Genesis 1:1-11 (New International Version)

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The Beginning

1 In the beginning1 God created2 the heavens3 and the earth.4 2 Now the earth wasa formless5 and empty,6 darkness was over the surface of the deep,7 and the Spirit of God8 was hovering9 over the waters. 3 And God said,10 "Let there be light," and there was light.11 4 God saw that the light was good,12 and he separated the light from the darkness.13 5 God called14 the light "day," and the darkness he called "night."15 And there was evening, and there was morning16--the first day. 6 And God said,17 "Let there be an expanse18 between the waters19 to separate water from water." 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it.20 And it was so.21 8 God called22 the expanse "sky."23 And there was evening, and there was morning24--the second day. 9 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place,25 and let dry ground26 appear." And it was so.27 10 God called28 the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters29 he called "seas."30 And God saw that it was good.31 11 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation:32 seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.33" And it was so.34
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