In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the
earth was formless and empty,
darkness was over the surface of the deep, and
the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw
that the light was good,
and he separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night."
And there was
evening, and there was morning--the first day.
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to
separate water from water."
So God made the expanse and separated the water
under the expanse from the water above it.
And it was so. God called
the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the
And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place,
and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
God called the dry ground
"land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants
and trees on the land that bear fruit with
seed in it, according to
their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing
according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it
according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
And there was evening,
and there was morning--the third day.
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to
separate the day from the night, and let them
serve as signs to mark seasons and
days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give
on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights--the greater light
to govern the day and the lesser light to
govern the night. He also made the
stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to
the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw
that it was good. And there was evening,
and there was morning--the fourth
And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let
birds fly above the earth across the expanse
of the sky." So God created the
creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water
teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.
And God saw that it was good.
God blessed them and said, "Be
fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds
increase on the earth." And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth
And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to
their kinds: livestock, creatures that move
along the ground, and wild
animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. God made the wild
according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds,
and all the creatures that move along the ground
according to their kinds. And
God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let us make man in our image,
in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds
of the air, over the livestock, over all
the earth, and over all the creatures
that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image,
in the image
of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed
them and said to them,
"Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the
earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of
and over every living creature that moves on the ground." Then God said, "I give
you every seed-bearing
plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree
that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
And to all the beasts
of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the
everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green
plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that
he had made, and it was very good.
And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast
array. By the seventh day God had finished
the work he had been doing; so on the
seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed
the seventh day and
made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that
he had done.
第一主题参考资料(选自The Holy Bible, NIV)
1. 圣经旧约列王记上第十八章的第四十一节到四十六节, 先知以利亚预
41And Elijah said to Ahab, "Go, eat and drink, for there is the
sound of a heavy rain."
42So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top
of Carmel, bent down
to the ground and put his face between his knees. 43"Go and look
toward the sea," he told
his servant. And he went up and looked. "There is nothing there," he
said. Seven times
Elijah said, "Go back." 44The seventh time the servant reported, "A
cloud as small as
a man's hand is rising from the sea." So Elijah said, "Go and tell
Ahab, 'Hitch up your
chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'" 45Meanwhile, the
sky grew black with
clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to
Jezreel. 46The power of
the LORD came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he
ran ahead of Ahab all
the way to Jezreel.
2. 圣经新约马太福音第八章第二十三节到第二十七节, 主耶稣平静风和
23Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.
24Without warning, a furious
storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat.
But Jesus was sleeping.
25The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're
going to drown!"
26He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he
got up and rebuked
the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. 27The men were
asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey
1Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village
of Mary and her
sister Martha. 2This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was
the same one who
poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair. 3So the
sisters sent word to
Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick." 4When he heard this, Jesus
said, "This sickness
will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son
may be glorified through
it." 5Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6Yet when he
heard that Lazarus was
sick, he stayed where he was two more days. 7Then he said to his
disciples, "Let us go
back to Judea." 8"But Rabbi," they said, "a short while ago the Jews
tried to stone you,
and yet you are going back there?" 9Jesus answered, "Are there not
twelve hours of
daylight? A man who walks by day will not stumble, for he sees by
this world's light.
10It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no
light." 11After he had said
this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen
asleep; but I am going there
to wake him up." 12His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he
will get better." 13Jesus
had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant
natural sleep. 14So
then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead, 15and for your sake I
am glad I was not
there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." 16Then Thomas
said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die
arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for
was less than two miles from Jerusalem, 19and many Jews had come to
to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 20When Martha heard
that Jesus was
coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. 21"Lord,"
Martha said to
Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But
I know that even
now God will give you whatever you ask." 23Jesus said to her, "Your
brother will rise
again." 24Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the
resurrection at the last day."
25Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who
believes in me will live,
even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will
never die. Do you
believe this?" 27"Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are
the Christ, the Son of
God, who was to come into the world." 28And after she had said this,
she went back and
called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher is here," she said, "and
is asking for you."
29When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. 30Now
Jesus had not yet
entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met
him. 31When the
Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed
how quickly she got
up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the
tomb to mourn there.
32When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell
at his feet and
said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
33When Jesus saw
her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping,
he was deeply
moved in spirit and troubled. 34"Where have you laid him?" he asked.
"Come and see,
Lord," they replied. 35Jesus wept. 36Then the Jews said, "See how he
loved him!" 37But
some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind
man have kept this
man from dying?" 38Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb.
It was a cave
with a stone laid across the entrance. 39"Take away the stone," he
said. "But, Lord," said
Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad
odor, for he has been there
four days." 40Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you
believed, you would see the
glory of God?" 41So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up
and said, "Father, I
thank you that you have heard me. 42I knew that you always hear me,
but I said this for
the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that
you sent me." 43When
he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
44The dead man came
out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth
around his face. Jesus
said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go."
45Therefore many of the Jews
who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their
faith in him.