In the beginning, when God created the universe,
References for Genesis 1:1
the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water.
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Then God commanded, "Let there be light" - and light appeared. 1
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1.3 +22 Macc 7.28; +12 Co 4.6.
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
References for Genesis 1:6