Genesis is God's autobiography, and the firm foundation upon which all of revelation rests. The first book of the Bible gives the original of all things from the cosmic order of the universe, to the covenant between God and His people.
Speaking the Word from His eternal dwelling place of light, God made everything from nothing, perfectly showing his awesome wonder. We will never be able to separate the mystery from Creation, for a God who is incomprehensible in His greatness accomplished it.
One of the recurring themes of Genesis is God's blessing. His highest order isn't the earth or the cosmos, but man and woman, made after His kind, to be containers for His glory. Genesis reveals God's redemptive heart for the world, a theme that can be traced throughout the remainder of the Hebrew Scriptures.
Now you can experience Genesis in a whole new way. Read through The Passion Translation of Genesis to see a new rendering of the familiar stories.
When God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was completely formless and empty, with nothing but darkness draped over the deep. God's Spirit swept over the face of the waters.
And then God announced: ''Let there be light,'' and light burst forth!
- TPT text of Genesis
- Translated by Brian Simmons
- Part of The Passion Translation series of Bible books
The Passion Translation is designed to unlock the passion of the heart of God. Based on Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, this translation attempts to capture the love language of God and speak to the heart of every reader. For more information on the different Bible translations, view our Bible Translation Guide.