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Verses to Study Genesis

Posted by adventbiblestudy on October 9, 2008


This is a collection of verses from the book of Genesis you can study on your own using the key word or spiritual word method.   Choosing verses to study is easy once you understand what to look for.  Basically whenever you encounter a verse that does not conform to the simple laws of nature it must have a spiritual meaning.  As an example look at KJV Proverbs 18:4  The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.  Deep waters are not made from words.  Neither a wellspring or a brook contain wisdom.  Therefore both of these must have spiritual meanings.  Reading other Bible verses will tell you the spiritual meaning of the word water.  Studying the word wisdom will tell you exactly what type of wisdom God wants you to understand.

As you look through this list you can see how often some of these key words are repeated and used in a number of text.  Learning only a few of these key words can open up the Bible to an understanding only few people can comprehend.  Words like wisdom, water, mountain, rock, silver and gold are used throughout the Bible.  Some of these verses are referred to in terms as difficult to understand.   Using the Bible to explain these verses can open up a whole new world and strengthen your faith in God.  Only God has the capability and knowledge to write a book such as the Bible.  It is reasonable to understand that there are verses that can only be interpreted through the use of God’s word and understanding.

Eventually I will be adding a Bible dictionary that will contain hundreds of spiritual words and the verses that explain them.  This will allow you to study and understand at an ever increasing rate.  But it is important to study on your own, to develop your personal relationship with the Holy Spirit.  With a little bit of practice you will be able to master this method of Bible study and develop your own comfort level.

When you discover verses that explain the meanings to spiritual words please feel free to share them by adding them to the comments at the bottom of this page.

You can check the Category Verses to Study for additional books.

KJV Genesis 1:1-10
1.  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3.  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 6.  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7.  And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8.  And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. 9.  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.

KJV Genesis 1:16-18
16.  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17.  And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18.  And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

KJV Genesis 1:26-28
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. 27.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28.  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.

KJV Genesis 3:14-16
14.  And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15.  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16.  Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

KJV Genesis 3:21
21.  Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

KJV Genesis 4:10-15
10.  And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. 11.  And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; 12.  When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13.  And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14.  Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. 15.  And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

KJV Genesis 6:14
14.  Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in

KJV Genesis 8:9
9.  But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

KJV Genesis 9:2
2.  And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

KJV Genesis 15:13-14
13.  And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14.  And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

KJV Genesis 15:17-18
17.  And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 18.  In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

KJV Genesis 16:11-12
11.  And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. 12.  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

KJV Genesis 17:16-17
16.  And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. 17.  Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

KJV Genesis 17:20-21
20.  And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. 21.  But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

KJV Genesis 24:53
53.  And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

KJV Genesis 25:23
23.  And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

KJV Genesis 25:32-34
32.  And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? 33.  And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34.  Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

KJV Genesis 38:1-6
1.  And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 2.  And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. 3.  And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. 4.  And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. 5.  And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. 6.  And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

KJV Genesis 38:18-19
18.  And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy Bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. 19.  And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

KJV Genesis 38:28-30
28.  And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 29.  And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. 30.  And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

KJV Genesis 41:45
45.  And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

KJV Genesis 41:50-52
50.  And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him. 51.  And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house. 52.  And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

KJV Genesis 45:5-8
5.  Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. 6.  For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. 7.  And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8.  So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

KJV Genesis 46:20
20.  And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of on bare unto him.

KJV Genesis 47:13-26
13.  And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. 14.  And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house. 15.  And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth. 16.  And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. 17.  And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year. 18.  When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands: 19.  Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate. 20.  And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s. 21.  And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof. 22.  Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands. 23.  Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land. 24.  And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones. 25.  And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants. 26.  And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s.

KJV Genesis 47:29-31
29.  And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: 30.  But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. 31.  And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.

KJV Genesis 48:13-20
13.  And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him. 14.  And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. 15.  And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 16.  The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17.  And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head. 18.  And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. 19.  And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. 20.  And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

KJV Genesis 48:21-22
21.  And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. 22.  Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

KJV Genesis 49:1-28
1.  And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. 2.  Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. 3.  Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: 4.  Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch. 5.  Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 6.  O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall. 7.  Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. 8.  Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee. 9.  Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 10.  The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 11.  Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 12.  His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. 13.  Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. 14.  Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens: 15.  And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute. 16.  Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17.  Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. 18.  I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord. 19.  Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last. 20.  Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. 21.  Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. 22.  Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: 23.  The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: 24.  But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) 25.  Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: 26.  The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. 27.  Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. 28.  All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

KJV Genesis 49:29-31
29.  And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, 30.  In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace. 31.  There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

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