GENESIS 1:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 1:25 Translation & Meaning

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And God אֱלֹהִים֩ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
made וַיַּ֣עַשׂ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
the beast חַיַּ֨ת Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively beast
of the earth הָאָ֜רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
after his kind, לְמִינָ֗הּ A sort, i.e., species kind
and cattle הַבְּהֵמָה֙ Properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective) cattle
after their kind, לְמִינָ֔הּ A sort, i.e., species kind
and every thing כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every thing
that creepeth רֶ֥מֶשׂ A reptile or any other rapidly moving animal creepeth
upon the earth הָֽאֲדָמָ֖ה Soil (from its general redness) upon earth
after his kind: לְמִינֵ֑הוּ A sort, i.e., species kind
and God אֱלֹהִ֖ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
saw וַיַּ֥רְא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
that כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
it was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
good. טֽוֹב׃ Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good

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  • 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.




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