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THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED

GENESIS.

CHAPTER I.

13 And the evening and the morning

were the third day. 1 The creation of heaven and earth, 3 of the light, 6 of the firmament, 9 of the earth separated from the

14 | And God said, Let there be lights waters, 11 and made fruitful, 14 of the sun, moon, in the firmament of the heaven to divide and stars, 20 of fish and fowi, 24 beastsane care the day from the night; and let them be the God. 29 Also

appointment of food.

for signs, and for seasons, and for days, IN N the beginning God created the heav- and years: en and the earth.

15 And let them be for lights in the 2 And the earth was without form, and firmament of the heaven to give light void; and darkness was upon the face of upon the earth: and it was so. the deep. And the Spirit of God moved 16 And God made two great lights; upon the face of the waters.

the greater light to rule the day, and the 3 And God said, Let there be light: and lesser light to rule the night: he made there was light.

the stars also. 4 And God saw the light, that it was 17 And God set them in the firmament good : and God divided the light from of the heaven to give light upon the the darkness.

earth, 5 And God called the light Day, and the 18 And to rule over the day and over the darkness he called Night. And the even-night, and to divide the light from the ing and the morning were the first day., darkness: and God saw that it was good. 6s And God said, Let there be a firma-19 And the evening and the morning ment in the midst of the waters, and let were the fourth day. it divide the waters from the waters. 20 And God said, Let the waters bring ? And God made the firmament, and forth abundantly the moving creature divided the waters which were under the that hath life, and fowl that may fly firmament from the waters which were above the earth in the open firmament above the firmament: and it was so. of heaven.

8 And God called the firmament Heav- 21 And God created great whales, and en. And the evening and the morning every living creature that moveth, were the second day.

which the waters brought forth abund9 | And God said, Let the waters un- antly, after their kind, and every winged der the heaven be gathered together unto fowl after his kind: and God saw that it one place, and let the dry land appear: was good. and it was so.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be 10 And God called the dry land Earth; fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters and the gathering together of the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the called he Seas: and God saw that it was earth. good.

23 And the evening and the morning 11 And God said, Let the earth bring were the fifth day. forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and 24 9 And God said, Let the earth bring the fruit tree yielding fruit after his forth the living creature after his kind, kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of earth: and it was so.

the earth after his kind: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, 25 And God made the beast of the and herb yielding seed after his kind, earth after his kind, and cattle after and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed their kind, and every thing that creepwas in itself, after his kind: and God eth upon the earth after his kind: and saw that it was good.

God saw that it was good.

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The creation of man.

GENESIS.

The garden of Eden. 26 | And God said, Let us make man had not caused it to rain upon the in our image, after our likeness: and let earth, and there was not a man to till them have dominion over the fish of the the ground. sea, and over the fowl of the air, and 6 But there went up a mist from the over the cattle, and over all the earth, earth, and watered the whole face of and over every creeping thing that creep- the ground. eth upon the earth.

7 And the LORD God formed man of 27 So God created man in his own im- the dust of the ground, and breathed age, in the image of God created he into his nostrils the breath of life; and him; male and female created he them. man became a living soul.

28 And God blessed them, and God 8 | And the LORD God planted a said unto them, Be fruitful, and multi- garden eastward in Lden; and there he ply, and replenish the earth, and subdue put the man whom he had formed. it: and have dominion over the fish of 9 And out of the ground made the the sea, and over the fowl of the air, LORD God to grow every tree that is and over every living thing that moveth pleasant the sight, and good for upon the earth.

food; the tree of life also in the midst 29 | And God said, Behold, I have of the garden, and the tree of knowlgiven you every herb bearing seed, edge of good and evil. which is upon the face of all the earth, 10 And a river went out of Eden to and every tree, in the which is the fruit water the garden ; and from thence it of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall was parted, and became into four heads. be for meat.

11 The name of the first is Pison: that 30 And to every beast of the earth, and is it which compasseth the whole land to every fowl of the air, and to every of Havilah, where there is gold; thing that creepeth upon the earth, 12 And the gold of that land is good: wherein there is life, I have given every there is bdellium and the onyx stone. green herb for meat: and it was so. . 13 And the name of the second river 31 And God saw every thing that he is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth had made, and, behold, it was very good. the whole land of Ethiopia. And the evening and the morning were

14 And the name of the third river is the sixth day.

Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward CHAPTER II.

the east of Assyria. And the fourth

river is Euphrates. 1 The first sabbath. 4 The manner of the creation.

15 And the LORD God took the man, 8 The planting of the garden of Eden, 10 and the river thereof. 11 The tree of knowledge only for: and put him into the garden of Eden to bidden. 19, 20 The naming of the creatures., 21 dress it and to keep it. The making of woman, and institution of marriage.

16 And the LORD God commanded the THUS the heavens and the earth man, saying, Of every tree of the garthem.

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of 2 And on the seventh day God ended good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: his work which he had made; and he for in the day that thou eatest thereof rested on the seventh day from all his thou shalt surely die. work which he had made.

18 | And the LORD God said, It is not 3 And God blessed the seventh day, good that the man should be alone; I and sanctified it: because that in it he will make him a help meet for him. had rested from all his work which God 19 And out of the ground the LORD created and made.

God formed every beast of the field, and 4 4 These are the generations of the every fowl of the air; and brought them heavens and of the earth when_they unto Adam to see what he would call were created, in the day that the LORD them: and whatsoever Adam called God made the earth and the heavens, every living creature, that was the name

5 And every plant of the field before it thereof. was in the earth, and every herb of the 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, field before it grew: for the LORD God and to the fowl of the air, and to every

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The fall of man.

