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GENESIS.

IN the beginning God made the heavens and the earth. 2But the earth was unsightly and unfurnished, and darkness was over the deep, and the Spirit of God moved over the water. 3And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. 4And God saw the light that it was good, and God divided between the light 1 and the darkness. 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night, and there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water, and let it be a division between water and water, and it was so. 7And God made the firmament, and God divided between the water which was under the firmament and the water which was above the firmament. 8And God called the firmament Heaven, and saw that it was good, and there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

9And God said, Let the water which is under the heaven be collected into one place, and let the dry land appear, and it 2 was so. And the water which was under the heaven was collected into 3 its places, and the dry land appeared. 10And God called the dry land Earth, and the 4 gatherings of the waters he called Seas, and God saw that it was good. 11And God said, Let the earth bring forth the herb of grass 5 bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit-tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind 6 on the earth, and God saw that it was good. 13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven 7 to give light upon the earth, to divide between day and night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years. 15And let them be for light in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth, and it was so. 16And God made the two great lights, the greater light for regulating the day and the

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lesser light for regulating the night, the stars also. 17And God placed them in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth, 18and to regulate day and night, and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

20And God said, Let the waters bring forth reptiles 8having life, and winged creatures flying above the earth in the firmament of heaven, and it was so. 21And God made great 9whales, and 10every living reptile, which the waters brought forth according to their kinds, and every creature that flies with wings according to its kind, and God saw that they were good. 22And God blessed them, saying, Increase and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let the creatures that fly be multiplied on the earth. 23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living 11creature according to its kind, quadrupeds and reptiles and wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and it was so. 25And God made the wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and cattle according to their kind, and all the reptiles of the earth according to their kind, and God saw that they were good.

26And God said, Let us make man according to our image and likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the flying creatures of heaven, and over the cattle and all the earth, and over all the reptiles that creep on the earth. 27And God made man, according to the image of God 12he made him, male and female he made them. 28And God blessed them, saying, Increase and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the seas and flying creatures of heaven, and all the cattle and all the earth, and all the reptiles that creep on the earth. 29And God said, Behold I have given to you every seed-bearing herb sowing seed which is upon all the earth, and every tree which has in itself the fruit of seed that is sown, to you it shall be for food. 30And to all the wild beasts of the earth, and to all the flying creatures of heaven, and to every reptile creeping on the earth, which has in itself the 13breath of life, even every green plant for food; and it was so. 31


1 Gr. and between the darkness. Hebraism.

2 Gr. meeting.

3 Gr. their meetings.

4 Gr. systems.

5 Gr. sowing.

6 Alex. + ev moitjto

7 Gr.for light or shining.

8 Lit. of living souls.

9 Or, probably any large fish, or marine animals, whether cetaceous or not.

10 Gr. every soul of living reptiles.

11 Gr. soul.

12 Mat. 19.4.

13 Gr. soul.

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