Genesis Chapter 1 explained the first chapter of the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and the Christian Old Testament. It tells the story of the creation of the world, from the creation of the universe to the creation of humankind.
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. 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. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
On the second day, God created the firmament, which separates the waters that are above the earth from the waters that are beneath the earth. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
On the third day, God caused the waters beneath the earth to come together in one place, and the dry land appeared. And God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth:” and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon, and stars to give light to the earth and to mark the seasons, days, and years. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
On the fifth day, God created the creatures of the sea and the birds of the air. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
On the sixth day, God created the land animals and then humankind. God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill 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 moves upon the earth.” And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
On the seventh day, God finished his work of creation, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
This is a summary of the creation story as told in Genesis Chapter 1. It is a foundational story in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and it has had a significant impact on the way that people have understood the world and their place in it throughout history.