Exit Parallel Mode
 

Genesis 1

1
SONG 1
8,6,8,6
tune: St. Flavian, 100.
Genesis 1
1-11 Let heav’n arise, let earth appear,
said the Almighty Lord:
The heav’n arose, the earth appear’d,
at his creating word.
2 Thick darkness brooded o’er the deep:
God said, “Let there be light:”
The light shone forth with smiling ray,
and scatter’d ancient night.
3 He bade the clouds ascend on high;
the clouds ascend, and bear
A wat’ry treasure to the sky,
and float upon the air.
4 The liquid element below
was gather’d by his hand;
The rolling seas together flow,
and leave the solid land.
5 With herbs, and plants, and fruitful trees,
the new‐form’d globe he crown’d,
Ere there was rain to bless the soil,
or sun to warm the ground.
6 Then high in heav’n’s resplendent arch
he plac’d two orbs of light,
He set the sun to rule the day,
the moon to rule the night.
7 Next, from the deep, th’ Almighty King
did vital beings frame;
Fowls of the air of ev’ry wing,
and fish of ev’ry name.
8 To all the various brutal tribes
he gave their wondrous birth;
At once the lion and the worm
sprung from the teeming earth.
9 Then, chief o’er all his works below,
at last was Adam made;
His Maker’s image bless’d his soul,
and glory crown’d his head.
10 Fair in th’ Almighty Maker’s eye
the whole creation stood.
He view’d the fabric he had rais’d;
his word pronounc’d it good.

Genesis 1

1
Creation
1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2And the earth was #1.2: Or a waste and emptinessformless and void, and darkness was over the #1.2: Lit facesurface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the #1.2: Lit facesurface of the waters.
3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
5And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
6¶Then God said, “Let there be #1.6: Or a firmamentan expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
7So God made the #1.7: Or firmamentexpanse and separated the waters which were below the #1.7: Or firmamentexpanse from the waters which were above the #1.7: Or firmamentexpanse; and it was so.
8And God called the #1.8: Or firmamentexpanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9¶Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
10And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
11Then God said, “Let the earth sprout #1.11: Or grassvegetation, #1.11: Or herbsplants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after #1.11: Lit itstheir kind #1.11: Lit in which is its seedwith seed in them”; and it was so.
12And the earth brought forth #1.12: Or grassvegetation, #1.12: Or herbsplants yielding seed after #1.12: Lit itstheir kind, and trees bearing fruit #1.12: Lit in which is its seedwith seed in them, after #1.12: Lit itstheir kind; and God saw that it was good.
13And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
14¶Then God said, “Let there be #1.14: Or luminaries, light-bearerslights in the #1.14: Or firmamentexpanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
15and let them be for #1.15: Or luminaries, light-bearerslights in the #1.15: Or firmamentexpanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
16So God made the two #1.16: Or luminaries, light-bearersgreat lights, the greater #1.16: Or luminary, light-bearerlight #1.16: Lit for the dominion ofto rule the day, and the lesser #1.16: Or luminary, light-bearerlight #1.16: Lit for the dominion ofto rule the night, and also the stars.
17And God placed them in the #1.17: Or firmamentexpanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
18and #1.18: Lit for the dominion ofto rule the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
19And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
20¶Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth #1.20: Lit onacross the face of the #1.20: Or firmamentexpanse of the heavens.”
21And God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
22Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
23And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
24¶Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after #1.24: Lit itstheir kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after #1.24: Lit itstheir kind”; and it was so.
25God made the beasts of the earth after #1.25: Lit itstheir kind, and the cattle after #1.25: Lit itstheir kind, and every creeping thing of the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
26¶Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, so that they will have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the #1.26: Lit heavenssky and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the #1.28: Lit heavenssky and over every living thing that creeps on the earth.”
29Then God said, “Behold, I have given to you every plant yielding seed that is on the #1.29: Lit face ofsurface of all the earth, and every tree #1.29: Lit in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seedwhich has the fruit of the tree yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
30and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the #1.30: Lit heavenssky and to every thing that creeps on the earth #1.30: Lit in which is a living soulwhich has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.
31And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.