New Living Translation

Genesis 1

The Account of Creation

1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”

And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.

Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. God called the space “sky.”

And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.

Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened. 10 God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.

13 And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.

14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. 16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, 18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

19 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.

20 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”

23 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day.

24 Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings[b] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth,[c] and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

27 So God created human beings[d] in his own image.
    In the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”

29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.

31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!

And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.

Footnotes

  1. 1:1 Or In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, . . . Or When God began to create the heavens and the earth, . . .
  2. 1:26a Or man; Hebrew reads adam.
  3. 1:26b As in Syriac version; Hebrew reads all the earth.
  4. 1:27 Or the man; Hebrew reads ha-adam.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Gẹnẹsisi 1

Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ dídá ayé

1Ní ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ ohun gbogbo Ọlọ́run dá àwọn ọ̀run àti ayé. Ayé sì wà ní rúdurùdu, ó sì ṣófo, òkùnkùn sì wà lójú ibú omi, Ẹ̀mí Ọlọ́run sì ń rábàbà lójú omi.

Ọlọ́run sì wí pé, “Jẹ́ kí ìmọ́lẹ̀ kí ó wà,” ìmọ́lẹ̀ sì wà. Ọlọ́run rí i pé ìmọ́lẹ̀ náà dára, ó sì ya ìmọ́lẹ̀ náà sọ́tọ̀ kúrò lára òkùnkùn. Ọlọ́run sì pe ìmọ́lẹ̀ náà ní “Ọ̀sán” àti òkùnkùn ní “Òru.” Àṣálẹ́ àti òwúrọ̀ sì jẹ́ ọjọ́ kìn-ín-ní.

Ọlọ́run sì wí pé “Jẹ́ kí òfúrufú kí ó wà ní àárín àwọn omi, láti pààlà sí àárín àwọn omi.” Ọlọ́run sì dá òfúrufú láti ya omi tí ó wà ní òkè òfúrufú kúrò lára omi tí ó wà ní orí ilẹ̀. Ó sì rí bẹ́ẹ̀. Ọlọ́run sì pe òfúrufú ní “Ọ̀run,” àṣálẹ́ àti òwúrọ̀ sì jẹ́ ọjọ́ kejì.

Ọlọ́run sì wí pé, “Jẹ́ kí omi abẹ́ ọ̀run wọ́ papọ̀ sí ojú kan, kí ilẹ̀ gbígbẹ sì farahàn.” Ó sì rí bẹ́ẹ̀. 10 Ọlọ́run sì pe ilẹ̀ gbígbẹ náà ní “ilẹ̀,” àti àpapọ̀ omi ní “òkun.” Ọlọ́run sì rí i wí pé ó dára.

11 Ọlọ́run sì wí pé, “Jẹ́ kí ilẹ̀ kí ó hu ọ̀gbìn: ewéko ti yóò máa mú èso wá àti igi tí yóò máa so èso ní irú tirẹ̀, tí ó ní irúgbìn nínú.” Ó sì rí bẹ́ẹ̀. 12 Ilẹ̀ sì hù ọ̀gbìn: ewéko tí ó ń so èso ní irú tirẹ̀, àti igi tí ń so èso, tí ó ní irúgbìn nínú ní irú tirẹ̀. Ọlọ́run sì ri pé ó dára. 13 Àṣálẹ́ àti òwúrọ̀ jẹ́ ọjọ́ kẹta.

14 Ọlọ́run sì wí pé “Jẹ́ kí ìmọ́lẹ̀ kí ó wà ní ojú ọ̀run, láti pààlà sí àárín ọ̀sán àti òru, kí wọn ó sì máa wà fún ààmì láti mọ àwọn àsìkò, àti àwọn ọjọ́ àti àwọn ọdún, 15 Kí wọn ó jẹ́ ìmọ́lẹ̀ ní ojú ọ̀run, láti tan ìmọ́lẹ̀ sí orí ilẹ̀.” Ó sì rí bẹ́ẹ̀. 16 Ọlọ́run dá ìmọ́lẹ̀ ńláńlá méjì, ìmọ́lẹ̀ tí ó tóbi láti ṣe àkóso ọ̀sán àti ìmọ́lẹ̀ tí ó kéré láti ṣe àkóso òru. Ó sì dá àwọn ìràwọ̀ pẹ̀lú. 17 Ọlọ́run sì ṣe wọ́n lọ́jọ̀ sí ojú ọ̀run láti máa tan ìmọ́lẹ̀ si orí ilẹ̀, 18 láti ṣàkóso ọ̀sán àti òru àti láti pààlà sí àárín ìmọ́lẹ̀ àti òkùnkùn: Ọlọ́run sì rí i pé ó dára. 19 Àṣálẹ́ àti òwúrọ̀ jẹ́ ọjọ́ kẹrin.

