In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
A simple sentence but so full of meaning!
In the beginning = beginning means beginning or first
God = is ‘elohiym which in the plural form relates to rulers, judges, divine ones, angels, gods. Plural intensive – singular meaning = God, god/goddess, godlike one, the (true) God.
created = to create, shape, or form
the heavens = can refer to the skies and space that we can see, as well as the dwelling place of God
and the earth = the world and everything in and on it.
So in the very first sentence of the book of Genesis we are given a picture of the power and creativity and of our God. Amazing!
For a really neat study, you can read up on why the Torah begins with the letter Bet and not Aleph… http://jewishexponent.com/so-why-it-torah-begins-%e2%80%98bet%e2%80%99