Then God commanded, "Let the water below the sky come together in one place, so that the land will appear" - and it was done.
He named the land "Earth," and the water which had come together he named "Sea." And God was pleased with what he saw.
Then he commanded, "Let the earth produce all kinds of plants, those that bear grain and those that bear fruit" - and it was done.
So the earth produced all kinds of plants, and God was pleased with what he saw.
Evening passed and morning came - that was the third day.
Then God commanded, "Let lights appear in the sky to separate day from night and to show the time when days, years, and religious festivals a begin;
they will shine in the sky to give light to the earth" - and it was done.
So God made the two larger lights, the sun to rule over the day and the moon to rule over the night; he also made the stars.
He placed the lights in the sky to shine on the earth,
to rule over the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God was pleased with what he saw.
Evening passed and morning came - that was the fourth day.