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Genesis Chapter 1

1.      God

2.      Without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep

3.      Day 1 Light, Day 2 Firmament, Day 3 Earth & vegetation, Day 4 Sun, moon , & stars, Day 5 Out of the waters sea creatures and winged fowl, Day 6 Out of the earth creeping things and beasts and last of all man

4.      "And God said" (10 x), "And God made", "And God called", "And God saw", "after his kind"

5.      His word

6.      The fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

7.      Very good


Genesis Chapter 2

1.      Rested

2.      Mist

3.      Dust

4.      Trees pleasant to the sight, Trees for food, Tree of life, Tree of knowledge of good and evil

5.      Tree of knowledge of good and evil

6.      Dress and keep the garden.

7.      Out of a rib taken from Adam's side

8.      One flesh

9.      They were not ashamed. 


Genesis Chapter 3

1.      The serpent told Eve she would not die if she ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but instead her eyes would be opened, and they would be as gods.

2.      She saw that the tree was good for food (lust of flesh), that it was pleasant to the eyes (lust of eyes), and a tree to be desired to make one wise (pride of life).

3.      Fig leaves

4.      Where are you? Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree?

5.      The woman whom you gave to be with me

6.      The serpent

7.      It would crawl on its belly and eat dust all the days of its life.

8.       It shall bruise your head.

9.      In sorrow she would bring forth children; and her desire shall be to her husband, and he shall rule over her.

10.  Thorns and Thistles

11.  In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, and to dust shall you return.

12.  Eve

13.  Coats of skins.

14.  He placed Cherubims, and a flaming sword. 


Genesis Chapter 4

1.      Cain and Abel

2.      Cain brought of the fruit of the ground. Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock

3.      Cain's

4.      Abel

5.      Cain

6.      When you till the ground, it shall not yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth.

7.      Seth


Genesis Chapter 5

1.      Begin with Adam and end with Noah's three sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth

2.      He was not; for God took him

3.      Methuselah lived nine hundred sixty and nine years:

4.      Shem, Ham, and Japheth

5.      1556


Genesis Chapter 6

1.      His Spirit

2.      The wickedness of man was great, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 

3.      It repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man from the face of the earth

4.      Noah

5.      The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

6.      One

7.      Three

1.      Two of every sort except he was to take seven of each of the clean ones.

2.      Food


Genesis Chapter 7

1.      Seven

2.      Forty days and forty nights

3.      The fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

4.      Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons

5.      All the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

6.      They all drowned


Genesis Chapter 8

1.      The mountains of Ararat

2.      Raven

3.      It returned.

4.      It returned with an olive leaf in her mouth

5.      Breed abundantly and multiply

6.      Builded an altar unto the LORD


Genesis Chapter 9

1.      replenish the earth.

2.      Every beast of the earth, fowl of the air, fishes of the sea; 3Every moving thing that lives shall be meat even as the green herb

3.      Whoso sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:

4.      Bow (rainbow) in the cloud


Genesis Chapter 10

1.      A mighty hunter before the LORD

2.      Peleg


Genesis Chapter 11

1.      One language

2.      To reach heaven; and to make a name for themselves so they would not be scattered

3.      Babel

4.      Shem

5.      Lot

6.      Sarai

7.      Ur of the Chaldees


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Genesis Chapter 12

1. God would make of Abraham a great nation, bless him, and make his name great; and he would be a blessing: And God would bless them that bless him, and curse them that curses him: and in him would all families of the earth be blessed. To his seed would be given the land of Canaan.

