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King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation


1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth --
1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness `is' on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters,
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. and God saith, `Let light be;' and light is.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God seeth the light that `it is' good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness,
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. and God calleth to the light `Day,' and to the darkness He hath called `Night;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day one.
1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God saith, `Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.'
1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God maketh the expanse, and it separateth between the waters which `are' under the expanse, and the waters which `are' above the expanse: and it is so.
1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And God calleth to the expanse `Heavens;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day second.
1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God saith, `Let the waters under the heavens be collected unto one place, and let the dry land be seen:' and it is so.
1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God calleth to the dry land `Earth,' and to the collection of the waters He hath called `Seas;' and God seeth that `it is' good.
1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And God saith, `Let the earth yield tender grass, herb sowing seed, fruit-tree (whose seed `is' in itself) making fruit after its kind, on the earth:' and it is so.
1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the earth bringeth forth tender grass, herb sowing seed after its kind, and tree making fruit (whose seed `is' in itself) after its kind; and God seeth that `it is' good;
1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day. and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day third.
1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And God saith, `Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to make a separation between the day and the night, then they have been for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years,
1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. and they have been for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth:' and it is so.
1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God maketh the two great luminaries, the great luminary for the rule of the day, and the small luminary -- and the stars -- for the rule of the night;
1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and God giveth them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. and to rule over day and over night, and to make a separation between the light and the darkness; and God seeth that `it is' good;
1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day fourth.
1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God saith, `Let the waters teem with the teeming living creature, and fowl let fly on the earth on the face of the expanse of the heavens.'
1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God prepareth the great monsters, and every living creature that is creeping, which the waters have teemed with, after their kind, and every fowl with wing, after its kind, and God seeth that `it is' good.
1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And God blesseth them, saying, `Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and the fowl let multiply in the earth:'
1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day fifth.
1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God saith, `Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after its kind:' and it is so.
1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God maketh the beast of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, and God seeth that `it is' good.
1:26 And 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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. And God saith, `Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that is creeping on the earth.'
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God prepareth the man in His image; in the image of God He prepared him, a male and a female He prepared them.
1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God blesseth them, and God saith to them, `Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over every living thing that is creeping upon the earth.'
1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And God saith, `Lo, I have given to you every herb sowing seed, which `is' upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which `is' the fruit of a tree sowing seed, to you it is for food;
1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. and to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to every creeping thing on the earth, in which `is' breath of life, every green herb `is' for food:' and it is so.
1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. And God seeth all that He hath done, and lo, very good; and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day the sixth.