20 Ọlọ́run sì wí pé, “Jẹ́ kí omi kí ó kún fún àwọn ohun alààyè, kí àwọn ẹyẹ kí ó sì máa fò ní òfúrufú.” 21 Nítorí náà Ọlọ́run dá àwọn ẹ̀dá alààyè ńláńlá sí inú Òkun, àwọn ohun ẹlẹ́mìí àti àwọn ohun tí ń rìn ní onírúurú tiwọn, àti àwọn ẹyẹ abìyẹ́ ní onírúurú tiwọn. Ọlọ́run sì rí i pé ó dára. 22 Ọlọ́run súre fún wọn, ó sì wí pé, “Ẹ máa bí sí i, ẹ sì máa pọ̀ sí i, ẹ kún inú omi Òkun, kí àwọn ẹyẹ náà sì máa pọ̀ sí i ní orí ilẹ̀.” 23 Àṣálẹ́ àti òwúrọ̀ jẹ́ ọjọ́ karùn-ún.

24 Ọlọ́run sì wí pé, “Kí ilẹ̀ kí ó mú ohun alààyè jáde ní onírúurú wọn: ẹran ọ̀sìn, àwọn ohun afàyàfà àti àwọn ẹran inú igbó, ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan ní irú tirẹ̀.” Ó sì rí bẹ́ẹ̀. 25 Ọlọ́run sì dá ẹranko inú igbó àti ẹran ọ̀sìn gbogbo ní irú tirẹ̀ àti gbogbo ohun alààyè tí ń rìn ní ilẹ̀ ní irú tirẹ̀. Ọlọ́run sì rí i pé ó dára.

26 Lẹ́yìn náà ni Ọlọ́run wí pé, “Ẹ jẹ́ kí a dá ènìyàn ní àwòrán ara wa, gẹ́gẹ́ bí àwa ti rí, kí wọn kí ó jẹ ọba lórí ẹja Òkun, ẹyẹ ojú ọ̀run, ẹran ọ̀sìn, gbogbo ilẹ̀ àti lórí ohun gbogbo tí ń rìn lórí ilẹ̀.”

27  Nítorí náà, Ọlọ́run dá ènìyàn ní àwòrán ara rẹ̀,
    ní àwòrán Ọlọ́run ni Ó dá a,
    akọ àti abo ni Ó dá wọn.

28 Ọlọ́run sì súre fún wọn, Ọlọ́run sì wí fún wọn pé, “Ẹ máa bí sí i, kí ẹ sì máa pọ̀ sí i, kí ẹ sì gbilẹ̀, kí ẹ ṣe ìkápá ayé. Ẹ ṣe àkóso àwọn ẹja inú Òkun, ẹyẹ ojú ọ̀run àti gbogbo ẹ̀dá alààyè tí ó ń rìn ní orí ilẹ̀.”

29 Nígbà náà ni Ọlọ́run wí pé, “Mo fi gbogbo ohun ọ̀gbìn tí ń so èso fún un yín bí oúnjẹ àti àwọn igi eléso pẹ̀lú. Gbogbo rẹ̀ yóò jẹ́ oúnjẹ fún un yín. 30 Àti fún àwọn ẹranko inú igbó àti ẹyẹ ojú ọ̀run àti àwọn ohun afàyàfà: gbogbo ohun tó ní èémí ìyè nínú ni mo fi ewéko fún bí oúnjẹ.” Ó sì rí bẹ́ẹ̀.

31 Ọlọ́run sì rí àwọn ohun gbogbo tí ó dá, ó dára gidigidi. Àṣálẹ́ àti òwúrọ̀, ó jẹ́ ọjọ́ kẹfà.