1太初，上帝創造了天地。 2那時，大地空虛混沌，還沒有成形，黑暗籠罩著深淵，上帝的靈運行在水面上。 3上帝說：「要有光！」就有了光。 4上帝看光是好的，就把光和暗分開， 5稱光為晝，稱暗為夜。晚上過去，早晨到來，這是第一天1·5 「這是第一天」或譯「這是一天」。。 6上帝說：「水與水之間要有穹蒼，把水分開。」 7果然如此。上帝開闢了穹蒼，用穹蒼將水上下分開。 8上帝稱穹蒼為天空。晚上過去，早晨到來，這是第二天。
9上帝說：「天空下面的水要聚在一處，使乾地露出來。」果然如此。 10上帝稱乾地為陸地，稱水匯聚的地方為海洋。上帝看了，感到滿意。 11上帝說：「陸地要長出植物——各類結種子的菜蔬和結果子的樹木，果子內都有籽。」果然如此， 12陸地長出了植物——各類結種子的菜蔬和結果子的樹木，果子內都有籽。上帝看了，感到滿意。 13晚上過去，早晨到來，這是第三天。
14上帝說：「天空要有光體，以區分晝夜，作記號，定節令，計算年日， 15發光普照大地。」果然如此。 16上帝造了兩個大光體，較大的管白晝，較小的管黑夜，又造了星辰。 17上帝把這些光體擺列在天空，讓它們發光普照大地， 18管理晝夜，分開明暗。上帝看了，感到滿意。 19晚上過去，早晨到來，這是第四天。
20上帝說：「水中要充滿各種動物，空中要有禽鳥飛翔。」 21上帝就造了海中的大魚等各類水族和各類禽鳥。上帝看了，感到滿意。 22上帝賜福給這一切生物，說：「水族要生養繁殖，充滿海洋，禽鳥也要在地上多多地繁殖。」 23晚上過去，早晨到來，這是第五天。 24上帝說：「大地要繁衍各類動物——各類的牲畜、爬蟲和野獸。」果然如此。 25上帝造了各類的野獸、牲畜和爬蟲。上帝看了，感到滿意。
26上帝說：「我們要照著我們的形像，按著我們的樣子造人，讓他們管理海裡的魚、空中的鳥和地上的牲畜及一切爬蟲。」 27上帝就照著自己的形像造了人，祂照著自己的形像造了男人和女人。 28上帝賜福給他們，對他們說：「你們要生養眾多，遍佈地面，治理大地，管理海裡的魚、空中的鳥以及地上的各種動物。」 29上帝對人說：「看啊，我把地上所有結種子的菜蔬和所有樹上有籽的果子都賜給你們作食物。 30我把植物賜給所有地上的走獸、空中的飛鳥及地上的爬蟲作食物。」果然如此。 31上帝看了，感到非常滿意。晚上過去，早晨到來，這是第六天。
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And 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.
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.1.4 the light from…: Heb. between the light and between the darkness 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.1.5 And the evening…: Heb. And the evening was, and the morning was etc.
6¶ And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.1.6 firmament: Heb. expansion 7And 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. 8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.1.8 And the evening…: Heb. And the evening was, and the morning was etc.
9¶ And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.1.11 grass: Heb. tender grass 12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13And the evening and the morning were the third day.1.13 And the evening…: Heb. And the evening was, and the morning was etc.
14¶ And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:1.14 the day…: Heb. between the day and between the night 15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.1.16 to rule the day…: Heb. for the rule of the day, etc. 17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.1.19 And the evening…: Heb. And the evening was, and the morning was etc.
20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.1.20 moving: or, creeping1.20 life: Heb. soul1.20 fowl…: Heb. let fowl fly1.20 open…: Heb. face of the firmament of heaven 21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.1.23 And the evening…: Heb. And the evening was, and the morning was etc.
24¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.1.28 moveth: Heb. creepeth
29¶ And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.1.29 bearing…: Heb. seeding seed1.29 yielding…: Heb. seeding seed 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.1.30 life: Heb. a living soul 31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.1.31 And the evening…: Heb. And the evening was, and the morning was etc.