“And God said, ‘Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.’ So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”Luther’s Commentary “We must here touch upon that which has arrested the attention of the holy fathers, and especially of Augustine; that Moses in this sacred narrative uses these three expressions in reference to God, ‘God said;’ ‘God made;’ and ‘God saw;’ as if God designed by these three expressions, used by His servant Moses, to set forth the three persons of the divine majesty! Thus by the expression ‘said’ is signified Father. The Father begat the Word from all eternity; and by this same Word he made in time this world. And these holy fathers applied the expression, ‘God made’ to the person of the Son; for the Son has in himself the ‘express image’ of the person of the Father; not only of his majesty, but of his power by which he created all things. Hence the Son gives to all things their existence. And as by the Father things are spoken into being, so are they also by the Son or the Word of the Father, by whom ‘all things subsist.’ And to these two persons is also added a third; the person of the Holy Spirit, who ‘sees’ and approves all things which are created. These three expressions therefore, ‘said,’ ‘made,’ ‘saw,’ are spoken by Moses in a beautiful and appropriate manner as attributive of the three divine persons; that we might by these three expressions the more distinctly understand that great article of faith, the Holy Trinity.” Martin Luther. Luther on the Creation: A Critical and Devotional Commentary on Genesis [1-3] (Kindle Locations 1946-1961).