The Story of Creation
In the beginning, when God created the universe,
a 1.1: In the beginning...the universe; or In the beginning God created the universe; or When God began to create the universe.
the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God
b 1.2: the Spirit of God; or the power of God; or a wind from God; or an awesome wind.
was moving over the water.
1.3: 2Ma 7.28; 2Co 4.6.
Then God commanded, “Let there be light”—and light appeared.
God was pleased with what he saw. Then he separated the light from the darkness,
and he named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening passed and morning came—that was the first day.