Parallel Verses

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,

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.

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,

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 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.

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.

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.

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 of God's preparing the heavens and the earth 2 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, 3 and God saith, 'Let light be;' and light is.


Cross References

Psalm 104:30

Thou sendest out Thy Spirit, they are created, And Thou renewest the face of the ground.

Jeremiah 4:23

I looked to the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto the heavens, and their light is not.

Job 26:7

Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,

Isaiah 45:18

For thus said Jehovah, Creator of heaven, He is God, Former of earth, and its Maker, He established it -- not empty He prepared it, For inhabiting He formed it: 'I am Jehovah, and there is none else.

Job 26:14

Lo, these are the borders of His way, And how little a matter is heard of Him, And the thunder of His might Who doth understand?

Psalm 33:6

By the word of Jehovah The heavens have been made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

Isaiah 40:12-14

Who hath measured in the hollow of his hand the waters? And the heavens by a span hath meted out, And comprehended in a measure the dust of the earth, And hath weighed in scales the mountains, And the hills in a balance?

Nahum 2:10

She is empty, yea, emptiness and waste, And the heart hath melted, And the knees have smitten together, And great pain is in all loins, And the faces of all of them have gathered paleness.

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