GENESIS. Punishment of mankind. beast of the field; but for Adam there LORD God walking in the garden in the was not found a help

meet for him. cool of the day: and Adam and his wife 21 And the LORD God caused a deep hid themselves from the presence of the sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; LORD God amongst the trees of the and he took one of his ribs, and closed garden. up the flesh instead thereof.

9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, 22 And the rib, which the LORD God and said unto him, Where art thou? had taken from man, made he a woman, 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in and brought her unto the man.

the garden, and I was afraid, because I 23 And Adam said, This is now bone was naked; and I hid myself. of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she 11 And he said, Who told thee that shall be called Woman, because she was thou wast naked ? Hast thou eaten of taken out of man.

the tree, whereof I commanded theo 24 Therefore shall a man leave his that thou shouldest not eat? father and his mother, and shall cleave 12 And the man said, The woman unto his wife: and they shall be one whom thou gavest to be with me, she flesh.

gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 25 And they were both naked, the man 13 And the LORD God said unto the and his wife, and were not ashamed. woman, What is this that thou hast

done ? And the woman said, The serCHAPTER III.

pent beguiled me, and I did eat. 1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's shameful 14 And the LORD God said unto the fall. 9 God arraigneth them. 14 The serpent is cursed. 15 The promised seed. 16 The punishment serpent, Because thou hast done this, of mankind. 21 Their first clothing. 22 Their cast- thou art cursed above all cattle, and ing out of paradise.

above every beast of the field; upon thy Tow the serpent was more subtile belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou the LORD God had made. And he said 15 And I will put enmity between thee unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, and the woman, and between thy seed Ye shall not eat of every tree of the and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, garden?

and thou shalt bruise his heel. 2 And the woman said unto the ser- 16 Unto the woman he said, I will pent, We may eat of the fruit of the greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy trees of the garden:

conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is forth children; and thy desire shall be in the midst of the garden, God hath to thy husband, and he shall rule over said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall thee. ye touch it, lest ye die.

17 And unto Adam he said, Because 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, thou hast hearkened unto the voice of Ye shall not surely die:

thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of 5 For God doth know that in the day which I commanded thee, saying, Thou ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground opened, and ye shall be as gods, know- for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat ing good and evil.

of it all the days of thy life; 6 And when the woman saw that the 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it tree was good for food, and that it was bring forth to thee ; and thou shalt eat pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be the herb of the field: desired to make one wise, she took of 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave eat bread, till thou return unto the also unto her husband with her; and he ground; for out of it wast thou taken:

for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt 7 And the eyes of them both were thou return. opened, and they knew that they were 20 And Adam called his wife's name naked; and they sewed fig leaves to- Eve; because she was the mother of all gether, and made themselves aprons. living. 8 And they heard the voice of the 21 Únto Adam also and to his wife did

did eat.

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ground.

The murder of Abel.

GENESIS.

Cain's dwellingplace. the LORD God make coats of skins, and receive thy brother's blood from thy clothed them.

hand. 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, 12 When thou tillest the ground, it the man is become as one of us, to know shall not henceforth yield unto thee her good and evil: and now, lest he put strength ; a fugitive and a vagabond forth his hand, and take also of the tree shalt thou be in the earth. of life, and eat, and live for ever: 13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him punishment is greater than I can bear. forth from the garden of Eden, to till the 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this ground from whence he was taken. day from the face of the earth; and from 24 So he drove out the man: and he thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a placed at the east of the garden of Eden fugitive and a vagabond in the earth ; cherubim, and a flaming sword which and it shall come to pass, that every one turned every way, to keep the way of that findeth me shall slay me. the tree of life.

15 And the LORD said unto him, There

fore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance CHAPTER IV.

shall be taken on him sevenfold. And 1 The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and Abel. the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any 8 The murder of Abel. 11 The curse of Cain. 17 Enoch the first city. 19 Lamech and his two finding him should kill him. wives. 25 The birth of Seth, 26 and Enos.

16 | And Cain went out from the ND Adam knew Eve his wife; and presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 17 And Cain knew his wife ; and she 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. conceived, and bare Enoch : and he And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but builded a city, and called the name of the Cain was a tiller of the

city, after the name of his son, Enoch. 3 And in process of time it came to 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad : pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael the ground an offering unto the LORD. begat Methusael : and Methusael begat 4 And Abel, he also brought of the Lamech. firstlings of his flock and of the fat 19 | And Lamech took unto him two thereof. And the LORD had respect un- wives: the name of the one was Adah, to Abel and to his offering:

and the name of the other Zillah. 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he 20 And Adah bare Jabal : he was the had not respect. And Cain was very father of such as dwell in tents, and of wroth, and his countenance fell. such as have cattle.

6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why 21 And his brother's name was Jubal: art thou wroth? and why is thy counte- he was the father of all such as handle nance fallen ?

the harp and organ. 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalaccepted? and if thou doest not well, sin cain, an instructor of every artificer in lieth at the door: and unto thee shall be brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalhis desire, and thou shalt rule over him. cain was Naamah.

8 And Cain talked with Abel his broth- 23 And Lamech said unto his wives, er : and it came to pass, when they Adah and Zillah, hear my voice ; ye were in the field, that Cain rose up wives of Lamech, hearken unto my against Abel his brother, and slew him. speech: for I have slain a man to my

9 | And the LORD said unto Cain, wounding, and a young man to my hurt. Where is Abel thy brother? And hé 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, said, I know not : Am I my brother's truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. keeper?

25 | And Adam knew his wife again; 10 And he said, What hast thou done? | and she bare a son, and called his name the voice of thy brother's blood crieth Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed unto me from the ground.

me another seed instead of Abel, whom 11 And now art thou cursed from the Cain slew.

26 And to Seth, to him also there was

earth, which hath opened her mouth to

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