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.
Siku Sita Za Uumbaji Na Sabato
11:1 Za 89:11; 90:2; 96:5; 102:25; Mit 8:23; Isa 40:21; 42:5; 51:13; 41:4, 26; Yn 1:1-2; Mwa 2:3; 14:19; Neh 9:6; Ay 9:8; 37:18; Yer 10:12; 32:17; 51:15; 2Fal 19:15; Mdo 14:15; 7:24; Efe 3:9; Kol 1:16; Ebr 1:10; 3:4; 11:3; Ufu 4:11; 10:6Hapo mwanzo Mungu aliumba mbingu na dunia. 21:2 Isa 24:10; 27:10; 31:5; 32:14, 15; 34:11; 45:18; Yer 4:23; Mwa 8:2; Ay 7:12; 26:8; 33:4; 38:9; Za 36:6; 42:7; 104:6, 30; Mit 30:4Wakati huu dunia ilikuwa haina umbo, tena ilikuwa tupu. Giza lilikuwa juu ya uso wa vilindi vya maji, naye Roho wa Mungu alikuwa ametulia juu ya maji.
31:3 Za 33:6-9; 148:5; Ebr 11:3; 2Kor 4:6; 1Yn 5:7Mungu akasema, “Iwepo nuru,” nayo nuru ikawepo. 41:4 Za 18:28; 105:8; 104:31; 119:68; Yer 31:35; Kut 10:21-23; Ay 26:10; 8:19; Isa 42:16; 45:7Mungu akaona ya kuwa nuru ni njema, ndipo Mungu akatenganisha nuru na giza. 51:5 Mwa 2:19, 23; Za 74:16Mungu akaiita nuru “mchana,” na giza akaliita “usiku.” Ikawa jioni, ikawa asubuhi, siku ya kwanza.
61:6 Isa 44:24; 2Pet 3:5; Za 24:2; 136:6Mungu akasema, “Iwepo nafasi kati ya maji igawe maji na maji.” 71:7 Mwa 7:11; Ay 26:10; 38:8-16; Za 68:33; 148:4; Mit 8:28Kwa hiyo Mungu akafanya nafasi, akatenganisha maji yaliyo chini ya hiyo nafasi na maji yaliyo juu yake. Ikawa hivyo. 81:8 Ay 38:8-11; Za 33:7; 95:5; 104:6-9; Mit 8:29; Yer 5:22; 2Pet 3:5; Hag 2:6Mungu akaiita hiyo nafasi “anga.” Ikawa jioni, ikawa asubuhi, siku ya pili.
9Mungu akasema, “Maji yaliyopo chini ya anga na yakusanyike mahali pamoja, pawepo na nchi kavu.” Ikawa hivyo. 101:10 Za 33:7; 90:2; 95:5; Ay 38:8Mungu akaiita nchi kavu “ardhi,” nalo lile kusanyiko la maji akaliita “bahari.” Mungu akaona kuwa ni vyema.
111:11 Za 65:9-13; 104:14; Mwa 2:9; Law 11:14, 19; 1Kor 15:38Kisha Mungu akasema, “Ardhi na itoe mimea: miche itoayo mbegu, miti juu ya nchi itoayo matunda yenye mbegu ndani yake, kila mmea kulingana na aina zake mbalimbali.” Ikawa hivyo. 12Ardhi ikachipua mimea: Mimea itoayo mbegu kulingana na aina zake, na miti itoayo matunda yenye mbegu kulingana na aina zake. Mungu akaona ya kuwa hili ni jema. 13Ikawa jioni, ikawa asubuhi, siku ya tatu.
141:14 Za 74:16; 136:7; 104:19; Yer 10:2; Mwa 8:22; Yer 31:35-36; 33:20, 25Mungu akasema, “Iwepo mianga kwenye nafasi ya anga ili itenganishe usiku na mchana, nayo iwe alama ya kutambulisha majira mbalimbali, siku na miaka, 15nayo iwe mianga kwenye nafasi ya anga ya kutia nuru juu ya dunia.” Ikawa hivyo. 161:16 Kum 17:3; Ay 38:33; 31:26; Yer 31:35; 43:13; Eze 8:16; Za 74:16; 104:19; 136:9; Yak 1:17; Kum 4:19Mungu akafanya mianga miwili mikubwa: mwanga mkubwa utawale mchana, na mwanga mdogo utawale usiku. Pia Mungu akafanya nyota. 17Mungu akaiweka katika nafasi ya anga iangaze dunia, 181:18 Yer 33:20itawale usiku na mchana, na ikatenganishe nuru na giza. Mungu akaona kuwa hili ni jema. 19Ikawa jioni, ikawa asubuhi, siku ya nne.
