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Genesis 1

The beginning

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

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

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

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

11 Then 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. 12 The 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. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning – the third day.

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

20 And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.’ 21 So 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. 22 God 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.’ 23 And there was evening, and there was morning – the fifth day.

24 And 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. 25 God 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.

26 Then 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,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 God 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.’

29 Then 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. 30 And 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.

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

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 1:26 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth

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1 Mosebog 1

Hvordan Gud skaber universet

1I begyndelsen skabte Gud himlen og jorden. Jorden var øde og tom, og urdybet lå hen i totalt mørke, men Guds Ånd svævede over de mørke vande.

Så sagde Gud: „Der skal blive lys!” og lyset blev til. Gud glædede sig over lyset, og han satte skel mellem lyset og mørket. Lyset kaldte han dag, og mørket kaldte han nat. Så blev det aften og derefter morgen. Det var den første dag.

Så sagde Gud: „Der skal være en hvælving midt i alt vandet til at dele det.” Og Gud dannede en hvælving, så vandet ovenfor den blev adskilt fra vandet nedenfor den. Hvælvingen kaldte han himmel. Så blev det aften og derefter morgen. Det var den anden dag.

Dernæst sagde Gud: „Vandet under himmelhvælvingen skal samle sig, så det tørre land kommer til syne.” Og sådan skete det. 10 Det tørre land kaldte han jord, og de steder, hvor vandet var, kaldte han hav; og Gud glædede sig over sit værk.

11 Derpå sagde Gud: „Grønne planter, der bærer frø, skal spire frem af jorden, og frugttræer, som bærer frugt med kerner, skal vokse op, så de kan formere sig, hver efter sin art.” Og sådan blev det. 12 Op af jorden spirede grønne planter, som bar frø, og træer, som bar frugt med kerner, hver efter sin art. Og Gud glædede sig over sit værk. 13 Så blev det aften og derefter morgen. Det var den tredje dag.

14-15 Så sagde Gud: „Der skal være lys på himmelhvælvingen, som sætter skel mellem dag og nat, og som markerer årstidernes skiften og festdagenes begyndelse.” Og sådan blev det. 16 Gud frembragte to store lys på himlen til at skinne på jorden, det største lys, solen, til at herske om dagen, og det mindre, månen, til at herske om natten sammen med stjernerne. 17 Han satte dem på himmelhvælvingen til at lyse på jorden, 18 til at sætte skel mellem dagen og natten. Og han glædede sig over sit værk. 19 Så blev det aften og derefter morgen. Det var den fjerde dag.

20 Dernæst sagde Gud: „Vandet skal vrimle med fisk og andet liv, og der skal være et mylder af fugle i luften.” Og sådan blev det. 21 Gud skabte de store havdyr og en mangfoldighed af fisk og fugle; og han glædede sig over sit værk. 22 Han velsignede dem og sagde: „Formér jer og bliv mange. Fiskene skal fylde havene, og fuglene skal fylde luften.” 23 Så blev det aften og derefter morgen. Det var den femte dag.

24 Derpå sagde Gud: „Af jorden skal der fremstå alle slags dyr—kvæg, krybdyr og alle mulige vilde dyr.” Og sådan blev det. 25 Gud dannede alle slags vilde dyr, krybdyr og husdyr, alle i stand til at formere sig, hver efter sin art; og Gud glædede sig over sit værk.

26 Så sagde Gud: „Lad os frembringe et levende væsen, der ligner os. Det skal herske over alt dyrelivet—fiskene i havet, fuglene i luften og de tamme og vilde dyr på jorden.” 27 Da skabte Gud to mennesker, som lignede ham. De blev skabt som mand og kvinde. 28 Gud velsignede dem og sagde: „Formér jer og bliv mange, bred jer over hele jorden og tag den i besiddelse! Hersk over fiskene, fuglene og alle de andre dyr på jorden.” 29 Gud fortsatte: „Se! Jeg giver jer alle de frøbærende planter på jorden som føde, og I må også spise frugt fra de mange frugttræer. 30 Jeg giver græsset og alt grønt til føde for dyrene og fuglene.” Og sådan blev det. 31 Gud betragtede nu hele sit skaberværk, og han var ovenud tilfreds med det. Så blev det aften og derefter morgen. Det var den sjette dag.