New American Standard Bible

Genesis 1

The Creation

1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was [a]formless and void, and darkness was over the [b]surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was [c]moving over the [d]surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Then God said, “Let there be [e]an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” God made the [f]expanse, and separated the waters which were below the [g]expanse from the waters which were above the [h]expanse; and it was so. God called the [i]expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout [j]vegetation, [k]plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after [l]their kind [m]with seed in them”; and it was so. 12 The earth brought forth [n]vegetation, [o]plants yielding seed after [p]their kind, and trees bearing fruit [q]with seed in them, after [r]their kind; and God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

14 Then God said, “Let there be [s]lights in the [t]expanse of the heavens to separate 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 [u]lights in the [v]expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 God made the two [w]great lights, the greater [x]light [y]to govern the day, and the lesser [z]light [aa]to govern the night; He made the stars also. 17 God placed them in the [ab]expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and [ac]to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

20 Then God said, “Let the waters [ad]teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth [ae]in the open [af]expanse of the heavens.” 21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after [ag]their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after [ah]their kind”; and it was so. 25 God made the beasts of the earth after [ai]their kind, and the cattle after [aj]their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [ak]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [al]sky and over every living thing that [am]moves on the earth.” 29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the [an]surface of all the earth, and every tree [ao]which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30 and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the [ap]sky and to every thing that [aq]moves on the earth [ar]which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. 31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 1:2 Or a waste and emptiness
  2. Genesis 1:2 Lit face of
  3. Genesis 1:2 Or hovering
  4. Genesis 1:2 Lit face of
  5. Genesis 1:6 Or a firmament
  6. Genesis 1:7 Or firmament
  7. Genesis 1:7 Or firmament
  8. Genesis 1:7 Or firmament
  9. Genesis 1:8 Or firmament
  10. Genesis 1:11 Or grass
  11. Genesis 1:11 Or herbs
  12. Genesis 1:11 Lit its
  13. Genesis 1:11 Lit in which is its seed
  14. Genesis 1:12 Or grass
  15. Genesis 1:12 Or herbs
  16. Genesis 1:12 Lit its
  17. Genesis 1:12 Lit in which is its seed
  18. Genesis 1:12 Lit its
  19. Genesis 1:14 Or luminaries, light-bearers
  20. Genesis 1:14 Or firmament
  21. Genesis 1:15 Or luminaries, light-bearers
  22. Genesis 1:15 Or firmament
  23. Genesis 1:16 Or luminaries, light-bearers
  24. Genesis 1:16 Or luminary, light-bearer
  25. Genesis 1:16 Lit for the dominion of
  26. Genesis 1:16 Or luminary, light-bearer
  27. Genesis 1:16 Lit for the dominion of
  28. Genesis 1:17 Or firmament
  29. Genesis 1:18 Lit for the dominion of
  30. Genesis 1:20 Or swarm
  31. Genesis 1:20 Lit on the face of
  32. Genesis 1:20 Or firmament
  33. Genesis 1:24 Lit its
  34. Genesis 1:24 Lit its
  35. Genesis 1:25 Lit its
  36. Genesis 1:25 Lit its
  37. Genesis 1:26 Lit heavens
  38. Genesis 1:28 Lit heavens
  39. Genesis 1:28 Or creeps
  40. Genesis 1:29 Lit face of
  41. Genesis 1:29 Lit in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed
  42. Genesis 1:30 Lit heavens
  43. Genesis 1:30 Or creeps
  44. Genesis 1:30 Lit in which is a living soul

O Livro

Gênesis 1

O começo

11/2 Quando Deus começou criando o firmamento e a Terra, esta era de início um caos e como uma massa amorfa, com o Espírito de Deus planando sobre os vapores que enchiam as trevas.

3/4 Então Deus disse: “Haja luz”. E a luz apareceu. Deus ficou satisfeito e demarcou o aparecimento da luz em relação à escuridão. Ao tempo durante o qual a luz brilhou chamou­lhe dia, e à escuridão noite. Essa sequência formou o primeiro dia.
E Deus disse: “Que os vapores se separem, deixando que haja uma atmosfera acima da Terra, e águas na sua superfície”. 7/8 Foi assim que Deus formou o firmamento e que separou as águas que estão na Terra das que se encontram na atmosfera. Tudo isto aconteceu no segundo dia.
9/10 E disse mais: “Que as águas à superfície da Terra se juntem, formando mares e oceanos, deixando aparecer a parte seca”. E assim foi. A essa parte seca emergindo de entre as águas chamou­lhe terra, e às águas mar. E Deus ficou satisfeito.
11/12 Disse Deus: “Que a terra produza toda a espécie de vegetação: plantas que dêem sementes, árvores que produzam frutos, frutos que contenham em si mesmos as sementes de acordo com a espécie donde vêm”. E assim foi. Deus viu que tudo isso era bom. 13 Estas coisas deram­se ao terceiro dia.
14 Deus 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.” 15/18 E assim aconteceu. Deus fez pois duas grandes fontes de luz: o Sol e a Lua, para iluminarem a Terra; o Sol, o maior, para dirigir o dia, e a Lua mais pequena, para brilhar durante a noite. Deus fez também os outros corpos celestes. 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 ficou satisfeito. 19 Isto deu­se no quarto dia.
20 E 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 categoria”. 21 Foi 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 estava bem. 22 E abençoou­os: “Multipliquem­se e encham os mares e as águas”. E para os pássaros e animais alados: “Que o vosso número aumente mul­ tiplicadamente: encham a terra!” 23 E aconteceu isto no quinto dia.
24/25 Deus disse: “Que na terra apareça toda a qualidade de vida animal quadrúpedes, rastejantes, animais selvagens de toda a sorte, reproduzindo­se de acordo com os seus tipos”. E assim aconteceu. Deus fez toda a qualidade de animais sobre a terra; cada um segundo a sua espécie diferente. E ficou satisfeito com tudo quanto tinha feito.
26 Disse mais Deus: “Façamos um homem, um ser semelhante a nós, e que domine sobre todas as formas de vida na terra, nos ares e nas águas”.

27 Deus criou então o homem semelhante ao seu Criador;
    assim Deus criou o homem.
    Homem e mulher — foi assim que os fez.

28/31 Deus os abençoou, e disse­lhes: “Multipliquem­se, encham a terra, dominem­na e também toda a vida animal da terra, dos mares e dos ares; dou­vos toda a vida vegetal, toda a espécie de frutos para alimento. A todos os animais dou igualmente como alimento a vida vegetal.” E foi assim que aconteceu. Deus viu que tudo quanto tinha feito era excelente. Assim passou o sexto dia.