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Genesis 1 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth -- 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness [is] on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face 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 saith, `Let light be;' and light is. 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4 And God seeth the light that [it is] good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness, 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
5 and God calleth to the light `Day,' and to the darkness He hath called `Night;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- 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 And God saith, `Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.' 6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."
7 And God maketh the expanse, and it separateth between the waters which [are] under the expanse, and the waters which [are] above the expanse: and it is 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 calleth to the expanse `Heavens;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day second. 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day.
9 And God saith, `Let the waters under the heavens be collected unto one place, and let the dry land be seen:' and it is 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 calleth to the dry land `Earth,' and to the collection of the waters He hath called `Seas;' and God seeth that [it is] 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 saith, `Let the earth yield tender grass, herb sowing seed, fruit-tree (whose seed [is] in itself) making fruit after its kind, on the earth:' and it is 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 bringeth forth tender grass, herb sowing seed after its kind, and tree making fruit (whose seed [is] in itself) after its kind; and God seeth that [it is] 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 is an evening, and there is a morning -- day third. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.
14 And God saith, `Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to make a separation between the day and the night, then they have been for signs, and for seasons, 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 have been for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth:' and it is 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 maketh the two great luminaries, the great luminary for the rule of the day, and the small luminary -- and the stars -- for the rule of 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 and God giveth them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth, 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth,
18 and to rule over day and over night, and to make a separation between the light and the darkness; and God seeth that [it is] 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 is an evening, and there is a morning -- day fourth. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day.
20 And God saith, `Let the waters teem with the teeming living creature, and fowl let fly on the earth on the face of the expanse of the heavens.' 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 And God prepareth the great monsters, and every living creature that is creeping, which the waters have teemed with, after their kind, and every fowl with wing, after its kind, and God seeth that [it is] 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 blesseth them, saying, `Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and the fowl let multiply in 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 is an evening, and there is a morning -- day fifth. 23 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.
24 And God saith, `Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after its kind:' and it is 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 And God maketh the beast of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, and God seeth that [it is] 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 saith, `Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that is creeping 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 And God prepareth the man in His image; in the image of God He prepared him, a male and a female He prepared 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 blesseth them, and God saith to them, `Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over every living thing that is creeping 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 saith, `Lo, I have given to you every herb sowing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which [is] the fruit of a tree sowing seed, to you it is 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 and to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to every creeping thing on the earth, in which [is] breath of life, every green herb [is] for food:' and it is 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 seeth all that He hath done, and lo, very good; and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day the sixth. 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.