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Genesis 1

Overview

Gen_1:1 , God creates heaven and earth; Gen_1:3 , the light; Gen_1:6 , the firmament; Gen_1:9 , separates the dry land; Gen_1:14 , forms the sun, moon, and stars; Gen_1:20 , fishes and fowls; Gen_1:24 , cattle, wild beasts, and creeping things; Gen_1:26 , creates man in his own image, blesses him; Gen_1:29 , grants the fruits of the earth for food.

Verse 1

beginning: Proverbs 8:22-24, Proverbs 16:4, Mark 13:19, John 1:1-3, Hebrews 1:10, 1 John 1:1

God: Exodus 20:11, Exodus 31:18, 1 Chronicles 16:26, Nehemiah 9:6, Job 26:13, Job 38:4, Psalms 8:3, Psalms 33:6, Psalms 33:9, Psalms 89:11, Psalms 89:12, Psalms 96:5, Psalms 102:25, Psalms 104:24, Psalms 104:30, Psalms 115:15, Psalms 121:2, Psalms 124:8, Psalms 134:3, Psalms 136:5, Psalms 146:6, Psalms 148:4, Psalms 148:5, Proverbs 3:19, Proverbs 8:22-30, Ecclesiastes 12:1, Isaiah 37:16, Isaiah 40:26, Isaiah 40:28, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:18, Isaiah 51:13, Isaiah 51:16, Isaiah 65:17, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 32:17, Jeremiah 51:15, Zechariah 12:1, Matthew 11:25, Acts 4:24, Acts 14:15, Acts 17:24, Romans 1:19, Romans 1:20, Romans 11:36, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:16, Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:2, Hebrews 3:4, Hebrews 11:3, 2 Peter 3:5, Revelation 3:14, Revelation 4:11, Revelation 10:6, Revelation 14:7, Revelation 21:6, Revelation 22:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:1 - Thus 2 Kings 19:15 - thou hast made 1 Chronicles 29:11 - all that 2 Chronicles 2:12 - that made heaven Job 26:7 - General Psalms 90:2 - or ever Proverbs 8:26 - as yet Isaiah 66:2 - For all those Mark 10:6 - the beginning John 1:3 - General John 5:19 - for 2 Thessalonians 2:13 - from Revelation 10:5 - lifted

Verse 2

without: Job 26:7, Isaiah 45:18, Jeremiah 4:23, Nahum 2:10

Spirit: Job 26:14, Psalms 33:6, Psalms 104:30, Isaiah 40:12-14

Reciprocal: Job 12:24 - in a wilderness Job 26:13 - his spirit Job 38:9 - thick Job 41:32 - deep Psalms 104:6 - General Psalms 148:5 - for he James 1:17 - from the

Verse 3

God: Psalms 33:6, Psalms 33:9, Psalms 148:5, Matthew 8:3, John 11:43

Let: Job 36:30, Job 38:19, Psalms 97:11, Psalms 104:2, Psalms 118:27, Isaiah 45:7, Isaiah 60:19, John 1:5, John 1:9, John 3:19, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Ephesians 5:8, Ephesians 5:14, 1 Timothy 6:16, 1 John 1:5, 1 John 2:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - lights Job 25:3 - upon whom Psalms 74:16 - The day Jonah 2:10 - General Mark 1:41 - I Mark 5:41 - Damsel Luke 5:13 - I will Luke 5:25 - immediately John 11:44 - he that

Verse 4

that: Genesis 1:10, Genesis 1:12, Genesis 1:18, Genesis 1:25, Genesis 1:31, Ecclesiastes 2:13, Ecclesiastes 11:7

the light from the darkness: Heb. between the light and between the darkness

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:4 - the generations Job 38:19 - the way Psalms 104:20 - makest John 9:5 - I am

Verse 5

and: Genesis 8:22, Psalms 19:2, Psalms 74:16, Psalms 104:20, Isaiah 45:7, Jeremiah 33:20, 1 Corinthians 3:13, Ephesians 5:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:5

