New Creation Bible for Muslims
1In the beginning Elokim created the heavens and the earth. [T.N. Both the Jewish and Islamic religions are known for monotheism in contrast to the prevailing norm of the Ancient Near East and Arabian cultures in which they lived. The name ELOHIM in Hebrew and Elah in Aramaic have a similar source origin. ELOHIM is an elongated version of Eloah (found in Book of Job) which is believed to be derived from EL. So Muslims who read the NCM translation should consider that the name ELOHIM is not a wrong name for God; rather it is the accepted name for GOD for the Hebrew-speaking population of the early Biblical period. Elokim is to avoid any thought on the part of pious Jewish readers of breaking the 3rd commandment about using God's Name in vain.] 2And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of Elokim moved upon the face of the waters. 3And Elokim said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4And Elokim saw the light, that it was good: and Elokim divided the light from the darkness. 5And Elokim called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
6And Elokim said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7And Elokim made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8And Elokim called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9And Elokim said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10And Elokim called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and Elokim saw that it was good. 11And Elokim said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so. 12And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and Elokim saw that it was good. 13And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
14And Elokim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: 15and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16And Elokim made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17And Elokim set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, 18and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Elokim saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
20And Elokim said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21And Elokim created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that moveth, wherewith the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and Elokim saw that it was good. 22And Elokim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. 23And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
24And Elokim 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. 25And Elokim made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the ground after its kind: and Elokim saw that it was good.
26And Elokim 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 cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27And Elokim created man in his own image, in the image of Elokim created he him; male and female created he them. 28And Elokim blessed them: and Elokim 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 birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29And Elokim said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding 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 bird of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so. 31And Elokim saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.