Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters,

New American Standard Bible

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Amplified

The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.

Bible in Basic English

And the earth was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters.

Darby Translation

And the earth was waste and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the earth was without order, and empty; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Julia Smith Translation

And the earth was desolation and emptiness, and darkness over the face of the deep: and the spirit of God moved over the face of the waters.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now the earth was formless and empty, and darkness [was] over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [was] hovering over the surface of the waters.

Modern King James verseion

And the earth was without form and empty. And darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The Earth was void and empty and darkness was upon the deep, and the spirit of God moved upon the water.

NET Bible

Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.

New Heart English Bible

Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, the earth, had become waste and wild, and darkness, was on the face of the roaring deep, - but, the Spirit of God, was brooding on the face of the waters,

Webster

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.

World English Bible

Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Youngs Literal Translation

the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness is on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and void
בּהוּ 
Bohuw 
Usage: 3

and darkness
חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

was upon the face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of the deep
תּהם תּהום 
T@howm 
Usage: 36

And the Spirit
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

רחף 
Rachaph 
Usage: 3

the face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Devotionals

Devotionals about Genesis 1:2

Images Genesis 1:2

Prayers for Genesis 1:2

Context Readings

The Creation

1 In the beginning, God created the universe. 2 When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, 3 God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light.


Cross References

Psalm 104:30

When you send your spirit, they are created, and you replenish the surface of the earth.

Jeremiah 4:23

I looked at the earth, and it was formless and void, at the heavens, and there was no light there.

Job 26:7

He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.

Isaiah 45:18

For this is what the LORD says, who created the heavens he is God, and the one who formed the earth and made it, and he is the one who established it; he didn't create itfor chaos, but formed it to be inhabited "I am the LORD and there is no other.

Job 26:14

Indeed, these are the fringes of his ways, and how faint is the whisper we've heard of it! But who can comprehend the thunder of his might?"

Psalm 33:6

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made; all the heavenly bodies by the breath of his mouth.

Isaiah 40:12-14

"Who has measured the waters of the sea in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens by the width of his hand? Who has enclosed the dust of the earth in a measuring bowl, or weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?

Nahum 2:10

Nineveh is devastated, deserted, and desolate. Her heart melts, her knees knock. Every stomach is upset, every face grows pale.

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