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FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT,
Froin the First Book of Moses, called GENESIS.
6 And God said, Let there
be a firmament in the midst TN the beginning God of the waters : and let it di
I created the heaven and vide the waters from the the earth.
waters. 2 And the earth was with 7 And God made the firout form, and void ; and mament; and divided the darkness was upon the face of waters which were under the the deep : and the Spirit of | firmament from the waters God moved upon the face of which were above the firma. the waters,
ment : and it was so. 3 And God said, Let there 8 And God called the firbe light ; and there was mament Heaven: and the light.
evening and the morning 4 And God saw the light, were the second day. that it was good : and God 9 And God said, Let the · divided the light from the waters under the heaven be darkness.
gathered together unto one 5 And God called the place, and let the dry land aplight Day, and the darkness | pear: and it was so. he called Night: and the 10 And God called the evening and the morning dry land Earth ; and the ga. were the first day,
thering together of the wa
ters called he Seas ; and God to divide the light from the saw that it was good. darkness: and God saw that
11 And God said, Let the it was good. earth bring forth grass, the 19 And the evening and herb yielding feed, and the the morning were the fourth fruit-tree yielding fruit after day. his kind, whose feed is in it- 29 And God said, Let the felf, upon the earth : and it waters bring forth abundantwas fo.
ly the moving creature that 12 And the earth brought hath life, and fowl that may forth grass, and herb yielding Ay above the earth in the seed after his kind, and the open firmament of heaven. tree yielding fruit, whose seed 21 And God created great was in itself, after his kind : whales, and every living creaand God saw that it was ture that moveth, which the good.
waters brought forth abun13 And the evening and dantly after their kind, and the morning were the third | every winged fowl after his day.
kind : and God saw that it was 14 And God said, Let good. there be lights in the firma- 22 And God blessed them, ment of the heaven, to divide saying, Be fruitful and multithe day from the night: and ply, and fill the waters in the let them be for signs, and for feas, and let fowl multiply in seasons, and for days and the earth. years.
| 23 And the evening and 15 And let them be for the morning were the fifth lights in the firmament of the day. heaven, to give light upon the 24 And God said, Let the earth : and it was so. | earth bring forth the living
16 And God made two creature after his kind, catgreat lights : the greater tle, and creeping thing, and light to rule the day, and the beast of the earth, after his lesser light to rule the night : kind : and it was fo. be made the stars also. 125 And God made the
17 And God set them in beast of the earth after his the firmament of the heaven, kind, and cattle after their to give light upon the earth : kind, and every thing that
18 And to rule over the creepeth upon the earth after day, and over the night, and his kind; and God saw that
it was good.
31 And God faw every 26 C And God said, Let thing that he had made, and us make Man in our image, behold, it was very good. after our likeness :, and let | And the evening and the them have dominion over the morning were the fixth day. fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the
CHAP. II. cattle, and over all the earth, THUS the heavens and and over every creeping I the earth were finished, thing that creepeth upon the and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day 27. So God created man God ended his work which in his own image: in the he had made: and he rested image of God created he on the seventh day from all him: male and female crea- his work which he had made. ted he them.
| 3 And God blessed the 28 And God blessed them, seventh day, and sanctified it: and God said unto them, Be because that in it he had restfruitful and multiply, anded from all his work, which replenish the earth, and sub-God created and made. due it: and have dominion 4 These are the generaover the fish of the sea, and tions of the heaven and of the over the fowl of the air, and earth, when they were creaover every living thing that ted; in the day that the moveth upon the earth. Lord God made the earth,
29. q And God said, Be- and the heavens. hold, I have given you every 5 And every plant of the herb bearing seed, which is field, before it was in the upon the face of all the earth, earth, and every herb of the and every tree, in the which field before it grew : for the is the fruit of a tree yielding Lord God had not caused it feed : to you it shall be for to rain upon the earth, and meat.
there was not a man to till 30 And to every beast of the ground. the earth, and to every fowl 6 But there went up a of the air, and to every thing mist from the earth, and wathat creepeth upon the earth, tered the whole face of the wherein there is life, I have ground. given every green herb for 7 And the Lord God meat: and it was so. forined man of the dust of the
ground, and breathed into his dress it and to keep it. noftrils the breath of life : 16 4 And the Lord God and man became a living commanded the man, saying, soul.
