And God saw that it was good

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at
Wed Jan 16 09:37:54 EST 2002

I always thought it meant "not perfect, but good enough."
I find it very reassuring to think of it that way, in fact.
When I look at my own work, I can think that if God is
satisfied with this imperfect world he made, than I ought to
be satisfied too.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shoshanna Walker [mailto:rosewalk at]
> Sent: Wed, January 16, 2002 8:52 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: And God saw that it was good
> In Gen 1:4,10,12,18,25,31 the term "good" appears in our English
> translation. I read in a commentary that this term "good" actually refers
> to the conformity of God's will, rather than "good" in the moral sense. In
> other words, everything He created was according to what He determined,
> nothing was out of place. Is this true?
> Yes, I believe this is true - "good" - "as it should be"
> Shoshanna
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