And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place,1 and let dry ground2 appear." And it was so.310
God called4 the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters5 he called "seas."6 And God saw that it was good.711
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation:8 seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.9" And it was so.1012
The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds11 and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.1213
And there was evening, and there was morning13--the third day.
And God said, "Let there be lights14 in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night,15 and let them serve as signs16 to mark seasons17 and days and years,1815
and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.1916
God made two great lights--the greater light20 to govern21 the day and the lesser light to govern22 the night.23 He also made the stars.2417
God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth,
to govern the day and the night,25 and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.2619
And there was evening, and there was morning27--the fourth day.