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King James Version


Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Original Hebrew verse (read from right to left)


בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃

Hebrew Study 7


רֵאשִׁיתּ


Strongs: H7225
Shiyth (ray-sheeth') n-f. 1. the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit) [from the same as H7218] KJV: beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing. Root(s): H7218

בָּרָא


Strongs: H1254
Bara' (baw-raw') v. 1. (absolutely) to create 2. (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes) [a primitive root] KJV: choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

אֱלוֹהִים


Strongs: H430
Elohiym (el-o-heem') n-m. 1. gods in the ordinary sense 2. but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God 3. occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates 4. and sometimes as a superlative [plural of H433] KJV: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty. Root(s): H433

אֵת


Strongs: H853
Eth (ayth) prt-x. 1. (properly) self 2. (generally) used to point out the object of a verb (or preposition) more definitely 3. (hence) even or namely [apparent contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity] KJV: (as such unrepresented in English). Root(s): H226

שָׁמַיִם שָׁמֶה


Strongs: H8064
Shamayim (shaw-mah'-yim) (dual of an unused singular shameh {shaw-meh'}) n-m. 1. the sky (as aloft 2. the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) [from an unused root meaning to be lofty] KJV: air, X astrologer, heaven(-s).

אֵת


Strongs: H853
Eth (ayth) prt-x. 1. (properly) self 2. (generally) used to point out the object of a verb (or preposition) more definitely 3. (hence) even or namely [apparent contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity] KJV: (as such unrepresented in English). Root(s): H226

אֶרֶץ


Strongs: H776
Erets (eh'-rets) n-f. 1. the earth (at large, or partitively a land) [from an unused root probably meaning to be firm] KJV: X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X natins, way, + wilderness, world.