Thursday, September 3, 2015

Genesis 1

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.

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

And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night.

And the evening, and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

And God said, Let the waters which are under the heaven be gathered together unto one place. And let the dry land appear. And it was so.

And God called the dry land Earth and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas. And God saw that it was good.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth, and it was so.

And the earth brought forth grass and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit whose seed was in itself, after his kind. And God saw that it was good.

And the evening and the morning were the third day.


Verse 15:

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the Day from the Night, and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.

Verse 16

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth. And it was so.



Verse 17:

And God made two great lights, the greater light to rule the Day and the lesser light to rule the Night; he made the stars also.



And that's how far I've gotten. Verse 15 I struggled with and verse 16, but now I've got tem down pat. And 17 wasn't too hard to learn. I'm ready for verse 18 now!

It's really neat the influence this has on my day and my life. For instance, as I showered last night I tried to fit the words of this chapter into a song, using the tune for How Great Thou Art (it seems to have been the inspiration, in a way, after all, for that song).

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