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SECTION I. !; i .
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OF THE -CREATION.; -:
'"Frovt Genent, daft, i, ii. . i Jn the beginning God create J the hcr.ven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void, and dark* tiess was upon the face of the deep : and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.'"
And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. And God saw the' light that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light day, and the darkness he called night; and the evening and the morning wtre the first day.
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 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 called the firmament heaven; and the evening and the morning were the second day.
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 called the dry land earth, and the gathering together of the waters called He seas: and God saw that it was good. '"'' i "• .
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed after • hia ikind, ami the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself upon the earth; and it was so.
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And the earth brought forth grass and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the fruit tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind, and God saw , that it was good.
And the evening and the morniog were the third •My- •>
And Qqd s^id, Let there be hrhts in the firmament •f the heaven, to divide th.e day from the njtjht; and let them be for sjgcjs.,. anfj for seasons, and for days, aflp^years,. ."j . / ;) • .
And let, them, be. for lights in,i the firmament of the heaven, to give lightuppnithe earth: and it wa» so.
And God made two great lights: the greater. light to, ruje the day, the lesser light to'rulj; the night: lie made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the- heaven, to. give light upon the: earth:; ,
And to rule over the day and over the night,. and. to divjde the light from the darkness: and Gop saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth, sfey.. 1;
And God said,. I*et. the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that m^y. fly above the earth in. the opgn firmament of heaven.
And. God created great whales, and. every. living creature that. raoveth, which. the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl, after his kind; and God. saw that it was good.
Andi Goo blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters irv the seas,.and let. fowl multiply in the earth. ,
And And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And GoD said, let the earth bring, forth the living! . creature after his kind, cattle-and creeping thing, und beast of the earth after his kind . and it was sot . ,.— .L .
And God made the beast of the earth after' his. kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that ene*peth upon the earth after his; kwd i and God saw-that it was good. . , •, . (i .:- i ti,':,x;
These are the generations of the heavens and of th0 earth, when they were createdsi;in the day that the. Lord God made the earth and the heaven..
And every plant of .the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for, the Lord God had not caused it tOiflain upon/the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
But there went up a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. .. .. . i .7., ; i•,
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 catde, and over all the earth, and over every thing that creepeth upon the earth. .". V l
And the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. , „
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man thould be alone: I will make him an help meet / for
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And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creatdre; that was the name thereof. . .; .''
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl B 2 of of the air, and to every beast of the field: but for Ad3in there was not found an help meet for him.
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.
And the rib, which the Lord Cod had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, this M now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: ^he shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife ; and they shall be one flesh. : • .
And Gov 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 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 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 God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
ANNOTATIONS And REFLECTIONS. This Section is taken from the very beginning of The Bible, and is part of the Book called Genesis, which ontains the Sacred History of 2367 years: it was