Bible verses about "god creating the world" | ISV

Genesis 2:19

19 So after the LORD God formed from the ground every wild animal and every bird that flies, he brought each of them to the man to see what he would call it. Whatever the man called each living creature became its name.

Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1-11:32

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 When the earth was unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, 3 God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness, 5 calling the light "day," and the darkness "night." The twilight and dawn were day one. 6 Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water!" 7 So God made the expanse, separating the water beneath the expanse from the water above it. And so it was. 8 God called the expanse "sky." The twilight and the dawn were the second day. 9 Then God said, "Let the water beneath the sky come together into one area, and let dry ground appear!" And so it was. 10 God called the dry ground "land," and he called the water that had come together "oceans." And God saw how good it was. 11 Then God said, "Let vegetation sprout all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed!" And so it was: 12 Vegetation sprouted all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed. And God saw that it was good. 13 The twilight and the dawn were the third day. 14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish day from night, to act as signs for seasons, days, and years, 15 to serve as lights in the expanse of the sky, and to shine on the earth!" And so it was. 16 God fashioned two great lights {— } the larger light to illumine the day and the smaller light to illumine the night {— } as well as the stars. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth, 18 to illumine both day and night, and to distinguish light from darkness. And God saw how good it was. 19 The twilight and the dawn were the fourth day. 20 Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with myriads of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth throughout the sky!" 21 So God created every kind of magnificent sea creature, every kind of living sea crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying bird. And God saw how good it was. 22 God blessed them by saying, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the oceans. Let the birds multiply throughout the earth!" 23 The twilight and the dawn were the fifth day. 24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature, each kind of livestock and crawling thing, and each kind of wild animal!" And so it was. 25 God made each kind of wild animal, along with every kind of livestock and crawling thing. And God saw how good it was. 26 Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us. Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!" 27 So God created mankind in his own image; in his own image God created him; he created them male and female. 28 God blessed these humans by saying to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and be master over it! Rule over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, and every living thing that crawls on the earth!" 29 God also told them, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant that grows throughout the earth, along with every tree that grows seed-bearing fruit. They shall produce your food. 30 I have given all green plants as food for every wild animal of the earth, every bird that flies, and to every living thing that crawls on the earth." And so it was. 31 Now God saw all that he had made, and, indeed, it was very good! The twilight and the dawn were the sixth day.

Genesis 2:1-11:32

1 With this the heavens and the earth were completed, including all of their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had completed the work he had been doing, so on the seventh day he stopped working on everything that he had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God stopped working on what he had been creating. 4 These are the records of how the heavens and the earth were created. On the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 no shrubs had yet grown in the fields of the earth and no vegetation had sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there ware no human beings to work the ground. 6 Instead, an underground stream would rise from the earth and water the surface of the ground. 7 So the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground, breathed life into his lungs, and the man became a living being. 8 The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, toward the East, where he placed the man whom he had formed. 9 The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 A river flows from Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides, becoming four branches. 11 The name of the first one is Pishon {— } it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is pure; bdellium and onyx are also found there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. 14 The third river is named the Tigris; it flows to the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 The LORD God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Eden in order to have him work it and guard it. 16 The LORD God commanded the man: "You may freely eat from every tree of the garden, 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly die during the day that you eat from it." 18 Later, the LORD God said, "It is not good for man to be alone. I will make for him a companion corresponding to him." 19 So after the LORD God formed from the ground every wild animal and every bird that flies, he brought each of them to the man to see what he would call it. Whatever the man called each living creature became its name. 20 The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds that fly, and to every wild animal, but there was not found for the man any companion corresponding to him, 21 so the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man. When the man was asleep, he took one of the man's ribs, closed up the flesh in its place, 22 formed the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman, and then brought her to the man. 23 Later, the man remarked, "This at last is bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh. This one shall be called 'Woman,' because she was taken from Man." 24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother and cling to his wife, and they will become one flesh. 25 Both the man and his wife were naked, yet they were unashamed.

