New International Version
And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
King James Bible
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Darby Bible Translation
And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry [land] appear. And it was so.
World English Bible
God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear;" and it was so.
Young's Literal Translation
And God saith, 'Let the waters under the heavens be collected unto one place, and let the dry land be seen:' and it is so.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And God said, Let there be a firmament - Our translators, by following the firmamentum of the Vulgate, which is a translation of the στερεωμα of the Septuagint, have deprived this passage of all sense and meaning. The Hebrew word רקיע rakia, from רקע raka, to spread out as the curtains of a tent or pavilion, simply signifies an expanse or space, and consequently that circumambient space or expansion separating the clouds, which are in the higher regions of it, from the seas, etc., which are below it. This we call the atmosphere, the orb of atoms or inconceivably small particles; but the word appears to have been used by Moses in a more extensive sense, and to include the whole of the planetary vortex, or the space which is occupied by the whole solar system.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(Preached before the Prince of Wales, at Sandringham, 1866.) GENESIS i. 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. It may seem hardly worth while to preach upon this text. Every one thinks that he believes it. Of course--they say--we know that God made the world. Teach us something we do not know, not something which we do. Why preach to us about a text which we fully understand, and believe already? Because, my friends, there are few texts in the Bible more difficult to believe …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
The Purpose in the Coming of Jesus.
Gordon -- Man in the Image of God
An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man
2 Peter 3:5
But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.
God called the vault "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day.
"Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,
when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,
Of David. A psalm. The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
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