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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:2 - Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:3 - And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:4 - God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:5 - God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:6 - And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:7 - So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:8 - God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:9 - And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:10 - God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:11 - Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:12 - The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:13 - And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:14 - And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:15 - and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:16 - God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:17 - God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:19 - And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:20 - And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:22 - God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:23 - And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:24 - And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:25 - God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:26 - Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[fn] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:27 - So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:28 - God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:29 - Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:31 - God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
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