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sters,[1] and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the fowl multiply on the earth.

23 And it was evening and it was morning, the fifth day.*

24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind: and it was so.

25And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

26 And God said, Let us[2] make man in our image, after our likeness; and they shall have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 And God created man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them. Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heaven, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold I have given unto you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree on which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the heaven, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, (I have given) every green herb for food: and it was so.

31 And God saw[3] every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And it was evening and it was morning, the sixth day.

CHAPTER II.

1 ¶ Thus were finished the heavens and the earth, and all their host.

2 And God had finished on the seventh day his work which he had made, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because thereon he had rested from all his work which God had created in making it.*[4]

4 ¶ These are the generations[5] of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, on the day that the Lord[6] God made earth and heaven.

5 And every plant of the field was not yet on the earth, and every herb of the field had not yet grown; for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and man was not yet there to till the ground.

6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

7 And the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.

8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden to the eastward, and he put there the man whom he had formed.

9 And the Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it was parted, and became four principal streams.

11 The name of the first is Pishon, the same which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.

  1. Meaning, all the greater animals that inhabit the seas, in contradistinction to the smaller creatures afterwards described.
  2. This phrase is employed here, as in other places, to express the purpose of the Deity to effect his will. This construction is called "the plural of majesty."
  3. Looked over;" meaning, that when all had been completed, the Creator, so to say, cast his view over all, and then saw that there was nothing defective in the whole system of outward nature, produced by his creative power.
  4. After Philippson.
  5. "The history of the creation."—Mendelssohn.
  6. The proper signification of this word is the Eternal, which term will be used when absolutely required, but generally the usual word will be employed; but its proper sense will be indicated, as is customary in all the English Bibles, by printing it in what is technically called small capitals.