Genesis 1
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The Beginning

(John 1:1-5)

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1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.2The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.2The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.2And 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.2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

The First Day: Light

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3And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.3Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.3Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.4And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.4God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.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--the first day.5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.5God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.5God called the light "day," and He called the darkness "night." Evening came and then morning: the first day.

The Second Day: Firmament

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6And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water."6And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”6Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.6Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water."
7So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.7And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.7God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.7And 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.7So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so.
8God called the vault "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day.8And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.8God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.8God called the expanse "sky." Evening came and then morning: the second day.

The Third Day: Dry Ground

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9And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.9And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.9Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.9Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so.
10God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.10God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.10God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.10God called the dry land "earth," and He called the gathering of the water "seas." And God saw that it was good.
11Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so.11And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.11Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.11And 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.11Then God said, "Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds." And it was so.
12The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.12The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.12The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.12And 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.12The earth produced vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
13And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.13There was evening and there was morning, a third day.13And the evening and the morning were the third day.13Evening came and then morning: the third day.

The Fourth Day: Sun, Moon, Stars

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14And God said, "Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,14And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,14Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;14And 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:14Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years.
15and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.15and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.15and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so.15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.15They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth." And it was so.
16God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.16And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.16God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.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.16God made the two great lights--the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night--as well as the stars.
17God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth,17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,17God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,17God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth,
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18to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.18to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.18and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.18to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day.19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.19There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.19Evening came and then morning: the fourth day.

The Fifth Day: Fish and Birds

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20And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky."20And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”20Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."20And 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.20Then God said, "Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."
21So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.21So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.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.21And 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.21So God created the large sea-creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds. He also created every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth."22And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”22God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.22So God blessed them, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth."
23And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.23There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.23Evening came and then morning: the fifth day.

The Sixth Day: Creatures on Land

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24And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so.24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.24Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so.24And 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.24Then God said, "Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.
25God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.25And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.25God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.25And 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.25So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."26Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”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 sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."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 cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.26Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth."
27So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.27So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.
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28God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."28And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”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 sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."28And 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.28God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth."
29Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.29And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.29Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;29And 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.29God also said, "Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you,
30And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so.30And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.30and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so.30And 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.30for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth--everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.
31God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.31And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.31God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.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.31God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came and then morning: the sixth day.



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