The Story of the Seven Days of Creation

The Bible begins with the creation of the heavens and the earth. God created everything out of nothing, he made the world, the stars, all living things, and everything. The Bible says he created everything by speaking his word. God actually made the world in 6 days and then rested on the 7th day to establish the Sabbath Day.

The Creation of the Heavens and the Earth
Genesis 1-2

Chapter 1

God begins the creation of the heavens and the earth

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.

God creates light

Day 1
God creates the light

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.

God separates the waters and the earth and makes it all very fruitful

Day 2
God creates the sky and the oceans

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.

Day 3
God creates the dry land and vegetation

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.

God creates the sun the moon and the stars

Day 4
God creates the day and the night

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.

God creates the animals

Day 5
God creates the sea life and the bird life

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.

Day 6
God creates animal life and man

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.

Man is created in the image of God

26 - 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 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."

Food is given to man

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.

God's work of creating everything comes to an end on the sixth day and it is all good.

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

Chapter 2

God establishes the Sabbath day of rest

Day 7
God rests from his work on the seventh day

1 - The heavens, the earth, and all their vast array were finished.

2 - On the seventh day God finished his work which he had done; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done.

3 - God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work of creation which he had done.

The creation of the heavens, the earth, and man by Yahweh

4 - This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens.

5 - No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,

6 - but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.

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.

Yahweh plants the Garden of Eden

8 - Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

9 - Out of the ground Yahweh God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 - A river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became the source of four rivers.

11 - The name of the first is Pishon: it flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

12 - and the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and onyx stone are also there.

13 - The name of the second river is Gihon. It is the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.

14 - The name of the third river is Hiddekel. This is the one which flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

Man is placed in the garden of Eden

15 - Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.

God gives the command command that he shall not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil lest he die

16 - Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;

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."

Adam names all the animals, Yahweh creates the woman from one of man's ribs and establishes the institution of marriage.

18 - Yahweh God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him."

19 - Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature became its name.

20 - The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him.

21 - Yahweh God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. As the man slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

22 - Yahweh God made a woman from the rib which he had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.

23 - The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken out of Man."

24 - Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.

25 - The man and his wife were both naked, and they were not ashamed.
 

The Story of Creation

Related Bible Verses

Psalm 148 - God is the Creator of all Things

3 - Praise him, sun and moon!Praise him, all you shining stars!

4 - Praise him, you heavens of heavens,You waters that are above the heavens.

5 - Let them praise Yahweh's name,For he commanded, and they were created.

6 - He has also established them forever and ever.He has made a decree which will not pass away.

7 - Praise Yahweh from the earth,you great sea creatures, and all depths;

8 - lightning and hail, snow and clouds;stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

9 - mountains and all hills;fruit trees and all cedars;

10 - wild animals and all livestock;small creatures and flying birds;

Isaiah 44 - God is the Creator of all Things

24 - Yahweh, your Redeemer,and he who formed you from the womb says:"I am Yahweh, who makes all things;who alone stretches out the heavens;who spreads out the earth by myself;

Acts 14 - God is the Creator of all Things

15 - "Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to the living God, who made the sky, the earth, the sea, and all that is in them;

Acts 17 - God is the Creator of all Things

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,

Psalm 8 - God is the Creator of the Heavens, Moon and Stars

3 - When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;

Psalm 136 - God is the Creator of the Sun, Moon, and Stars

7 - To him who made the great lights;for his loving kindness endures forever:

8 - The sun to rule by day;for his loving kindness endures forever;

9 - The moon and stars to rule by night;for his loving kindness endures forever:

Psalm 104 - God is the Creator of the Sea Animals

26 - There the ships go,and leviathan, whom you formed to play there.

John 1 - Jesus is Creator

1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

10 - He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn't recognize him.

Ephesians 3 - Jesus is Creator

9 - and to make all men see what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things through Jesus Christ;

Psalm 100 - The Creation of Man by Yahweh

3 - Know that Yahweh, he is God.It is he who has made us, and we are his.We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Malachi 2 - The Creation of Man by God

10 - Don't we all have one father? Hasn't one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, profaning the covenant of our fathers?

Deuteronomy 4 - The Creation of Man by God

32 - For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from the one end of the sky to the other, whether there has been anything as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?

Genesis 9 - Man was Created in the Image of God

6 - Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image.

Ecclesiastes 7 - Man was Created in the Image of God

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

Acts 17 - Man was Created in the Image of God

26 - He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings,

29 - Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.

Psalms 33 - Creation by the Word of Faith

6 - By Yahweh's word, the heavens were made;all their army by the breath of his mouth.

Hebrews 11 - Creation by the Word of Faith

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.

Psalms 8 - Man Given Dominion over the World

5 - For you have made him a little lower than the angels, Hebrews 2:7 and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 - You make him ruler over the works of your hands.You have put all things under his feet:

7 - All sheep and cattle,yes, and the animals of the field,

8 - The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea,and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

1 Corinthians 15 - Man Given Dominion over the World

27 - For, "He put all things in subjection under his feet." But when he says, "All things are put in subjection", it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him. Psalm 8:6
 

 

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