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Genesis 1 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) New International Version (NIV)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was unformed and void, darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the water. 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 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. So there was evening, and there was morning, one 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 water; let it divide the water from the water." 6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."
7 God made the dome and divided the water under the dome from the water above the dome; that is how it was, 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so.
8 and God called the dome Sky. So there was evening, and there was morning, a second day. 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day.
9 God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let dry land appear," and that is how it was. 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 called the dry land Earth, the gathering together of the water he called Seas, and God saw that it was good. 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 put forth grass, seed-producing plants, and fruit trees, each yielding its own kind of seed-bearing fruit, on the earth"; and that is how it was. 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 brought forth grass, plants each yielding its own kind of seed, and trees each producing its own kind of seed-bearing fruit; and God saw that it was good. 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 So there was evening, and there was morning, a 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 divide the day from the night; let them be for signs, 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 and let them be for lights in the dome of the sky to give light to the earth"; and that is how it was. 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 two great lights - the larger light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night - and the stars. 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 give light to 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 divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 So there was evening, and there was morning, a fourth day. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day.
20 God said, "Let the water swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open 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 creatures and every living thing that creeps, so that the water swarmed with all kinds of them, and there was every kind of winged bird; and God saw that it was good. 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, saying, "Be fruitful, multiply and fill the water of the seas, and let 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 So there was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day. 23 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.
24 God said, "Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature -each kind of livestock, crawling animal and wild beast"; and that is how it was. 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 each kind of wild beast, each kind of livestock and every kind of animal that crawls along the ground; and God saw that it was good. 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 humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves; and let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the animals, and over all the earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the 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 So God created humankind in his own image; in the image of God he created him: male and female he 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: God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth." 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, "Here! Throughout the whole earth I am giving you as food every seed-bearing plant and every tree with seed-bearing fruit. 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 And to every wild animal, bird in the air and creature crawling on the earth, in which there is a living soul, I am giving as food every kind of green plant." And that is how it was. 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 that he had made, and indeed it was very good. So there was evening, and there was morning, a 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.