Genesis 1:9
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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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Clarke'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

Job 26:7,10 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth on nothing...

Job 38:8-11 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb...

Psalm 24:1,2 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein...

Psalm 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses.

Psalm 95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 104:3,5-9 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds his chariot: who walks on the wings of the wind...

Psalm 136:5,6 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever...

Proverbs 8:28,29 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep...

Ecclesiastes 1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; to the place from where the rivers come, thither they return again.

Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...

Jonah 1:9 And he said to them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which has made the sea and the dry land.

2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old...

Revelation 10:6 And swore by him that lives for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth...

Library
God's World
(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.
God Spelling Himself out in Jesus: change in the original language--bother in spelling Jesus out--sticklers for the old forms--Jesus' new spelling of old words. Jesus is God following us up: God heart-broken--man's native air--bad choice affected man's will--the wrong lane--God following us up. The Early Eden Picture, Genesis 1:26-31. 2:7-25: unfallen man--like God--the breath of God in man--a spirit, infinite, eternal--love--holy--wise--sovereign over creation, Psalm 8:5-8--in his own will--summary--God's
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus

Gordon -- Man in the Image of God
George Angier Gordon, Congregational divine, was born in Scotland, 1853. He was educated at Harvard, and has been minister of Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts, since 1884. His pulpit style is conspicuous for its directness and forcefulness, and he is considered in a high sense the successor of Philip Brooks. He was lecturer in the Lowell Institute Course, 1900; Lyman Beecher Lecturer, Yale, 1901; university preacher to Harvard, 1886-1890; to Yale, 1888-1901; Harvard overseer. He is the author
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Volume 10

An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man
THERE are not a few difficulties in the account, which Moses has given of the creation of the world, and of the formation, and temptation, and fall of our first parents. Some by the six days of the creation have understood as many years. Whilst others have thought the creation of the world instantaneous: and that the number of days mentioned by Moses is only intended to assist our conception, who are best able to think of things in order of succession. No one part of this account is fuller of difficulties,
Nathaniel Lardner—An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man

Cross References
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.

Genesis 1:8
God called the vault "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day.

Job 38:8
"Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,

Job 38:10
when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,

Psalm 24:1
Of David. A psalm. The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

Psalm 24:2
for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.

Psalm 95:5
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

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