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J.P. Green Literal Translation     Easy-to-Read Version
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;
 Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:2
and the earth being without form and empty, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moving gently on the face of the waters,
 Genesis 1:2
the earth was completely empty; nothing was on the earth. Darkness covered the ocean, and God's Spirit moved over the water.
Genesis 1:3
then God said, Let light be! And there was light.
 Genesis 1:3
Then God said, "Let there be light!" And light began to shine.
Genesis 1:4
And God saw the light, that it was good, and God separated between the light and darkness.
 Genesis 1:4
God saw the light, and he knew it was good. Then God separated the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:5
And God called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And there was evening, and there was morning the first day.
 Genesis 1:5
God named the light "day," and he named the darkness "night." There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the first day.
Genesis 1:6
And God said, Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be dividing between the waters and the waters.
 Genesis 1:6
Then God said, "Let there be air to separate the water into two parts!"
Genesis 1:7
And God made the expanse, and He separated between the waters which were under the expanse and the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so.
 Genesis 1:7
So God made the air and separated the water. Some of the water was above the air, and some of the water was below the air.
Genesis 1:8
And God called the expanse, Heavens. And there was evening, and there was morning the second day.
 Genesis 1:8
God named the air "sky." There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the second day.
Genesis 1:9
And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be collected to one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so.
 Genesis 1:9
Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered together so the dry land will appear." And it happened.
Genesis 1:10
And God called the dry land, Earth. And He called the collection of the waters, Seas. And God saw that it was good.
 Genesis 1:10
God named the dry land "earth." And God named the water that was gathered together "seas." God saw this was good.
Genesis 1:11
And God said, Let the earth sprout tender sprouts, the plant seeding seed, the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it on the earth. And it was so.
 Genesis 1:11
Then God said, "Let the earth grow grass, plants that make grain, and fruit trees. The fruit trees will make fruit with seeds in it. And each plant will make its own kind of seed. Let these plants grow on the earth." And it happened.
Genesis 1:12
And the earth bore tender sprouts, the plant seeding seed according to its kind, and the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it. And God saw that it was good.
 Genesis 1:12
The earth grew grass and plants that made grain. And it grew trees that made fruit with seeds in it. Every plant made its own kind of seeds. And God saw this was good.
Genesis 1:13
And there was evening, and there was morning the third day.
 Genesis 1:13
There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the third day.
Genesis 1:14
And God said, Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.
 Genesis 1:14
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the sky. These lights will separate the days from the nights. These lights will be used for special signs and to show when special meetings begin. And they will be used to show the days and years.
Genesis 1:15
And let them be for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so.
 Genesis 1:15
These lights will be in the sky to shine light on the earth." And it happened.
Genesis 1:16
And God made the two great luminaries: the great luminary to rule the day, and the small luminary and the stars to rule the night.
 Genesis 1:16
So God made the two large lights. God made the larger light to rule during the day. He made the smaller light to rule during the night. God also made the stars.
Genesis 1:17
And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth,
 Genesis 1:17
God put these lights in the sky to shine on the earth.
Genesis 1:18
and to rule over the day and over the night; and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
 Genesis 1:18
God put these lights in the sky to rule over the day and over the night. These lights separated the light from the darkness. And God saw this was good.
Genesis 1:19
And there was evening, and there was morning the fourth day.
 Genesis 1:19
There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the fourth day.
Genesis 1:20
And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a soul of life; and let the birds fly over the earth, on the face of the expanse of the heavens.
 Genesis 1:20
Then God said, "Let the water be filled with many living things. And let there be birds to fly in the air over the earth."
Genesis 1:21
And God created the great sea animals, and all that creeps, having a living soul, which swarmed the waters, according to its kind; and every bird with wing according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
 Genesis 1:21
So God made the large sea animals. God made every living thing that moves in the sea. There are many different kinds of sea animals--and God made them all! God also made every kind of bird that flies in the sky. And God saw this was good.
Genesis 1:22
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let the birds multiply in the earth.
 Genesis 1:22
God blessed these animals. God told them to have many babies and fill the seas. And God told the birds on land to make many more birds.
Genesis 1:23
And there was evening, and there was morning the fifth day.
 Genesis 1:23
There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the fifth day.
Genesis 1:24
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the soul of life according to its kind: cattle, and creepers, and its beasts of the earth, according to its kind. And it was so.
 Genesis 1:24
Then God said, "Let the earth make many kinds of living things. Let there be many different kinds of animals. Let there be large animals and small crawling animals of every kind. And let all these animals make more animals." And all these things happened.
Genesis 1:25
And God made the beasts of the earth according to its kind, and cattle according to its kind, and all creepers of the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
 Genesis 1:25
So God made every kind of animal. God made the wild animals, the tame animals, and all the small crawling things. And God saw this was good.
Genesis 1:26
And God said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creepers creeping on the earth.
 Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Now let's make man. We will make people as a copy of ourselves. People will be like us. They will rule over all the fish in the sea and the birds in the air. They will rule over all the large animals and all the little things that crawl on the earth."
Genesis 1:27
And God created the man in His own image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female.
 Genesis 1:27
So God made people in his own image. God made people as a copy of himself. God made them male and female.
Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them; and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the seas, and over birds of the heavens, and over all beasts creeping on the earth.
 Genesis 1:28
God blessed them and said to them, "Have many children. Fill the earth and take control of it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the air. Rule over every living thing that moves on the earth."
Genesis 1:29
And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant seeding seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree seeding seed; it shall be food for you.
 Genesis 1:29
God said, "I am giving you all the grain bearing plants and all the fruit trees. Those trees make fruit with seeds in it. This grain and fruit will be your food.
Genesis 1:30
And to every beast of the earth, and to all birds of the heavens, and to every creeper on the earth which has in it a living soul, every green plant is for food. And it was so.
 Genesis 1:30
And I am giving all the green plants to the animals. Those green plants will be their food. Every animal on earth, every bird in the air, and all the little things that crawl on the earth will eat that food." And all these things happened.
Genesis 1:31
And God saw everything that He had made and behold, it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning the sixth day.
 Genesis 1:31
God looked at everything he had made. And God saw that everything was very good. There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the sixth day.
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Saturday, November 18th, 2017
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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