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.
Chiyambi cha Chilengedwe
1Pachiyambi Mulungu analenga kumwamba ndi dziko lapansi. 2Dziko lapansi linali losakonzedwa ndi lopanda kanthu. Mdima wandiweyani unakuta nyanja ndipo Mzimu wa Mulungu unkayendayenda pamwamba pa madziwo.
3Pamenepo Mulungu anati, “Kuwale” ndipo kunawaladi. 4Mulungu anaona kuti kuwalako kunali bwino ndipo Iye analekanitsa kuwala ndi mdima. 5Mulungu anatcha kuwalako “usana” ndipo mdima anawutcha “usiku.” Ndipo panali madzulo ndiponso mmawa pa tsiku loyamba.
6Kenaka Mulungu anati, “Pakhale thambo pakati pa madzi kuti lilekanitse madzi a mʼmwamba ndi madzi a pansi.” 7Ndipo Mulungu anapanga thambo nalekanitsa madzi amene anali pansi ndi pamwamba pa thambo lija, ndipo zinachitikadi. 8Mulungu anatcha thambo lija “kumwamba.” Ndipo panali madzulo ndiponso mmawa pa tsiku lachiwiri.
9Mulungu anati, “Madzi a pansi pa thambo asonkhane pa malo amodzi kuti mtunda uwoneke,” ndipo zinachitikadi. 10Mulungu anawutcha mtundawo “dziko,” madzi osonkhana pamodziwo anawatcha “nyanja.” Ndipo Mulungu anaona kuti zinali bwino.
11Kenaka Mulungu anati, “Dziko libereke zomera zobala mbewu, mitengo yobala zipatso za mbewu, molingana ndi mitundu yake.” Ndipo zinachitikadi. 12Dziko linabereka zomera zokhala ndi mbewu monga mwa mitundu yake ndi mitengo yokhala ndi zipatso za mbewu mʼkati mwake monga mwa mitundu yake. Ndipo Mulungu anaona kuti zinali bwino. 13Ndipo panali madzulo ndiponso mmawa pa tsiku lachitatu.
14Mulungu anati, “Pakhale zowunikira kuthambo kuti zilekanitse usana ndi usiku. Ndipo zimenezi zikhale zizindikiro zoonetsa nyengo, masiku ndi zaka; 15zikhale kuthambo kuti ziwunikire pa dziko lapansi. Ndipo zinachitikadi.” 16Mulungu anapanga zowunikira zazikulu ziwiri; chachikulu chilamulire usana ndi chachingʼono chilamulire usiku. Iye anapanganso nyenyezi. 17Mulungu anaziyika mlengalenga kuti ziziwunikira pa dziko lapansi, 18kuti zilamulire usana ndi usiku, ndi kuti zilekanitse kuwala ndi mdima. Mulungu anaona kuti zinali bwino. 19Ndipo panali madzulo ndiponso mmawa pa tsiku lachinayi.
20Mulungu anati, “Mʼmadzi mukhale zamoyo zochuluka ndipo mbalame ziwuluke mlengalenga pamwamba pa dziko lapansi.” 21Choncho Mulungu analenga zamoyo zikuluzikulu za mʼnyanja ndi chamoyo chamtundu uliwonse chokhala mʼmadzi ndi mbalame iliyonse ya mapiko monga mwa mtundu wake. Mulungu anaona kuti zinali bwino. 22Mulungu anazidalitsa nati, “Muswane, ndi kudzaza mʼmadzi a mʼnyanja, ndipo mbalame zichuluke pa dziko lapansi.” 23Ndipo panali madzulo ndiponso mmawa pa tsiku lachisanu.
24Kenaka Mulungu anati, “Dziko lapansi litulutse zolengedwa zamoyo monga mwa mitundu yawo: ziweto, zolengedwa zokwawa ndi nyama zakuthengo, iliyonse monga mwa mtundu wake.” Ndipo zinaterodi. 25Mulungu anapanga nyama zakuthengo monga mwa mitundu yawo, nyama zoweta monga mwa mitundu yawo ndi nyama zokwawa monga mwa mitundu yawo. Ndipo Mulungu anaona kuti zinali bwino.
26Zitatha izi Mulungu anati, “Tipange munthu mʼchifanizo chathu, mofanana ndi ife kuti alamulire nsomba za mʼnyanja, mbalame zamlengalenga, nyama zonse zoweta ndi zonse zokwawa za pa dziko lapansi ndi zamoyo zonse zakutchire.”
27Ndipo Mulungu analenga munthu mʼchifanizo chake.
Anawalengadi mʼchifanizo cha Mulungu;
analenga iwo, mwamuna ndi mkazi.
28Mulungu anawadalitsa nati kwa iwo, “Muberekane, muchulukane, mudzaze dziko lapansi ndipo muligonjetse. Mulamulire nsomba zamʼnyanja, mbalame zamlengalenga ndi cholengedwa chamoyo chilichonse chimene chimayenda mokwawa pa dziko lapansi.”
29Kenaka Mulungu anati, “Ine ndakupatsani chomera chilichonse cha pa dziko lapansi chimene chili ndi mbewu komanso mtengo uliwonse wobala zipatso zokhala ndi mbewu mʼkati mwake kuti zikhale chakudya chanu. 30Ndaperekanso msipu kwa nyama zonse za pa dziko lapansi ndi kwa mbalame zamlengalenga ndi kwa cholengedwa chamoyo chilichonse chimene chimakwawa, chilichonse chimene chili ndi moyo.” Ndipo zinachitikadi.
31Mulungu anaona zonse zimene anazilenga kuti zinali zabwino kwambiri. Ndipo panali madzulo ndiponso mmawa, tsiku lachisanu ndi chimodzi.