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1:1-2 – In the Beginning

God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1-2
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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
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The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

  1. Who created the heavens and the earth?
    Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  2. What was on the face of the deep?
    Genesis 1:2
    The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
  3. What was hovering over the face of the waters?
    Genesis 1:2
    The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

1:3-5 – The 1st Day

The First Day: Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Genesis 1:3-5
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And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
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God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

  1. What did God say, and what happened?
    • Genesis 1:3
      And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
  2. What did God see, and what did He do?
    • Genesis 1:4
      And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
  3. What did God call the light and darkness?
    • Genesis 1:5
      God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
  4. On what day did God do this?
    • Genesis 1:5
      God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

1:6-8 – The 2nd Day

The Second Day: Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

Genesis 1:6-8
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And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
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And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.
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And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

  1. What did God say then?
    Genesis 1:6
    And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
  2. What did God make?
    Genesis 1:7
    And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.
  3. On what day did God do this?
    Genesis 1:8
    And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

1:9-13 – The 3rd Day

The Third Day: And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:9-13
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And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.
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God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
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And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.
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The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
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And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

  1. What did God say, and what happened?
    Genesis 1:9
    And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.
  2. What did God call the dry land and the waters?
    Genesis 1:10
    God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
  3. What did God say, and what happened?
    Genesis 1:11
    And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.
  4. What did the earth bring forth?
    Genesis 1:12
    The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
  5. On what day did God do this?
    Genesis 1:13
    And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

1:14-19 – The 4th Day

The Fourth Day: Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years.

Genesis 1:14-19
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And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,
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and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.
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And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.
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And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
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to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
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And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

  1. Why did God create the lights in the firmament of the heavens, and what were they for?
    Genesis 1:14-15
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    And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,
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    and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.
  2. What did the two lights do?
    Genesis 1:16
    And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.
  3. On what day did God do this?
    Genesis 1:19
    And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

1:20-23 – The 5th Day

The Fifth Day: Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”

Genesis 1:20-23
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And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”
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So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
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And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
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And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

  1. What did God say, and what happened?
    Genesis 1:20
    And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”
  2. What did God create?
    Genesis 1:21
    So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
  3. What did God tell them to do?
    Genesis 1:22
    And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
  4. On what day did God do this?
    Genesis 1:23
    And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

1:24-31 – The 6th Day

The Sixth Day: Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind.”

Genesis 1:24-31
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And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.
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And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
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Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
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So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
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And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
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And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
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And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
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And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

  1. What did God say, and what happened?
    Genesis 1:24
    And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.
  2. What did God make, and what did He see?
    Genesis 1:25
    And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
  3. In whose image was man made?
    Genesis 1:27
    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
  4. What did God give to man and animals for food?
    Genesis 1:30
    And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
  5. On what day did God do this?
    Genesis 1:31
    And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

2:1-3 – The 7th Day

The SeventhDay: Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Genesis 2:1-3
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Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
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And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.
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So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

  1. What was finished?
    Genesis 2:1
    Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
  2. When did God end His work and rest?
    Genesis 2:2
    And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.
  3. What did God do to the seventh day?
    Genesis 2:3
    So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

2:4-7 – History of Creation

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Genesis 2:4-7
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These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
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When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,
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and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground—
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then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

  1. When the heavens and earth were created, what had not yet grown?
    Genesis 2:4-5
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    These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
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    When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,
  2. Why had not any of the plants grown?
    Genesis 2:5
    When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,
  3. From what was man formed, and what did he become?
    Genesis 2:7
    then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

2:8-14 – Garden of Eden

The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.

Genesis 2:8-14
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And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
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And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
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A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers.
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The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
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And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there.
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The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.
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And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

  1. Where did God plant a garden?
    Genesis 2:8
    And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
  2. What did God make grow out of the ground?
    Genesis 2:9
    And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
  3. What trees were in the midst of the garden?
    Genesis 2:9
    And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
  4. What did the river that flowed out of Eden do, and what did it become?
    Genesis 2:10
    A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers.
  5. What was the first river?
    Genesis 2:11
    The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
  6. What can be found in Havilah?
    Genesis 2:11-12
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    The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
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    And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there.
  7. What was the second river?
    Genesis 2:13
    The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.
  8. What was the third river?
    Genesis 2:14
    And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
  9. What was the fourth river?
    Genesis 2:14
    And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

2:15-17 – God's Command to Man

The Command to Man: And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Genesis 2:15-17
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The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
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And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,
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but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

  1. Why did God put the man in the garden?
    Genesis 2:15
    The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
  2. What did God freely give man to eat?
    Genesis 2:16
    And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,
  3. What did God command Adam to not eat?
    Genesis 2:17
    but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
  4. If man were to disobey God, what would happen to him?
    Genesis 2:17
    but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

2:18-20 – A Helper for Adam

And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."

Genesis 2:18-20
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Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
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Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
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The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.

  1. What did God say was not good?
    Genesis 2:18
    Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
  2. What did God say that He would make for the man?
    Genesis 2:18
    Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
  3. Out of what did God form every beast and bird?
    Genesis 2:19
    Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
  4. Why did God bring them to Adam?
    Genesis 2:19
    Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
  5. What did Adam give to all the animals?
    Genesis 2:20
    The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.
  6. What was not found for Adam?
    Genesis 2:20
    The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.

2:21-25 – Eve brought to Adam

And the Lord God took one of his ribs. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

Genesis 2:21-25
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So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
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And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
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Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
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Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
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And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

  1. Before God took Adam's rib, what did He do to Adam?
    Genesis 2:21
    So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
  2. What did God make the rib into?
    Genesis 2:22
    And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
  3. What did Adam say, and what did he call her?
    Genesis 2:23
    Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
  4. Why should a man leave his father and mother?
    Genesis 2:24
    Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
  5. How did the man and his wife feel about being naked?
    Genesis 2:25
    And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
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