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.
Cross References2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
As an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, He spread His wings to catch them; He carried them on His pinions.
when I made the clouds its garment and thick darkness its blanket,
You covered it with the deep like a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
When You send Your Spirit, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth.
He spread out the earth upon the waters. His loving devotion endures forever.
Praise the LORD from the earth, all great sea creatures and ocean depths,
When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth, when no springs were overflowing with water.
Like birds hovering overhead, so the LORD of Hosts will protect Jerusalem. He will shield it and deliver it; He will pass over it and preserve it."
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or who has given Him counsel?
Whom did He consult to enlighten Him, and who taught Him the paths of justice? Who imparted knowledge to Him and showed Him the way of understanding?
For thus says the LORD--He who created the heavens; He is God; He formed the earth and fashioned it; He established it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited--"I am the LORD, and there is no other.
I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; I looked to the heavens, and they had no light.
Chapter Outline1. God creates heaven and earth;
3. the light;
6. the firmament;
9. separates the dry land;
14. forms the sun, moon, and stars;
20. fishes and fowls;
24. cattle, wild beasts, and creeping things;
26. creates man in his own image, blesses him;
29. grants the fruits of the earth for food.
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