Of every tree of the garden 8 g And the Lord God thou mayest freely eat : planted a garden eastward in 17 But of the tree of the Eden ; and there he put the knowledge of good and evil, man whom he had formed. thou shalt not eat of it: for
9 And out of the ground in the day that thou eatest made the Lord God to thereof, thou shalt surely die. grow every tree that is plea- 18 And the Lord God fant to the fight, and good said, It is not good that the for food : the tree of life also man should be alone : I will in the midst of the garden, make him an help meet for and the tree of knowledge of him. good and evil.
19 And out of the Io And a river went out ground the LORD God of Eden to water the garden : formed every beast of the and from thence it was part | field, and every fowl of the ed, and became into four air ; and brought them unto heads.
| Adam to see what he would II The name of the first call them; and whatsoever is Pison : that is it which Adam called every living compasseth the whole land of creature, that was the name Havilah, where there is gold. thereof.
12 And the gold of that 20 And Adam gave names land is good : there is bdel- to all cattle, and to the fowl lium and the onyx-stone. of the air, and to every beast
13 And the name of the of the field ; but for Adam fecond river is Gihon: the there was not found an help fame is it that compasseth the meet for him... whole land of Ethiopia. 21 And the Lord God
14 And the name of the caused a deep sleep to fall third river is Hiddekel : that upon Adam, and he flept: and is it which goeth toward the he took one of his ribs, and east of Assyria, And the closed up the flesh instead fourth river is Euphrates. thereof.
15 And the Lord God 22 And the rib which the took the man, and put him Lord God had taken from into the garden of Eden to man, made he a woman, and
d which any vs An
brought her unto the man. , knowing good and evil :
23 And Adam said, This 69 And when the woman is now bone of my bones, and saw that the tree was good flesh of my flesh : the shall be for food, and that it was called Woman, because she pleasant to the eyes, and a was taken out of man. tree to be desired to make
24 Therefore shall a man one wife ; she took of the leave his father and his mo- fruit thereof, and did eat, and ther, and shall cleave unto his gave also unto her husband wife: and they shall be one with her, and he did eat. felh.
17 And the eyes of them 25 And they were both both were opened, and they naked, the man and his wife, knew that they were naked : and were not ashamed. and they sewed fig-leaves toCHAP. III.
gether, and made themselves
aprons. ATOW the serpent was 8 And they heard the
more subtle than any voice of the Lord God walkbeast of the field which the ing in the garden in the coal Lord God had made: and he of the day : and Adam and faid unto the woman, -Yea, his wife hid themselves from hath God said, Ye shall not the presence of the Lord God eat of every tree of the among the trees of the gargarden?
2 And the woman said 1 9 And the Lord God called unto the serpent, We may unto Adam, and said unto eat of the fruit of the trees of him, Where art thou ? the garden;
10 And he said, I heard 3 But of the fruit of the thy voice in the garden : and tree which is in the midst of I was afraid, because I was the garden, God hath faid, naked, and I hid myself. Ye shall not eat of it, neither 11 And he faid, Who told shall ye touch it, left ye die. thee that thou wast naked?
4 And the serpent faid haft thou eaten of the tree, únto the woman, Ye shall whereof I commanded thee, not surely die.
that thou shouldest not eat? 5 For God doth know, 12 And the man said, that in the day ye eat thereof, The woman whom thou then your eyes shall be open- gavest to be with me, she gave ed; and ye shall be as gods, me of the tree, and I did eat,