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let them be for signs, and for seasons,

The creation of heaven and earth. 26 Or and for days, and years.
man in the image of God. 29 The appoint-
ment of food.

IN the beginning

th IN the beginning God created the


2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night: and the evening and the morning were the first day.

6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the

7 And God made the firmament; and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven: and the evening and the morning were the second day.

9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered toge-ply in the earth. ther unto one place, and let the dry -land appear: and it was so.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after and beast of the earth after his kind: his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit earth after his kind, and cattle after eth upon the earth after his kind: and after his kind, whose seed is in itself, their kind, and every thing that creepupon the earth: and it was so. 26 And God said, Let us make 12 And the earth brought forth God saw that it was good. grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose man in our image, after our likeness: fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the seed was in itself, after his kind: and and let them have dominion over the God saw that it was good.

the earth, and over every creeping 13 And the evening and the morn-air, and over the cattle, and over all ing were the third day. 27 So God created man in his oven 14 And God said, Let there be thing that creepeth upon the earth. lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night: and image: in the image of God created

he him; male and female created he LORD God to grow every tree that is them. pleasant to the sight, and good for 28 And God blessed them, and God food; the tree of life also in the midst said unto them, Be fruitful, and multi-of the garden, and the tree of knowply, and replenish the earth, and sub-ledge of good and evil.

due it: and have dominion over the 10 And a river went out of Eden fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the to water the garden: and from thence air, and over every living thing that it was parted, and became into four moveth upon the earth. heads.

29 ¶ And God said, Behold, I have 11 The name of the first is Pison: given you every herb bearing seed, that is it which compasseth the whole which is upon the face of all the earth, land of Havilah, where there is gold; and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx-stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the 14 And the name of the third river earth, wherein there is life, I have giv-is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toen every green herb for meat: and it ward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

Was so.

31 And God saw every thing that 15 And the LORD God took the he had made, and behold, it was very man, and put him into the garden of good. And the evening and the morn-Eden, to dress it, and to keep it. ing were the sixth day.

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2 And on the seventh day God end-I ed 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 that in it he had rested from all his work which

God created and made.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

18 ¶ And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: will make him a help meet for him. 19 And cut of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam, to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

4 These are the generations of the 20 And Adam gave names to all catheavens and of the earth when they tle, and to the fowl of the air, and to were created, in the day that the LORD every beast of the field: but for Adam God made the earth and the heavens, there was not found a help meet for 5 And every plant of the field before him. it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

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

21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.

22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, This is now 7 And the LORD God formed man bone of my bones, and flesh of my of the dust of the ground, and breath-flesh: she shall be called Woman, be ed into his nostrils the breath of life; cause she was taken out of man. and man became a living soul.

8 T And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the

man and his wife, and were not ed.


asham-and above every beast of the field: up on thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's fall. 15 And I will put enmity between 15 The promised seed. 16 The punishment thee and the woman, and between thy of mankind. 22 Their loss of paradise. seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy No TOW the serpent was more subtile head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. than any beast of the field which 16 Unto the woman he said, I will the LORD God had made: and he greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy said unto the woman, Yea, hath God conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of forth children; and thy desire shall be the garden? to thy husband, and he shall rule over

2 And the woman said unto the ser-thee.

pent, We may eat of the fruit of the 17 And unto Adam he said, Because trees of the garden:

thou hast hearkened unto the voice of 3 But of the fruit of the tree which thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of 25 in the midst of the garden, God hath which I commanded thee, saying, said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ye touch it, lest ye die. ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt 4 And the serpent said unto the wo-thou eat of it all the days of thy life; man, Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened: and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise; she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field:

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked: and they sewed fig-leaves to- 22 And the LORD God said, Begether, and made themselves aprons. hold, the man is become as one of us, 8 And they heard the voice of the to know good and evil. And now, lest LORD God walking in the garden in he put forth his hand, and take also of the cool of the day: and Adam and the tree of life, and eat, and live for his wife hid themselves from the pre-ever :

sence of the LORD God amongst the 23 Therefore the LORD God sent trees of the garden. him forth from the garden of Eden, to 9 And the LORD God called unto till the ground from whence he was taAdam, and said unto him, Where art ken. thou?

