Genesis 1:26

26 Then God said, 1"Let us make man[a] in our image, 2after our likeness. And 3let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

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Genesis 1:26 In-Context

24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds--livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.
25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
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 have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

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Cross References 3

  • 1. Genesis 3:22; Genesis 11:7; Isaiah 6:8
  • 2. Genesis 5:1; Genesis 9:6; 1 Corinthians 11:7; Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10; James 3:9
  • 3. Genesis 9:2; Psalms 8:6-8; James 3:7

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Hebrew word for man (adam) is the generic term for mankind and becomes the proper name Adam
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