Genesis 1 NIRV/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 The earth didn't have any shape. And it was empty. Darkness was over the surface of the ocean. At that time, the ocean covered the earth. The Spirit of God was hovering 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 there was light. 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good. He separated 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." He called the darkness "night." There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one. 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 huge space between the waters. Let it separate water from water." 6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."
7 And that's exactly what happened. God made the huge space between the waters. He separated the water that was under the space from the water that was above it. 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so.
8 God called the huge space "sky." There was evening, and there was morning. It was day two. 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 into one place. Let dry ground appear." And that's exactly 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 called the dry ground "land." He called the waters that were gathered together "oceans." 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 Then God said, "Let the land produce plants. Let them bear their own seeds. And let there be trees on the land that bear fruit with seeds in it. Let each kind of plant or tree have its own kind of seeds." And that's exactly 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 land produced plants. Each kind of plant had its own kind of seeds. The land produced trees that bore fruit with seeds in it. Each kind of tree had its own kind of seeds. 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. It was day three. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.
14 God said, "Let there be lights in the huge space of the sky. Let them separate the day from the night. Let them serve as signs to mark off the seasons and the days and the 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 Let them serve as lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth." And that's exactly 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 two great lights. He made the larger light to rule over the day. He made the smaller light to rule over the night. He also made 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 the lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth. 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth,
18 He put them there to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate light from darkness. 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. It was day four. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day.
20 God said, "Let the waters be filled with living things. Let birds fly above the earth across the huge space 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 So God created the great creatures of the ocean. He created every living and moving thing that fills the waters. He created all kinds of them. He created every kind of bird that flies. 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 God blessed them. He said, "Have little ones and increase your numbers. Fill the water in the oceans. Let there be more and more birds 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. It was day five. 23 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.
24 God said, "Let the land produce all kinds of living creatures. Let there be livestock, and creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals. Let there be all kinds of them." And that's exactly 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 all kinds of wild animals. He made all kinds of livestock. He made all kinds of creatures that move 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 man in our likeness. Let them rule over the fish in the waters and the birds of the air. Let them rule over the livestock and over the whole earth. Let them rule over all of the creatures that move along the ground." 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 man in his own likeness. He created him in the likeness of God. He created them as male and female. 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. He said to them, "Have children and increase your numbers. Fill the earth and bring it under your control. Rule over the fish in the waters and the birds of the air. Rule over every living creature that moves 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 am giving you every plant on the face of the whole earth that bears its own seeds. I am giving you every tree that has fruit with seeds in it. All of them will be given to you for 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 "I am giving every green plant to all of the land animals and the birds of the air for food. I am also giving the plants to all of the creatures that move on the ground. I am giving them to every living thing that breathes." And that's exactly 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. And it was very good. There was evening, and there was morning. It was day six. 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.