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1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2And the earth was without order, and empty; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.4And God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.5And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.7And God made a firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.8And God called the firmament Heavens. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so.10And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas; and God saw that it was good.11And God said, Let the earth bring forth green grass, herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its nature, whose seed is in itself upon the earth; and it was so.12And the earth brought forth green grass and herb yielding seed after its kind and the tree yielding fruit whose seed was in itself, according to its nature; and God saw that it was good.13And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times and for days and years;15and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth; and it was so.16And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also.17And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth18and to rule over the day and over the night and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20And God said, Let the waters bring forth great quantities of creatures with living souls and fowl that may fly above the earth upon the face of the firmament of the heavens.21And God created the great dragons and every living soul that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their nature, and every winged fowl after its nature; and God saw that it was good.22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living soul after its nature, beasts and serpents and animals of the earth after its nature; and it was so.25And God made the beast of the earth after its kind and cattle after their kind and every thing that moves upon the earth after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over the beasts and over all the earth and over every serpent that moves upon the earth.27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every beast that moves upon the earth.
29And God said, Behold, I have given you every grass bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.30And to every beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air and to every thing that moves upon the earth, in which there is a living soul, I have given all green grass for food; and it was so.
31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.