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Genesis 1

The Beginning

1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

26 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,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth 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.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

  1. Genesis 1:26 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth

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Gênesis 1

O Princípio

1No princípio Deus criou os céus e a terra.[a]

Era a terra sem forma e vazia; trevas cobriam a face do abismo, e o Espírito de Deus se movia sobre a face das águas.

Disse Deus: “Haja luz”, e houve luz. Deus viu que a luz era boa, e separou a luz das trevas. Deus chamou à luz dia, e às trevas chamou noite. Passaram-se a tarde e a manhã; esse foi o primeiro dia.

Depois disse Deus: “Haja entre as águas um firmamento que separe águas de águas”. Então Deus fez o firmamento e separou as águas que ficaram abaixo do firmamento das que ficaram por cima. E assim foi. Ao firmamento Deus chamou céu. Passaram-se a tarde e a manhã; esse foi o segundo dia.

E disse Deus: “Ajuntem-se num só lugar as águas que estão debaixo do céu, e apareça a parte seca”. E assim foi. 10 À parte seca Deus chamou terra, e chamou mares ao conjunto das águas. E Deus viu que ficou bom.

11 Então disse Deus: “Cubra-se a terra de vegetação: plantas que dêem sementes e árvores cujos frutos produzam sementes de acordo com as suas espécies”. E assim foi. 12 A terra fez brotar a vegetação: plantas que dão sementes de acordo com as suas espécies, e árvores cujos frutos produzem sementes de acordo com as suas espécies. E Deus viu que ficou bom. 13 Passaram-se a tarde e a manhã; esse foi o terceiro dia.

14 Disse Deus: “Haja luminares no firmamento do céu para separar o dia da noite. Sirvam eles de sinais para marcar estações, dias e anos, 15 e sirvam de luminares no firmamento do céu para iluminar a terra”. E assim foi. 16 Deus fez os dois grandes luminares: o maior para governar o dia e o menor para governar a noite; fez também as estrelas. 17 Deus os colocou no firmamento do céu para iluminar a terra, 18 governar o dia e a noite, e separar a luz das trevas. E Deus viu que ficou bom. 19 Passaram-se a tarde e a manhã; esse foi o quarto dia.

20 Disse também Deus: “Encham-se as águas de seres vivos, e voem as aves sobre a terra, sob o firmamento do céu”. 21 Assim Deus criou os grandes animais aquáticos e os demais seres vivos que povoam as águas, de acordo com as suas espécies; e todas as aves, de acordo com as suas espécies. E Deus viu que ficou bom. 22 Então Deus os abençoou, dizendo: “Sejam férteis e multipliquem-se! Encham as águas dos mares! E multipliquem-se as aves na terra”. 23 Passaram-se a tarde e a manhã; esse foi o quinto dia.

24 E disse Deus: “Produza a terra seres vivos de acordo com as suas espécies: rebanhos domésticos, animais selvagens e os demais seres vivos da terra, cada um de acordo com a sua espécie”. E assim foi. 25 Deus fez os animais selvagens de acordo com as suas espécies, os rebanhos domésticos de acordo com as suas espécies, e os demais seres vivos da terra de acordo com as suas espécies. E Deus viu que ficou bom.

26 Então disse Deus: “Façamos o homem à nossa imagem, conforme a nossa semelhança. Domine ele[b] sobre os peixes do mar, sobre as aves do céu, sobre os grandes animais de toda a terra[c] e sobre todos os pequenos animais que se movem rente ao chão”.

27 Criou Deus o homem à sua imagem,
à imagem de Deus o criou;
homem e mulher[d] os criou.

28 Deus os abençoou, e lhes disse: “Sejam férteis e multipliquem-se! Encham e subjuguem a terra! Dominem sobre os peixes do mar, sobre as aves do céu e sobre todos os animais que se movem pela terra”.

29 Disse Deus: “Eis que lhes dou todas as plantas que nascem em toda a terra e produzem sementes, e todas as árvores que dão frutos com sementes. Elas servirão de alimento para vocês. 30 E dou todos os vegetais como alimento a tudo o que tem em si fôlego de vida: a todos os grandes animais da terra[e], a todas as aves do céu e a todas as criaturas que se movem rente ao chão”. E assim foi.

31 E Deus viu tudo o que havia feito, e tudo havia ficado muito bom. Passaram-se a tarde e a manhã; esse foi o sexto dia.

  1. 1.1-3 Ou Quando Deus começou a criar os céus e a terra sendo a terra ..., disse Deus: ...
  2. 1.26 Hebraico: Dominem eles.
  3. 1.26 A Versão Siríaca diz sobre todos os animais selvagens da terra.
  4. 1.27 Hebraico: macho e fêmea.
  5. 1.30 Ou os animais selvagens