The Books of the Bible Covenant History for Kids | Page 3
8 Day 1 • Gen es i s, pa rt 1
God c alled the dry g round “land.” He called all the water that was
gathered together “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let the land produce plants. Let them produce
their own seeds. And let t here be t rees on the land that grow fruit
with seeds in it. Let each kind of p
lant or tree have its own kind of
seeds.” And that’s exactly what happened. So the land produced
plants. Each kind of p
lant had its own kind of s eeds. And the land
produced t rees that grew fruit with s eeds in it. Each kind of tree
had its own kind of s eeds. God saw that it was good. T
evening, and there was morning. It was day three.
God said, “Let t here be l ights in the huge s pace of the sky. Let
them sepa r ate the day from the night. Let the lights set the times
for the holy cele b
rations and the days and the years. Let them be
lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth.” And
that’s exactly what happened. God made two g reat lights. He made
the larger light to rule over the day and the smaller light to rule
over the night. He also made the stars. God put the lights in the
huge space of the sky to give l ight on the e arth. He put them t here
to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate
light from darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening,
and there was morning. It was day four.
God said, “Let the seas be filled with living things. Let birds fly
a bove the e arth a cross the huge s pace of the sky.” So God created
the great sea creatures. He created every kind of living thing that
fills the seas and moves about in them. He created every kind of
bird that f lies. And God saw that it was good. God b
He said, “Have little ones so that t here will be many of you. Fill the
water in the seas. Let t here be more and more b
irds on the e arth.”
There was evening, and t here was morning. It was day five.
God said, “Let the land produce every kind of living creature. Let
t here be livestock, and creatures that move a long the ground, and
wild animals.” And that’s exactly what happened. God made every
kind of wild animal. He made every kind of livestock. He made
every kind of creature that moves along the ground. And God saw
that it was good.