Genesis 1:1 IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The sun is in the heaven(s) and this declaration pre-dates the verses you noted. Verse two of Genesis 1 says that And the earth was (word should actually be *became*) without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. (Deep what)
Something happened that cause this earth to become without form, and void, words that mean *waste*. This earth does exhibit the evidence that at some point in time there was cataclysmic destruction on this earth. Discovery channel has shows on all the time about super volcanoes, and there is evidence of meteorites hitting the earth. Something cataclysmic cause the death and destruction of the dinos all those millions of years ago.
Given what the evidence demonstrates I consider what Genesis 1:3-23 is describing would more accurately be an environmental clean-up given what verse 2 has to say.
Peter says IIPeter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of OLD, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Verse 6 Whereby the world that then *WAS*, being overflowed with water, perished:
IIPeter 2:7 But the heavens and earth which are *NOW*, by the same word are kept in store,.....
So even Peter knew around 2,000 years ago that this earth was very very very OLD.
The grass and trees were created on day 3 and the sun on day 4. Ever kept a plant out of the sun for one day? It will live. And no the days werent long periods of time. The verses are very clear with the inclusion of evening and morning were the (insert number) day.
2nd Peter 3:5 is talking about the flood in Noahs day. The next verse says “by which the world that then existed perished being flooded with water.” The Bible gives the account of the world flooded with water in Genesis.