Genesis 1 - 2:3 The Beginning 创世纪 1 - 2:3 起初上帝创造天地

创世纪第一章至第二章第3节

1起初上帝创造天地。 2地是空虚混沌。渊面黑暗。上帝的灵运行在水面上。 

3上帝说,要有光,就有了光。 4上帝看光是好的,就把光暗分开了。 5上帝称光为昼,称暗为夜。有晚上,有早晨,这是头一日。 

6上帝说,诸水之间要有空气,将水分为上下。 7上帝就造出空气,将空气以下的水,空气以上的水分开了。事就这样成了。 8上帝称空气为天。有晚上,有早晨,是第二日。 

9上帝说,天下的水要聚在一处,使旱地露出来。事就这样成了。 10上帝称旱地为地,称水的聚处为海。上帝看着是好的。 

11上帝说,地要发生青草,和结种子的菜蔬,并结果子的树木,各从其类,果子都包着核。事就这样成了。 12于是地发生了青草,和结种子的菜蔬,各从其类,并结果子的树木,各从其类,果子都包着核。上帝看着是好的。 13有晚上,有早晨,是第三日。 

14上帝说,天上要有光体,可以分昼夜,作记号,定节令,日子,年岁。 15并要发光在天空,普照在地上。事就这样成了。 16于是上帝造了两个大光,大的管昼,小的管夜。又造众星。 17就把这些光摆列在天空,普照在地上。 18管理昼夜,分别明暗。上帝看着是好的。 19有晚上,有早晨,是第四日。 

20上帝说,水要多多滋生有生命的物,要有雀鸟飞在地面以上,天空之中。 21上帝就造出大鱼和水中所滋生各样有生命的动物,各从其类。又造出各样飞鸟,各从其类。上帝看着是好的。 22上帝就赐福给这一切,说,滋生繁多,充满海中的水。雀鸟也要多生在地上。 23有晚上,有早晨,是第五日。 

24上帝说,地要生出活物来,各从其类。牲畜,昆虫,野兽,各从其类。事就这样成了。 25于是上帝造出野兽,各从其类。牲畜,各从其类。地上一切昆虫,各从其类。上帝看着是好的。 

26上帝说,我们要照着我们的形像,按着我们的样式造人,使他们管理海里的鱼,空中的鸟,地上的牲畜,和全地,并地上所爬的一切昆虫。 

27上帝就照着自己的形像造人,乃是照着他的形像造男造女。 

28上帝就赐福给他们,又对他们说,要生养众多,遍满地面,治理这地。也要管理海里的鱼,空中的鸟,和地上各样行动的活物。 29上帝说,看哪,我将遍地上一切结种子的菜蔬和一切树上所结有核的果子,全赐给你们作食物。 30至于地上的走兽和空中的飞鸟,并各样爬在地上有生命的物,我将青草赐给它们作食物。事就这样成了。 

31上帝看着一切所造的都甚好。有晚上,有早晨,是第六日。

创世纪第二章

1天地万物都造齐了。 

2到第七日,上帝造物的工已经完毕,就在第七日歇了一切的工,安息了。 3上帝赐福给第七日,定为圣日,因为在这日上帝歇了一切创造的工,就安息了。









讨论问题:

1.   在这一段圣经里“上帝”这个名字出现了三十二次。从这段圣经里,你觉得上帝怎样的?

2.   在多次重复的句型“Let there be … and it was so”中,你学到了什么?

3.   上帝对他所创造的有什么样的评价?

4.   为什么“人”是上帝特别创造的?

5.   上帝为人类创造了什么样的食物?

6.   上帝要人在地球上作什么事情?

7.   当你读完这段课文,你对创造宇宙万物的上帝有什么新的看法?

8.   你对上帝创造宇宙万物有什么问题吗?


Genesis 1 – 2: 3 (NIV)

 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

 6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

 9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

    11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

 20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

    26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

 27 So God created mankind in his own image, 
   in the image of God he created them; 
   male and female he created them.

 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

    29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

    31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

Genesis 2

 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.


Discussion Questions:

1.   The word “God” is mentioned 32 times in the first chapter of Genesis.  Tell us what you learned about God from this chapter.

2.   What do you learn from the repeated phrase God said, “Let there be…and it was so.”?

3.   What was God’s evaluation of what he has created?

4.   Why is man a special creation?

5.   What provisions did God make for humanity?

6.   What did God tell man to do? 

7.   What new thoughts about God as creator do you have after reading Genesis 1?

8.   What questions do you have about God as creator?


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