24 So he drove out the man: and he 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in placed at the east of the garden of the garden; and I was afraid, because Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword 1 was naked; and I hid myself. which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldest not eat?

12 And the man said, The woman,


The birth of Cain and Abel. & The mur der of Abel. 11 The curse of Cain. 19 La mech and his two wives.


whom thou gavest to be with me, she AND Adam knew Eve his wife ; and

gave me of tree, and I did eat.

13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast tone? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, 14 And the LORD God said unto but Cain was a tiller of the ground." the serpent, Because thou hast done 3 And in process of time it came to this, thou art cursed above all cattle, pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of

the ground an offering unto the LORD. Jael begat Methusael: and Methusael 4 And Abel, he also brought of the begat Lamech.

firstlings of his flock, and of the fat 19 And Lamech took unto him thereof. And the LORD had respect two wives: the name of the one was Aunto Abel, and to his offering: dah, and the name of the other Zillah.

5 But unto Cain and to his offering 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was he had not respect. And Cain was the father of such as dwell in tents, and very wroth, and his countenance fell.of such as have cattle.

6 And the LORD said unto Cain, 21 And his brother's name was JuWhy art thou wroth? and why is thy bal: he was the father of all such as countenance fallen? handle the harp and organ.

7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalne accepted? and if thou doest not cain, an instructor of every artificer in well, sin lieth at the door. And unto brass and iron: and the sister of Tuthee shall be his desire, and thou shalt bal-cain was Naamah.

rule over him.

23 And Lamech said unto his wives,

8 And Cain talked with Abel his Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye brother: and it came to pass when wives of Lamech, hearken unto my they were in the field, that Cain rose speech: for I have slain a man to my up against Abel his brother, and slew wounding, and a young man to my hurt.


9 And the LORD said unto Cain, 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenWhere is Abel thy brother? And he fold, truly Lamech seventy and sevensaid, I know not: Am I my brother's fold. keeper?

10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vaga-1 bond shalt thou be in the earth.

13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

25 T And Adam knew his wife again, and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

The genealogy, age, and death of the pa-
triarchs from Adam unto Noah. 24 The
godliness and translation of Enoch.

THIS 18 the day that God
HIS is the book of the generations

created man, in the likeness of God
made he him':

14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall 2 Male and female created he them; be a fugitive and a vagabond in the and blessed them, and called their earth; and it shall come to pass, that name Adam, in the day when they every one that findeth me shall slay were created.


3 And Adam lived a hundred 15 And the LORD said unto him, and thirty years, and begat a son in Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, his own likeness, after his image; and vengeance shall be taken on him seven- called his name Seth. fold. And the LORD set a mark upon 4 And the days of Adam after he Cain, lest any finding him should kill (had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters.


16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son Enoch.

18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: d Irad begat Mehujael: and Mchu

5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

6 T And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begat Enos.

7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos, eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

8 And all the days of Seth were nine



gat Noah five hundred ninety and five hundred and twelve years; and he 30 And Lamech lived after he be

31 And all the days of Lamech 9 And Enos lived ninety years, years, and begat sons and daughters: and begat Cainan : 10 And Enos lived after he begat were seven hundred seventy and seven Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years; and he died. years, and begat sons and daughters:

32 And Noah was five hundred 11 And all the days of Enos were years old: and Noah begat Shem, nine hundred and five years; and he Ham, and Japheth.

12 And God looked upon the earth, 28 1 And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two years; and begat a son: and behold, it was corrupt; for all 29 And he called his name Noah, flesh had corrupted his way upon the 13 And God said unto Noah, The saying, This same shall comfort us con-earth. verning our work and toil of our hands, the earth is filled with violence through because of the ground which the Lønn end of all flesh is come before me; for bath cursed.

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