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6 And GoD faid, Let there be a Firmament in the midft of the Waters, and let it divide the Waters from the Wa
7 And GOD made the Firmament, and divided the Waters which were under the Firmament, from the Waters which were above the Firmament: and it was so.
8 And GoD called the Firmament Heaven: and the Evening and the Morning were the fecond Day.
9 And GOD faid, Let the Waters under the Heaven be gathered together unto one Place, and let the dry Land appear and it was fo.
10 And GOD called the dry Land Earth, and the gathering together of the Waters called he Seas: and God faw that it was good.
11 And GOD faid, Let the Earth bring forth Grafs, the Herb yielding Seed, and the Fruit-tree yielding Fruit after his kind, whofe Seed is in itfelf, upon the Earth and it was fo.
12 And the Earth brought forth Grafs, and Herb yielding Seed after his kind, and the Tree yielding Fruit, whofe Seed was in itself after his kind and GOD faw that it was good.
13 And the Evening and the Morning were the third Day.
& Pfal. cxlviii. 4 Praise him, ye
Heaven of Heavens, and ye Waters
that be above the Heavens.
14 f And GOD faid, Let there be Lights in the Firmament of the Heaven, to di
s Let them praife the Name of
the LORD; for he commanded and
6 He hath also stablished them for
Job xxvi. 10 He hath compaffed the Waters with Bounds, until the
Day and Night come to an End.
Pjal. civ. I O LORD my GOD, thou
art very great. thou art clothed with
Honour and Majefty.
2 Who coverett thyfelf with Light, as with a Garment who stretcheft out the Heavens like Curtain.
3. Who layeth the Beams of his Chambers in the Waters, who maketh the Clouds his Chariot, who walketh upon the Wings of the Wind.
s Who laid the Foundations of the Earth, that it fhould not be removed for ever.
6 Thou covereft it with the Deep, as with a Garment: the Waters flood
above the Mountains.
7 At thy Rebuke they fled: at thy Thunder they hafted away.
8 They go up by the Mountains : they go down by the Valleys unto the Place which thou haft founded
9 Thou haft fet a Bound that they may not pass over: that they turn not again to cover the Earth.
the LORD: will ye not TREMBLE at my Jer. v. 22 Fear ye not me, faith Prefence, who have placed the Sand for the Bound of the Sea, by a perpetual Decree that it cannot pass it; and though the Waves thereof tols themselves, yet can they not prevail ; though they roar, yet can they not pals over it.
Pfal. six. 1. The Heavens declare
the Glory of GoD: and the Firma-
2 Day unto Day uttereth Speech,
and Night unto Night sheweth Knowledge.
3 There is no Speech nor Language, where theirVOICE is not heard.
Their Line is gone out through the End of the World: In them hath all the Earth, and their Words to he fet a Tabernacle for the SUN,
s Which is as a Bridegroom coming out of his Chamber, and rejoyceth as a strong Man to run a Race.
6 His going forth is from the End of the Heaven, and his Circuit unto the Ends of it and there is nothing hid from the Heat thereof. Job xxxviii. 4 Where waft thou when I laid the Foundation of the Earth declare if thou haft Under
s Who hath laid the Measures
thereof, if thou knoweft ? or who hath ftretched the Line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the Foundations
thereof faftned? or who hath laid
the corner Stone thereof?
7 When the Morning ftars fang together, and all the Sons of GoD fhouted for Joy.
Doors, when it brake forth as if it 8 Or who fhut up the Sea with had iffued out of the Womb.
9 When I made the Cloud the Garment thereof, and thick Dark
nefs a Swadling band for it,
10 And brake up for it my decreed Place, and fet Bars and Doors,
II And faid, Hitherto fhalt thou
come but no further: and here fhall thy proud Waves be Rayed.
12 Haft thou commanded the Morning fince thy Days and caufed the Day-spring to know his Place?
zo & And GOD faid, Let the Waters bring forth abunbundantly the moving Creature that hath Life, and Fowl that may fly above the Earth
13 That it might take hold of the Ends of the Earth, that the Wicked might be fhaken out of it.
Jer. xxxi. 35 Thus faith the LORD, which giveth the Sun for a Light by Day, and the Ordinance of the Moon and of the Stars for a Light by Night, which divideth the Sea when the Waters thereof roar, THE LORD OF HOSTS IS HIS NAME.
Pfal. civ. 19 He appointeth the Moon for Seafons; the Sun knoweth his going down.
20 Thou makeft Daiknefs, and it is Night: wherein all the Beafts of the Foreft do creep forth.
in the open Firmament of Heaven.
