Common English Bible CEB
New Revised Standard NRS
1 When God began to create the heavens and the earth—
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,
2 the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God's wind swept over the waters—
the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.
3 God said, "Let there be light." And so light appeared.
Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
4 God saw how good the light was. God separated the light from the darkness.
And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
5 God named the light Day and the darkness Night. There was evening and there was morning: the first day.
God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
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