Genesis 1:10
New International Version
God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

New Living Translation
God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

English Standard Version
God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

Berean Study Bible
God called the dry land “earth,” and the gathering of waters He called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

King James Bible
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

New King James Version
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

New American Standard Bible
And God called the dry land “earth,” and the gathering of the waters He called “seas”; and God saw that it was good.

NASB 1995
God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.

NASB 1977
And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.

Amplified Bible
God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that this was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it.

Christian Standard Bible
God called the dry land “earth,” and the gathering of the water he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God called the dry land “earth,” and He called the gathering of the water “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

American Standard Version
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And God called the dried land, Earth, and the assembly of waters he called, the Seas, and God saw that it was excellent.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gatherings of the waters he called Seas, and God saw that it was good.

Contemporary English Version
God named the dry ground "Land," and he named the water "Ocean." God looked at what he had done and saw that it was good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God called the dry land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

English Revised Version
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

Good News Translation
He named the land "Earth," and the water which had come together he named "Sea." And God was pleased with what he saw.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God named the dry land [earth]. The water which came together he named [sea]. God saw that it was good.

International Standard Version
God called the dry ground "land," and he called the water that had come together "oceans." And God saw how good it was.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas; and God saw that it was good.

Literal Standard Version
And God calls the dry land “Earth,” and the collection of the waters He has called “Seas”; and God sees that [it is] good.

NET Bible
God called the dry ground "land" and the gathered waters he called "seas." God saw that it was good.

New Heart English Bible
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gatherings of the waters he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

World English Bible
God called the dry land "earth," and the gathering together of the waters he called "seas." God saw that it was good.

Young's Literal Translation
And God calleth to the dry land 'Earth,' and to the collection of the waters He hath called 'Seas;' and God seeth that it is good.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Third Day
9And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered into one place, so that the dry land may appear.” And it was so. 10God called the dry land “earth,” and the gathering of waters He called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each bearing fruit with seed according to its kind.” And it was so.…

Cross References
Psalm 33:7
He piles up the waters of the sea; He puts the depths into storehouses.

Psalm 95:5
The sea is His, for He made it, and His hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 146:6
the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He remains faithful forever.


Treasury of Scripture

And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

God saw.

Genesis 1:4
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Psalm 104:31
The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.









Verse 10. - And God called the dry land Earth. In opposition to the firmament, which was named" the heights" (shamayim), the dry land was styled "the fiats," "Aretz" (cf. Sansc., dhara; Pehlev., arta; Latin, terra; Gothic, airtha; Scottish, yird; English, earth; rid. Gesenius). Originally applied to the dry ground as distinguished from the seas, as soon as it was understood that the solid earth was continuous beneath the water masses, by an easy extension of meaning it came to signify the whole surface of the globe. And the gathering together of the waters called he Seas. Yamim, from yom, to boil or foam, is applied in Scripture to any large collection of water (cf. Genesis 14:3; Numbers 34:11; Deuteronomy 4:49; Joel 2:20). "The plural form seas shows that the one place consists of several basins" (Murphy). And God saw that it was good. The waters having been permanently withdrawn to the place founded for them by the upheaval of the great mountain ranges, and the elevation of the continental areas, the work thus accomplished is sealed by the Divine approval. The separation of the land and water was good, as a decided advance towards the completion of the cosmos, as the proper termination of the work commenced upon the previous day, as the production of two elements in themselves beautiful, and in separation useful as abodes of life, with which they were in due course to be replenished. "To our view," says Dawson, "that primeval dry land would scarcely have seemed good. It was a world of bare, rocky peaks and verdureless valleys - here active volcanoes, with their heaps of scoriae, and scarcely cooled lava currents - there vast mud-fiats, recently upheaved from the bottom of the waters - nowhere even a blade of grass or a clinging lichen. Yet it was good in the view of its Maker, who could see it in relation to the uses for which he had made it, and as a fit preparatory step to the new wonders he was soon to introduce. "Besides," the first dry land may have presented crags, and peaks, and ravines, and volcanic cones in a more marvelous and perfect manner than any succeeding continents, even as the dry and barren moon now, in this respect, far surpasses the earth" ('O.W.,' p. 181).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
God
אֱלֹהִ֤ים ׀ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

called
וַיִּקְרָ֨א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the dry [land]
לַיַּבָּשָׁה֙ (lay·yab·bā·šāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3004: Dry land, dry ground

“earth,”
אֶ֔רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and the collection
וּלְמִקְוֵ֥ה (ū·lə·miq·wêh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4723: Something waited for, confidence, a collection, a pond, a caravan, drove

of waters
הַמַּ֖יִם (ham·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

He called
קָרָ֣א (qā·rā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

“seas.”
יַמִּ֑ים (yam·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

And God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

saw
וַיַּ֥רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[it was] good.
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good


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