New International Reader's Version

Genesis 1

The Beginning

1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth didn’t have any shape. And it was empty. There was darkness over the surface of the waves. At that time, the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.

God said, “Let there be a huge space between the waters. Let it separate water from water.” And that’s exactly what happened. God made the huge space between the waters. He separated the water under the space from the water above it. God called the huge space “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day two.

God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place. Let dry ground appear.” And that’s exactly what happened. 10 God called the dry ground “land.” He called all the water that was gathered together “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

11 Then God said, “Let the land produce plants. Let them produce their own seeds. And let there be trees on the land that grow fruit with seeds in it. Let each kind of plant or tree have its own kind of seeds.” And that’s exactly what happened. 12 So the land produced plants. Each kind of plant had its own kind of seeds. And the land produced trees that grew fruit with seeds in it. Each kind of tree had its own kind of seeds. God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening, and there was morning. It was day three.

14 God said, “Let there be lights in the huge space of the sky. Let them separate the day from the night. Let the lights set the times for the holy celebrations and the days and the years. 15 Let them be lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth.” And that’s exactly what happened. 16 God made two great lights. He made the larger light to rule over the day and the smaller light to rule over the night. He also made the stars. 17 God put the lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth. 18 He put them there to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening, and there was morning. It was day four.

20 God said, “Let the seas be filled with living things. Let birds fly above the earth across the huge space of the sky.” 21 So God created the great sea creatures. He created every kind of living thing that fills the seas and moves about in them. He created every kind of bird that flies. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them. He said, “Have little ones so that there will be many of you. Fill the water in the seas. Let there be more and more birds on the earth.” 23 There was evening, and there was morning. It was day five.

24 God said, “Let the land produce every kind of living creature. Let there be livestock, and creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals.” And that’s exactly what happened. 25 God made every kind of wild animal. He made every kind of livestock. He made every kind of creature that moves along the ground. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings so that they are like us. Let them rule over the fish in the seas and the birds in the sky. Let them rule over the livestock and all the wild animals. And let them rule over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created human beings in his own likeness.
    He created them to be like himself.
    He created them as male and female.

28 God blessed them. He said to them, “Have children so that there will be many of you. Fill the earth and bring it under your control. Rule over the fish in the seas and the birds in the sky. Rule over every living creature that moves along the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I am giving you every plant on the face of the whole earth that produces its own seeds. I am giving you every tree that has fruit with seeds in it. All of them will be given to you for food. 30 I am giving every green plant as food for all the land animals and for all the birds in the sky. I am also giving the plants to all the creatures that move along the ground. I am giving them to every living thing that breathes.” And that’s exactly what happened.

31 God saw everything he had made. And it was very good. There was evening, and there was morning. It was day six.

Korean Living Bible

창세기 1

우주 창조

1태초에 하나님이 [a]우주를 창조하셨다.

지구는 아무 형태도 없이 텅 비어 흑암에 싸인 채 물로 뒤덮여 있었고 하나님의 영은 수면에 활동하고 계셨다.

그때 하나님이 “빛이 있으라” 하고 말씀하시자 빛이 나타났다.

그 빛은 하나님이 보시기에 좋았다. 하나님이 빛과 어두움을 나누어

빛을 낮이라 부르시고 어두움을 밤이라고 부르셨다. 저녁이 지나고 아침이 되자 이것이 첫째 날이었다.

6-7 하나님이 “물 가운데 넓은 공간이 생겨 물과 물이 나누어져라” 하시자 그대로 되었다. 이렇게 하나님은 공간을 만들어 공간 아래의 물과 공간 위의 물로 나누시고

그 공간을 하늘이라고 부르셨다. 저녁이 지나고 아침이 되자 이것이 둘째 날이었다.

하나님이 “하늘 아래 있는 물은 한 곳으로 모이고 뭍이 드러나라” 하시자 그대로 되었다.

10 하나님은 뭍을 땅이라 부르시고 모인 물을 바다라고 부르셨다. 이것은 하나님이 보시기에 좋았다.

11 하나님이 “땅은 온갖 채소와 씨 맺는 식물과 열매 맺는 과일 나무들을 그 종류대로 내어라” 하시자 그대로 되었다.

12 이렇게 땅이 온갖 채소와 씨 맺는 식물과 열매 맺는 과일 나무들을 그 종류대로 내니 하나님이 보시기에 좋았다.

13 저녁이 지나고 아침이 되자 이것이 셋째 날이었다.

14-15 하나님이 “하늘에 광체가 나타나 땅을 비추고 낮과 밤을 나누어라. 그리고 날과 해와 계절을 구분하라” 하시자 그대로 되었다.

16 하나님은 두 개의 큰 광체를 만들어 큰 광체로 낮을, 작은 광체로 밤을 지배하게 하셨으며 또 별들도 만드셨다.

17 이렇게 하나님은 그 광체들을 하늘에 두어 땅을 비추게 하시고

18 밤과 낮을 지배하게 하시며 빛과 어두움을 구분하게 하셨다. 이것은 하나님이 보시기에 좋았다.

19 저녁이 지나고 아침이 되자 이것이 넷째 날이었다.

20 하나님이 “물에는 생물이 번성하고 공중에는 새가 날으라” 하고 말씀하셨다.

21 이와 같이 하나님은 거대한 바다 생물과 물에서 번성하는 갖가지 물고기와 날개 달린 온갖 새들을 창조하셨다. 이것은 하나님이 보시기에 좋았다.

22 하나님이 이것들을 다 축복하시며 “바다의 생물들은 번성하여 바다를 채우고 공중의 새들은 번성하여 땅을 채워라” 하셨다.

23 저녁이 지나고 아침이 되자 이것이 다섯째 날이었다.

24 하나님이 “땅은 온갖 생물, 곧 가축과 땅에 기어다니는 것과 들짐승을 그 종류대로 내어라” 하시자 그대로 되었다.

25 이렇게 하나님은 들짐승과 가축과 땅에 기어다니는 모든 생물을 만드셨다. 이것은 하나님이 보시기에 좋았다.

26 그러고서 하나님은 “우리의 모습을 닮은 사람을 만들어 바다의 고기와 공중의 새와 가축과 온 땅과 땅에 기어다니는 모든 생물을 지배하게 하자” 하시고

27 자기 모습을 닮은 사람, 곧 남자와 여자를 창조하셨다.

28 그리고 하나님은 그들을 축복하여 이렇게 말씀하셨다. “너희는 많은 자녀를 낳고 번성하여 땅을 가득 채워라. 땅을 정복하라. 바다의 고기와 공중의 새와 땅의 모든 생물을 지배하라.

29 내가 온 땅의 씨 맺는 식물과 열매 맺는 모든 나무를 너희에게 주었으니 그것이 너희 양식이 될 것이다.

30 그리고 땅의 모든 짐승과 공중의 모든 새와 땅에서 움직이는 모든 생물들에게는 푸른 풀과 식물을 내가 먹이로 주었다.”

31 하나님이 자기가 창조한 것을 보시니 모든 것이 아주 훌륭하였다. 저녁이 지나고 아침이 되자 이것이 여섯째 날이었다.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 또는 ‘천지를’