Genesis 1 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When God began to create the heavens and the earth— 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God's wind swept over the waters— 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 God said, "Let there be light." And so light appeared. 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4 God saw how good the light was. God separated the light from the darkness. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
5 God named the light Day and the darkness Night. There was evening and there was morning: the first day. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.
6 God said, "Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters to separate the waters from each other." 6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."
7 God made the dome and separated the waters under the dome from the waters above the dome. And it happened in that way. 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so.
8 God named the dome Sky. There was evening and there was morning: the second day. 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day.
9 God said, "Let the waters under the sky come together into one place so that the dry land can appear." And that's what happened. 9 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
10 God named the dry land Earth, and he named the gathered waters Seas. God saw how good it was. 10 God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.
11 God said, "Let the earth grow plant life: plants yielding seeds and fruit trees bearing fruit with seeds inside it, each according to its kind throughout the earth." And that's what happened. 11 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so.
12 The earth produced plant life: plants yielding seeds, each according to its kind, and trees bearing fruit with seeds inside it, each according to its kind. God saw how good it was. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
13 There was evening and there was morning: the third day. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.
14 God said, "Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will mark events, sacred seasons, days, and years. 14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years,
15 They will be lights in the dome of the sky to shine on the earth." And that's what happened. 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.
16 God made the stars and two great lights: the larger light to rule over the day and the smaller light to rule over the night. 16 God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
17 God put them in the dome of the sky to shine on the earth, 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth,
18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw how good it was. 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 There was evening and there was morning: the fourth day. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day.
20 God said, "Let the waters swarm with living things, and let birds fly above the earth up in the dome of the sky." 20 And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."
21 God created the great sea animals and all the tiny living things that swarm in the waters, each according to its kind, and all the winged birds, each according to its kind. God saw how good it was. 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 Then God blessed them: "Be fertile and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth." 22 God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth."
23 There was evening and there was morning: the fifth day. 23 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.
24 God said, "Let the earth produce every kind of living thing: livestock, crawling things, and wildlife." And that's what happened. 24 And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so.
25 God made every kind of wildlife, every kind of livestock, and every kind of creature that crawls on the ground. God saw how good it was. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things on earth." 26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 God created humanity in God's own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and master it. Take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and everything crawling on the ground." 28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
29 Then God said, "I now give to you all the plants on the earth that yield seeds and all the trees whose fruit produces its seeds within it. These will be your food. 29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
30 To all wildlife, to all the birds of the sky, and to everything crawling on the ground—to everything that breathes—I give all the green grasses for food." And that's what happened. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
31 God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good. There was evening and there was morning: the sixth day. 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.