THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE

 

Genesis 1:1--7:2

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And

the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the

face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the

waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the

light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the

darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the

first day. 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst

of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were]

under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the

firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven.

And the evening and the morning were the second day. 9 And God

said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto

one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so. 10 And

God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the

waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good. 11 And God

said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,

[and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed

[is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth

brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and

the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his

kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 13 And the evening and the

morning were the third day. 14 And God said, Let there be lights

in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;

and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and

years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the

heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And 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. 17 And

God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the

earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to

divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was]

good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving

creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth

in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales,

and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought

forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after

his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 22 And God blessed

them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in

the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23 And the evening

and the morning were the fifth day. 24 And God said, Let the

earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and

creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was

so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and

cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the

earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 26 And 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 cattle, and over all the earth, and over

every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God

created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he

him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them,

and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish

the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the

sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing

that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, Behold, I have given

you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the

earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree

yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every

beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every

thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I

have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31 And God

saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good.

And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the

host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which

he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work

which he had made.


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