2.  75

3.  Sarai and Lot

4.  Egypt

5.      Sent a plague


Genesis Chapter 13

1.      Abraham and Lot.

2.      Sodom

3.      Wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

4.      As the dust of the earth


Genesis Chapter 14

1.        Lot

2.       Abraham's 318 trained servants

3.       Melchizedek

4.      Tithes of all.


Genesis Chapter 15

1.        Stars

2.        None

3.        He believed

4.        400

5.        With great substance

6.        From the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:


Genesis Chapter 16

1.      Her maid, Hagar

2.      She despised Sarai

3.      Sarai dealt hardly with her, and she fled from her face.

4.      Return to Sarai, and submit to her.

5.      Her seed would multiply exceedingly

6.      He will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him;

7.      Thou God seest me

8.      86

Genesis Chapter 17

1.      Abraham

2.      All the land of Canaan

3.      Circumcision

4.      That soul shall be cut off from his people

5.      Sarah

6.      She would mother a son

7.      He laughed and said O that Ishmael might live before thee

8.      Isaac

9.      99


Genesis Chapter 18

1.      Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

2.      She laughed

3.      Is any thing too hard for the LORD?

4.      What he planned to do to Sodom and Gomorrah

5.      He will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD

6.      Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

7.      Asking God to spare Sodom for 50, 45, 40, 30, 20, 10  righteous people

8.      10


Genesis Chapter 19

1.      Know them

2.      His two daughters

3.      Blindness

4.      Destroy it.

5.      Get out of Sodom

6.      They mocked Lot

7.      Because he lingered

8.      Brimstone and fire

9.      She looked back and turned to a pillar of salt

10.  Committed incest with their father

11.  Moab, the father of the Moabites and Benammi, the father of the children of Ammon


Genesis Chapter 20

1.      A dream

2.      He was afraid they would kill and take Sarah

3.      She was the daughter of Abraham's  father, but not the daughter of his mother. So she was a half-sister.


Genesis Chapter 21

1.      100

2.      Laugh

3.      Cast them out

4.      Isaac

5.      A great nation

6.      Abimelech


Genesis Chapter 22

1.      Offer him as a burnt offering

2.      Abide in a certain place and Abraham and Isaac would go further and worship.

3.      Where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

4.      God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering

5.      Don't lay your hand upon Isaac

6.      A ram

7.      Jehovahjireh

8.      The sand which is  upon the sea shore


Genesis Chapter 23

1.      Cave of Machpelah


Genesis Chapter 24

1.      To Abraham's country, and to his kindred, to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor

2.      He would ask the girl for a drink of water and if she offered not only to give him a drink but water the camels also she would be the chosen one.

3.      Rebekah

4.      Daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bore to Nahor (Abraham's brother)

5.      Laban, Rebekah's brother

6.      He would not eat until he told his errand.

7.      When Rebekah told him she was related to Abraham and when Laban and Bethuel agreed to let Rebekah go with him to be Isaac's bride.

8.      "I will go"

9.      He loved her


Genesis Chapter 25

1.      The same place he buried Sarah

2.      From Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as one goes toward Assyria

3.      40

4.      Two nations were in her womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from her bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

5.      Red, all over like an hairy garment

6.      He took hold of Esau's heel

7.      60

8.      Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

9.      Bread and pottage of lentiles


Genesis Chapter 26

1.      Isaac

2.      He said Rebekah was his sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest the men of the place should kill him for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon

3.      He had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants

4.      Wells for water

5.      They were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.


Genesis Chapter 27

1.      Esau

2.      Rebekah

3.      They  took goats and fixed them to taste like venison. Also Jacob had the goat's skin on his arms and chest to make him seem hairy and wore Esau's clothing to make him smell like the field.

4.      Because his voice sounded llike Jacob.

5.      He cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me, even me also.

6.      Kill him after Isaac died.

7.      Flee to Haran and be with her brother Laban


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Genesis Chapter 28

1.      A ladder that went from earth to heaven and the angels were ascending and descending on it.

2.      Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

3.      If God will be with me, so that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: and of all that God shall give me I will give the tenth to God.


Genesis Chapter 29

1.      He kissed her

2.      Should you serve me for nothing? tell me, what shall your wages be?

3.      Leah and Rachel

4.      Rachel

5.      Leah

6.      Zilpah

7.      Work for Laban another seven years

8.      Bilhah

9.      Because Leah was hated

10.  Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah


Genesis Chapter 30

1.      Give me children, or else I die.

2.      Dan and Naphtali

3.      Gad and Asher

4.      Issachar and Zebulun

5.      Joseph

6.      To send him and his wives and children to his own country.

7.      Because the LORD had blessed him because of Jacob.

8.      All the speckled, spotted and streaked cattle and goats

9.      By some form of animal husbandry the speckled, spotted and streaked animals became much more abundant.


Genesis Chapter 31

1.      He was told by his sons that Jacob had taken that which was Laban's.

2.      Ten

3.      Return to the land of his kindred

4.      Her father's images

5.      Take heed that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

6.      Twenty


Genesis Chapter 32

1.      He was afraid Esau would smite him.

2.      To deliver him from the hand of Esau

3.      Goats, ewes, rams, camels, kine, bulls, asses, and foals.

4.      The hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint

5.      I will not let you go, except you bless me

6.      Israel


Genesis Chapter 33

1.      Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept

2.      Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, and he bought a parcel of a field for an hundred pieces of money.


