Genesis 1:1 Commentary - Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
In(1): (prep.) With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. (2): (prep.) With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life. (3): (adv.) Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house). (4): (prep.) The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among. (5): (prep.) With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air. (6): (n.) One who is in office; -- the opposite of out. (7): (prep.) With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army. (8): (prep.) With reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear. (9): (prep.) With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor. (10): (prep.) With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God. (11): (v. t.) To inclose; to take in; to harvest. (12): (adv.) With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. (13): (n.) A reentrant angle; a nook or corner.
The(1): (v. i.) See Thee. (2): (definite article.) A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. (3): (adv.) By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform.
Beginning(1): (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begin (2): (n.) That which is begun; a rudiment or element. (3): (n.) The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states. (4): (n.) That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source. (5): (n.) Enterprise.
God(1): (a. & n.) Good. (2): (n.) A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol. (3): (n.) The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah. (4): (n.) Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. (5): (v. t.) To treat as a god; to idolize. (6): (n.) A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
Created(imp. & p. p.) of Create
Heaven(1): (n.) The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; -- used variously in this sense, as in No. 2. (2): (v. t.) To place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify. (3): (n.) The dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death. (4): (n.) The expanse of space surrounding the earth; esp., that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear; -- often used in the plural in this sense. (5): (n.) Any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight.
And(1): (conj.) In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go. (2): (conj.) It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive. (3): (conj.) If; though. See An, conj. (4): (conj.) A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
Earth(1): (n.) The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land. (2): (n.) The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth. (3): (n.) The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits. (4): (n.) A part of this globe; a region; a country; land. (5): (n.) Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life. (6): (n.) The people on the globe. (7): (n.) The connection of any part an electric conductor with the ground; specif., the connection of a telegraph line with the ground through a fault or otherwise. (8): (n.) A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta. (9): (n.) A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox. (10): (n.) Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria. (11): (v. t.) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den. (12): (v. t.) To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up. (13): (v. i.) To burrow. (14): (n.) A plowing.
Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
The definitions of the words are from Webster's New Modern English Dictionary by Noah Webster, 1922.