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THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES,
16 And God made two great lights ; IN N the beginning God created the hea- the greater light to rule the day, and the ven and the earth.
lesser light to rule the night: he made the 2 And the earth was without form, and stars also. void; and darkness was upon the face of 17 And God set them in the firmament the deep: and the Spirit of God moved of the heaven to give light upon the earth, upon the face of the waters.
18 And to rule over the day, and over 3 And God said, Let there be light: the night, and to divide the light from the and there was light.
darkness: and God saw that it was good. 4 And God saw the light, that it was 19 And the evening and the morning good: and God divided the light from the were the fourth day. darkness.
20 Ind God said, Let the waters bring 5 And God called the light Day, and forth abundantly the moving creature that the darkness he called Night: and the bath life, and fowl that may iy above the evening and the morning were the first day. earth in the open firmament of heaven.
6 1 And God said, Let there be a firma- 21 And God created great whales, and ment in the midst of the waters, and let it every living creature that moveth, which divide the waters from the waters. the waters brought forth abundantly after
7 And God made the firmament, and their kind, and every winged fowl after divided the waters which were under the bis kind : and God saw that it was good. firmament from the waters which were 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be above the firmament: and it was so. fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters
8 And God called the firmament Hea- in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the Fen: and the evening and the morning earth. were the second day.
23 And the evening and the morning 9 And God said, Let the waters under were the fifth day. the beaven be gathered together unto one 24 And God said, Let the earth bring place, and let the dry land appear: and it forth the living creature after his kind, was so.
cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of 10 And God called the dry land Earth ; the earth after his kind : and it was so. and the gathering together of the waters 25 And God made the beast of the called he Seas: and God saw that it was earth after his kind, and cattle after their good.
kind, and every thing that creepeth upon 11 And God said, Let the earth bring the earth after his kind : and God saw forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and that it was good. the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, 26 | And God said, Let us make man wbose seed is in itself, upon the earth : in our image, after our likeness: and let and it was so.
them have dominion over the fish of the 12 And the earth brought forth grass, sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the cattle, and over all the earth, and over the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in every creeping thing that creepeth upon itself, after his kind: and God saw that it the earth. was good.
27 So God created man in his own 13 And the evening and the morning image, in the image of God created he him; were the third day.
male and female created he them. 14 | And God said, Let there be lights 28 And God blessed them, and God said in the firmament of the heaven, to divide unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and the day from the night; and let them be replenish the earth, and subdue it: and for signs, and for seasons, and for days, have dominion over the fish of the sea, and and years.
over the fowl of the air, and over every 16 And let them be for lights in the fir- living thing that moveth upon the earth. mament of the heaven to give light upon 29 | And God said, Behold, I have the earth: and it was so.
given you every herb bearing seed, which
The first sabbath.
Marriage instituted. is upon the face of all the earth, and every 16 And the LORD God commanded the tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree man, saying, Of every tree of the garden yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. thou mayest freely eat :
30 And to every beast of the earth, and 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of to every fowl of the air, and to every thing good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there in the day that thou eatest thereof thou is life, I have given every green herb for shalt surely die. meat: and it was so.
18 | And the Lord God said, It is not 31 And God saw every thing that he good that the man should be alone : I will had made, and behold, it was very good. make him a help meet for him. And the evening and the morning were 19 And out of the ground the LORD God the sixth day.
formed every beast of the field, and every CHAP. II.
fowl of the air, and brought them unto Thuished, and in the host of
them. THUS the heavens and the earth were Adam to see what he would call them;
and whatsoever Adam called every living 2 And on the seventh day God ended creature, that was the name thereof. his work which he had made; and he 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, rested on the seventh day from all his and to the fowl of the air, and to every work which he had made.
beast of the field : but for Adam there was 3 And God blessed the seventh day, not found a help meet for him. and sanctified it: because that in it he had 21. And the LORD God caused a deep rested from all his work which God cre- sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; ated and made.
and he took one of his ribs, and closed up 4 | These are the generations of the the flesh instead thereof : heavens and of the earth when they were 22 And the rib, which the LORD God created, in the day that the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, made the earth and the heavens, and brought her unto the man.
5 And every plant of the field before it 23 And Adam said, This is now bone was in the earth, and every herb of the of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she field before it grew : for the Lord God shall be called Woman, because she was had not caused it to rain upon the earth, taken out of man. and there was not a man to till the ground. 24 Therefore shall a man leave bis fa
6 But there went up a mist from the ther and his mother, and shall cleave unto earth, and watered the whole face of the bis wife: and they shall be one flesh. ground.
