In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
|SERMONS, ESSAYS AND OPINIONS||
Genesis 1:1 is the first verse of the Bible. It tells us that God created everything. It tells us that God is outside the universe and was before it. It reminds us that we are created. And it sets the scene for the rest of the Bible.
The first word in the original Hebrew is בְּרֵאשִׁית (Bereishit), which means "beginning". The word "Genesis" in English is from the Greek word Γένεσις which means birth or origin.
|Hebrew||בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ׃|
|Greek||εν αρχη εποιησεν ο θεος τον ουρανον και την|
|Latin||In principio creavit Deus cælum et terram.|
|KJV||In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.|
|WEB||In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.|