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Please Explain Genesis 2:1-4?

Genesis 2

1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

Who is God in verses 1-3, and who is LORD God who is first mentioned in scripture in verse 4? Is there a distinction? Is the God of our creation? Is this YHWH? Is this Christ? Please explain if there is a distinction?

Update:

Let me be more specific..

Who is "God" in Genesis 2:1-3

Who is "LORD God" beginning in Genesis 4

There is a distinction. I believe Deuteronomy 6:4.

Why the descriptive distinction starting in Genesis 2:1-4.

Is this the singular elohim beginning in verse 4

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In Genesis 2:3 and the first part of verse 4 is God the Father and He "Created" with his word.

    LORD God in Genesis 2:4 is the Christ who had the power to "Make" only and not have the power to "Create" as God his Father does, this is the same story as told in John 1:2-5 and John 1:8-14.

    John 1:1 is speaking of the Power of God the Father's Word

    John 1:2 is speaking of the Power of the Christ, LORD God to "MAKE".

    Can you understand the WORDS now, than believe them.

    This is only the beginning for you, stay searching for the kingdom and you will find it.

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    ____God is a spirit... and a spirit can Not bleed, so the spirit made a body ( Jesus ). _Hebrews 10 : 5

    _ Now, Jesus is 100% God... and 100% man___

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    ___As a man, Jesus hungered, as God, Jesus feed the multitudes.

    As a man, Jesus prayed, but as God, Jesus answers prayers !!_____

    __As a man, Jesus cried out while on the cross, " My God, My God, why hast thou forsaking me”

    ___but as God, Jesus said, " I will never leave you nor forsake you " _

    ____As a man Jesus died... but as God, Jesus raised Himself from the grave. !!

    ___Isa. 9 : 6 tells us the son is the everlasting Father !

    ___Jesus is the Father in creation ( creator ). Jesus is the Son in redemption, ( Saviour, ) and the Holy Ghost in regeneration, ( Indwelling Spirit ) _ ( Rom. 8 : 11 ).

    There is only, One God !_____Jesus Christ !

    ____ The bible tells us that " without the shedding of blood there can be no remissions of sins "...

    ___ *** Because God is everywhere at the same time He was able to stay in heaven, and come to the earth at the same time, in the form of a man ( Jesus ), sacrifice Himself, instead of us, and still live !! ***

    Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, …Philippians 2:9--11

    Thomas called Jesus God, John 20:28

    Stephen while dying called God Jesus, Acts 7:59

    When Paul asked the Lord who He was, here was His answer, Acts 9 : 5

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    "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was MANIFEST in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

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    The Holy Ghost is not a third person in the Godhead, but rather the manifestation of the Spirit of God ( the Creator ), and of the resurrected Christ, coming to dwell in the hearts and lives of all men, who will be obedient to the gospel, as the Comforter, Sustainer, and the Keeper ( John 14 : 16—26; Rom. 8 : 11 ) .

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    So There are not three Gods, but three MANIFESTATIONS of the One God.

    “ These three are one “ ( 1 John 5 : 7 )

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    In Revelation 5:6 ...” The Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the SEVEN Spirits of God “…

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    The seven Spirits of God is who God was talking to in Gen. 1:26 when He said let us make man in our image !

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    God was not talking to a lesser god or the angels or to Jesus, why, because Jesus is God !

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    These seven Spirits of God are in Isaiah 11:2, each spirit is mentioned.

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    Also read Proverbs 8 : 11, 14, 22, & 23.

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    God is not plural, God is one.

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    Jesus, Peter, & Paul never taught about the trinity. They were Jews, and Jews don’t believe in 3 gods !

    _______The bible says that " for in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” it’s speaking of Jesus___

    Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Alfa, Omega, Bread of Life, and so on... are TITLES, but look at Acts 4 : 12 to see the NAME we need to live and be baptized by !

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    Jesus is God !!

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    Isa. 7 : 14

    Isa. 9 : 6

    Micah 5 : 2

    John 1 : 1, 14

    John 1 : 10

    John 8 : 24, 58--59

    John 14 : 6--11

    11. Cor. 5 : 19

    1 tim. 3 : 16

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    Source(s): . . . . . Apostolic Believer In One God, Jesus .. . . King James bible, 1611. . .. . .
  • 1 decade ago

    God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were all involved in the creation.

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, AND DWELT AMONG US, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

    --John 1:1-4, 14

    Gen 1:26 "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."

    To Whom was God speaking? Was the Father speaking to the Son? Or was the Son speaking to the Father? Was it the Holy Ghost speaking to the "other two"? The scripture plainly states in Deut. 6:4, "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:" And in Eph. 4:5, "One Lord, one faith, one baptism,".

    "God," in Genesis chapter one, comes from the Hebrew, "Elohim."

    Note the comment from the Ryrie Study Bible, "Elohim, a generic term for deity as well as a proper name for the true God. It is used of pagan gods (Gen. 31:30; Ex. 12:12), angels (Ps. 8:5), men (Ps. 82:6), and Judges (Ex. 21:6), though most frequently of the true God. Its basic meaning is "strong one, mighty leader, supreme Deity." The form of the word is plural, indicating plentitude of power and majesty and allowing for the NT revelation of the triunity of the Godhead."

  • 1 decade ago

    There is one God.

    The King James Bible online shows the quote as:

    2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

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  • 4 years ago

    some human beings have theory that the "sons of God" have been fallen angels. however the "sons of God" have been in all likelihood not angels, because of the fact angels do not marry or reproduce. (Matthew 22:30, Mark 12:25) . some have self assurance this word refers back to the descendants of Seth who intermarried with Cains evil descendants('the daughters of adult men) this could have weakened the stable effect of the common and greater ethical depravity interior the worldwide, ensuing in an explosion of evil. Nephilim refers to an invaluable race of giants. (Numbers 13:33) Goliath

  • CF
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Why are you confused? Because some Bible translations replace (YHWH), Jehovah or Yahweh, wih LORD.

    So, verse 4, should read:

    These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Jehovah God made the earth and the heavens.

    Psalm 83:18:

    King James Bible

    That [men] may know that thou, whose name alone [is] JEHOVAH, [art] the most high over all the earth.

    American King James Version

    That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.

    American Standard Version

    That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, Art the Most High over all the earth.

    Bible in Basic English

    So that men may see that you only, whose name is Yahweh, are Most High over all the earth.

    Darby Bible Translation

    That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, art the Most High over all the earth.

    English Revised Version

    That they may know that thou alone, whose name is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

    World English Bible

    that they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh, are the Most High over all the earth. For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

    Young's Literal Translation

    And they know that Thou -- (Thy name is Jehovah -- by Thyself,) Art the Most High over all the earth!

    And 1 Corinthians 8:5, 6:

    NW

    For even though there are those who are called “gods,” whether in heaven or on earth, just as there are many “gods” and many “lords,” 6 there is actually to us ONE GOD THE FATHER, out of whom all things are, and we for him; and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are, and we through him.

  • Robert
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    All mentions of a deity in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures refer to God aka God the Father aka the Creator, etc.

    Christ (the word means Savior) refers to Jesus aka the Son of God aka the Word made Flesh.

  • ebby08
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Yes. YHWH is Hebrew for Jehovah. Jehovah is God's personal name (Psalms 83:18). Some bible translations took God's name out and replaced it with "Lord" or "God". Those are titles, not names. Therefore, people are confused about who God is.

  • 1 decade ago

    god is the lord. i think they still had firfs back then. lord was widely used perhaps,. i think its all referring to the same icon of christian mythology.

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