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Genesis 1

The Creation

1In the beginning God ([a]Elohim) [b]created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was [c]formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, [d]“Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and [e]He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was [f]evening and there was [g]morning, one day.

And God said, “Let there be an [h]expanse [of the sky] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters [below the expanse] from the waters [above the expanse].” And God made the expanse [of sky] and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so [just as He commanded]. God called the expanse [of sky] heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place [of standing, pooling together], and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that this was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it. 11 So God said, “Let the earth sprout [tender] [i]vegetation, [j]plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit according to (limited to, consistent with) their kind, whose seed is in them upon the earth”; and it was so. 12 The earth sprouted and abundantly produced vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, according to their kind; and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.

14 Then God said, “Let there be light-bearers (sun, moon, stars) in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be useful for signs (tokens) [of God’s provident care], and for marking seasons, days, and years; 15 and let them be useful as lights in the expanse of the heavens to provide light on the earth”; and it was so, [just as He commanded]. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light (the sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night; He made the [galaxies of] stars also [that is, all the amazing wonders in the heavens]. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to provide light upon the earth, 18 to rule over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

20 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm and abundantly produce living creatures, and let birds soar above the earth [k]in the open expanse of the heavens.” 21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind; and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to (limited to, consistent with) their kind: livestock, crawling things, and wild animals of the earth according to their kinds”; and it was so [because He had spoken them into creation]. 25 So God made the wild animals of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and everything that creeps and crawls on the earth according to its kind; and God saw that it was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it.

26 Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.” 29 So God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of the entire earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30 and to all the animals on the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that moves on the ground—to everything in which there is the breath of life—I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so [because He commanded it]. 31 God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good and He validated it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 1:1 This is originally a plural form based on el (root meaning: strength), which itself is used to refer to God in compounds like El Shaddai (Almighty God). The word el is also used to refer to false gods, so the context determines whether Elohim means “God” or is better understood as “gods” (elohim).
  2. Genesis 1:1 Heb bara. Here and in 1:21, God created from nothing which is something only He can do. In 1:27, God used preexisting materials (man from the dust of the ground; Eve from Adam’s rib); each use of the word bara (“create”) must be considered in its specific context.
  3. Genesis 1:2 The Hebrew text here has two rhyming words, tohu and bohu, which have similar meanings of “wasteness” and “emptiness.” The construction is a figure of speech called hendiadys, in which two words are used together to express the same idea. The meaning is that the earth had no clearly discernible features at this point in creation but essentially was a mass of raw materials. This proves to be very important from philosophical and scientific viewpoints, because it documents the fact that the raw matter of the earth—and by extension, of the universe—did not coexist eternally with God, but was created by Him ex nihilo (Latin “out of nothing”).
  4. Genesis 1:3 This is not in the imperative mood (the ordinary grammatical form for a command), but God willed these creative events into existence. It is the voluntative mood in Hebrew. This translates, “It is My will that this happen.” English does not have the voluntative mood, which includes the jussive and cohortative forms. When “let” is used in this way, it represents a command not in the imperative mood, but rather an expression of God’s will, the jussive form. God literally commanded (willed) the world into existence.
  5. Genesis 1:4 “He affirmed and sustained it” is understood (deduced) from the context. The italic “and” alerts the reader or student of Hebrew that the word or words that follow are amplifications not found in the Hebrew text itself, but implied by it or by contextual factors.
  6. Genesis 1:5 The Hebrew word translated “evening” indicates dusk or sunset.
  7. Genesis 1:5 The Hebrew word translated “morning” indicates the time when it is getting light (dawn).
  8. Genesis 1:6 Or a firmament.
  9. Genesis 1:11 Or grass.
  10. Genesis 1:11 Or herbs.
  11. Genesis 1:20 Lit over the face of.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

Genesis 1

Ang Pagtuga

1Sang ginsuguran gintuga sang Dios ang kalangitan kag ang kalibutan. Ang kalibutan sadto wala pa sing porma kag mahawan pa. Ang tubig nga nagatabon sa kalibutan nalikupan sang kadulom. Kag ang Espiritu sang Dios[a] nagahulag sa ibabaw sang tubig. Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Magsanag!” Kag dayon may kasanag. Nanamian ang Dios sa kasanag nga iya nakita. Dayon ginseparar niya ang kasanag kag ang kadulom. Gintawag niya nga “adlaw” ang kasanag kag gintawag niya nga “gab-i” ang kadulom. Nag-abot ang kagab-ihon, pagkatapos ang kaagahon. Amo ato ang una nga adlaw.

Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Matuga ang ulot[b] nga magaseparar sa tubig sa duha ka lugar.” Kag nahimo ini. Ginhimo sang Dios ang ulot nga nagaseparar sa tubig sa ibabaw kag sa tubig sa idalom. Ini nga ulot gintawag sang Dios nga “kahawaan.” Nag-abot ang kagab-ihon, pagkatapos ang kaagahon. Amo ato ang ikaduha nga adlaw.

Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Magtingob sa isa ka lugar ang tubig sa kalibutan agod magguwa ang mamala nga lugar.” Kag nahimo ini. 10 Gintawag niya nga “duta” ang mamala nga lugar kag gintawag niya nga “dagat” ang natingob nga tubig. Nanamian ang Dios sa iya nakita. 11 Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Magtubo sa duta ang nagkalain-lain nga mga tanom: ang mga tanom nga may mga liso kag ang mga kahoy nga nagapamunga suno sa ila nga klase.” Kag nahimo ini. 12 Nagtubo sa duta ang tanan nga klase sang tanom, kag nanamian ang Dios sa mga tanom nga iya nakita. 13 Nag-abot ang kagab-ihon, pagkatapos ang kaagahon. Amo ato ang ikatatlo nga adlaw.

14 Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Matuga sa kalangitan ang mga butang nga may kasanag sa pagseparar sang adlaw kag sang gab-i, kag bilang palatandaan sang pag-umpisa sang mga panahon,[c] mga adlaw kag mga tuig. 15 Magsiga sila sa kalangitan sa paghatag kasanag sa kalibutan.” Kag nahimo ini. 16 Gani nahimo ang duha ka dalagko nga mga butang nga may kasanag: ang mas dako amo ang adlaw nga magasanag kon adlaw, kag ang gamay amo ang bulan nga magasanag kon gab-i. Nahimo man ang mga bituon. 17-18 Ginbutang sang Dios ang ini nga mga butang sa kalangitan sa paghatag kasanag sa kalibutan kon adlaw kag gab-i, kag sa pagseparar sang adlaw kag sang gab-i.[d] Kag nanamian ang Dios sa iya nakita. 19 Nag-abot ang kagab-ihon, pagkatapos ang kaagahon. Amo ato ang ikaapat nga adlaw.

20 Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Magdamo ang nagkalain-lain nga mga sapat sa tubig, kag maglupad ang nagkalain-lain nga mga sapat[e] sa kahanginan.” 21 Gani ginhimo sang Dios ang dalagko nga mga sapat sa tubig, kag ang tanan nga klase sang mga sapat nga nagaestar sa tubig, kag ang tanan nga klase sang mga sapat nga nagalupad. Nanamian ang Dios sa iya nakita. 22 Kag ginbendisyunan niya ini nga mga sapat. Siling niya, “Magmuad kamo kag magdamo, kamo nga mga sapat sa tubig kag mga sapat nga nagalupad.” 23 Nag-abot ang kagab-ihon, pagkatapos ang kaagahon. Amo ato ang ikalima nga adlaw.

24 Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Magkabuhi ang mga nagkalain-lain nga klase sang sapat sa duta: mga sapat nga mahagop kag maila, mga dalagko kag magagmay.” Kag nahimo ini. 25 Ginhimo sang Dios ang ini nga mga sapat, kag nanamian ang Dios sa iya nakita.

26 Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Mahimo kita sang tawo nga kaanggid sa aton. Magagahom sila sa tanan nga klase sang mga sapat: ang nagalangoy, ang nagalupad, ang nagalakat, kag ang nagakamang.” 27 Gani gintuga sang Dios ang tawo, lalaki kag babayi, nga kaanggid sa iya. 28 Kag ginbendisyunan niya sila nga nagasiling, “Magmuad kamo kag magdamo agod ang inyo mga kaliwat magalapta kag magagahom sa kalibutan. Kag gamhan ninyo ang tanan nga sapat.” 29 Dayon nagsiling ang Dios, “Ginahatag ko sa inyo ang mga tanom nga may mga liso kag ang mga kahoy nga nagapamunga agod inyo kaunon. 30 Kag ginahatag ko sa tanan nga sapat ang tanan nga mga hilamon kag dahon-dahon bilang pagkaon nila.” Kag natuman ini. 31 Gintan-aw sang Dios ang tanan niya nga ginpanghimo kag nanamian gid siya. Nag-abot ang kagab-ihon, pagkatapos ang kaagahon. Amo ato ang ikaanom nga adlaw.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 Espiritu sang Dios: ukon, gahom sang Dios; ukon, hangin nga halin sa Dios; ukon, mabaskog nga hangin.
  2. 1:6 ulot: sa iban nga Bisaya, hulot; ukon, lang-at.
  3. 1:14 mga panahon: buot silingon, mga panahon sang piesta, mga panahon sang tigtalanom kag tig-alani, kag iban pa nga mga importante nga panahon.
  4. 1:17-18 sang adlaw kag sang gab-i: sa literal, sang kasanag kag sang kadulom.
  5. 1:20 nagkalain-lain nga mga sapat: Ang Hebreo sini nagakahulugan sang pispis, mga sapat-sapat nga nagalupad, kag sang iban pa nga klase sang mga sapat nga nagalupad.