Genesis 1:20
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
430 [e]אֱלֹהִ֔ים
’ĕ-lō-hîm,
GodN-mp
8317 [e]יִשְׁרְצ֣וּ
yiš-rə-ṣū
let aboundV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
4325 [e]הַמַּ֔יִם
ham-ma-yim,
the watersArt | N-mp
8318 [e]שֶׁ֖רֶץ
še-reṣ
with an abundanceN-msc
5315 [e]נֶ֣פֶשׁ
ne-p̄eš
of creaturesN-fs
2416 [e]חַיָּ֑ה
ḥay-yāh;
livingAdj-fs
5775 [e]וְעוֹף֙
wə-‘ō-wp̄
and birdsConj-w | N-ms
5774 [e]יְעוֹפֵ֣ף
yə-‘ō-w-p̄êp̄
let flyV-Piel-Imperf-3ms
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
abovePrep
776 [e]הָאָ֔רֶץ
hā-’ā-reṣ,
the earthArt | N-fs
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
acrossPrep
6440 [e]פְּנֵ֖י
pə-nê
the faceN-cpc
7549 [e]רְקִ֥יעַ
rə-qî-a‘
of the firmamentN-msc
8064 [e]הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃
haš-šā-mā-yim.
of the skyArt | N-mp









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 1:20 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֔ים יִשְׁרְצ֣וּ הַמַּ֔יִם שֶׁ֖רֶץ נֶ֣פֶשׁ חַיָּ֑ה וְעֹוף֙ יְעֹופֵ֣ף עַל־הָאָ֔רֶץ עַל־פְּנֵ֖י רְקִ֥יעַ הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃

בראשית 1:20 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר אלהים ישרצו המים שרץ נפש חיה ועוף יעופף על־הארץ על־פני רקיע השמים׃

בראשית 1:20 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר אלהים ישרצו המים שרץ נפש חיה ועוף יעופף על־הארץ על־פני רקיע השמים׃

בראשית 1:20 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר אלהים ישרצו המים שרץ נפש חיה ועוף יעופף על הארץ על פני רקיע השמים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God said, "Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let the waters.

Genesis 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill …

Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, …

Genesis 8:17 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you, of all …

Psalm 104:24,25 O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them …

Psalm 148:10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, …

moving. or, creeping.

1 Kings 4:33 And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even …

life. Heb. a living soul.

Genesis 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and …

Ecclesiastes 2:21 For there is a man whose labor is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity…

fowl that may fly. Heb. let fowl fly. This marginal reading is more conformable to the original, and reconciles this passage with ch.

Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, …

open firmament. Heb. face of the firmament.

Genesis 1:7,14 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under …

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