Bible 101

Berean Bible Study

This Bible study continues with the book of Genesis.

Genesis 1:1, King James Version

    1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    3 And 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 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

    6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
    7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.

    8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

    9 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.
    10 And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.

    11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

    12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.

    13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

    14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
    15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

    16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.

    17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon 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 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

    20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
    21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his 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 fowl multiply in the earth.

    23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

    24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
    25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.


    26 And 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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.


    28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


    29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

    30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.


    31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

This study continues with the Book of Genesis.

Certain keywords have been identified for which reference passages are provided. Keywords are in italic.

All reference verses in King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.

Genesis 1:1

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1 Cross References

 

• beginning

Proverbs 8:22-24

22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24 When [there were] no depths, I was brought forth; when [there were] no fountains abounding with water.

Proverbs 16:4

4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Mark 13:19

19 For [in] those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

John 1:1-3

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Hebrews 1:10

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

1 John 1:1

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

 

• God

Exodus 20:11

11 For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Exodus 31:17

17 It [is] a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

1 Chronicles 16:26

26 For all the gods of the people [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

Nehemiah 9:6

6 Thou, [even] thou, [art] LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all [things] that [are] therein, the seas, and all that [is] therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

Job 26:13

13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

Job 38:4

4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Psalms 8:3

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Psalms 33:6,9

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 9 For he spake, and it was [done]; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalms 89:11,12

11 The heavens [are] thine, the earth also [is] thine: [as for] the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. 12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

Psalms 96:5

5 For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

Psalms 102:25

25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands.

Psalms 104:24,30

24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. 30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

Psalms 115:15

15 Ye [are] blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

Psalms 121:2

2 My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Psalms 124:8

8 Our help [is] in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalms 134:3

3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

Psalms 136:5

5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Psalms 146:6

6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein [is]: which keepeth truth for ever:

Psalms 148:4,5

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [be] above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

Proverbs 3:19

19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

Proverbs 8:22-30

22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24 When [there were] no depths, I was brought forth; when [there were] no fountains abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30 Then I was by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him;

Ecclesiastes 12:1

1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Isaiah 37:16

16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest [between] the cherubims, thou [art] the God, [even] thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

Isaiah 40:26

26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these [things], that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that [he is] strong in power; not one faileth.

Isaiah 40:28

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding.

Isaiah 42:5

5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

Isaiah 44:24

24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

Isaiah 45:18

18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.

Isaiah 51:13,16

13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where [is] the fury of the oppressor? 16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou [art] my people.

Isaiah 65:17

17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Jeremiah 10:12

12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

Jeremiah 32:17

17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee:

Jeremiah 51:15

15 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.

Zechariah 12:1

1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

Matthew 11:25

25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Acts 4:24

24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

Acts 14:15

15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

Acts 17:24

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

Romans 1:19,20

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Romans 11:36

36 For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 8:6

6 But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him.

Ephesians 3:9

9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Colossians 1:16,17

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 1:2

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Hebrews 3:4

4 For every house is builded by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God.

Hebrews 11:3

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

2 Peter 3:5

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

Revelation 3:14

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Revelation 4:11

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Revelation 10:6

6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

Revelation 14:7

7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

Revelation 21:6

6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:13

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

 

Genesis 1:2

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2 Cross References

• without

Job 26:7

7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Isaiah 45:18

18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.

Jeremiah 4:23

23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, [it was] without form, and void; and the heavens, and they [had] no light.

Nahum 2:10

10 She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and much pain [is] in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness.

• Spirit

Job 26:14

14 Lo, these [are] parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Psalms 33:6

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalms 104:30

30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

Isaiah 40:12-14

12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? 13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or [being] his counsellor hath taught him? 14 With whom took he counsel, and [who] instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?

 

Genesis 1:3

Genesis 1:3 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Genesis 1:3 Cross References

• God

Psalms 33:6,9

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 9 For he spake, and it was [done]; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalms 148:5

5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

Matthew 8:3

3 And Jesus put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

John 11:43

43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

• Let

Job 36:30

30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

Job 38:19

19 Where [is] the way [where] light dwelleth? and [as for] darkness, where [is] the place thereof,

Psalms 97:11

11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalms 104:2

2 Who coverest [thyself] with light as [with] a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalms 118:27

27 God [is] the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, [even] unto the horns of the altar.

Isaiah 45:7

7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].

Isaiah 60:19

19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

John 1:5,9

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 9 [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 3:19

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

2 Corinthians 4:6

6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:8,14

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

1 Timothy 6:16

16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.

1 John 1:5

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 2:8

8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

 

Genesis 1:4

Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:4 Cross References

• the light from the darkness

the light from the darkness

• that

Genesis 1:10,12,18,25,31

10 And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 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. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Ecclesiastes 2:13

13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Ecclesiastes 11:7

7 Truly the light [is] sweet, and a pleasant [thing it is] for the eyes to behold the sun:

• the light from the darkness

No word reference found for this entry.

Heb. between the light and between the darkness.

 

Genesis 1:5

Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Genesis 1:5 Cross References

• And the evening and the morning

And the evening and the morning

• Day, and

Genesis 8:22

22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Psalms 19:2

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

Psalms 74:16

16 The day [is] thine, the night also [is] thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Psalms 104:20

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep [forth].

Isaiah 45:7

7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].

Jeremiah 33:20

20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

1 Corinthians 3:13

13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

Ephesians 5:13

13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

1 Thessalonians 5:5

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

• And the evening and the morning

No word reference found for this entry.

Heb. And the evening was and the morning was.

 

Genesis 1:6

Genesis 1:6 And 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 Cross References

• Let there

Genesis 1:14,20

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Genesis 7:11,12

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Job 26:7,8,13

7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing. 8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. 13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

Job 37:11,18

11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: 18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, [which is] strong, [and] as a molten looking glass?

Job 38:22-26

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? 24 By what way is the light parted, [which] scattereth the east wind upon the earth? 25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 26 To cause it to rain on the earth, [where] no man [is; on] the wilderness, wherein [there is] no man;

Psalms 19:1

1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psalms 33:6,9

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 9 For he spake, and it was [done]; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalms 104:2

2 Who coverest [thyself] with light as [with] a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalms 136:5,6

5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. 6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Psalms 148:4

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [be] above the heavens.

Psalms 150:1

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Ecclesiastes 11:3

3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty [themselves] upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

Jeremiah 10:10,12,13

10 But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. 12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. 13 When he uttereth his voice, [there is] a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

Jeremiah 51:15

15 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.

Zechariah 12:1

1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

Having reached this point in the study, it should be apparent that the references begin to back-reference those verses already stated.

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