11 Then God said, [a]Let the earth bud forth the bud of the herb, that seedeth seed, the fruitful tree, which beareth fruit according to his kind, which hath his seed in itself upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth the bud of the herb, that seedeth seed according to his kind, also the tree that beareth fruit, which hath his seed in itself according to his kind: and God [b]saw that it was good.
13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
Genesis 1:11So that we see it is the only power of God’s word that maketh the earth fruitful, which else naturally is barren.
Genesis 1:12This sentence is so oft repeated, to signify that God made all his creatures to serve to his glory, and to the profit of man: but for sin they were accursed, yet to the elect, by Christ they are restored, and serve to their wealth.
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