Parallel Bible results for Genesis 1

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Genesis 1

NLT 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. NIV 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. NLT 2 The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness. And the Spirit of God was hovering over its surface. NIV 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. NLT 3 Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. NIV 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. NLT 4 And God saw that it was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. NIV 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. NLT 5 God called the light "day" and the darkness "night." Together these made up one day. NIV 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day. NLT 6 And God said, "Let there be space between the waters, to separate water from water." NIV 6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." NLT 7 And so it was. God made this space to separate the waters above from the waters below. NIV 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. NLT 8 And God called the space "sky." This happened on the second day. NIV 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day. NLT 9 And God said, "Let the waters beneath the sky be gathered into one place so dry ground may appear." And so it was. NIV 9 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. NLT 10 God named the dry ground "land" and the water "seas." And God saw that it was good. NIV 10 God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good. NLT 11 Then God said, "Let the land burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant. And let there be trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. The seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came." And so it was. NIV 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. NLT 12 The land was filled with seed-bearing plants and trees, and their seeds produced plants and trees of like kind. And God saw that it was good. NIV 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. NLT 13 This all happened on the third day. NIV 13 And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day. NLT 14 And God said, "Let bright lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. They will be signs to mark off the seasons, the days, and the years. NIV 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, NLT 15 Let their light shine down upon the earth." And so it was. NIV 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. NLT 16 For God made two great lights, the sun and the moon, to shine down upon the earth. The greater one, the sun, presides during the day; the lesser one, the moon, presides through the night. He also made the stars. NIV 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. NLT 17 God set these lights in the heavens to light the earth, NIV 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, NLT 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. NIV 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. NLT 19 This all happened on the fourth day. NIV 19 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day. NLT 20 And God said, "Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind." NIV 20 And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." NLT 21 So God created great sea creatures and every sort of fish and every kind of bird. And God saw that it was good. NIV 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. NLT 22 Then God blessed them, saying, "Let the fish multiply and fill the oceans. Let the birds increase and fill the earth." NIV 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." NLT 23 This all happened on the fifth day. NIV 23 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day. NLT 24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal -- livestock, small animals, and wildlife." And so it was. NIV 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. NLT 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to reproduce more of its own kind. And God saw that it was good. NIV 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. NLT 26 Then God said, "Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life -- the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals, and small animals." NIV 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." NLT 27 So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them. NIV 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. NLT 28 God blessed them and told them, "Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals." NIV 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." NLT 29 And God said, "Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. NIV 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. NLT 30 And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food." And so it was. NIV 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. NLT 31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. This all happened on the sixth day. NIV 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.