Genesis 1 Commentary

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Genesis 1:1

The Bible begins with God creating the entire universe.

Genesis 1:2-5

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

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

Genesis 1:9-13

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

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

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

Genesis 1:24-27

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

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