25 And they were both naked, the man 7 And the LORD God formed man of the and his wife, and were not ashamed. dust of the ground, and breathed into his
the serpent was came a living soul.
any 8 And the LORD God planted a gar- God had made:
and he said unto the woden eastward in Eden ; and there he put man, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat the man whom he had formed.
of every tree of the garden? 9 And out of the ground made the LORD 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, God to grow every tree that is pleasant to We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the the sight, and good for food ; the tree of garden: life also in the midst of the garden, and the 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in tree of knowledge of good and evil. the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye
10 And a river went out of Eden to wa- shall not eat of it, neither shall ye toucbit, ter the garden : and from thence it was lest ye die. parted, and became into four heads. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman,
11 The name of the first is Pison : that Ye shall not surely die: is it which compasseth the whole land of 5 For God doth know, that in the day Havilah, where there is gold;
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be 12 And the gold of that land is good : fopened; and ye shall be as gods, knowing there is bdellium and the onyx-stone.
good and evil. 13 And the name of the second river is 6 And when the woman saw that the Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the tree was good for food, and that it was whole land of Ethiopia.
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be de14 And the name of the third river is sired to make one wise; she took of the Hiddekel : that is it which goeth toward fruit thereof, and did eat; and gave also the east of Assyria. And the fourth river unto her husband with her, and he did eat. is Euphrates.
7 And the eyes of them both were open. 15 And the LORD God took the man, ed, and they knew that they were naked: and put him into the garden of Eden, to and they sewed fig-leaves together, and dress it and to keep it.
made themselves aprons.
The promised seed.
Death of Abel. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD ' placed at the east of the garden of Eden God walking in the garden in the cool of Cherubims, and a flaming sword which the day: and Adam and his wife hid them- turned every way, to keep the way of the selves from the presence of the LORD God tree of life. amongst the trees of the garden.
CHAP. IV. no and the Lord God called unto Adam, A she onceived and bare Cain, and
ND ; and said unto him, Where art thou ?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. garden: and I was afraid, because I was 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. naked; and I hid myself.
And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou was a tiller of the ground. seast naked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree 3 And in process of time it came to whereof I commanded thee, that thou pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the shouldest not eat ?
ground an offering unto the LORD, 1. And the man said, The woman 4 And Abel, he also brought of the first. wbom thou gavest to be with me, she gave lings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. me of the tree, and I did eat.
And the LORD had respect unto Abel, and 13 And the LORD God said unto the to his offering : woman, What is this that thou hast done? 5 But unto Cain, and to his offering, he And the woman said, The serpent beguil- had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, ed me, and I did eat.
and his countenance fell. 14 And the LORD God said unto the ser- 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why pent, Because thou hast done this, thou art thou wroth? and why is thy counteart cursed above all cattle, and abovenance fallen ? every beast of the field : upon thy belly 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be shalt thou go, and dust shali thou eat all accepted ? and if thou doest not well, sin the days of thy life:
lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be 15 And I will put enmity between thee his desire, and thou shalt rule over bim. and the woman, and between thy seed and 8 And Cain talked with Abel his broher seed: it shall bruise thy head, and ther: and it came to pass when they were thou shalt bruise his heel.
in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel 16 Unto the woman he said, I will great- his brother, and slew him. ly multiply thy sorrow and thy concep- 9 And the LORD said unto Cain, tion; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth chil- Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, dren: and thy desire shall be to thy hus. I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? bani, and he shall rule over thee.
10 And he said, What hast thou done? 17 And unto Adam he said, Because the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unthou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy to me from the ground. wife, and bast eaten of the tree of which I 11 And now art thou cursed from the commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not earth, which hath opened her mouth to reeat of it: cursed is the ground for thy ceive thy brother's blood from thy hand. sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the 12 When thou tillest the ground, it days of thy life;
shall not henceforth yield unto thee her 18 Thorns also and thistles shall i: strength: A fugitive and a vagabond shalt bring forth to thee ; and thou shalt eat the thou be in the earth. berb of the field:
13 And Cain said unto the Lord, My 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou punishment is greater than I can bear. eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou day from the face of the earth; and from art, and unto dust shalt thou return. thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a
20 And Adam called his wife's name fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and Eve, because she was the mother of all it shall come to pass, that every one that living.
findeth me shall slay me. 21°Unto Adam also and to his wife did 15 And the LORD said unto him, There. the LORD God make coats of skins, and fore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance clothed them.
shall be taken on him seven-fold. And 22 | And the LORD God said, Behold, the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any the man is become as one of us, to know finding him should kill him. good and evil. And now, lest he put forth 16 | And Cain went out from the prehis hand, and take also of the tree of life, sence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land and eat, and live for ever:
of Nod, on the east of Eden. 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she forth from the garden of Eden, to till the conceived, and bare Enoch: and he buildground from whence he was taken. ed a city, and called the name of the city 24 So he drove out the man; and he after the name of his son Enoch.