THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
God creates this earth and its heaven and all forms of life in six days—Creative acts of each day set forth—God creates man, both male and female, in his own image—Man given dominion over all things, and commanded to multiply and fill the earth.
And the earth was without aform
, and void; and bdarkness was
upon the face of the deep. And the cSpirit
of God dmoved
upon the face of the waters.
And God asaid
, Let there be blight
: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was agood
: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light aDay
, and the bdarkness
he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the cfirst dday
¶ And God said, Let there be a afirmament
in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the awaters
under the firmament from the waters which were
above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament aHeaven
. And the evening and the morning were the second bday
¶ And God said, Let the awaters
under the heaven be gathered together unto bone
place, and let the dry land
appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land aEarth
; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was
And God said, Let the earth bring forth agrass
, the herb yielding seed, and
the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is
in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth abrought
forth grass, and
herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was
in itself, after his bkind
: and God saw that it was
And the evening and the morning were the third day.
¶ And God said, Let there be alights
in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for bsigns
, and for cseasons
, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the agreater
light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made
And God set them in the afirmament
of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
And to rule over the aday
and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, Let the awaters bbring
forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and cfowl that
may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
And God created agreat
whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and amultiply
, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his akind
, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
¶ And God said, Let aus bmake cman
in our dimage
, after our elikeness
: and let them have fdominion
over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own aimage
, in the image of God created he him; male and bfemale
created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be afruitful
, and bmultiply
, and creplenish
, and subdue it: and have edominion
over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
¶ And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is
upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is
the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for ameat
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is
life, I have given
every green herb for ameat
: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was
. And the evening and the morning were the bsixth