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What did God do on this day? The answer is in the Bible* verses shown below for
Day 6

 

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Gen

1:24

And God said "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.

And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.

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.

Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."

First, God creates all land animals in this God day- by simply saying so -  wild  animals, cattle – what we think of as farm animals, creeping things that are likely snakes and their relatives.

 

(Since this story was written many years after the creation, the use of the word cattle is important. Cattle are animals which later on are for offerings to God (Genesis 4:4), food
(Genesis 9:3, clothing (Gen 3:21) and other uses – separate from  wild animals. )

Gen 1:25  

And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the cattle according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

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.

God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

This confirms that  God created all land animals in this God day- wild  animals, cattle – what we think of as farm animals, creeping things that are likely snakes and their relatives.

Gen 1:26  

Then 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 birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

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.

Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."

Since God is bigger and more powerful than we can imagine, and our language is too limited to show that greatness and complexity, God uses the word us, instead of me. Me is too small a word. So this is God’s plan to make men and what their duty and position in the world will be. He plans that people should be above all land creatures and birds.

Gen 1:27  

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them

 

So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

27 So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

God’s makes people – man and woman.

Gen 1:28  

And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."

God’s blesses the people. Tells them to reproduce and that  their position in the world will also include being above the sea creatures as well as land creatures and birds. God says that people have dominion over all these things. Dominion means the power or right of governing. We must remember governing comes with responsibility as well as power.

 

(The creation of man is separated from creation of women in Genesis 2: 20-25)

Gen 1:29  

And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

God said, "See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.

God is talking to people and telling them that they are given the seed bearing fruits, grains and vegetables to eat**.

Gen 1:30  

And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.

And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.

God also gives the plants to the animals to eat.

 

At this time, animals and man are veagetarians**. Animals do not kill other animals for food.
(This is all later in the Garden of Eden – see Genesis chapter 2-3)

Gen 1:31  

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

 

 

**What about eating meat? First, fire was not a tool of man at the beginning of the time of man so there was no cooking. In the beginning the animals and man ate fruits, herbs, grains and similar foods so it sounds likely there was no killing for food in the Garden of Eden. Cattle are animals which later on are for offerings to God (Genesis 4:4), food (Genesis 9:3), clothing (Gen 3:21) and other uses.

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