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Genesis 1:9

    Genesis 1:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And God said, Let the waters under the heaven come together in one place, and let the dry land be seen: and it was so.

    Webster's Revision

    And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    World English Bible

    God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear;" and it was so.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    Definitions for Genesis 1:9

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 1:9

    - V. The Third Day

    9. קוה qāvâh "turn, bind, gather, expect."

    יבשׁה yabāshâh "the dry, the ground." יבשׁ yabēsh, "be dry." בושׁ bôsh, "be abashed."

    11. דשׁא deshe', "green thing, grass."

    עשׂב ‛ēśāb, "herb."

    זרע zēra‛, "seed." זרע zāra‛, "sow," sero.

    פרי perı̂y, "fruit." ברה pārâh, "bear"; φέρω pherō.

    The work of creation on this day is evidently twofold, - the distribution of land and water, and the creation of plants. The former part of it is completed, named, reviewed, and approved before the latter is commenced. All that has been done before this, indeed, is preparatory to the introduction of the vegetable kingdom. This may be regarded as the first stage of the present creative process.

    Genesis 1:9

    Let the water be gathered to one place; let the ground appear. - This refers to the yet overflowing deep of waters Genesis 1:2 under "the expanse." They must be confined within certain limits. For this purpose the order is issued, that they be gathered into one place; that is, evidently, into a place apart from that designed for the land.