Genesis 1, with modern idioms!

Wouldn't it be good if we had a modern translation of 'Genesis 1' which not just changed the words for modern equivalents but also changed the terms? Wouldn't it be good if the scientific objects were given their more modern names?

That's what I've attempted to do in this article , so see what you think!

Genesis 1.

1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Intro)

2. The earth was formless, and empty; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters (This water was hundreds of light years deep!). 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

6. Then God said, “Let 'the firmament' (space) come into existence in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters below from the waters above.” 7 Thus God made space, and divided the waters which were below space from the waters which were above and outside space; and it was so. 8 And God called space Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.

9 Then God said, “Let the waters under space be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herbs that yields seed, and the fruit trees that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herbs that yields seed according to its kind, and the trees that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in 'the firmament' of the heavens (space) to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in space to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light (Sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (Moon) to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in space to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20 Then God said, “Let the waters on the earth abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens (the juncture between the atmosphere and space).” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature (land animals) according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to fevery beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 2.

1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the stars in the universe, were finished. (Summary)

Notes.

A. For the water separated from over the earth to be put by God outside 'space' which is said to be over 87 billion light years across, and still be water not dis-associated atoms, it would need to have been hundreds of light years deep when He made it on 'Day 1'.

B. Since the sun, moon and stars which God makes on Day 4, are put by Him into the firmament (space) He made on Day 2 by separating the waters, then space did not exist before Day 2!

C. With the earth not getting out from under hundreds of light years of water until Day 2 when 'outer space' was made, one can understand why God writes quite plainly with His own finger in Exodus 20:11; Exo 20:11 "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them,..."

So let's be believers who actually believe, and "so" grow in faith and see God's grace.

Best wishes for grace and the peace of Jesus.
Attlee.


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