THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 1 ©
God creates the heaven and the earth, vss. 1, 2. And the light, on the first day, 3. On the second, the firmament, or expansion, dividing the lowermost and uppermost waters, 6. On the third, He divides the dry land and the waters, 9. Creating grass and fruitful trees, 11. On the fourth, the sun, moon and stars, 14. On the fifth, small and large fishes, together with the fowls, blessing them, 20. On the sixth, the animals of the earth, 24. And on the last, man, male and female, according to His own image, giving them dominion and His blessing, 26. Likewise distinguishing the food of man and that of animals, 29. And approving all His creatures to be good, 31.
IN the 1beginninga God 2created the 3heaven and the earth.
And the 4earth was without 5form, and void; and darkness was 6upon the face of the deep. And the 7Spirit of God 8moved 9upon the face of the waters.
And God 10said, Let there be 11light: and there was light.
And God 12saw the light, that it was 13good: and God 14divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the 15evening and the morning were the 16first day.
¶Andb God said, Let there be a 17firmamentc in the midst of the waters, and 18let it divide the 19waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters 20which were underd the firmament from the 21waters which were abovee the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
¶And God said, Letf the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, 22and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he 23Seas: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding 24seed, and the 25fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
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.
And the evening and the morning were the third day.
¶And God said, Letg there be 26lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and 27let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Andh let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made 28two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the 29lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
And God 30set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
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.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly 31the moving creature that hath 32life, and fowl that may fly above the earth 33in the open firmament of heaven.
And God 34created great whales, and every living creature that 35moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every 36winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God 37blessed them, saying, Bei fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
¶And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living 38creature after his kind, 39cattle, and 40creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
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.
¶And God said, 41Let us make 42man 43in our 44image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over 45the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over 46the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man inj his own image, in the image 47of God created he him; malek and female created he them.
And God 48blessed them, and God said unto them, Bel 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 49moveth upon the earth.
¶And God said, Behold, Im have given you every herb bearing seed, which is 50upon 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.n
Ando 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, 51I have given 52every green herb for meat:p and it was so.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, 53behold, itq was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.