Genesis 1:2
Good News Translation
the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water.

Contemporary English Version
The earth was barren, with no form of life; it was under a roaring ocean covered with darkness. But the Spirit of God was moving over the water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

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And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

without.

Job 26:7 He stretched out the north over the empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth, and made it, the very maker thereof: he did not create it in vain: he formed it to be inhabited. I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and lo it was void, and nothing: and the heavens, and there was no light in them.

Nahum 2:10 She is destroyed, and rent, and torn: the heart melteth, and the knees fail, and all the loins lose their strength: and the faces of them all are as the blackness of a kettle.

Spirit.

Job 26:14 Lo, these things are said in part of his ways: and seeing we have heard scarce a little drop of his word, who shall be able to behold the thunder of his greatness?

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth:

Psalm 104:30 Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Isaiah 40:12-14 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and weighed the heavens with his palm? who hath poised with three fingers the bulk of the earth, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? . . .

Context
The Creation
1In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. 2And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.3And God said: Be light made. And light was made.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Christ Jesus.

Deuteronomy 32:11
As the eagle enticing her young to fly, and hovering over them, he spread his wings, and hath taken him and carried him on his shoulders.

Job 38:9
When I made a cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in a mist as in swaddling bands?

Psalm 104:6
The deep like a garment is its clothing: above the mountains shall the waters stand.

Psalm 104:30
Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Psalm 136:6
Who established the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 148:7
Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all ye deeps:

Proverbs 8:24
The mountains, with their huge bulk, had not as yet been established: before the hills, I was brought forth:

Isaiah 31:5
As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts protect Jerusalem, protecting and delivering, passing over and saving.

Isaiah 40:13
Who hath forwarded the spirit of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor, and hath taught him?

Isaiah 40:14
With whom hath he consulted, and who hath instructed him, and taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and shewed him the way of understanding?

Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth, and made it, the very maker thereof: he did not create it in vain: he formed it to be inhabited. I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Jeremiah 4:23
I beheld the earth, and lo it was void, and nothing: and the heavens, and there was no light in them.

Additional Translations
Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.

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.

But the earth was unsightly and unfurnished, and darkness was over the deep, and the Spirit of God moved over the water.

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.

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.

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.

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 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,
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