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Chapter 1

Genesis 1 Commentary

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Genesis 1:1 meaning

The Bible begins with God creating the entire universe.

Genesis 1:2-5 meaning

This is the first full day of creation. God creates light and separates it from the darkness. He names the light “day” and the darkness “night.”

Genesis 1:6-8 meaning

During the second day of creation, God separates the heavens from the earth.

Genesis 1:9-13 meaning

During the beginning of the third day of creation, God divides the seas and the dry land. Then, He creates plant life and vegetation.

Genesis 1:14-19 meaning

God creates the sun, moon, and stars, on the fourth day of creation. The sun, moon, and stars provide the daily and seasonal cycles and the calculation of time.

Genesis 1:20-23 meaning

On the fifth day of creation, God creates the creatures of the sky and sea.

Genesis 1:24-27 meaning

The sixth day of creation finds God creating the rest of the land animals and then He makes man in His own image.

Genesis 1:28-31 meaning

God finishes the sixth day of creation by commanding man to be fruitful and multiply, and subdue the earth.