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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.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 1:1-31

Adebɔ Mfiase

1Mfiase no Onyankopɔn bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase. 2Na asase yɛ basaa a na ɛda mpan, na sum kata bun no ani, na Onyankopɔn Honhom butuw nsu no ani.

3Onyankopɔn hyɛe se, “Ɛnyɛ hann,” na ɛyɛɛ hann. 4Onyankopɔn huu sɛ hann no ye, na ɔtew hann no fii sum no ho. 5Onyankopɔn frɛɛ hann no se, “adekyee,” na sum no nso se, “adesae.” Ade sae na ade kyee, da a edi kan ne no.

6Onyankopɔn kae se, “Nkyemu mmra nsu no ntam, na ɛnkyekyɛ nsu no mu.” 7Enti Onyankopɔn yɛɛ nkyɛmu no, de kyekyɛɛ nsu a ɛwɔ nkyɛmu no ase fii nsu a ɛwɔ nkyɛmu no atifi no mu. Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 8Onyankopɔn too atifi nkyɛmu no din wim. Na ade sae, na ade kyee; eyi ne da a ɛto so abien.

9Na Onyankopɔn kae se, “Nsu a ɛwɔ nkyɛmu no ase no ano mmoa wɔ faako, na asase kesee nna ne ho adi.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 10Onyankopɔn too beae kesee ne din “asase.” Na nsu a ɛboaa ne ho ano no nso, ɔtoo no din “ɛpo.” Onyankopɔn hui sɛ eye.

11Afei Onyankopɔn kae se, “Afifide mfifi wɔ asase so; afifide a ɛsow aba, nnuaba ahorow a ɛsow aba ne nea nʼaba hyehyɛ mu nyinaa mfifi wɔ asase so.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 12Afifide a ɛsow aba ne nnua fifii wɔ asase so na nʼaba no nyin yɛɛ nnua ne afifide sɛ ne sɛso. Onyankopɔn hui sɛ eye. 13Na ade sae, na ade kyee. Eyi ne da a ɛto so abiɛsa.

14Na Onyankopɔn kae se, “Hann mmra nkyɛmu a ɛwɔ wim no mu, na ɛmmɛpae adekyee ne adesae mu. Na ɛmmɛyɛ nnyinaso mma bere nkyekyɛmu, nna ne mfe, 15na ɛmma hann mmra nkyɛmu a ɛwɔ wim no mu, na ahyerɛn wɔ asase so.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 16Onyankopɔn yɛɛ akanea akɛse abien a ɛyɛ owia ne ɔsram sɛ, owia no nni adekyee so na ɔsram no nni anadwo so. Ɔbɔɔ nsoromma nso. 17Onyankopɔn de akanea akɛse abien yi sii nkyɛmu a ɛwɔ wim no mu sɛ ɛnhyerɛn wɔ asase so, 18na wonni adekyee ne adesae no so, na ɛntew hann no mfi sum no ho. Na Onyankopɔn hui sɛ eye. 19Na ade sae, na ade kyee. Da a ɛto so anan ne no.

20Onyankopɔn kae se, “Abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu nhyɛ nsu no ma, na nnomaa ntu mfa asase ne nkyɛmu a ɛwɔ wim no so.” 21Enti Onyankopɔn bɔɔ po mu mmoa akɛse ne mmoa ahorow nyinaa a wɔwɔ nkwa na wɔkeka wɔn ho ne nnomaa ahorow nyinaa. Na Onyankopɔn hui sɛ eye. 22Onyankopɔn hyiraa abɔde no nyinaa so, kae se, “Monwo na monyɛ bebree na monhyɛ po no mu nsu no ma, na nnomaa ase ntrɛw wɔ asase so.” 23Na ade sae, na ade kyee. Da a ɛto so anum ne no.

24Onyankopɔn kae se, “Abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu ahorow nyinaa ne wɔn sɛso, anantwi ne mmoa a wɔwea wɔn afuru so ne mmoa ahorow a wɔyɛ keka a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa mmra asase so.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 25Onyankopɔn bɔɔ mmoa ahorow, anantwi ahorow ne wɔn sɛso ne mmoa a wɔwea wɔn afuru so ne wɔn sɛso. Na Onyankopɔn hui sɛ eye.

26Onyankopɔn kae se, “Momma yɛmmɔ onipa sɛ yɛn sɛso, na onni po mu mpataa, wim nnomaa, anantwi ne mmoa a wɔyɛ keka ne biribiara a ɛwea nʼafuru so wɔ asase so no so.”

27Enti Onyankopɔn bɔɔ onipa sɛ ne sɛso;

Onyankopɔn sɛso so na ɔbɔɔ wɔn;

ɔbarima ne ɔbea na ɔbɔɔ wɔn.

28Onyankopɔn hyiraa wɔn, ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Monwo na monyɛ asase so ma, na munni biribiara so. Munni po mu mpataa ne wim nnomaa ne abɔde biara a nkwa wɔ mu a ɛwɔ asase so no nyinaa so.”

29Afei Onyankopɔn kae se, “Mede asase so afifide a ɛsow aba nyinaa, afifide biara a aba hyɛ ne nnuaba mu wɔ asase yi so nyinaa hyɛ wo nsa. Ɛbɛyɛ wʼaduan. 30Mede nhabammono nyinaa ama aboa biara a ɔwɔ asase so, anomaa biara a ɔwɔ wim, biribiara a ɛwea nʼafuru so, biribiara a nkwa wɔ mu wɔ asase so sɛ wɔn aduan.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa.

31Onyankopɔn hwɛɛ nea wayɛ nyinaa huu sɛ ɛyɛ papa. Na ade sae, na ade kyee. Eyi ne da a ɛto so asia.