Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered together so the dry land will appear." And it happened.
God named the dry land "earth" and the water that was gathered together "seas." God saw that this was good.
Then God said, "Let the earth produce plants -- some to make grain for seeds and others to make fruits with seeds in them. Every seed will produce more of its own kind of plant." And it happened.
The earth produced plants with grain for seeds and trees that made fruits with seeds in them. Each seed grew its own kind of plant. God saw that all this was good.
Evening passed, and morning came. This was the third day.
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the sky to separate day from night. These lights will be used for signs, seasons, days, and years.
They will be in the sky to give light to the earth." And it happened.
So God made the two large lights. He made the brighter light to rule the day and made the smaller light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
God put all these in the sky to shine on the earth,
to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that all these things were good.
Evening passed, and morning came. This was the fourth day.