Genesis 1

The Creation

1 a  In the beginning b  God c  created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was
Or a waste and emptiness
,
e  formless and void, and f  darkness was over the
Lit face of
surface of the deep, and h  the Spirit of God i  was
Or hovering
moving over the
Lit face of
surface of the waters.
3Then l  God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4God saw that the light was m  good; and God n  separated the light from the darkness. 5 o  God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And p  there was evening and there was morning, one day.

6Then God said, “Let there be
Or a firmament
an r  expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
7God made the
Or firmament
expanse, and separated t  the waters which were below the
Or firmament
expanse from the waters v  which were above the
Or firmament
expanse; and it was so.
8God called the
Or firmament
expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

9Then God said y  Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let z  the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10God called the dry land earth, and the aa  gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. 11Then God said, “Let the earth sprout
Or grass
,
ac  vegetation
Or herbs
plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after
Lit its
their kind
Lit in which is its seed
with seed in them”; and it was so.
12The earth brought forth
Or grass
vegetation
Or herbs
plants yielding seed after
Lit its
their kind, and trees bearing fruit
Lit in which is its seed
with seed in them, after
Lit its
their kind; and God saw that it was good.
13There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

14Then God said, “Let there be
Or luminaries, light-bearers
,
am  lights in the
Or firmament
,
ao  expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for ap  signs and for aq  seasons and for days and years;
15and let them be for
Or luminaries, light-bearers
lights in the
Or firmament
expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
16God made the two
Or luminaries, light-bearers
great lights, the au  greater
Or luminary, light-bearer
light
Lit for the dominion of
to govern the day, and the lesser
Or luminary, light-bearer
light
Lit for the dominion of
to govern the night; He made az  the stars also.
17 ba  God placed them in the
Or firmament
expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
18and
Lit for the dominion of
to bd  govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
19There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

20Then God said, “Let the waters
Or swarm
teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth
Lit on the face of
in the open
Or firmament
expanse of the heavens.”
21God created bh  the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

24 bi  Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after
Lit its
their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after
Lit its
their kind”; and it was so.
25God made the bl  beasts of the earth after
Lit its
their kind, and the cattle after
Lit its
their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

26Then God said, “Let bo  Us make bp  man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them bq  rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the
Lit heavens
sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27God created man bs  in His own image, in the image of God He created him; bt  male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, bu  Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the
Lit heavens
sky and over every living thing that
Or creeps
moves on the earth.”
29Then God said, “Behold bx  I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the
Lit face of
surface of all the earth, and every tree
Lit in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed
which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
30and ca  to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the
Lit heavens
sky and to every thing that
Or creeps
moves on the earth
Lit in which is a living soul
which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.
31God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very ce  good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
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