Genesis 1:1-2 Reading the Passage

The First Message of the Bible – Genesis 1:1-2

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (2) And the earth was formless and empty; and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God moved upon the surface of the waters.

A note on the Scripture text that accompanies each individual message: The American Standard Version and the New International Version, along with the original Greek and Hebrew, have been used in an effort to achieve the greatest degree of accuracy and clarity. Where words or phrases have been added to the original text in an effort to better express the meaning, those words or phrases have usually been indicated by means of italics.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.