Genesis 1:21-31 NLT

21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
23 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened.
25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beingsa in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth,b and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

References for Genesis 1:26

    • b 1:26 - Or man; Hebrew reads adam.
    • c 1:26 - As in Syriac version; Hebrew reads all the earth.
      27 So God created human beingsc in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

      References for Genesis 1:27

        • d 1:27 - Or the man; Hebrew reads ha-adam.
          28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
          29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.
          30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.
          31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.