And the evening and the morning were: Heb. And the evening was, and the morning was, Genesis 1:8, Genesis 1:13, Genesis 1:19, Genesis 1:23, Genesis 1:31

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:21 - evening Job 2:13 - seven days Job 38:12 - commanded Daniel 8:14 - days Mark 14:30 - this day

Verse 6

Let there: Genesis 1:14, Genesis 1:20, Genesis 7:11, Genesis 7:12, Job 26:7, Job 26:8, Job 26:13, Job 37:11, Job 37:18, Job 38:22-26, Psalms 19:1, Psalms 33:6, Psalms 33:9, Psalms 104:2, Psalms 136:5, Psalms 136:6, Psalms 148:4, Psalms 150:1, Ecclesiastes 11:3, Jeremiah 10:10, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 10:13, Jeremiah 51:15, Zechariah 12:1

firmament: Heb. expansion

Reciprocal: Job 9:8 - Which Psalms 148:5 - for he 2 Peter 3:5 - by the word Revelation 14:6 - in

Verse 7

divided: Proverbs 8:28, Proverbs 8:29

above: Job 26:8, Psalms 104:10, Psalms 148:4, Ecclesiastes 11:3

and it: Genesis 1:9, Genesis 1:11, Genesis 1:15, Genesis 1:24, Matthew 8:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:20 - open firmament Genesis 7:11 - all Exodus 3:16 - elders Job 9:8 - Which Jonah 2:10 - General

Verse 8

God: Genesis 1:5, Genesis 1:10, Genesis 5:2

evening: Genesis 1:5, Genesis 1:13, Genesis 1:19, Genesis 1:23, Genesis 1:31

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:21 - evening Job 2:13 - seven days Mark 14:30 - this day

Verse 9

Job 26:7, Job 26:10, Job 38:8-11, Psalms 24:1, Psalms 24:2, Psalms 33:7, Psalms 95:5, Psalms 104:3, Psalms 104:5-9, Psalms 136:5, Psalms 136:6, Proverbs 8:28, Proverbs 8:29, Ecclesiastes 1:7, Jeremiah 5:22, Jonah 1:9, 2 Peter 3:5, Revelation 10:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:7 - and it Job 36:30 - and Job 38:10 - brake up for it my decreed place Proverbs 3:20 - the depths Jonah 2:10 - General Luke 5:13 - I will Luke 8:25 - being

Verse 10

God saw: Genesis 1:4, Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalms 104:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:8 - God Genesis 2:1 - Thus Exodus 7:19 - their pools Numbers 20:29 - General Job 38:10 - brake up for it my decreed place Psalms 24:2 - For Psalms 33:7 - He gathereth Psalms 95:5 - The sea is his Proverbs 8:29 - he gave Isaiah 42:5 - he that spread Luke 8:25 - being

Verse 11

Let the: Genesis 2:5, Job 28:5, Psalms 104:14-17, Psalms 147:8, Matthew 6:30, Hebrews 6:7

grass: Heb. tender grass

fruit: Genesis 1:29, Genesis 2:9, Genesis 2:16, Psalms 1:3, Jeremiah 17:8, Matthew 3:10, Matthew 7:16-20, Mark 4:28, Luke 6:43, Luke 6:44, James 3:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:7 - and it Psalms 50:12 - fulness Psalms 104:24 - the earth Jonah 2:10 - General 1 Corinthians 15:38 - General 2 Corinthians 9:10 - he

Verse 12

earth: Isaiah 61:11, Mark 4:28

herb: Isaiah 55:10, Isaiah 55:11, Matthew 13:24-26, Luke 6:44, 2 Corinthians 9:10, Galatians 6:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:4 - that Genesis 2:5 - plant Job 28:5 - out of it Psalms 50:12 - fulness Psalms 104:14 - causeth Psalms 104:24 - the earth 1 Corinthians 2:16 - But 1 Corinthians 15:38 - General

