Then God said, "Let us make people a in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life -- the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals, b and small animals."
So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and told them, "Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals."
And God said, "Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.
And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food." And so it was.
Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. This all happened on the sixth day.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)