Genesis 3:1-11:32

1 Now the serpent was more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made. The serpent said to the woman, "Has God actually said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" 2 The woman answered the serpent, "We may eat from the trees of the garden, 3 but as for the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it, nor shall you touch it, or you will die.'" 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You certainly will not die! 5 Even God knows that on the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will become like God, knowing good and evil." 6 The woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was attractive in appearance, and that it was desirable for making one wise, so she took some of its fruit and ate it. Then she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate some, too. 7 As a result, the eyes of both of them were opened, and they became aware that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. 8 When they heard the voice of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden during the breeze of the day, the man and his wife concealed themselves among the trees of the garden, hiding from the presence of the LORD God. 9 So the LORD God called out to the man, asking him, "Where are you?" 10 The man answered, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid from you." 11 "Who told you that you are naked?" God asked. "Did you eat fruit from the tree that I commanded you not to eat?" 12 The man answered, "The woman whom you provided for me gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate some of it." 13 Then the LORD God asked the woman, "What did you do?" The woman answered, "The serpent misled me, so I ate." 14 The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are more cursed than all the livestock, and more than all the wild animals. You will crawl on your belly and eat dust as long as you live. 15 "I will place hostility between you and the woman, between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike you on the head, and you will strike him on the heel." 16 He said to the woman, "I will greatly increase the pain of your labor during childbirth; it will be painful for you to bear children. "Your trust turns toward your husband, yet he will dominate you." 17 He said to the man, "Because you have listened to what your wife said, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground because of you. You will eat from it through pain-filled labor for the rest of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants from the fields. 19 You will eat food by the sweat of your brow until you are buried in the ground, because you were taken from it. You are made from dust and you will return to dust." 20 Now Adam had named his wife "Eve," because she was to become the mother of everyone who was living. 21 The LORD God fashioned garments from animal skins for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. 22 Later, the LORD God said, "See, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, so that he won't reach out, take also from the tree of life, eat, and then live forever {— } " 23 therefore the LORD God expelled the man from the garden of Eden so he would work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he had expelled the man, the LORD God placed winged angels at the eastern end of the garden of Eden, along with a fiery whirling sword to prevent access to the tree of life.

Genesis 4:1-11:32

1 Later, Adam had sexual relations with his wife Eve. She became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "I have given birth to a male child with the LORD." 2 She also gave birth to his brother Abel. Abel shepherded flocks and Cain became a farmer. 3 Some time afterward, Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of his harvest, 4 while Abel offered the best parts of some of the firstborn from his flock. The LORD looked favorably upon Abel and his offering, 5 but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering. When Cain became very upset and downcast, 6 the LORD asked Cain, "Why are you so upset? Why are you downcast? 7 If you do what is appropriate, you'll be accepted, won't you? But if you don't do what is appropriate, sin is crouching near your doorway, turning toward you. However, you must take dominion over it." 8 Instead, Cain told his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the wilderness." When they were outside in the fields, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Later, the LORD asked Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he answered." Am I my brother's guardian?" 10 "What did you do?" God asked. "Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are more cursed than the ground, which has opened to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 Whenever you work the ground, it will no longer surrender its yield to you, and you will wander throughout the earth as a fugitive." 13 "My punishment is too great to bear," Cain said to the LORD. 14 "You're driving me from the soil today. I'll be hidden from you, and I'll wander throughout the earth as a fugitive. In the future, whoever finds me will kill me." 15 The LORD said to him, "This won't happen, because whoever kills you will suffer seven times the vengeance." Then the LORD placed a sign on Cain so that no one finding him would kill him. 16 After this, Cain left the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. 17 Later, Cain had sexual relations with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain founded a city and named it after his son Enoch. 18 Irad was born to Enoch. Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech. 19 Later, Lamech married two wives. One was named Adah and the other was named Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who became the ancestor of those who live in tents and herd livestock. 21 His brother was named Jubal; he became the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and the flute. 22 Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who became a forger of bronze and iron work. Tubal-cain's sister was Naamah. 23 Lamech told his wives, "Adah and Zillah, listen to what I have to say: You wives of Lamech, hear what I'm announcing! I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for bruising me. 24 For if Cain is being avenged seven times, then Lamech will be avenged 77 times." 25 Later on, Adam had sexual relations with his wife again. She gave birth to a son and named him Seth, because "God granted me another offspring to replace Abel, since Cain killed him." 26 Seth also fathered a son, whom he named Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 5:1-11:32

