4 | Genesis
Genesis | 4
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let
birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God
created the g reat creatures of the sea and every living thing
hich the water t eems and that moves about in it, accord
ing to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.
And God saw that it was good. God b
lessed them and said, “Be
fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas,
and let the birds increase on the earth.” And t here was eve
ning, and there was morning — the f ifth day.
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according
to t heir k
inds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the
ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And
it was so. God made the wild animals according to t heir k
the livestock according to t heir kinds, and all the creatures
that move a long the g round according to t heir k
inds. And God
saw that it was good.
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,
and over all the creatures that move a long the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase
in number; fill the e arth 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.”
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the
face of the whole e arth and every tree that has fruit with seed
in it. They will be y ours for food. And to all the b
easts of the
earth and all the b
irds in the sky and all the creatures that
move along the g round — everyt hing that has the breath of
life in it — I give every g reen p
lant for food.” And it was so.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And
there was evening, and t here was morning — the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been do
ing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then
God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he
rested from all the work of creating that he had done.