How was the earth created?

11 In the beginning God created heaven and earth.

2 And the earth was desolate and empty, and darkness lay upon the depths; and the Spirit of God hovered over the water.

3 And God said, Let there be light.And there was light.

4 And God saw that the light was good.Then God separated the light from the darkness

5 and called the light day and the darkness night.Then evening and morning became the first day.

6 And God said, Let it be a feast between the waters, which will separate between the waters.

7 Then God made the strongholds, and separated the waters under the stronghold from the waters over the strongholds.And it happened.

8 And God called the feasts heavens.Then evening and morning became the second day.

9 And God said, “The water under the heavens gathers in a place that one sees the dry land.And it happened.

10 And God called the dry earth, and the gathering of the waters he called the sea.And God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the earth rise grass and herb that bring seed, and fruitful trees, which each bear according to his kind, in which their seed is upon the earth.And it happened.

12 And the earth raised grass and herb that brings seed, each according to its kind, and trees that bear fruit, in which their seed is, every one according to its kind.And God saw that it was good.

13 Then the evening and the morning became the third day.

14 And God said, There shall be lights in the feast of heaven, which depart day and night.They are signs of times, days and years

15 And be lights in the feast of heaven, that they may shine upon the earth.And it happened.

16 And God made two great lights: a great light that reigned the day, and a little light that reigned the night, and the stars.

17 And God set them in the strongholds of heaven, that they should shine upon the earth.

18 And the day and the night reigned, and divided light and darkness.And God saw that it was good.

19 Then the fourth day of the evening and the morning.

20 And God said, Let the waters of the living beast widen, and birds shall fly on the earth under the stronghold of heaven.

21 And God created great sea monsters, and all the beasts that live and weave, of which the waters teeming, every one according to its kind, and all feathered birds, every one after his kind.And God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters of the sea, and the birds shall multiply on the earth.

23 Then the evening and the morning became the fifth day.

24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth living beasts, every one according to its kind: cattle, creeping things, and beasts of the field, each according to its kind.And it happened.

25 And God made the beasts of the field, each according to its kind, and the cattle after its kind, and all the creeping things of the earth after its kind.And God saw that it was good.

26 And God said, Let us make men, an image like us, which reign over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 And God created man in his image, in the image of God he created him; and created them as man and woman.

28 And God blessed them, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over every beast that creepeth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you all the plants that bring seed in all the earth, and all the trees with fruit that bring seed for your food.

30 But to all the beasts of the earth, and to all the birds of the heavens, and to all the creeping things that live on the earth, I have given all the green herb for food.And it happened.

31 And God looked at all that he had done, and behold, it was very good. Then the evening and the morning became the sixth day.

21 So heaven and earth were completed with all their army.

In fact, it took a lot longer, a few billion years.

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