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FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT,
From the First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.
N the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
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.
3 And God faid, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God faw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night: and the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God faid, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters: and let it divide the waters from the
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 fo.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven: and the evening and the morning were the fecond day.
9 And God faid, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear and it was fo.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the ga thering together of the wa
ters called he Seas; and God | to divide the light from the faw that it was good. darkness and God faw that it was good.
II And God faid, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding feed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whofe feed is in itfelf, upon the earth: and it was fo.
12 And the earth brought forth grafs, and herb yielding feed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God faw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God faid, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night: and let them be for figns, and for feafons, and for days and years.
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth and it was fo.
16 And God made two great lights the greater light to rule the day, and the leffer light to rule the night: be made the stars also.
17 And God fet them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth: 18 And to rule over the day, and over the night, and
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God faid, 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.
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 faw that it was good.
22 And God bleffed them, faying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the feas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God faid, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beaft of the earth, after his kind and it was fo.
25 And God made the beaft of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind; and God faw that
it was good. 26 And God faid, Let us make Man in our image, after our likenefs: and let them have dominion over the fifh of the fea, 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.
27 So God created man in his own image: in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them.
28 And God bleffed them, and God faid unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and fubdue it and have dominion over the fish of the fea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God faid, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing feed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding feed to you it fhall be for
30 And to every beaft 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 fo.
31 And God faw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the fixth day.
the earth were finished,
HUS the heavens and
and all the hoft of them.
2 And on the feventh day God ended his work which he had made: and he rested on the feventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God bleffed the feventh day, and fanctified it: because that in it he had refted from all his work, which God created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heaven and of the earth, when they were created; in the day that the Lord God made the earth, and the heavens.
5 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 to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mift from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the duft of the ground,
ground, and breathed into his noftrils the breath of life: and man became a living foul.
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleafant to the fight, and good for food: the tree of life alfo in the midft of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden: and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
II The name of the firft is Pifon that is it which compaffeth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good there is bdellium and the onyx-stone.
13 And the name of the fecond river is Gihon: the fame is it that compaffeth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Affyria, And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to
dress it and to keep it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayeft freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou fhalt furely die.
18 And the Lord God faid, It is not good that the man fhould be alone: I will make him an help meet for him.
19¶ 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 creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beaft of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him..
21 And the Lord God caufed a deep fleep to fall upon Adarn, and he flept: and he took one of his ribs, and clofed up the flesh instead thereof.
22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and
OW the ferpent was more fubtle than any beaft of the field which the Lord God had made: and he faid unto the woman, Yea, hath God faid, Ye fhall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman faid unto the ferpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midft of the garden, God hath faid, Ye fhall not eat of it, neither fhall ye touch it, left ye die. 4 And the ferpent faid únto the woman, Ye fhall not furely die.
5 For God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes fhall be opened; and ye fhall be as gods,
knowing good and evil :
6 And when the woman faw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be defired to make one wife; fhe took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave alfo unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked: and they fewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the prefence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he faid, I heard thy voice in the garden: and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.
II And he faid, Who told thee that thou waft naked? haft thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou fhouldeft not eat?
12 And the man faid, The woman whom thou gaveft to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and i did eat.