1 This is the historical record of mankind's generations. On the day that God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 Creating them male and female, he blessed them and called them humans when he created them. 3 After Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son just like him, that is, according to his image, and named him Seth. 4 Adam lived another 800 years, fathering other sons and daughters after he had fathered Seth. 5 Adam lived a total of 930 years and then died. 6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he fathered Enosh. 7 After he fathered Enosh, Seth lived 807 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 8 Seth lived a total of 912 years and then died. 9 When Enosh had lived 90 years, he fathered Kenan. 10 After he fathered Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 11 Enosh lived a total of 905 years and then died. 12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he fathered Mahalalel. 13 After he fathered Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 14 Kenan lived a total of 910 years and then died. 15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he fathered Jared. 16 After he fathered Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 17 Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years and then died. 18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he fathered Enoch. 19 After he fathered Enoch, Jared lived 800 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 20 Jared lived a total of 962 years and then died. 21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. 22 After he fathered Methuselah, Enoch communed with God for 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters. 23 Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Now Enoch communed with God {— } and then he was there no more, because God had taken him. 25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he fathered Lamech. 26 After he fathered Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 27 Methuselah lived a total of 969 years and then died. 28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son 29 whom he named Noah, because he said, "May this one comfort us from our work, from pain that is caused by our manual labor, and from the ground that the LORD has cursed." 30 After he fathered Noah, Lamech lived 595 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 31 Lamech lived a total of 777 years and then died. 32 After Noah had lived 500 years, he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6:1-11:32

1 Now after human beings had increased in numbers throughout the earth and daughters had been born to them, 2 some divine beings noticed how attractive human women were, so they took wives for themselves from a selection that pleased them. 3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not remain with human beings forever, because they are truly mortal, and their lifespan will be 120 years." 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days. Soon after, divine beings cohabited with human women, who gave birth to children for them. These children became the heroes of ancient times, men of renown. 5 The LORD saw that human evil had grown significantly throughout the earth. Every inclination of people's thoughts was only evil on a continuous basis. 6 Then the LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and he was deeply grieved about that. 7 So the LORD said, "I will annihilate these human beings whom I have created from the earth, whether people, or animals, or crawling things, or flying birds, because I am grieving that I made them." 8 Noah, however, received favor in the sight of the LORD. 9 Here is the historical record of Noah: Noah was a righteous man. Blameless during his lifetime, he communed with God. 10 Noah fathered three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 Now the earth's population had become corrupt in God's opinion, and filled with violence. 12 God looked at the earth, observing how corrupt its population had become, because the entire human race had corrupted itself. 13 So God announced to Noah, "I have decided to destroy every living thing on earth, because it has become filled with violence through them. Look! I am about to annihilate them, along with the earth. 14 So make yourself an ark out of cedar, constructing compartments in it, and cover it inside and out with tar. 15 Make the ark like this: 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 16 Make a roof for the ark, and finish the walls to within one and a half feet from the top. Place the entrance in the side of the ark, and build a lower, a middle, and an upper deck. 17 "For my part, I am about to flood the earth with water and destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. 18 However, I will establish my own covenant with you, and you are to enter the ark {— } you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives. 19 You are to bring two of every living thing into the ark so they may remain alive with you. They are to be male and female. 20 From birds after their kind, from domestic animals after their kind, and from everything that crawls on the ground after their kind {— } two of everything will come to you so they may remain alive. 21 For your part, take some of the edible food and store it away {— } these stores will be food for you and the animals." 22 Noah did all of this, precisely as God had commanded.

