Word order in Hebrew
Given that sequential verbs include the prefix conjunction ו, they naturally appear at the beginning of their verbal clause. Thus, if there is an explicitly named subject to the verb, that subject cannot appear first in the clause. This is different than English. In English, we say, “And God said...” But in Hebrew the word order is “And said God...”
The big idea is as follows. Whereas English frequently uses word ordering to convey meaning (eg. the subject precedes the verb which precedes the object), Hebrew does so less. Instead, word ordering in Hebrew serves three purposes: (1) to express sequence via sequential verbs, (2) to place emphasis on the first word in the clause, and (3) to give the most pleasant “ring” to the words.