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|In 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.||In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.|
|The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”||Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”|
|Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.||So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.|
|Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.||And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.|
|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.”||And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”|
|You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.||As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.|
|So God created mankind in his own image,|
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
|So God created man in his own image,|
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
|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, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”||Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”|
|I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.||I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.|
|Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.||Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.|
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