Genesis Chapter 34

1.      He lay with her and defiled her.

2.      Get Dinah to be his wife

3.      That all the men be circumcised

4.      Every male was circumcised

5.      Killed them all with the sword

6.      That the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites would gather themselves together against the Israelites and destroy them


Genesis Chapter 35

1.      Bethel

2.      Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments

3.      Thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name… I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; 12And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

4.      She died

5.      He lay with Bilhah his father's concubine


Genesis Chapter 36

1.      The riches of Jacob and Esau were more that what the land could handle if they dwelled together

2.      Edom

Genesis Chapter 37

1.      Seventeen

2.      He made him a coat of many colours

3.      He and his brothers were binding sheaves in the field, his sheaf arose, and stood upright; and the sheaves of his brothers made obeisance to his sheaf

4.      They hated him

5.      The sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to Joseph

6.      To go to where his brothers were and see whether it was well with them and with the flocks; and bring Jacob word again

7.      Slay him

8.      Reuben

9.      Judah

10.  They dipped his coat in the blood of a goat

11.  Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's


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Genesis Chapter 38

1.      Because Judah did not give her to marry his son Shelah as he had promised.

2.      Pharez and Zarah


Genesis Chapter 39

1.      Overseer over his house, and all that he had.

2.      Lie with her

3.      He recognized this was great wickedness, and sin against God

4.      He fled

5.      He was falsely accused of trying to rape Potiphar's wife

6.      He committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison


Genesis Chapter 40

1.      The butler and the baker had offended Pharaoh and he was wroth against them

2.      A vine with three branches brought forth ripe grapes and the butler took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup

3.      In three days the butler would be restored to his former position.

4.      Make mention of Joseph unto Pharaoh, so that he would be delivered from prison

5.      The butler had three white baskets on his head and the birds ate the bread out of the uppermost basket.

6.      In three days the baker would be hanged and the birds would eat his flesh.

7.      Forgot Joseph


Genesis Chapter 41

1.      Two years after the butler was restored to his position.

2.      Seven fat cows followed by seven lean cows which ate up the first seven cows

3.      Seven good ears of corn followed by seven thin ears of corn which ate up the first seven ears of corn

4.      The magicians and wise men of Egypt

5.      Joseph, who had interpreted his dream

6.      God

7.      Seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine

8.      Take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years and keep the food in the cities.   That food would be stored for the seven years of famine

9.      Ruler over all the land of Egypt second only to Pharaoh

10.  Thirty

11.  Gathered up food and laid up the food in the cities

12.  Manasseh and Ephraim

13.  All countries


Genesis Chapter 42

1.      All of Joseph's brothers except Benjamin

2.      Benjamin

3.      Bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth

4.      Made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them.

5.      Spies

6.      To bring Benjamin to him

7.      We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he sought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come on us.

8.      Simeon

9.      Their money

10.  He was afraid

11.  To slay his two sons, if I he did not bring Benjamin back to Jacob.

Genesis Chapter 43

1.      Because Jacob would not let Benjamin go for fear that something would happen to him

2.      The best fruits in the land, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: And double money

3.      To bring his brothers to his house for a meal

4.      They  thought Joseph would make them slaves because of the money that they brought back.

5.      Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive?

6.      He wept

7.      Five times as much

Genesis Chapter 44

1.         Fill the men's sacks with food and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. And put Joseph's cup in Benjamin's sack.

2.         Overtake Joseph's brothers, say to them, Why have you rewarded evil for good? You have done evil in taking Joseph's cup.

3.         With whomsoever it be found, both let him die, and the rest of the brothers would be Joseph's slaves

4.         He with whom it is found would be Joseph's servant; and the rest would be blameless

5.         Benjamin

6.         Judah


Genesis Chapter 45

1.      Joseph wept aloud and kissed all his brethren

2.      God

3.      To preserve Jacob's seed as a posterity in the earth.

4.      Five

5.      Go to the land of Canaan; and bring Jacob and their households to Egypt

6.      Wagons, the good things of Egypt including corn, bread, meat and silver, and changes of raiment.

7.      He believed them not

8.      When he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him

9.      To see Joseph before he died.


Genesis Chapter 46

1.      Not to fear going into Egypt for there God would make of him a great nation and that God would bring them up again.

2.      His descendants that came out of his loins which were about seventy

3.      Goshen

4.      Now let me die, since I have seen your face,


Genesis Chapter 47

1.      To dwell in the land of Goshen

2.      Make them rulers over his cattle.

3.      137

4.      Cattle

5.      Their bodies and their land

6.      One fifth

7.      Seventeen years

8.      Carry him out of Egypt and bury him in the burial plot of his fathers


Genesis Chapter 48

1.      Ephraim

2.      God shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.


Genesis Chapter 49

1.      Because he lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine

2.      Instruments of cruelty

3.      The scepter

4.      At the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be to Zidon

5.      Joseph

6.      In the cave of Machpelah where they buried Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, and Leah.


Genesis Chapter 50

1.      All the elders of the land of Egypt and all the house of Joseph, and his brothers except for their little ones

2.      That Joseph would hate them for all the evil which they did to him.

3.      Forgiveness

4.      He wept

5.      You thought evil against me; but God meant it to good to save much people alive. Fear not: I will nourish you.

6.      God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

7.      That they would carry his bones back to the land of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob


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