Genesis 1:1-11 NIV

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.

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3 And God said,10 "Let there be light," and there was light.11

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4 God saw that the light was good,12 and he separated the light from the darkness.13

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      5 God called14 the light "day," and the darkness he called "night."15 And there was evening, and there was morning16--the first day.

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          6 And God said,17 "Let there be an expanse18 between the waters19 to separate water from water."

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              7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it.20 And it was so.21

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              8 God called22 the expanse "sky."23 And there was evening, and there was morning24--the second day.

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                  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

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                  10 God called28 the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters29 he called "seas."30 And God saw that it was good.31

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                      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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