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[a]。 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。
Notas al pie
- 1·5 「這是第一天」或譯「這是一天」。
The Account of Creation
1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”
And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
6 Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8 God called the space “sky.”
And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened. 10 God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.
14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. 16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, 18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.
20 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
23 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings[b] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth,[c] and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
27 So God created human beings[d] in his own image.
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.
31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!
And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.