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.

Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Genesis 1:1-31

Ang Paglikha

1Nang pasimula, nilikha ng Dios ang langit at ang lupa. 2Ang mundo noon ay wala pang anyo at wala pang laman. Ang tubig na bumabalot sa mundo ay balot ng kadiliman. At ang Espiritu ng Dios1:2 Espiritu ng Dios: o, kapangyarihan ng Dios; o, hanging mula sa Dios; o, malakas na hangin. ay kumikilos sa ibabaw ng mga tubig. 3Sinabi ng Dios, “Magkaroon ng liwanag!” At nagkaroon nga ng liwanag. 4Nasiyahan ang Dios sa liwanag na nakita niya. Pagkatapos, inihiwalay niya ang liwanag sa kadiliman. 5Tinawag niyang “araw” ang liwanag, at “gabi” naman ang kadiliman. Lumipas ang gabi at dumating ang umaga. Iyon ang unang araw.

6Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Dios, “Magkaroon ng pagitan na maghihiwalay sa tubig sa dalawang bahagi.” 7At nagkaroon nga ng pagitan na naghihiwalay sa tubig sa itaas at sa tubig sa ibaba. 8Ang pagitang itoʼy tinawag ng Dios na “kalawakan.” Lumipas ang gabi at dumating ang umaga. Iyon ang ikalawang araw.

9Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Dios, “Magsama sa isang lugar ang tubig sa mundo para lumitaw ang tuyong bahagi.” At iyon nga ang nangyari. 10Tinawag niyang “lupa” ang tuyong lugar, at “dagat” naman ang nagsamang tubig. Nasiyahan ang Dios sa nakita niya.

11Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Dios, “Magsitubo sa lupa ang lahat ng uri ng halaman, ang mga tanim na nagbubunga ng butil, at ang mga punongkahoy na namumunga ayon sa kani-kanilang uri.” At iyon nga ang nangyari. 12Tumubo sa lupa ang lahat ng uri ng halaman, ang mga tanim na nagbubunga ng butil, at ang mga punongkahoy na namumunga ayon sa kani-kanilang uri. Nasiyahan ang Dios sa nakita niya. 13Lumipas ang gabi at dumating ang umaga. Iyon ang ikatlong araw.

14Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Dios, “Magkaroon ng mga ilaw sa kalangitan para ihiwalay ang araw sa gabi, at magsilbing palatandaan ng pagsisimula ng mga panahon,1:14 mga panahon: Ang mga panahon ng kapistahan, pagtatanim, pag-aani, at iba pang mahahalagang araw. araw at taon. 15Magningning ang mga ito sa kalangitan para magbigay-liwanag sa mundo.” At iyon nga ang nangyari. 16Nilikha ng Dios ang dalawang malaking ilaw: ang pinakamalaki ay magliliwanag kung araw, at ang mas malaki ay magliliwanag kung gabi. Nilikha rin niya ang mga bituin. 17-18Inilagay ng Dios ang mga ito sa kalangitan para magbigay-liwanag sa mundo kung araw at gabi, at para ihiwalay ang liwanag sa dilim. At nasiyahan ang Dios sa nakita niya. 19Lumipas ang gabi at dumating ang umaga. Iyon ang ikaapat na araw.

20Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Dios, “Magkaroon ng ibaʼt ibang hayop sa tubig at magsilipad ang ibaʼt ibang hayop1:20 ibaʼt ibang hayop: Ang salitang Hebreo nito ay nangangahulugang ibon, mga insektong lumilipad, at ng iba pang uri ng mga hayop na lumilipad. sa himpapawid.” 21Kaya nilikha ng Dios ang malalaking hayop sa dagat, at ang lahat ng uri ng hayop na nakatira sa tubig, at ang lahat ng uri ng hayop na lumilipad. Nasiyahan ang Dios sa nakita niya. 22At binasbasan niya ang mga ito. Sinabi niya, “Magpakarami kayo, kayong mga hayop sa tubig at mga hayop na lumilipad.” 23Lumipas ang gabi at dumating ang umaga. Iyon ang ikalimang araw.

24Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Dios, “Magkaroon ng ibaʼt ibang uri ng hayop sa lupa: mga hayop na maamo at mailap, malalaki at maliliit.” At iyon nga ang nangyari. 25Nilikha ng Dios ang lahat ng ito at nasiyahan siya sa nakita niya.

26Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Dios, “Likhain natin ang tao ayon sa ating wangis. Sila ang mamamahala sa lahat ng uri ng hayop: mga lumalangoy, lumilipad, lumalakad at gumagapang.” 27Kaya nilikha ng Dios ang tao, lalaki at babae ayon sa wangis niya. 28Binasbasan niya sila at sinabi, “Magpakarami kayo para mangalat ang mga lahi ninyo at mamahala sa buong mundo. At pamahalaan ninyo ang lahat ng hayop.”

29Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Dios, “Ibinibigay ko sa inyo ang mga tanim na namumunga ng butil pati ang mga punongkahoy na namumunga para inyong kainin. 30At ibinibigay ko sa lahat ng hayop ang lahat ng luntiang halaman bilang pagkain nila.” At iyon nga ang nangyari. 31Pinagmasdan ng Dios ang lahat niyang nilikha at lubos siyang nasiyahan. Lumipas ang gabi at dumating ang umaga. Iyon ang ikaanim na araw.