Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 1

上帝创造天地

1太初,上帝创造了天地。 那时,大地空虚混沌,还没有成形,黑暗笼罩着深渊,上帝的灵运行在水面上。 上帝说:“要有光!”就有了光。 上帝看光是好的,就把光和暗分开, 称光为昼,称暗为夜。晚上过去,早晨到来,这是第一天[a] 上帝说:“水与水之间要有穹苍,把水分开。” 果然如此。上帝开辟了穹苍,用穹苍将水上下分开。 上帝称穹苍为天空。晚上过去,早晨到来,这是第二天。

上帝说:“天空下面的水要聚在一处,使干地露出来。”果然如此。 10 上帝称干地为陆地,称水汇聚的地方为海洋。上帝看了,感到满意。 11 上帝说:“陆地要长出植物——各类结种子的菜蔬和结果子的树木,果子内都有籽。”果然如此, 12 陆地长出了植物——各类结种子的菜蔬和结果子的树木,果子内都有籽。上帝看了,感到满意。 13 晚上过去,早晨到来,这是第三天。

14 上帝说:“天空要有光体,以区分昼夜,作记号,定节令,计算年日, 15 发光普照大地。”果然如此。 16 上帝造了两个大光体,较大的管白昼,较小的管黑夜,又造了星辰。 17 上帝把这些光体摆列在天空,让它们发光普照大地, 18 管理昼夜,分开明暗。上帝看了,感到满意。 19 晚上过去,早晨到来,这是第四天。

20 上帝说:“水中要充满各种动物,空中要有禽鸟飞翔。” 21 上帝就造了海中的大鱼等各类水族和各类禽鸟。上帝看了,感到满意。 22 上帝赐福给这一切生物,说:“水族要生养繁殖,充满海洋,禽鸟也要在地上多多地繁殖。” 23 晚上过去,早晨到来,这是第五天。 24 上帝说:“大地要繁衍各类动物——各类的牲畜、爬虫和野兽。”果然如此。 25 上帝造了各类的野兽、牲畜和爬虫。上帝看了,感到满意。

上帝照自己的形象造人

26 上帝说:“我们要照着我们的形象,按着我们的样子造人,让他们管理海里的鱼、空中的鸟和地上的牲畜及一切爬虫。” 27 上帝就照着自己的形象造了人,祂照着自己的形象造了男人和女人。 28 上帝赐福给他们,对他们说:“你们要生养众多,遍布地面,治理大地,管理海里的鱼、空中的鸟以及地上的各种动物。” 29 上帝对人说:“看啊,我把地上所有结种子的菜蔬和所有树上有籽的果子都赐给你们作食物。 30 我把植物赐给所有地上的走兽、空中的飞鸟及地上的爬虫作食物。”果然如此。 31 上帝看了,感到非常满意。晚上过去,早晨到来,这是第六天。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:5 这是第一天”或译“这是一天”。

The Message

Genesis 1

Heaven and Earth

11-2 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

3-5 God spoke: “Light!”
        And light appeared.
    God saw that light was good
        and separated light from dark.
    God named the light Day,
        he named the dark Night.
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day One.

6-8 God spoke: “Sky! In the middle of the waters;
        separate water from water!”
    God made sky.
    He separated the water under sky
        from the water above sky.
    And there it was:
        he named sky the Heavens;
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Two.

9-10 God spoke: “Separate!
        Water-beneath-Heaven, gather into one place;
    Land, appear!”
        And there it was.
    God named the land Earth.
        He named the pooled water Ocean.
    God saw that it was good.

11-13 God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties
        of seed-bearing plants,
    Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.”
        And there it was.
    Earth produced green seed-bearing plants,
        all varieties,
    And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts.
        God saw that it was good.
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Three.

14-15 God spoke: “Lights! Come out!
        Shine in Heaven’s sky!
    Separate Day from Night.
        Mark seasons and days and years,
    Lights in Heaven’s sky to give light to Earth.”
        And there it was.

16-19 God made two big lights, the larger
        to take charge of Day,
    The smaller to be in charge of Night;
        and he made the stars.
    God placed them in the heavenly sky
        to light up Earth
    And oversee Day and Night,
        to separate light and dark.
    God saw that it was good.
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Four.

20-23 God spoke: “Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life!
        Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!”
    God created the huge whales,
        all the swarm of life in the waters,
    And every kind and species of flying birds.
        God saw that it was good.
    God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Ocean!
        Birds, reproduce on Earth!”
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Five.

24-25 God spoke: “Earth, generate life! Every sort and kind:
        cattle and reptiles and wild animals—all kinds.”
    And there it was:
        wild animals of every kind,
    Cattle of all kinds, every sort of reptile and bug.
        God saw that it was good.

26-28 God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them
        reflecting our nature
    So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea,
        the birds in the air, the cattle,
    And, yes, Earth itself,
        and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
    God created human beings;
        he created them godlike,
    Reflecting God’s nature.
        He created them male and female.
    God blessed them:
        “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
    Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air,
        for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”

29-30 Then God said, “I’ve given you
        every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth
    And every kind of fruit-bearing tree,
        given them to you for food.
    To all animals and all birds,
        everything that moves and breathes,
    I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”
        And there it was.

31 God looked over everything he had made;
        it was so good, so very good!
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Six.