In Genesis1verses9-13 dry land appears and vegetation is added
Here is what Genesis1verses9-13 say:
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Comments about other translations:
The KJV is clear enough. More modern translations say the vegetation mentioned had seeds that bore after its or their kind, rather than his.
Commentary on the meaning:
The water was gathered so that it no longer covered the earth, but rather was in “seas” or bodies of water that were designed to be stay within certain limits of his design.
Note that God created plant life as the first living thing on the renovated earth.
The term after his/its/their kind is repeated here – and also for the other living life forms to come in the following verses. Much has been written about that. Briefly, it shows that oak trees produce oak trees, and petunias produce petunias. –And they continue to do so, generation after generation. Hybrids can be bred, but without unnatural intervention by mankind, oak trees do not produce orchids.
I believe God is telling us about His laws of biology and showing that evolution just did not occur.
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