Genesis 1:31 Commentary - Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
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.
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.
Saw(1): (v. t.) Something said; speech; discourse. (2): (imp.) of See (3): (v. t.) A saying; a proverb; a maxim. (4): (v. t.) Dictate; command; decree. (5): (n.) An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood, iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel, with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing. (6): (v. t.) To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble. (7): imp. of See. (8): (v. t.) To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel. (9): (v. t.) Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air. (10): (v. i.) To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well. (11): (v. i.) To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast. (12): (v. i.) To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
Every(1): (a. & a. pron.) Every one. Cf. (2): (a. & a. pron.) All the parts which compose a whole collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken separately one by one, out of an indefinite bumber.
Thing(1): (n.) A portion or part; something. (2): (n.) Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought. (3): (n.) Alt. of Ting (4): (n.) An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material. (5): (n.) Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; -- distinguished from person. (6): (n.) A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed. (7): (n.) A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; -- often used in pity or contempt. (8): (n.) Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things. (9): (n.) In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
That(1): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples. (2): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun. (3): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb. (4): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because. (5): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc. (6): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that. (7): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like. (8): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing. (9): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural. (10): (pron., a., conj., & adv.) As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
He(1): (obj.) The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated. (2): (obj.) Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively. (3): (obj.) Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.
Had(1): (imp. & p. p.) of Have (2): (imp. & p. p.) See Have.
Made(1): (a.) Artificially produced; pieced together; formed by filling in; as, made ground; a made mast, in distinction from one consisting of a single spar. (2): (imp. & p. p.) of Make (3): imp. & p. p. of Make. (4): (n.) See Mad, n.
Behold(1): (v. i.) To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see. (2): (v. t.) To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.
It(1): (pron.) As a substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home. (2): (pron.) As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains. (3): (pron.) As an indefinite object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk). (4): (pron.) As a demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned, or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John. (5): (pron.) As a substitute for such general terms as, the state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it with the sick man? (6): (pron.) The neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them).
Was(1): (v.) The first and third persons singular of the verb be, in the indicative mood, preterit (imperfect) tense; as, I was; he was. (2): (imp.) of Be
Very(1): Alt. of night signals (2): (adv.) In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sum; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt. (3): (v. t.) True; real; actual; veritable.
Good(1): (superl.) Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc. (2): (superl.) Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions. (3): (superl.) Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto. (4): (v. t.) To make good; to turn to good. (5): (adv.) Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible. (6): (n.) Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property. (7): (n.) Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc. (8): (n.) That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil. (9): (superl.) Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc. (10): (superl.) Not lacking or deficient; full; complete. (11): (superl.) Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at. (12): (superl.) Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc. (13): (superl.) Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth. (14): (v. t.) To manure; to improve. (15): (superl.) Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for. (16): (superl.) Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
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.
Evening(1): (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Even (2): (n.) The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sum. (3): (n.) The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory.
Morning(a.) Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service.
Were(1): (n.) A weir. See Weir. (2): (v. t.) To guard; to protect. (3): The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be. (4): (v. t. & i.) To wear. See 3d Wear. (5): (n.) A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild. (6): (n.) A man.
Sixth(1): (a.) First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth. (2): (a.) Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided. (3): (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole. (4): (n.) The next in order after the fifth. (5): (n.) The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale.
Day(1): (n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time. (2): (n.) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine. (3): (n.) The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below. (4): (n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work. (5): (n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.
Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
The definitions of the words are from Webster's New Modern English Dictionary by Noah Webster, 1922.