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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

O Livro

Gênesis 1

O começo

11/2 Quando Deus começou criando o firmamento e a Terra, esta era de início um caos e como uma massa amorfa, com o Espírito de Deus planando sobre os vapores que enchiam as trevas.

3/4 Então Deus disse: “Haja luz”. E a luz apareceu. Deus ficou satisfeito e demarcou o aparecimento da luz em relação à escuridão. Ao tempo durante o qual a luz brilhou chamou­lhe dia, e à escuridão noite. Essa sequência formou o primeiro dia.
E Deus disse: “Que os vapores se separem, deixando que haja uma atmosfera acima da Terra, e águas na sua superfície”. 7/8 Foi assim que Deus formou o firmamento e que separou as águas que estão na Terra das que se encontram na atmosfera. Tudo isto aconteceu no segundo dia.
9/10 E disse mais: “Que as águas à superfície da Terra se juntem, formando mares e oceanos, deixando aparecer a parte seca”. E assim foi. A essa parte seca emergindo de entre as águas chamou­lhe terra, e às águas mar. E Deus ficou satisfeito.
11/12 Disse Deus: “Que a terra produza toda a espécie de vegetação: plantas que dêem sementes, árvores que produzam frutos, frutos que contenham em si mesmos as sementes de acordo com a espécie donde vêm”. E assim foi. Deus viu que tudo isso era bom. 13 Estas coisas deram­se ao terceiro dia.
14 Deus disse ainda: “Que no firmamento haja fontes de luz que iluminem a Terra e demarquem o dia e a noite. Servirão também para estabelecer a sucessão das estações, e a sequência dos dias e dos anos.” 15/18 E assim aconteceu. Deus fez pois duas grandes fontes de luz: o Sol e a Lua, para iluminarem a Terra; o Sol, o maior, para dirigir o dia, e a Lua mais pequena, para brilhar durante a noite. Deus fez também os outros corpos celestes. Foi assim que fixou essas fontes de luz no firmamento para iluminarem a Terra, para determinarem os dias e as noites, para separarem a luz das trevas. E Deus ficou satisfeito. 19 Isto deu­se no quarto dia.
20 E disse mais: “Que as águas se encham de peixes e de várias espécies de vida. Que os céus também sejam atravessados por aves de toda a categoria”. 21 Foi assim que Deus criou os grandes animais marinhos, e toda a qualidade de vida aquática, tal como toda a sorte de pássaros, os quais se haviam de reproduzir sempre segundo as suas espécies. E Deus viu que isso estava bem. 22 E abençoou­os: “Multipliquem­se e encham os mares e as águas”. E para os pássaros e animais alados: “Que o vosso número aumente mul­ tiplicadamente: encham a terra!” 23 E aconteceu isto no quinto dia.
24/25 Deus disse: “Que na terra apareça toda a qualidade de vida animal quadrúpedes, rastejantes, animais selvagens de toda a sorte, reproduzindo­se de acordo com os seus tipos”. E assim aconteceu. Deus fez toda a qualidade de animais sobre a terra; cada um segundo a sua espécie diferente. E ficou satisfeito com tudo quanto tinha feito.
26 Disse mais Deus: “Façamos um homem, um ser semelhante a nós, e que domine sobre todas as formas de vida na terra, nos ares e nas águas”.

27 Deus criou então o homem semelhante ao seu Criador;
    assim Deus criou o homem.
    Homem e mulher — foi assim que os fez.

28/31 Deus os abençoou, e disse­lhes: “Multipliquem­se, encham a terra, dominem­na e também toda a vida animal da terra, dos mares e dos ares; dou­vos toda a vida vegetal, toda a espécie de frutos para alimento. A todos os animais dou igualmente como alimento a vida vegetal.” E foi assim que aconteceu. Deus viu que tudo quanto tinha feito era excelente. Assim passou o sexto dia.