1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.H7225H430H1254H853H8064H853H776 2The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.H776H1961H8414H922H2822H6440H8415H7307H430H7363H5921H6440H4325 3Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.H430H559H1961H216H216 4And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.H430H7200H853H216H3588H2896H430H914H996H216H996H2822 5God called the light "day" and the darkness "night." And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.H430H7121H216H3117H2822H7121H3915H6153H1242H259H3117 6Then God said, "Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth."H430H559H7549H8432H4325H914H4325H4325 7And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens.H430H6213H7549H914H4325H834H8478H7549H4325H834H5921H7549H3651 8God called the space "sky." And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.H430H7121H7549H8064H6153H1242H8145H3117 9Then God said, "Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear." And that is what happened.H430H559H4325H8064H6960H413H259H4725H3004H7200 10God called the dry ground "land" and the waters "seas." And God saw that it was good.H430H7121H3004H776H4723H4325H7121H3220H430H7200H2896 11Then God said, "Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came." And that is what happened.H430H559H776H1876H1877H6212H2232H2233H6529H6086H6213H6529H4327H834H2233H776 12The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.H776H3318H1877H6212H2232H2233H4327H6086H6213H6529H2233H4327H430H7200H2896 13And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.H6153H1242H7992H3117 14Then God said, "Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.H430H559H3974H7549H8064H914H3117H3915H226H4150H3117H8141 15Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth." And that is what happened.H3974H7549H8064H215H776 16God made two great lights; the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars.H430H6213H8147H1419H3974H1419H3974H4475H3117H6996H3974H4475H3915H3556 17God set these lights in the sky to light the earth,H430H5414H7549H8064H215H776 18to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.H4910H3117H3915H914H216H2822H430H7200H2896 19And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.H6153H1242H7243H3117 20Then God said, "Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind."H430H559H4325H8317H8318H2416H5315H5775H5774H5921H776H6440H7549H8064 21So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.H430H1254H1419H8577H2416H5315H7430H4325H8317H4327H3671H5775H4327H430H7200H2896 22Then God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth."H430H1288H559H6509H7235H4390H4325H3220H5775H7235H776 23And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day.H6153H1242H2549H3117 24Then God said, "Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals." And that is what happened.H430H559H776H3318H2416H5315H4327H929H7431H2416H776H4327 25God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.H430H6213H2416H776H4327H929H4327H7431H127H4327H430H7200H2896 26Then God said, "Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground."H430H559H6213H120H6754H1823H7287H1710H3220H5775H8064H929H776H7431H7430H776 27So God created human beingsH430H1254H120H6754H6754H430H1254H2145H5347H1254 28Then God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground."H430H1288H430H559H6509H7235H4390H776H3533H7287H1710H3220H5775H8064H2416H7430H776 29Then God said, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.H430H559H2009H5414H6212H2232H2233H6440H776H6086H6529H6086H2232H2233H1961H402 30And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life." And that is what happened.H2416H776H5775H8064H7430H776H2416H5315H3418H6212H402 31Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.H430H7200H834H6213H3966H2896H6153H1242H8345H3117
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