Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 1:1-31

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11:1 a Yk 1:1-2 b Yob 38:4; Zab 90:2; Is 42:5; 44:24; 45:12, 18; Bik 17:24; Beb 11:3; Kub 4:11Ku lubereberye Katonda yatonda eggulu n’ensi. 21:2 a Yer 4:23 b Zab 104:30Ensi yali njereere nga yeetabuddetabudde, ekizikiza nga kibisse kungulu ku buziba, n’Omwoyo wa Katonda ng’atambulira ku mazzi.

31:3 a Zab 33:6, 9; 148:5; Beb 11:3 b 2Ko 4:6*Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Wabeerewo obutangaavu,” ne waba obutangaavu. 4Katonda n’alaba obutangaavu nga bulungi; n’ayawula obutangaavu n’ekizikiza. 51:5 Zab 74:16Katonda obutangaavu n’abuyita emisana, n’ekizikiza n’akiyita ekiro. Ne wabaawo akawungeezi ate ne buba enkya. Olwo lwe lunaku olw’olubereberye.

61:6 Yer 10:12Era Katonda n’agamba nti, “Wabeewo ebbanga lyawule olufu n’amazzi.” 71:7 Yob 38:8-11, 16; Zab 148:4Bw’atyo Katonda n’akola ebbanga okwawula wansi n’amazzi agali waggulu. Ne kiba bwe kityo. 8Katonda ebbanga n’aliyita eggulu. Ne buba akawungeezi, ate ne buba enkya, olwo lwe lunaku olwokubiri.

91:9 Yob 38:8-11; Zab 104:6-9; Nge 8:29; Yer 5:22; 2Pe 3:5Awo Katonda n’ayogera nti, “Amazzi agali wansi w’eggulu gakuŋŋaanire mu kifo kimu, wabeewo olukalu.” Ne kiba bwe kityo. 10Katonda olukalu n’aluyita ensi, amazzi agakuŋŋaanye go n’agayita ennyanja. Katonda n’alaba nga ky’akoze kirungi.

111:11 Zab 65:9-13; 104:14Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Ensi ereete ebimera: emiti egizaala ensigo mu ngeri yaagyo, emiti egy’ebibala ebibaamu ensigo mu ngeri yaagyo, gibeere ku nsi.” Ne kiba bwe kityo. 12Ensi n’ereeta ebimera: ebimera eby’ensigo ebya buli ngeri, n’emiti egy’ebibala ebya buli ngeri n’ebijja ku nsi. Katonda n’alaba nga ky’akoze kirungi. 13Ne buba akawungeezi ate ne buba enkya. Olwo lwe lunaku olwokusatu.

141:14 a Zab 74:16 b Yer 10:2 c Zab 104:19Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Wabeewo ebyaka mu bbanga ly’eggulu, okwawula emisana n’ekiro; bibeerenga obubonero okwawulanga ebiro, n’ennaku, n’emyaka. 15Bibeere ebyaka ku ggulu, bireetere ensi obutangaavu.” Ne kiba bwe kityo. 161:16 a Zab 136:8 b Zab 136:9 c Yob 38:7, 31-32; Zab 8:3; Is 40:26Katonda n’akola ebyaka ebinene bibiri, ekyaka ekisinga obunene kifugenga emisana, n’ekitono kifugenga ekiro, n’akola n’emmunyeenye. 17Awo Katonda n’abiteeka mu bbanga ly’eggulu byakenga ku nsi, 181:18 Yer 33:20, 25enjuba efugenga emisana, omwezi gufugenga ekiro, era byawulenga obutangaavu n’ekizikiza. Katonda n’alaba ng’ekyo kirungi. 19Ne buba akawungeezi, ate ne buba enkya. Olwo lwe lunaku olwokuna.

20Katonda n’ayogera nti, “Amazzi galeete ebibinja by’ebiramu, n’ebinyonyi bibuukenga waggulu mu bbanga.” 211:21 Zab 104:25-26Bw’atyo Katonda n’akola ebitonde eby’omu nnyanja ebinene ennyo, na buli kiramu ekya buli ngeri eky’omu nnyanja, na buli kinyonyi ekibuuka. Katonda n’alaba nga ky’akoze kirungi. 221:22 nny 28; Lub 8:17Bw’atyo Katonda n’abiwa omukisa n’agamba nti, “Muzaale mwale, mujjuze amazzi g’ennyanja, n’ebinyonyi byale ku nsi.” 23Ne buba akawungeezi, ate ne buba enkya; olwo lwe lunaku olwokutaano.

24Katonda n’ayogera nti, “Ensi ereete ebiramu ebya buli ngeri: ente, n’ebyewalula, n’ensolo ez’omu nsiko eza buli ngeri.” Bwe kityo bwe kyali. 251:25 Yer 27:5Katonda n’atonda ensolo ez’oku nsi eza buli ngeri, n’ente eza buli ngeri, na buli ekyewalula ku ttaka ekya buli ngeri. Katonda n’alaba nga ky’akoze kirungi.

261:26 a Zab 100:3 b Lub 9:6; Yak 3:9 c Zab 8:6-8Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Tukole omuntu mu kifaananyi kyaffe mu ngeri yaffe. Bafugenga ebyennyanja eby’omu nnyanja, n’ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga, n’ensolo zonna, n’ensi yonna, era bafugenga na buli ekyewalulira ku nsi kyonna.”

271:27 a 1Ko 11:7 b Lub 5:2; Mat 19:4*; Mak 10:6*Bw’atyo Katonda n’atonda omuntu mu kifaananyi kye,

mu kifaananyi kya Katonda mwe yamutondera;

n’abatonda omusajja n’omukazi.

281:28 Lub 9:1, 7; Lv 26:9Katonda n’abawa omukisa, n’abagamba nti, “Mwale mujjuze ensi, mugifugenga. Mufugenga ebyennyanja ebiri mu nnyanja, n’ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga na buli kiramu ekitambula ku nsi.”

291:29 Zab 104:14Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Laba mbawadde buli kimera eky’ensigo ekiri ku nsi na buli muti ogw’ensigo mu kibala kyagwo. Munaabiryanga. 301:30 Zab 104:14, 27; 145:15Mbawadde na buli nsolo ey’oku nsi, na buli kinyonyi eky’omu bbanga na buli ekyewalula, na buli ekissa omukka mbiwa buli kimera, okuba emmere yaabyo.” Bwe kityo bwe kyali.

311:31 a Zab 104:24 b 1Ti 4:4Awo Katonda n’alaba byonna by’akoze nga birungi nnyo. Ne buba akawungeezi, ate ne buba enkya, olwo lwe lunaku olwomukaaga.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 1:1-31

The Beginning

1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2The 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.

3God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. 4God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.

6God said, “Let there be a huge space between the waters. Let it separate water from water.” 7And 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. 8God called the huge space “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day two.

9God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place. Let dry ground appear.” And that’s exactly what happened. 10God called the dry ground “land.” He called all the water that was gathered together “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

11Then 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. 12So 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. 13There was evening, and there was morning. It was day three.

14God 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. 15Let them be lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth.” And that’s exactly what happened. 16God 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. 17God put the lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth. 18He 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. 19There was evening, and there was morning. It was day four.

20God said, “Let the seas be filled with living things. Let birds fly above the earth across the huge space of the sky.” 21So 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. 22God 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.” 23There was evening, and there was morning. It was day five.

24God 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. 25God 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.

26Then 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.”

27So God created human beings in his own likeness.

He created them to be like himself.

He created them as male and female.

28God 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.”

29Then 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. 30I 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.

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