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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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Kĩambĩrĩria 1:1-31

11:1 Thab 102:25; Joh 1:1-3; Isa 40:21; Ayub 9:8; Thab 96:5; 104:2Kĩambĩrĩria-inĩ kĩa maũndũ mothe, Ngai nĩombire igũrũ na thĩ. 21:2 Thab 36:6; Thab 104:30; Isa 32:15; Jer 4:23Hĩndĩ ĩyo thĩ ndĩarĩ ũrĩa yatariĩ na ndĩarĩ na kĩndũ, nayo nduma yarĩ igũrũ rĩa kũrĩa kũriku, nake Roho wa Ngai aareerete igũrũ rĩa maaĩ.

31:3 Thab 33:6, 9; 2Akor 4:6; Ahib 11:3Nake Ngai agĩathana, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩkũgĩe ũtheri,” na gũkĩgĩa ũtheri. 41:4 Jer 31:35; Thab 104:31; Isa 42:16; 45:7Ngai akĩona atĩ ũtheri ũcio warĩ mwega, nake akĩgayũkania ũtheri na nduma. 51:5 Thab 74:16; Kĩam 1:19, 23Ngai agĩĩta ũtheri ũcio “mũthenya,” nayo nduma akĩmĩĩta “ũtukũ.” Na gũkĩgĩa hwaĩ-inĩ, na gũkĩgĩa rũciinĩ. Ũcio ũgĩtuĩka mũthenya wa mbere.

61:6 Isa 44:24; 2Pet 3:5; Thab 24:2; 136:6Nake Ngai agĩathana, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩkũgĩe wariĩ mũnene gatagatĩ ka maaĩ ũgayũkanie maaĩ na marĩa mangĩ.” 71:7 Kĩam 7:11; Thim 8:28; Ayub 26:10; 38:8-11Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Ngai agĩĩkĩra wariĩ ũcio na akĩgayũkania maaĩ marĩa maarĩ thĩ ya wariĩ ũcio na maaĩ marĩa maarĩ igũrũ rĩaguo. Na gũgĩtuĩka o ũguo. 81:8 Ayub 9:8; Isa 40:22Ngai agĩĩta wariĩ ũcio “matu mairũ.” Na gũkĩgĩa hwaĩ-inĩ na gũkĩgĩa rũciinĩ. Ũcio ũgĩtuĩka mũthenya wa keerĩ.

91:9 Jer 5:22; 2Pet 3:5Nake Ngai agĩathana, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Maaĩ marĩa marĩ thĩ ya matu mairũ nĩ mongane handũ hamwe na kũgĩe thĩ nyũmũ.” Na gũgĩtuĩka o ũguo. 101:10 Thab 33:7; Ayub 38:8; Thab 90:2; 95:5Ngai agĩĩta kũrĩa kũmũ “thĩ,” namo maaĩ marĩa maacookanĩrĩire akĩmeeta “maria.” Nake Ngai akĩona atĩ ũndũ ũcio warĩ mwega.

111:11 Thab 65:9; Kĩam 2:5Ningĩ Ngai agĩathana, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Thĩ nĩ ĩmere mĩmera: Mĩmera ĩrĩa ĩciaraga mbeũ, na mĩtĩ ĩrĩa ĩciaraga matunda marĩ na mbeũ thĩinĩ, kũringana na mĩthemba yayo.” Na gũgĩtuĩka o ũguo. 121:12 Kĩam 1:11Thĩ ĩkĩmera mĩmera: Mĩmera ĩgũciara mbeũ kũringana na mĩthemba yayo, na mĩtĩ ĩgũciara matunda marĩ na mbeũ thĩinĩ kũringana na mĩthemba yayo. Nake Ngai akĩona atĩ ũndũ ũcio warĩ mwega. 131:13 Kĩam 1:13Nakuo gũkĩgĩa hwaĩ-inĩ na gũkĩgĩa rũciinĩ. Ũcio ũgĩtuĩka mũthenya wa gatatũ.

141:14 Thab 74:16; Thab 104:19Ningĩ Ngai agĩathana, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩkũgĩe imũrĩ wariĩ-inĩ wa matu mairũ cia kũgayũkania mũthenya na ũtukũ, na irekwo ituĩke imenyithania cia imera, na mĩthenya na mĩaka. 151:15 Kĩam 1:7Na ituĩke imũrĩ wariĩ-inĩ ũcio wa matu mairũ, itũmage thĩ kũgĩage na ũtheri.” Na gũgĩtuĩka o ũguo. 161:16 Thab 136:8; Isa 40:26Ngai nĩombire imũrĩ igĩrĩ nene. Kĩmũrĩ kĩrĩa kĩnenanene, nĩkĩo riũa, kĩarage mũthenya; nakĩo kĩmũrĩ kĩrĩa kĩninanini, nĩkĩo mweri, kĩarage ũtukũ. O na ningĩ akĩũmba njata. 17Ngai agĩciiga wariĩ-inĩ wa matu mairũ itũmage thĩ kũgĩe ũtheri, 181:18 Jer 33:20, 25ciarage mũthenya na ũtukũ, na igayũkanagie nduma na ũtheri. Nake Ngai akĩona atĩ ũndũ ũcio warĩ mwega. 191:19 Kĩam 1:5Na gũkĩgĩa hwaĩ-inĩ na gũkĩgĩa rũciinĩ. Ũcio ũgĩtuĩka mũthenya wa kana.

