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Amplified

In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth.

New American Standard Bible

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

King James Version

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Holman Bible

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

International Standard Version

In the beginning, God created the universe.

A Conservative Version

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

American Standard Version

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Bible in Basic English

At the first God made the heaven and the earth.

Darby Translation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

In the beginning God formed the heavens and the earth.

King James 2000

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth--

Modern King James verseion

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the beginning God created heaven and earth.

NET Bible

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

New Heart English Bible

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

World English Bible

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In the beginning
ראשׁית 
Re'shiyth 
Usage: 51

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

בּרא 
Bara' 
Usage: 54

the heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and
את 
'eth 
Usage: 1

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Context Readings

The Creation

1 In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.


Cross References

Isaiah 45:18

For the Lord, who created the heavens (He is God, who formed the earth and made it; He established it and did not create it to be a wasteland, but formed it to be inhabited) says this,

“I am the Lord, and there is no one else.

Hebrews 11:3

By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

Job 38:4


“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you know and have understanding.

Revelation 4:11


“Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they exist, and were created and brought into being.”

Isaiah 42:5

This is what God the Lord says,

He who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread out the earth and its produce,
Who gives breath to the people on it
And spirit to those who walk on it,

John 1:1-3

In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

Acts 17:24

The God who created the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;

Hebrews 1:10

And,

You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
And the heavens are the works of Your hands;

Exodus 20:11

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and everything that is in them, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy [that is, set it apart for His purposes].

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet for us there is but one God, the Father, who is the source of all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things [that have been created], and we [believers exist and have life and have been redeemed] through Him.

Psalm 115:15


May you be blessed of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 136:5


To Him who made the heavens with skill,
For His lovingkindness endures forever;

Isaiah 44:24

For the Lord, your Redeemer, and He who formed you from the womb says this,

“I am the Lord, Maker of all things,
Who alone stretches out the heavens,
Who spreads out the earth by Myself,

Acts 14:15

“Men, why are you doing these things? We too are only men of the same nature as you, bringing the good news to you, so that you turn from these useless and meaningless things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that is in them.

Colossians 1:16-17

For by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [that is, by His activity] and for Him.

Nehemiah 9:6


[And Ezra said],
“You are the Lord, You alone;
You have made the heavens,
The heaven of heavens with all their host (the heavenly bodies),
The earth and everything that is on it,
The seas and everything that is in them.
You give life to all of them,
And the heavenly host is bowing down [in worship] to You.

Job 26:13


“By His breath the heavens are cleared;
His hand has pierced the [swiftly] fleeing serpent.

Psalm 33:6


By the word of the Lord were the heavens made,
And all their host by the breath of His mouth.

Psalm 104:30


You send out Your Spirit, they are created;
You renew the face of the ground.

Psalm 146:6


Who made heaven and earth,
The sea, and all that is in them,
Who keeps truth and is faithful forever,

Psalm 148:4-5


Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters above the heavens!

Proverbs 3:19


The Lord by His wisdom has founded the earth;
By His understanding He has established the heavens.

Proverbs 8:22-30


“The Lord created and possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old [were accomplished].

Proverbs 16:4


The Lord has made everything for its own purpose,
Even the wicked [according to their role] for the day of evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:1

Remember [thoughtfully] also your Creator in the days of your youth [for you are not your own, but His], before the evil days come or the years draw near when you will say [of physical pleasures], “I have no enjoyment and delight in them”;

Isaiah 37:16

“O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

Isaiah 40:26


Lift up your eyes on high
And see who has created these heavenly bodies,
The One who brings out their host by number,
He calls them all by name;
Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power,
Not one is missing.

Isaiah 40:28


Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become tired or grow weary;
There is no searching of His understanding.

Isaiah 51:13


That you have forgotten the Lord your Maker,
Who stretched out the heavens
And laid the foundations of the earth,
That you continually tremble with fear all day long because of the rage of the oppressor,
As he takes aim to destroy?
And where is the rage of the oppressor?

Isaiah 51:16

I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the [renewed] heavens and lay the foundations of the [renewed] earth, and to say to Zion (Jerusalem), ‘You are My people.’”

Jeremiah 10:12


God made the earth by His power;
He established the world by His wisdom
And by His understanding and skill He has stretched out the heavens.

Jeremiah 32:17

‘Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too difficult or too wonderful for You—

Jeremiah 51:15


He made the earth by His power;
He established the world by His wisdom
And stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

Zechariah 12:1

The oracle (a burdensome message) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel.

Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him:

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [I openly and joyfully acknowledge Your great wisdom], that You have hidden these things [these spiritual truths] from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants [to new believers, to those seeking God’s will and purpose].

Mark 13:19

for at that time there will be such tribulation as has not occurred, from the beginning of the creation which God made, until now—and never will [be again].

Acts 4:24

And when they heard it, they raised their voices together to God and said, “O Sovereign Lord [having complete power and authority], it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything that is in them,

Romans 1:19-20

because that which is known about God is evident within them [in their inner consciousness], for God made it evident to them.

Romans 11:36

For from Him [all things originate] and through Him [all things live and exist] and to Him are all things [directed]. To Him be glory and honor forever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:9

and to make plain [to everyone] the plan of the mystery [regarding the uniting of believing Jews and Gentiles into one body] which [until now] was kept hidden through the ages in [the mind of] God who created all things.

Hebrews 1:2

has in these last days spoken [with finality] to us in [the person of One who is by His character and nature] His Son [namely Jesus], whom He appointed heir and lawful owner of all things, through whom also He created the universe [that is, the universe as a space-time-matter continuum].

Hebrews 3:4

For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.

2 Peter 3:5

For they willingly forget [the fact] that the heavens existed long ago by the word of God, and the earth was formed out of water and by water,

1 John 1:1

[I am writing about] what existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life [the One who existed even before the beginning of the world, Christ]—

Revelation 3:14

“To the angel (divine messenger) of the church in Laodicea write:

“These are the words of the Amen, the trusted and faithful and true Witness, the Beginning and Origin of God’s creation:

Revelation 10:6

and swore [an oath] by [the name of] Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be delay no longer,

Revelation 14:7

and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God [with awe and reverence], and give Him glory [and honor and praise in worship], because the hour of His judgment has come; [with all your heart] worship Him who created the heaven and the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

Revelation 21:6

And He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the one who thirsts I will give [water] from the fountain of the water of life without cost.

Revelation 22:13

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End [the Eternal One].”

Exodus 31:18

When He had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.

1 Chronicles 16:26


For all the gods of the peoples are [lifeless] idols,
But the Lord made the heavens.

Psalm 8:3


When I see and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have established,

Psalm 33:9


For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalm 89:11-12


The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world and all that is in it, You have founded and established them.

Psalm 90:2


Before the mountains were born
Or before You had given birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are [the eternal] God.

Psalm 96:5


For all the gods of the peoples are [worthless, lifeless] idols,
But the Lord made the heavens.

Psalm 104:24


O Lord, how many and varied are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.

Psalm 121:2


My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124:8


Our help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 134:3


May the Lord bless you from Zion,
He who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 102:25


“At the beginning You founded the earth;
The heavens are the work of Your hands.

Isaiah 65:17


“Behold, I am creating new heavens and a new earth;
And the former things [of life] will not be remembered or come to mind.

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