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Genesis 1:1-31 NAS/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 was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving 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 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 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, and the darkness He called night. And 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 Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." 6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."
7 God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; 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 God called the expanse 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 Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land 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 God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters 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 Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; 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 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their 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 There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.
14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be 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 let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens 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 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. 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 placed them in the expanse of the heavens 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 govern the day and the night, and to separate 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 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open 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 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after 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 God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in 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 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 23 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.
24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after 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 God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after 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 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps 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 God created man 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; 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 over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves 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, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 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 bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for 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 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And 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.