In the beginning, when God created the universe, a2
the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God b was moving over the water.
Then God commanded, "Let there be light" - and light appeared. 14
God was pleased with what he saw. Then he separated the light from the darkness,
and he named the light "Day" and the darkness "Night." Evening passed and morning came - that was the first day.
Then God commanded, "Let there be a dome to divide the water and to keep it in two separate places" - and it was done. So God made a dome, and it separated the water under it from the water above it. 2