21 And GoD created great Whales, and every living Creature that moveth, which the Waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged Fowl after his kind and GOD faw that it was good.
22 And God bleffed them, faying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the Waters in the Seas, and let Fowl multiply in the Earth.
26 h And GOD faid, Let us make Man in our own Image, after our Likenefs; and let them have Dominion over the Fish of the Sea, and over the Fowl of the Air, and over the Cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping Thing that creepeth upon the Earth.
27 So GoD created Man in his own Image, in the Image of God created he him; Male and Female created he them.
28 And Gop bleffed them, and GOD faid unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and fub
30 Thou fendeft forth thy SPIRIT, they are created and thou renewest
the Face of the Earth.
Luke xii. 24 Confider the Ravens,
for they neither fow nor reap, which neither have Store-houfe nor Barn, yet GOD feedeth them: How much more are ye better than the Fowls?
Pfal. 1. 10 For every Beaft of the Foreft is mine, and the Cattle upon thoufand Hills.
II I know all the Fowls of the
Mountains: and the wild Beafts of
the Field are mine.
23 And the Evening and the Morning were the fifth Day.
24 And GOD faid, Let the Earth bring forth the living Creature after his kind, Cattle and creeping Things, and Beaft of the Earth after his kind and it was fo.
25 And God made the Beast of the Earth after his kind, and Cattle after their kind, and every Thing that creepeth upon the Earth after his kind: And GoD faw that it was good.
h Pfal. viii. What is Man that thou art mindful of him? and the
Son of Man that thou vifteft him,
s For thou haft made him a little lower than the Angels, and haft crowned him with Glory and Ho
25 Neither is worshipped with Mens Hands, as though he needed any
thing, feeing he giveth to all Life, and Breath, and all Things.
26 And hath made of one Blood, all Nations of Men, for to dwell on all the Face of the Earth, and hath determined the Times before appointed, and the Bounds of their Habitation :
27 That they should SEEK the LORD, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us :
28 For in HIM we LIVE, and MOVE, and have our BEING; as certain also of the Poets have laid, For we are alfo his Offspring.
Ifai. xl. 21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard hath it not been told you from the Beginning? have ye not underfood from the Founda tions of the Earth?
22 It is he that fitteth upon the Circle of the Earth, and the Inhabitants thereof are as Grafhoppers; that ftretcheth out the Heavens as a Curtain, and spreadeth them out as a Tent to dwell in.
26 Lift up your Eyes on high, and behold who hath created thefe Things, that bringeth out their Hoft by Number: he calleth them all by Names, by the Greaturels of his Might, for that he is strong in Power, not one faileth.
CHA P. II.
I The firft Sabbath. 4 The Manner of the Creation, 8 The Planting of the Garden of Eden, 10 and the River thereof. 17 The Tree of Knowledge only forbidden. 19 The naming of the Creatures. 21 The making of Woman, and Inftitution of Marriage.
Ver. 1 THUS the Heavens and the Earth were finished, and all the Host of them.
2 And on the feventh Day GOD ended his Work which he had male and he refted on the feventh Day from all his Work which he had made.
3 And God bleffed the SEVENTH Day, and SANCTIFIED it because that in it he had RESTED from all his Work, which God created and made.
4 Thefe are the Generations of the HEAVENS, and of the EARTH, when they were created; in the Day that the LORD GOD made the Earth and the Heavens.
5 And every Plant of the Field, before it was in the Earth, and every Herb of the Field, before it grew for the LORD GOD had not caufed it to rain upon the Earth, and there was not a Man to till the Ground.
6 But there went up a Mift from the Earth, and watered the whole Face of the Ground.
7 And the LORD GOD formed Man of the Duft of the Ground, and breathed into his Noftrils the Breath of Life; and Man became a LIVING SOUL.
8 And the LORD GOD planted a Garden Eaft-ward in Eden; and there he put the Man whom he had formed.
1 Job xxxiii. 4 The Spirit of GoD hath made me, and the Breath of the Almighty hath given me Life.
Pfal. cxxxix. 13 For thou aft poffeffed my Reins: thou haft vered me in my Mother's Womb.
14 I will prafe thee for I an fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are thy Works, and that my Soul knoweth right well.
15 My Subftance was not hid from thee, when I was made in fecret; and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the Earth.
16 Thine Eyes did fee my Subftance yet being unperfect, and in ten, which in Continuance were fathy Book all my Members were writfhioned, when as yet there was none of them.
9 And out of the Ground made the LORD God to grow every Tree that is pleafant to the Sight, and good for Food:
the Tree of Life alfo in the midst of the Garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.