- Creation Passages
- the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness. And the Spirit of God was hovering over its surface. God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that it was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. called the light "day" and the darkness "night." Together these made up one day. God said, "Let there be space between the waters, to separate water from water." so it was. God made this space to separate the waters above from the waters below. God called the space "sky." This happened on the second day. God said, "Let the waters beneath the sky be gathered into one place so dry ground may appear." And so it was. named the dry ground "land" and the water "seas." And God saw that it was good.