O Livro

Génesis 1:1-31

O começo

1No princípio Deus criou o céu e a Terra. 2Esta era de início um caos e como uma massa amorfa, com o Espírito de Deus planando sobre os vapores que enchiam as trevas.

3Então Deus disse: “Haja luz!” E a luz apareceu. 4Deus viu que a luz era boa e demarcou o aparecimento da luz em relação à escuridão. 5Ao tempo durante o qual a luz brilhou chamou dia e à escuridão chamou noite. Essa sequência formou o primeiro dia.

6E Deus disse: “Que os vapores se separem, deixando que haja uma atmosfera acima da terra e águas na sua superfície!” 7Foi assim que Deus formou o firmamento e separou as águas que estão na Terra das que se encontram na atmosfera. 8E Deus chamou a este firmamento céu. Foi a tarde e veio a manhã, era o segundo dia.

9E disse mais: “Que as águas à superfície da Terra se juntem, formando mares e oceanos, deixando aparecer a parte seca!” E assim foi. 10A essa parte seca emergindo entre as águas chamou-lhe terra e às águas mar. E Deus viu que isso era bom.

11-12Disse Deus: “Que a terra produza toda a espécie de vegetação! Plantas que deem sementes, árvores que produzam frutos, frutos que contenham em si mesmos as sementes de acordo com a espécie donde vêm.” E assim foi. E Deus viu que tudo isso era bom. 13Estas coisas deram-se ao terceiro dia.

14Deus disse ainda: “Que no firmamento haja fontes de luz que iluminem a Terra e demarquem o dia e a noite! Servirão também para estabelecer a sucessão das estações e a sequência dos dias e dos anos.” 15-18E assim aconteceu. Deus fez pois duas grandes fontes de luz: o Sol e a Lua para iluminarem a Terra. O Sol, maior, para dirigir o dia, e a Lua, mais pequena, para brilhar durante a noite. Deus fez também as estrelas. Foi assim que fixou essas fontes de luz no firmamento, para iluminarem a Terra, para determinarem os dias e as noites, para separarem a luz das trevas. E Deus viu que isso era bom. 19Isto deu-se no quarto dia.

20E disse mais: “Que as águas se encham de peixes e de várias espécies de vida! Que os céus também sejam atravessados por aves de toda a espécie!” 21Foi assim que Deus criou os grandes animais marinhos e toda a qualidade de vida aquática, tal como toda a sorte de pássaros, os quais se haviam de reproduzir sempre segundo as suas espécies. E Deus viu que isso era bom. 22E abençoou-os: “Multipliquem-se e encham os mares e as águas!” E aos pássaros e animais alados ordenou: “Que o vosso número aumente multiplicadamente, encham a Terra!” 23E aconteceu isto no quinto dia.

24Deus disse: “Que na terra apareça toda a qualidade de vida animal! Quadrúpedes, rastejantes, animais selvagens de toda a sorte, reproduzindo-se de acordo com a sua espécie.” E assim aconteceu. 25Deus fez toda a qualidade de animais sobre a terra; cada um segundo a sua espécie. E viu que tudo quanto tinha feito era bom.

26Disse mais Deus: “Façamos o homem, um ser semelhante a nós! Que ele domine sobre os peixes do mar e as aves do céu, sobre os animais domésticos e selvagens e sobre todas as criaturas que andam sobre a terra!”

27Deus criou então o homem à sua imagem;

assim à imagem de Deus o criou.

Homem e mulher, assim os criou.

28Deus abençoou-os e disse-lhes: “Multipliquem-se, encham a Terra, dominem-na e também toda a vida animal da terra, dos mares e dos ares! 29Dou-vos todas as plantas que produzem sementes e toda a espécie de frutos para alimento. 30A todos os animais dou igualmente como alimento a vida vegetal.” E foi assim que aconteceu.

31Deus viu que tudo quanto tinha feito era muito bom. Assim, passou o sexto dia.

King James Version

Genesis 1

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And 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.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And 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.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

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.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11 And 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.

12 And 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.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

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:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And 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.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20 And 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.

21 And 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.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

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.

25 And 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.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And 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.

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.

30 And 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.

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.