Verse 13

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:5 - And the evening and the morning were Genesis 1:8 - evening Genesis 1:31 - and the Mark 14:30 - this day

Verse 14

Let there: Deuteronomy 4:19, Job 25:3, Job 25:5, Job 38:12-14, Psalms 8:3, Psalms 8:4, Psalms 19:1-6, Psalms 74:16, Psalms 74:17, Psalms 104:19, Psalms 104:20, Psalms 119:91, Psalms 136:7-9, Psalms 148:3, Psalms 148:6, Isaiah 40:26, Jeremiah 31:35, Jeremiah 33:20, Jeremiah 33:25

lights: Or, rather, luminaries or light-bearers; being a different world from that rendered light, in Genesis 1:3

the day from the night: between the day and between the night

and let: Genesis 8:22, Genesis 9:13, Job 3:9, Job 38:31, Job 38:32, Psalms 81:3, Ezekiel 32:7, Ezekiel 32:8, Ezekiel 46:1, Ezekiel 46:6, Joel 2:10, Joel 2:30, Joel 2:31, Joel 3:15, Amos 5:8, Amos 8:9, Matthew 2:2, Matthew 16:2, Matthew 16:3, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24, Luke 21:25, Luke 21:26, Luke 23:45, Acts 2:19, Acts 2:20, Revelation 6:12, Revelation 8:12, Revelation 9:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:6 - Let there Genesis 1:20 - open firmament Job 38:19 - the way Psalms 19:4 - In them Psalms 89:37 - ever Jonah 2:10 - General Matthew 15:2 - transgress 1 Corinthians 15:41 - General 2 Corinthians 4:6 - who 2 Corinthians 12:2 - third James 1:17 - from the

Verse 15

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:7 - and it Job 41:32 - to shine Psalms 19:1 - the firmament 2 Corinthians 4:6 - who James 1:17 - from the

Verse 16

to rule: Heb. for the rule, etc. Deuteronomy 4:19, Joshua 10:12-14, Job 31:26, Job 38:7, Psalms 8:3, Psalms 19:6, Psalms 74:16, Psalms 136:7, Psalms 136:8, Psalms 136:9, Psalms 148:3, Psalms 148:5, Isaiah 13:10, Isaiah 24:23, Isaiah 45:7, Habakkuk 3:11, Matthew 24:29, Matthew 27:45, 1 Corinthians 15:41, Revelation 16:8, Revelation 16:9, Revelation 21:23

he made the stars also: Or, with the stars also

Reciprocal: Job 9:9 - maketh Job 38:33 - the ordinances

Verse 17

Genesis 9:13, Job 38:12, Psalms 8:1, Psalms 8:3, Acts 13:47

Reciprocal: Psalms 19:2 - night unto Isaiah 45:7 - form

Verse 18

Psalms 19:6, Jeremiah 31:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:4 - that Genesis 1:21 - God saw Psalms 19:2 - night unto Isaiah 45:7 - form

Verse 19

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:5 - And the evening and the morning were Genesis 1:8 - evening Genesis 1:31 - and the Mark 14:30 - this day

Verse 20

Let the waters: Genesis 1:22, Genesis 2:19, Genesis 8:17, Psalms 104:24, Psalms 104:25, Psalms 148:10, Acts 17:25

moving: or, creeping, 1 Kings 4:33

life: Heb. a living soul, Genesis 1:30, Ecclesiastes 2:21

fowl that may fly: Heb. let fowl fly, This marginal reading is more conformable to the original, and reconciles this passage with Genesis 2:19. The word fowl, from the Saxon fleon, to fly, exactly corresponds to the original, which denotes every thing that flies, whether bird or insect.

