

Ephesians 4:24  (NASB95)                    Back

24and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

 

 

Ephesians 4:24  (WEB)                    Back

24 and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

 

 

Romans 2:14–15  (ESV)                    Back

14For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

 

 

Romans 2:14-15  (KJ3)                    Back

14 For whenever nations not having law do the things of the law, these, not having law, are a law to themselves,

15 who demonstrate the work of the law written in their hearts, witnessing with their conscience and between one another the thoughts accusing or even defending

 

 

Romans 2:14–15  (NASB95)                    Back

14For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, 15in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,

 

 

Romans 2:14-15  (WEB)                    Back

14(for when Gentiles who don’t have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves,

15 in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying with them, and their thoughts among themselves accusing or else excusing them)

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:29  (ESV)                    Back

29See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:29  (KJ3)                    Back

29 See, this only I have found, that God has made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:29  (NASB95)                    Back

29“Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:29  (WEB)                    Back

29 Behold, I have only found this: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes.”

 

 

Genesis 3:6  (ESV)                    Back

6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

 

 

Genesis 3:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6¶ And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that to the eyes it was to be desired, and the tree was desirable to make one wise. And she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

 

 

Genesis 3:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

 

 

Genesis 3:6  (WEB)                    Back

6           When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took some of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it, too.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:29  (ESV)                    Back

29See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:29  (KJ3)                    Back

29 See, this only I have found, that God has made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:29  (NASB95)                    Back

29“Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:29  (WEB)                    Back

29 Behold, I have only found this: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes.”

 

 

Genesis 2:17  (ESV)                    Back

17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

 

 

Genesis 2:17  (KJ3)                    Back

17 but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you may not eat, for in the day of the eating of it, dying you shall die.

 

 

Genesis 2:17  (NASB95)                    Back

17but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

 

 

Genesis 2:17  (WEB)                    Back

17 but you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die.”

 

 

Genesis 3:8–11, 23  (ESV)                    Back

8And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”

23therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.

 

 

Genesis 3:8-11, 23  (KJ3)                    Back

8 And they heard the sound of Jehovah God walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the face of Jehovah God in the middle of the trees of the garden.

9¶ And Jehovah God called to the man and said to him, Where are you?

10 And he said, I have heard Your sound in the garden, and I was afraid, for I am naked, and I hid myself.

11¶ And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?

23 Jehovah God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground out of which he was taken.

 

 

Genesis 3:8–11, 23  (NASB95)                    Back

8They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” 11And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”

23therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.

 

 

Genesis 3:8-11, 23  (WEB)                    Back

8 They heard Yahweh God’s voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.

9           Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”

10         The man said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

11         God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

23 Therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.

 

 

Genesis 1:26, 28  (ESV)                    Back

26Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

28And 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 heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

 

 

Genesis 1:26, 28  (KJ3)                    Back

26¶ And God said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing creeping on the earth.

28 And 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 seas, and over birds of the heavens, and over every living creature moving on the earth.

 

 

Genesis 1:26, 28  (NASB95)                    Back

26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

28God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

 

 

Genesis 1:26, 28  (WEB)                    Back

26         God said, “Let’s make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

28 God blessed them. God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

 

 



[1] beginning: the beginning of created time. The time we experience is part of the created universe. As such, God is no more governed or affected by our time than by any other part of His Creation. The eternity that God knows—for want of a better term—is not the same kind of thing as the time we experience, nor is it simply an infinite amount of our time.

[2] span of time

[3] These were roughly twenty-four-hour days. There is nothing in the Hebrew text to indicate another possibility. The creation narrative is simple and straightforward and not poetic in any way.

* The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).

“Behold”, from “הִנֵּה”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.