201:20 Thab 146:6; Kĩam 2:19Ningĩ Ngai agĩathana, akiuga atĩrĩ: “Maaĩ nĩmaiyũrwo nĩ ciũmbe irĩ muoyo, nacio nyoni nĩciũmbũkagĩre igũrũ rĩa thĩ gũtuĩkania wariĩ wa matu mairũ.” 211:21 Thab 148:7; Ezek 32:2Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Ngai akĩũmba ciũmbe iria nene cia iria-inĩ na kĩũmbe o gĩothe kĩrĩ muoyo na kĩongoyaga, ikĩiyũra maaĩ-inĩ kũringana na mĩthemba yacio, na nyoni o yothe ĩrĩ mathagu kũringana na mũthemba wayo. Nake Ngai akĩona atĩ ũndũ ũcio warĩ mwega. 221:22 Kĩam 8:17; Alaw 26:9Ngai agĩcirathima akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ciaranai mũingĩhe, mũiyũre maaĩ-inĩ marĩa marĩ maria-inĩ, nacio nyoni nĩcingĩhe thĩ.” 231:23 Kĩam 1:5Na gũkĩgĩa hwaĩ-inĩ na gũkĩgĩa rũciinĩ. Ũcio ũgĩtuĩka mũthenya wa gatano.

241:24 Kĩam 2:19; Kĩam 1:11Ningĩ Ngai agĩathana, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Thĩ nĩĩgĩe ciũmbe irĩ muoyo kũringana na mĩthemba yacio: mahiũ, na ciũmbe iria ithiiagĩra thĩ, na nyamũ cia gĩthaka, o nyamũ kũringana na mũthemba wayo.” Na gũgĩtuĩka o ũguo. 251:25 Jer 27:5; Kĩam 1:4Ngai akĩũmba nyamũ cia gĩthaka kũringana na mĩthemba yacio, na mahiũ kũringana na mĩthemba yamo, na ciũmbe ciothe iria ithiiagĩra thĩ kũringana na mĩthemba yacio. Nake Ngai akĩona atĩ ũndũ ũcio warĩ mwega.

261:26 Thab 100:3; Isa 45:18Ningĩ Ngai agĩathana, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩtũũmbei andũ na mũhianĩre witũ, mahaanane na ithuĩ, nao maathage thamaki cia iria na nyoni cia rĩera-inĩ, na mahiũ ma thĩ yothe, na maathage ciũmbe ciothe iria ithiiagĩra thĩ.”

271:27 Kĩam 5:2; Math 19:4Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Ngai akĩũmba mũndũ

na mũhianĩre wake mwene,

akĩmũmba na mũhianĩre wa Ngai;

akĩmomba marĩ mũndũ mũrũme na mũndũ-wa-nja.

281:28 Kĩam 33:5; Josh 24:3; Thab 113:9; 127:3, 5Ngai akĩmarathima, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Ciaranai mũingĩhe, mũiyũre thĩ na mũmĩtoorie. Athagai thamaki cia iria na nyoni cia rĩera-inĩ, na mwathage ciũmbe ciothe irĩ muoyo iria ithiiagĩra thĩ.”

291:29 Kĩam 9:3; Thab 104:14Ningĩ Ngai akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩndamũhe mĩmera yothe ya thĩ ĩrĩa ĩciaraga mbeũ, na mũtĩ o wothe ũrĩa ũciaraga matunda marĩ mbeũ thĩinĩ. Ĩyo ĩgũtuĩka irio cianyu. 301:30 Kĩam 2:7; Thab 104:14Na kũrĩ nyamũ ciothe cia gũkũ thĩ, na nyoni ciothe cia rĩera-inĩ, o na ciũmbe ciothe iria ithiiagĩra thĩ, na kĩndũ o gĩothe kĩrĩ mĩhũmũ ya muoyo-rĩ, ndaacihe mĩmera mĩruru yothe ĩtuĩke irio ciacio.” Na gũgĩtuĩka o ũguo.

311:31 Thab 104:24; 1Tim 4:4Ngai akĩona atĩ kĩndũ kĩrĩa gĩothe oombĩte kĩarĩ kĩega mũno. Nakuo gũkĩgĩa hwaĩ-inĩ na gũkĩgĩa rũciinĩ. Ũcio ũgĩtuĩka mũthenya wa gatandatũ.