Genesis 1:1-6 CSB

The Creation

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

References for Genesis 1:1

      2 Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

      References for Genesis 1:2

        • a 1:2 - Or When God began to create the sky and the earth, 2 the earth was
          3 Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
          4 God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.
          5 God called the light "day," and He called the darkness "night." Evening came, and then morning: the first day.
          6 Then God said, "Let there be an expanseb between the waters, separating water from water."c

          References for Genesis 1:6

            • b 1:6 - The Hb word for expanse is from a root meaning "to spread out, stamp, beat firmly," which suggests something like a dome; Jb 37:16-18; Isaiah 40:22.
            • c 1:6 - Isa 44:24