GENESIS 1
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1
The Creation
1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was #Or a waste and emptinessformless and void, and darkness was over the #Lit face ofsurface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was #Or hoveringmoving over the #Lit face ofsurface of the waters. 3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
6Then God said, “Let there be #Or a firmamentan expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7God made the #Or firmamentexpanse, and separated the waters which were below the #Or firmamentexpanse from the waters which were above the #Or firmamentexpanse; and it was so. 8God called the #Or firmamentexpanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. 11Then God said, “Let the earth sprout #Or grassvegetation, #Or herbsplants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after #Lit itstheir kind #Lit in which is its seedwith seed in them”; and it was so. 12The earth brought forth #Or grassvegetation, #Or herbsplants yielding seed after #Lit itstheir kind, and trees bearing fruit #Lit in which is its seedwith seed in them, after #Lit itstheir 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-bearerslights in the #Or firmamentexpanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; 15and let them be for #Or luminaries, light-bearerslights in the #Or firmamentexpanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16God made the two #Or luminaries, light-bearersgreat lights, the greater #Or luminary, light-bearerlight #Lit for the dominion ofto govern the day, and the lesser #Or luminary, light-bearerlight #Lit for the dominion ofto govern the night; He made the stars also. 17God placed them in the #Or firmamentexpanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18and #Lit for the dominion ofto 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 swarmteem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth #Lit on the face ofin the open #Or firmamentexpanse of the heavens.” 21God created 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.
24Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after #Lit itstheir kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after #Lit itstheir kind”; and it was so. 25God made the beasts of the earth after #Lit itstheir kind, and the cattle after #Lit itstheir kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the #Lit heavenssky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, “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 heavenssky and over every living thing that #Or creepsmoves on the earth.” 29Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the #Lit face ofsurface of all the earth, and every tree #Lit in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seedwhich has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the #Lit heavenssky and to every thing that #Or creepsmoves on the earth #Lit in which is a living soulwhich 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 good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

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