201:20 Za 146:6; Mwa 2:19Mungu akasema, “Kuwepo na viumbe hai tele kwenye maji, nao ndege waruke juu ya dunia katika nafasi ya anga.” 211:21 Ay 3:8; 7:12; Za 74:13; 148:7; 104:25-26; Isa 27:1; Eze 32:2Kwa hiyo Mungu akaumba viumbe wakubwa wa baharini na kila kiumbe hai kiendacho majini kulingana na aina zake, na kila ndege mwenye mabawa kulingana na aina yake. Mungu akaona kuwa hili ni jema. 221:22 Mwa 8:17; 47:27; 9:17, 19; Law 26:9; Eze 36:11Mungu akavibariki, akasema, “Zaeni mwongezeke, mkayajaze maji ya bahari, nao ndege waongezeke katika dunia.” 23Ikawa jioni, ikawa asubuhi, siku ya tano.
241:24 Mwa 2:19Mungu akasema, “Ardhi na itoe viumbe hai kulingana na aina zake: wanyama wa kufugwa, viumbe vitambaavyo ardhini na wanyama pori, kila mnyama kulingana na aina yake.” Ikawa hivyo. 251:25 Mwa 7:21-22; Yer 27:5Mungu akafanya wanyama pori kulingana na aina zake, wanyama wa kufugwa kulingana na aina zake, na viumbe vyote vitambaavyo juu ya ardhi kulingana na aina zake. Mungu akaona kuwa hili ni jema.
261:26 Mwa 5:3; 9:6; 9:2; Za 8:5-8; 8:8; 82:6; 89:6; Yak 3:9; 1Kor 11:7; 2Kor 4:4; Kol 1:15; 3:10; Mdo 17:28-29Ndipo Mungu akasema, “Tufanye mtu kwa mfano wetu, kwa sura yetu, wakatawale juu ya samaki wa baharini na ndege wa angani, juu ya mifugo, juu ya dunia yote, na juu ya viumbe wote watambaao juu ya nchi.”
271:27 Mwa 2:7; 5:1, 2; Za 103:14; 119:73; Mt 19:4; Mk 10:6; Gal 3:28; Kum 4:32Kwa hiyo Mungu akamuumba mtu kwa mfano wake mwenyewe,
kwa mfano wa Mungu alimuumba;
mwanaume na mwanamke aliwaumba.
281:28 Mwa 6:1; 17:6; 33:5; Yos 24:3; Mdo 17:26; Za 8:6-8; 115:16; 113:9; 127:3, 5Mungu akawabariki na akawaambia, “Zaeni na mkaongezeke, mkaijaze tena dunia na kuitiisha. Mkatawale samaki wa baharini, ndege wa angani, na kila kiumbe hai kiendacho juu ya ardhi.”
291:29 Mwa 9:3; 1Tim 4:3; Kum 12:15; Za 104:14Kisha Mungu akasema, “Nimewapa kila mche utoao mbegu juu ya uso wa dunia yote, na kila mti wenye matunda yenye mbegu ndani yake. Vitakuwa chakula chenu. 301:30 Mwa 2:7; 7:22; Ay 38:41; Za 78:25; 104:14, 27; 111:5; 136:25; 145:15Nao wanyama wote wa dunia, ndege wote wa angani, na viumbe vyote viendavyo juu ya ardhi: yaani kila kiumbe chenye pumzi ya uhai, ninawapa kila mche wa kijani kuwa chakula.” Ikawa hivyo.
311:31 Za 104:24; 136:5; Mhu 3:19; Yer 10:12; 1Tim 4:4Mungu akaona vyote alivyoumba, na tazama, ilikuwa vizuri sana. Ikawa jioni, ikawa asubuhi, siku ya sita.