Genesis 1:1-17

The Creation

1 1In the beginning 2God 3created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was a4formless and void, and 5darkness was over the bsurface of the deep, and 6the Spirit of God 7was cmoving over the dsurface of the waters.
3 Then 8God said, "Let there be light "; and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was 9good; and God 10separated the light from the darkness.
5 11God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And 12there was evening and there was morning, one day.
6 Then God said, "Let there be ean 13expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
7 God made the fexpanse, and separated 14the waters which were below * the gexpanse from the waters 15which were above * the hexpanse; and it was so.
8 God called the iexpanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9 Then God said, "16Let the waters below * the heavens be gathered into one place, and let 17the dry land appear "; and it was so.
10 God called the dry land earth, and the 18gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, "Let the earth sprout j19vegetation: kplants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after ltheir kind mwith seed in them"; and it was so.
12 The earth brought forth nvegetation, oplants yielding seed after ptheir kind, and trees bearing fruit qwith seed in them, after rtheir kind; and God saw that it was good.
13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.
14 Then God said, "Let there be s20lights in the t21expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for 22signs and for 23seasons and for days and years;
15 and let them be for ulights in the vexpanse of the heavens to give light on the earth "; and it was so.
16 God made the two wgreat lights, the 24greater xlight yto govern the day, and the lesser zlight {to govern the night; He made 25the stars also.
17 26God placed them in the |expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,