Gen. 1:20 KJV (With Strong’s)

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And God
'elohiym (Hebrew #430)
gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative
KJV usage: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
Pronounce: el-o-heem'
Origin: plural of 433
said
'amar (Hebrew #559)
to say (used with great latitude)
KJV usage: answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.
Pronounce: aw-mar'
Origin: a primitive root
, Let the waters
mayim (Hebrew #4325)
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen
KJV usage: + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring)).
Pronounce: mah'-yim
Origin: dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense)
bring forth abundantly
sharats (Hebrew #8317)
to wriggle, i.e. (by implication) swarm or abound
KJV usage: breed (bring forth, increase) abundantly (in abundance), creep, move.
Pronounce: shaw-rats'
Origin: a primitive root
the τmoving creature
sherets (Hebrew #8318)
a swarm, i.e. active mass of minute animals
KJV usage: creep(-ing thing), move(-ing creature).
Pronounce: sheh'-rets
Origin: from 8317
that hath
nephesh (Hebrew #5315)
properly, a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
KJV usage: any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead(-ly), desire, X (dis-)contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart(-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-)self, them (your)-selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.
Pronounce: neh'-fesh
Origin: from 5314
βlife
chay (Hebrew #2416)
alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively
KJV usage: + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
Pronounce: khah'-ee
Origin: from 2421
, and γfowl
`owph (Hebrew #5775)
a bird (as covered with feathers, or rather as covering with wings), often collectively
KJV usage: bird, that flieth, flying, fowl.
Pronounce: ofe
Origin: from 5774
that may fly
`uwph (Hebrew #5774)
to cover (with wings or obscurity); hence (as denominative from 5775) to fly; also (by implication of dimness) to faint (from the darkness of swooning)
KJV usage: brandish, be (wax) faint, flee away, fly (away), X set, shine forth, weary.
Pronounce: oof
Origin: a primitive root
above
`al (Hebrew #5921)
above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications (as follow)
KJV usage: above, according to(-ly), after, (as) against, among, and, X as, at, because of, beside (the rest of), between, beyond the time, X both and, by (reason of), X had the charge of, concerning for, in (that), (forth, out) of, (from) (off), (up-)on, over, than, through(-out), to, touching, X with.
Pronounce: al
Origin: properly, the same as 5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural often with prefix, or as conjunction with a particle following)
the earth
'erets (Hebrew #776)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land)
KJV usage: X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X natins, way, + wilderness, world.
Pronounce: eh'-rets
Origin: from an unused root probably meaning to be firm
in the δopen
paniym (Hebrew #6440)
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)
KJV usage: + accept, a-(be- )fore(-time), against, anger, X as (long as), at, + battle, + because (of), + beseech, countenance, edge, + employ, endure, + enquire, face, favour, fear of, for, forefront(-part), form(-er time, -ward), from, front, heaviness, X him(-self), + honourable, + impudent, + in, it, look(-eth) (- s), X me, + meet, X more than, mouth, of, off, (of) old (time), X on, open, + out of, over against, the partial, person, + please, presence, propect, was purposed, by reason of, + regard, right forth, + serve, X shewbread, sight, state, straight, + street, X thee, X them(-selves), through (+ - out), till, time(-s) past, (un-)to(-ward), + upon, upside (+ down), with(- in, + -stand), X ye, X you.
Pronounce: paw-neem'
Origin: plural (but always as singular) of an unused noun (paneh {paw-neh'}; from 6437)
firmament
raqiya` (Hebrew #7549)
properly, an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky
KJV usage: firmament.
Pronounce: raw-kee'-ah
Origin: from 7554
of heaven
shamayim (Hebrew #8064)
from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve)
KJV usage: air, X astrologer, heaven(-s).
Pronounce: shaw-mah'-yim
Origin: dual of an unused singular shameh {shaw-meh'}
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creeping.
β
a living soul.
γ
let fowl fly
δ
face of the firmament of heaven.

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Let the waters.
moving.
or, creeping.
life.
Heb. a living soul.
fowl that may fly.
Heb. let fowl fly.This marginal reading is more conformable to the original, and reconciles this passage with ch. 2:19.
The word fowl, from the Saxon {fleon,} to fly, exactly corresponds to the original, which denotes every thing that flies, whether bird or insect.open firmament.
Heb. face of the firmament.
 But before He formed man, God created living energies of every kind in the seas and earth and air, which, instinct with life, should propagate and multiply, the proof of God’s life-giving power, that to matter He could communicate living energy (Genesis 1 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth ina the expanse of the heavens.

JND Translation Notes

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Lit. "on the face of."