Genesis 1 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth-- 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, and darkness [was] over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [was] hovering over the surface of 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 And God said, "Let there be light!" And there was light. 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good, and God caused [there to be] a separation between the light and between the darkness. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And 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 And God said, "Let there be a vaulted dome in the midst of the waters, and {let it cause a separation between the waters}." 6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."
7 So God made the vaulted dome, and he caused a separation between the waters which [were] under the vaulted dome and between the waters which were over the vaulted dome. And it was so. 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 vaulted dome "heaven." And 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 And God said, "Let the waters under heaven be gathered to one place, and let the dry ground appear." And it was so. 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 And God called the dry ground "earth," and he called the collection of the waters "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 And God said, "Let the earth produce green plants [that will] bear seed--fruit trees bearing fruit {in which there is seed}--according to its kind, on the earth." And it was so. 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 And the earth brought forth green plants bearing seed according to its kind, and trees bearing fruit {in which there was seed} according to its kind. 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 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.
14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the vaulted dome of heaven {to separate day from night}, and let them be as signs and for appointed times, and for 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 they shall be as lights in the vaulted dome of heaven to give light on the earth." And it [was] so. 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.
16 And God made two lights, the greater 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 And God placed them in the vaulted dome of heaven to give light on the earth 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth,
18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to {separate light from 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 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day.
20 And God said, "Let the waters swarm [with] swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth across the face of the vaulted dome of heaven. 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 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature [that] moves, [with] which the waters swarm, according to their kind, and every bird [with] wings according to its kind. 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 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful 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 And there was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day. 23 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.
24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kind: cattle and moving things, and wild animals according to their kind." And it was so. 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 So God made wild animals according to their kind and the cattle according to their kind, and every creeping thing of the earth according to its kind. 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 And God said, "Let us make humankind in our image and according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every moving thing that moves upon 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 image, in the likeness 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 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of heaven, and over every animal that moves upon 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 And God said, "Look--I am giving to you every plant [that] bears seed which [is] on the face of the whole earth, and every kind of tree {that bears fruit}. They shall be yours as 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 And to every kind of animal of the earth and to every bird of heaven, and to everything that moves upon the earth in which [there is] life [I am giving] every green plant as food." And it was so. 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 And God saw everything that he had made and, behold, [it was] very good. And 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.