The Books of the Bible The Prophets for Kids | Page 4

Day 1  •  G enes is, part 1  9 Then God said, “Let us make hu­man be­ings so that they are like us. Let them rule over the fish in the seas and the ­birds in the sky. Let them rule over the live­stock and all the wild an­i­mals. And let them rule over all the crea­tures that move ­along the ­ground.” So God created human beings in his own likeness. He created them to be like himself. He created them as male and female. God b ­ lessed them. He said to them, “Have chil­dren so that t ­ here will be many of you. Fill the ­earth and b ­ ring it un­der your con­trol. Rule over the fish in the seas and the b ­ irds in the sky. Rule over ev­ery liv­ing crea­ture that m ­ oves ­along the ­ground.” Then God said, “I am giv­ing you ev­ery ­plant on the face of the whole e ­ arth that pro­duc­es its own s ­ eeds. I am giv­ing you ev­ery tree that has ­fruit with ­seeds in it. All of them will be giv­en to you for food. I am giv­ing ev­ery ­green p ­ lant as food for all the land an­i­ mals and for all the ­birds in the sky. I am also giv­ing the ­plants to all the crea­tures that move ­along the g ­ round. I am giv­ing them to ev­ery liv­ing ­thing that ­breathes.” And ­that’s ex­act­ly what hap­ pened. God saw ev­ery­thing he had made. And it was very good. T ­ here was eve­ning, and t ­ here was morn­ing. It was day six. So the heav­ens and the ­earth and ev­ery­thing in them were com­ plet­ed. By the sev­enth day Go