Genesis 7:1-11:32

1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Come {— } you and all your household {— } into the ark, because I've seen that you alone are righteous in this generation. 2 You are to take with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of the unclean animals, a male and its mate; 3 also seven pairs of the flying birds, male and female, in order to keep their offspring alive on the surface of all the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain upon the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I will destroy every living creature that I have made." 5 Noah did everything that the LORD commanded. 6 Noah was 600 years old when water began to flood the earth. 7 Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives entered the ark with him before the flood waters arrived. 8 From both clean and unclean animals, from birds, and from everything that crawls on the ground, 9 two by two, male and female, they entered the ark to join Noah, just as God had commanded. 10 Seven days later, the flooding started. 11 On the seventeenth day of the second month, when Noah was 600 years old, all the springs of the great deep burst forth, the floodgates of the heavens were opened, 12 and it rained throughout the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. 13 On that very day, Noah entered the ark with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah's wife, his sons' three wives with them, 14 every kind of wild animal, livestock, crawling creature, bird, and every creature that has wings. 15 Two of each living creature entered the ark with Noah. 16 The males and females of each living creature entered the ark in accordance with God's command. Then the LORD shut them inside. 17 The flood continued throughout the earth for 40 days, while the flood waters increased, lifting the ark so that it rose above the earth. 18 The flood waters continued to surge, increasing across the earth, while the ark floated on the surface of the flood waters. 19 The flood waters surged even higher on the earth, until all the highest mountains under the sky were covered. 20 The flood waters rose 22½ feet above the mountains. 21 Every living thing on earth perished {— } birds, livestock, wildlife, all creatures that swarm over the earth, and all humans. 22 Everything that breathed {— } including everything that lived on dry land {— } died. 23 All existing creatures that lived on the surface of the ground was annihilated, from humans to livestock, from crawling creatures to birds of the sky. They were wiped off the earth. Only Noah remained, along with those who were with him in the ark. 24 The flood waters surged over the earth for 150 days.

Genesis 8:1-11:32

1 God kept Noah in mind, along with all the wildlife and livestock that were with him in the ark. God's Spirit passed over the earth, causing the flood waters to subside. 2 The water sources from the deep were blocked and the floodgates from the heavens were closed. 3 Then the flood waters steadily receded from the dry land, diminishing completely by the end of the 150 days. 4 The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month. 5 The flood waters continued to decrease until the tenth month, when, on the first of that month, the tops of the mountains could be seen. 6 After 40 days, Noah opened the window of the ark that he had built 7 and sent out a raven. It went back and forth as the flood waters continued to evaporate throughout the earth. 8 Later, he sent a dove out from the ark to see whether the water that covered the land's surface had completely decreased. 9 However, the dove could not yet find a place to rest, so it returned to Noah on the ark, since water still covered the land. So he reached out his hand and took it into the ark with him. 10 Noah waited another seven days and sent out the dove from the ark again. 11 At evening the dove returned to him, and there was a plucked olive leaf in its beak! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him any more. 13 In the six hundred and first year of Noah's life, during the first month, the flood waters began to evaporate from the land. Noah then removed the ark's cover and saw that the surface of the land was drying. 14 By the twenty seventh day of the second month, the ground was dry. 15 God spoke to Noah, 16 "It's time for you, your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you to leave the ark. 17 Bring out with you every living creature {— } including the birds, animals, and everything that crawls on the ground {— } so they may disperse throughout the land, be fruitful, and multiply throughout the earth." 18 So Noah, his sons, his wife, and his son's wives emerged. 19 Every animal, every crawling thing, every bird, and everything that moves on the earth emerged from the ark by groups. 20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings on it from every clean animal and every clean bird. 21 When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he said to himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings {— } even though the human inclination remains evil from youth {— } nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I have done. 22 Never again, as long as the earth exists, shall sowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night ever cease."

Genesis 9:1-11:32

Genesis 10:1-11:32

Genesis 11:1-32

Jeremiah 4:23

23 I looked at the earth, and it was formless and void, at the heavens, and there was no light there.

John 1:3

3 Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made.

