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Bereshit

  
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 1:21
 1:22
 1:23
1:21 God [thus] created the great sea monsters, along with every particular species of living thing that crawls, with which the waters teem, and every particular species of winged flying creature. God saw that it was good.
Vayivra Elohim et-hataninim hagedolim ve'et kol nefesh hachayah haromeset asher shartsu hamayim le-minehem ve'et kol-of kanaf leminehu vayar Elohim ki-tov.
1:22 God blessed them, saying, 'Be fruitful and become many, and fill the waters of the seas. Let the flying creatures multiply on the land.'
Vayevarech otam Elohim lemor peru urevu umil'u et-hamayim bayamim veha'of yirev ba'arets.
1:23 It was evening and it was morning, a fifth day.
Vayehi-erev vayehi-voker yom chamishi.



Commentary:

sea monsters
  Or 'whales,' or 'dragons.' Taninim in Hebrew; see Exodus 7:9. The Midrash states that it alludes to a pair of particularly great sea creatures, the Leviathan and its mate. See Isaiah 27:1, Psalms 74:14, 104:26, Job 3:8, 40:25.





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