New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 1:1-31

የፍጥረት አጀማመር

1በመጀመሪያ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ሰማያትንና ምድርን ፈጠረ። 2ምድርም ቅርጽ የለሽና ባዶ ነበረች።1፥2 ወይም ሆነች የምድርን ጥልቅ ስፍራ ሁሉ ጨለማ ውጦት ነበር። የእግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) መንፈስ በውሆች ላይ ይረብብ ነበር።

3ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) “ብርሃን ይሁን” አለ፤ ብርሃንም ሆነ። 4እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ብርሃኑ መልካም እንደሆነ አየ፤ ብርሃኑን ከጨለማ ለየ። 5እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ብርሃኑን “ቀን”፣ ጨለማውን “ሌሊት” ብሎ ጠራው። መሸ፤ ነጋም፤ የመጀመሪያ ቀን።

6እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ውሃን ከውሃ የሚለይ ጠፈር በውሆች መካከል ይሁን” አለ። 7ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ጠፈርን አድርጎ ከጠፈሩ በላይና ከጠፈሩ በታች ያለውን ውሃ ለየ፤ እንዳለውም ሆነ። 8እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ጠፈርን “ሰማይ” ብሎ ጠራው። መሸ፤ ነጋም፤ ሁለተኛ ቀን።

9ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ከሰማይ በታች ያለው ውሃ በአንድ ስፍራ ይከማች፤ ደረቁ ምድር ይገለጥ” አለ፤ እንዳለውም ሆነ። 10እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ደረቁን ምድር፣ “የብስ”፣ በአንድነት የተሰበሰበውን ውሃ፣ “ባሕር” ብሎ ጠራው። እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ይህ መልካም እንደሆነ አየ።

11እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ምድር ዕፀዋትንም፣ እንደየወገናቸው ዘር የሚሰጡ ተክሎችንና በምድር ላይ ዘር ያዘሉ ፍሬ የሚያፈሩ ዛፎችን እንደየወገናቸው ታብቅል” አለ፤ እንዳለውም ሆነ። 12ምድር ዕፀዋትን፣ እንደየወገናቸው ዘር የሚሰጡ ተክሎችንና በውስጣቸው ዘር ያለባቸው ፍሬ የሚያፈሩትን ዛፎች በየወገኑ አበቀለች። እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ይህ መልካም እንደሆነ አየ። 13መሸ፤ ነጋም፤ ሦስተኛ ቀን።

14ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ቀኑን ከሌሊት እንዲለዩ፣ የዓመት ወቅቶች፣ ቀናትና ዓመታት የሚጀምሩበትንም እንዲያመለክቱ፣ 15ለምድር ብርሃን የሚሰጡ ልዩ ልዩ ብርሃናት በሰማይ ይሁኑ” አለ፤ እንዳለውም ሆነ። 16እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)፣ ለምድር ብርሃን ይሰጡ ዘንድ ሁለት ታላላቅ ብርሃናት አደረገ፤ ታላቁ ብርሃን በቀን እንዲሠለጥን፣ ታናሹ ብርሃን በሌሊት እንዲሠለጥን አደረገ። እንዲሁም ከዋክብትን አደረገ። 17ለምድር ብርሃን እንዲሰጡ እነዚህን በሰማይ ጠፈር አኖራቸው። 18ይኸውም በቀንና በሌሊት እንዲሠለጥኑ፣ ብርሃንን ከጨለማ እንዲለዩ ነው። እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ይህ መልካም እንደሆነ አየ። 19መሸ፤ ነጋም፣ አራተኛ ቀን።

20እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ውሆች ሕይወት ባላቸው በሕያዋን ፍጡራን ይሞሉ፤ ወፎች ከምድር በላይ በሰማይ ጠፈር ይብረሩ” አለ። 21በዚህ መሠረት፣ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) በባሕር ውስጥ የሚኖሩ ታላላቅ ፍጡራንን፣ በውሃ ውስጥ የሚርመሰመሱ ሕይወት ያላቸውን ነገሮች ሁሉ እንደየወገናቸው እንዲሁም ክንፍ ያላቸውን ወፎች ሁሉ እንደየወገናቸው ፈጠረ፤ እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ይህ መልካም እንደሆነ አየ። 22እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ብዙ ተባዙ፤ የባሕርንም ውሃ ሙሏት፤ ወፎችም በምድር ላይ ይብዙ” ብሎ ባረካቸው። 23መሸ፤ ነጋም፤ አምስተኛ ቀን።

24እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ምድር ሕያዋን ፍጡራንን እንደየወገናቸው፣ ከብቶችን፣ በምድር ላይ የሚሳቡ ፍጡራንንና የዱር እንስሳትን እያንዳንዱን እንደ ወገኑ ታስገኝ” አለ፤ እንዳለውም ሆነ። 25እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) የዱር እንስሳትን እንደየወገናቸው፣ ከብቶችን እንደየወገናቸው፣ እንዲሁም በምድር ላይ የሚሳቡ ፍጡራንን እንደየወገናቸው አደረገ። እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ይህ መልካም እንደሆነ አየ።

26እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ሰውን በመልካችን፣ በአምሳላችን እንሥራ፤ በባሕር ዓሦች፣ በሰማይ ወፎች፣ በከብቶች፣ በምድር1፥26 ዕብራይስጡም እንደዚሁ ሲሆን ሱርስቱ ግን የዱር እንስሳት ሁሉይለዋል። ሁሉ ላይ፣ እንዲሁም በምድር በሚሳቡ ፍጡራን ሁሉ ላይ ሥልጣን ይኑራቸው” አለ።

27ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ሰውን በራሱ መልክ ፈጠረው፤

በእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) መልክ ፈጠረው፤

ወንድና ሴት አድርጎ ፈጠራቸው።

28እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም)፣ “ብዙ ተባዙ፤ ምድርን ሙሏት፤ ግዟትም፤ የባሕርን ዓሦች፣ የሰማይን ወፎች፣ እንዲሁም በምድር ላይ የሚንቀሳቀሱትን ሕያዋን ፍጡራንን ሁሉ ግዟቸው” ብሎ ባረካቸው።

29እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም)፣ እንዲህ አለ፤ “በምድር ላይ ያሉትን ዘር የሚሰጡ ተክሎችን ሁሉ፣ በፍሬያቸው ውስጥ ዘር ያለባቸውን ዛፎች ሁሉ ምግብ ይሆኑላችሁ ዘንድ ሰጥቻችኋለሁ። 30እንዲሁም ለምድር አራዊት ሁሉ፣ ለሰማይ ወፎች ሁሉ፣ በምድር ላይ ለሚንቀሳቀሱ ሕያዋን ፍጡራን ሁሉ ማንኛውም ለምለም ተክል ምግብ እንዲሆናቸው ሰጥቻለሁ” እንዳለውም ሆነ።

31እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ያደረገውን ሁሉ አየ፤ እነሆም፣ እጅግ መልካም ነበረ። መሸ፤ ነጋም፤ ስድስተኛ ቀን።

New International Version – UK

Genesis 1:1-31

The beginning

1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light ‘day’, and the darkness he called ‘night’. And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.

6And God said, ‘Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.’ 7So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8God called the vault ‘sky’. And there was evening, and there was morning – the second day.

9And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so. 10God called the dry ground ‘land’, and the gathered waters he called ‘seas’. And God saw that it was good.

11Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. 12The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13And there was evening, and there was morning – the third day.

14And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.’ And it was so. 16God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening, and there was morning – the fourth day.

20And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.’ 21So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.’ 23And there was evening, and there was morning – the fifth day.

24And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so. 25God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

26Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,1:26 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’

27So God created mankind in his own image,

in the image of God he created them;

male and female he created them.

28God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’

29Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.’ And it was so.

31God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.