Genesis 2:1-25

1 With this the heavens and the earth were completed, including all of their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had completed the work he had been doing, so on the seventh day he stopped working on everything that he had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God stopped working on what he had been creating. 4 These are the records of how the heavens and the earth were created. On the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 no shrubs had yet grown in the fields of the earth and no vegetation had sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there ware no human beings to work the ground. 6 Instead, an underground stream would rise from the earth and water the surface of the ground. 7 So the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground, breathed life into his lungs, and the man became a living being. 8 The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, toward the East, where he placed the man whom he had formed. 9 The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 A river flows from Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides, becoming four branches. 11 The name of the first one is Pishon {— } it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is pure; bdellium and onyx are also found there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. 14 The third river is named the Tigris; it flows to the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 The LORD God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Eden in order to have him work it and guard it. 16 The LORD God commanded the man: "You may freely eat from every tree of the garden, 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly die during the day that you eat from it." 18 Later, the LORD God said, "It is not good for man to be alone. I will make for him a companion corresponding to him." 19 So after the LORD God formed from the ground every wild animal and every bird that flies, he brought each of them to the man to see what he would call it. Whatever the man called each living creature became its name. 20 The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds that fly, and to every wild animal, but there was not found for the man any companion corresponding to him, 21 so the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man. When the man was asleep, he took one of the man's ribs, closed up the flesh in its place, 22 formed the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman, and then brought her to the man. 23 Later, the man remarked, "This at last is bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh. This one shall be called 'Woman,' because she was taken from Man." 24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother and cling to his wife, and they will become one flesh. 25 Both the man and his wife were naked, yet they were unashamed.

Colossians 1:16

16 For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.

Isaiah 45:12

Hebrews 11:3

3 By faith we understand that time was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are invisible.

Genesis 1:1-31

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 When the earth was unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, 3 God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness, 5 calling the light "day," and the darkness "night." The twilight and dawn were day one. 6 Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water!" 7 So God made the expanse, separating the water beneath the expanse from the water above it. And so it was. 8 God called the expanse "sky." The twilight and the dawn were the second day. 9 Then God said, "Let the water beneath the sky come together into one area, and let dry ground appear!" And so it was. 10 God called the dry ground "land," and he called the water that had come together "oceans." And God saw how good it was. 11 Then God said, "Let vegetation sprout all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed!" And so it was: 12 Vegetation sprouted all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed. And God saw that it was good. 13 The twilight and the dawn were the third day. 14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish day from night, to act as signs for seasons, days, and years, 15 to serve as lights in the expanse of the sky, and to shine on the earth!" And so it was. 16 God fashioned two great lights {— } the larger light to illumine the day and the smaller light to illumine the night {— } as well as the stars. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth, 18 to illumine both day and night, and to distinguish light from darkness. And God saw how good it was. 19 The twilight and the dawn were the fourth day. 20 Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with myriads of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth throughout the sky!" 21 So God created every kind of magnificent sea creature, every kind of living sea crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying bird. And God saw how good it was. 22 God blessed them by saying, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the oceans. Let the birds multiply throughout the earth!" 23 The twilight and the dawn were the fifth day. 24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature, each kind of livestock and crawling thing, and each kind of wild animal!" And so it was. 25 God made each kind of wild animal, along with every kind of livestock and crawling thing. And God saw how good it was. 26 Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us. Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!" 27 So God created mankind in his own image; in his own image God created him; he created them male and female. 28 God blessed these humans by saying to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and be master over it! Rule over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, and every living thing that crawls on the earth!" 29 God also told them, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant that grows throughout the earth, along with every tree that grows seed-bearing fruit. They shall produce your food. 30 I have given all green plants as food for every wild animal of the earth, every bird that flies, and to every living thing that crawls on the earth." And so it was. 31 Now God saw all that he had made, and, indeed, it was very good! The twilight and the dawn were the sixth day.

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