open firmament: Heb. face of the firmament, Genesis 1:7, Genesis 1:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:6 - Let there Genesis 6:20 - fowls Exodus 1:7 - fruitful Psalms 8:8 - The fowl Psalms 50:11 - know Psalms 69:34 - moveth 1 Corinthians 15:39 - General

Verse 21

great: Genesis 6:20, Genesis 7:14, Genesis 8:19, Job 7:12, Job 26:5, Psalms 104:24-26, Ezekiel 32:2, Jonah 1:17, Jonah 2:10, Matthew 12:40

brought: Genesis 8:17, Genesis 9:7, Exodus 1:7, Exodus 8:3

God saw: Genesis 1:18, Genesis 1:25, Genesis 1:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:16 - grow into Psalms 148:7 - ye dragons

Verse 22

Genesis 1:28, Genesis 8:17, Genesis 9:1, Genesis 30:27, Genesis 30:30, Genesis 35:11, Leviticus 26:9, Job 40:15, Job 42:12, Psalms 107:31, Psalms 107:38, Psalms 128:3, Psalms 144:13, Psalms 144:14, Proverbs 10:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:20 - Let the waters Genesis 48:16 - grow into

Verse 23

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:5 - And the evening and the morning were Genesis 1:8 - evening Genesis 1:31 - and the Mark 14:30 - this day

Verse 24

Let: Genesis 6:20, Genesis 7:14, Genesis 8:19, Job 38:39, Job 38:40, Job 39:1, Job 39:5, Job 39:9, Job 39:19, Job 40:15, Psalms 50:9, Psalms 50:10, Psalms 104:18, Psalms 104:23, Psalms 148:10, cattle, denotes domestic animals living on vegetables; - Beasts of the earth, wild animals; especially such as live on flesh; and - Creeping things, reptiles; or all the different genera of serpents, worms, and such animals as have no feet.

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:7 - and it Psalms 104:24 - the earth Isaiah 42:5 - he that spread

Verse 25

Genesis 2:19, Genesis 2:20, Job 12:8-10, Job 26:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:4 - that Genesis 1:21 - God saw Job 41:12 - comely Psalms 50:10 - every Psalms 104:24 - the earth Isaiah 42:5 - he that spread

Verse 26

Let us: Genesis 3:22, Genesis 11:7, Job 35:10, Psalms 100:3, Psalms 149:2, Isaiah 64:8, John 5:17, John 14:23, 1 John 5:7

man: In Hebrew, Adam; probably so called either from the red earth of which he was formed, or from the blush or flesh-tint of the human countenance. the name is intended to designate the species.

in our: Genesis 5:1, Genesis 9:6, Ecclesiastes 7:29, Acts 17:26, Acts 17:28, Acts 17:29, 1 Corinthians 11:7, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 1:15, Colossians 3:10, James 3:9

have dominion: Genesis 9:2, Genesis 9:3, Genesis 9:4, Job 5:23, Psalms 8:4-8, Psalms 104:20-24, Ecclesiastes 7:29, Jeremiah 27:6, Acts 17:20, Acts 17:28, Acts 17:29, 1 Corinthians 11:7, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10, Hebrews 2:6-9, James 3:7, James 3:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:27 - General Genesis 2:19 - brought Job 35:11 - General Job 39:11 - leave Psalms 8:5 - thou Psalms 8:6 - madest Psalms 17:15 - with Psalms 139:14 - for I am fearfully Proverbs 8:23 - General Song of Solomon 1:11 - General Isaiah 6:8 - us Isaiah 45:12 - made the earth Ezekiel 28:15 - till iniquity Matthew 28:19 - the name Luke 3:38 - of God Luke 11:40 - did John 1:3 - General John 5:19 - for

Verse 27

Genesis 1:26

in the image: Psalms 139:14, Isaiah 43:7, Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 1:15

male: Genesis 2:21-25, Genesis 5:2, Malachi 2:15, Matthew 19:4, Mark 10:6, 1 Corinthians 11:8, 1 Corinthians 11:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:1 - in the likeness Genesis 9:6 - in Judges 21:22 - each man Psalms 8:5 - thou Psalms 17:15 - with Ecclesiastes 7:29 - God Isaiah 45:12 - made the earth Jeremiah 29:6 - Take ye Ezekiel 28:15 - till iniquity Luke 3:38 - of God John 2:1 - a marriage 1 Corinthians 11:7 - he is Colossians 3:10 - after 1 Timothy 2:13 - General Hebrews 13:4 - Marriage James 3:9 - made

Verse 28

Genesis 1:22, Genesis 8:17, Genesis 9:1, Genesis 9:7, Genesis 17:16, Genesis 17:20, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 22:18, Genesis 24:60, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 26:24, Genesis 33:5, Genesis 49:25, Leviticus 26:9, 1 Chronicles 4:10, 1 Chronicles 26:5, Job 42:12, Psalms 107:38, Psalms 127:1-5, Psalms 128:3, Psalms 128:4, Isaiah 45:18, 1 Timothy 4:3

moveth: Heb. creepeth, Psalms 69:34, *marg.

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:19 - brought Genesis 5:4 - and he Genesis 6:1 - to multiply Genesis 6:20 - two Genesis 9:2 - General Genesis 11:11 - begat sons Genesis 28:3 - and make Exodus 1:7 - fruitful Leviticus 12:2 - If a woman Job 20:4 - man Job 39:11 - leave Job 41:4 - wilt thou Psalms 8:6 - madest Psalms 50:12 - fulness Psalms 104:25 - this great Psalms 115:16 - but the earth Psalms 127:3 - children Jeremiah 29:6 - Take ye Matthew 17:27 - and take John 2:1 - a marriage Hebrews 13:4 - Marriage

Verse 29

I have: Psalms 24:1, Psalms 115:16, Hosea 2:8, Acts 17:24, Acts 17:25, Acts 17:28, 1 Timothy 6:17

bearing: Heb. seeding

to you: Genesis 2:16, Genesis 9:3, Job 36:31, Psalms 104:14, Psalms 104:15, Psalms 104:27, Psalms 104:28, Psalms 111:5, Psalms 136:25, Psalms 145:15, Psalms 145:16, Psalms 146:7, Psalms 147:9, Isaiah 33:16, Matthew 6:11, Matthew 6:25, Matthew 6:26, Acts 14:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:11 - fruit Genesis 6:21 - General Job 28:5 - out of it Job 39:8 - General Ecclesiastes 5:9 - the profit Jeremiah 27:5 - and have Daniel 1:12 - pulse to eat Romans 14:2 - eateth 1 Timothy 4:3 - which

Verse 30

Genesis 9:3, Job 38:39-41, Job 39:4, Job 39:8, Job 39:30, Job 40:15, Job 40:20, Psalms 104:14, Psalms 145:15, Psalms 145:16, Psalms 147:9

life: Heb. a living soul

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:20 - life Genesis 6:21 - General Ecclesiastes 5:9 - the profit Jeremiah 27:5 - and have Daniel 1:12 - pulse to eat 1 Timothy 4:3 - which

Verse 31

very good: Job 38:7, Psalms 19:1, Psalms 19:2, Psalms 104:24, Psalms 104:31, Lamentations 3:38, 1 Timothy 4:4

and the: Genesis 1:5, Genesis 1:8, Genesis 1:13, Genesis 1:19, Genesis 1:23, Genesis 2:2, Exodus 20:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:4 - that Genesis 1:21 - God saw Genesis 2:18 - good Exodus 31:17 - six days Exodus 39:43 - did look Deuteronomy 32:4 - his work Ecclesiastes 2:11 - I looked Ecclesiastes 3:11 - hath made Ezekiel 28:15 - till iniquity Zephaniah 3:17 - he will Mark 7:37 - He hath Romans 3:12 - become Hebrews 4:3 - the works

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 1". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-1.html.