The Book of GENESIS chapter 1, In the beginning God Created

2 New Perspectives translations of Genesis chapter 1 and a paraphrase. The first translation being a close to literal word by word translation of the Biblical Hebrew, the second a more standard translation, and the third a concise and more modern paraphrase.

1 In the beginning created God the heavens and the earth.
2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness over the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God brooded over the face of the waters.
3 And said God, Let be light; and was light.
4 And saw God the light, that it was good; and divided God between the light and the darkness.
5 And called God the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And was mixing and was breaking forth time one.

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6 And said God, Let be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it dividing between the waters from the waters.
7 And brought forth God the expanse, and He separated between the waters that were under the expanse and the waters that were above the expanse; and it was so.
8 And called God the expanse Heavens. And was mixing and was breaking forth time second.
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9 And said God, Let be collected the waters under the heavens to place one, and let appear the dry land; and it was so.
10 And called God the dry land Earth; and the collection of the waters He called Seas; and saw God it was good.
11 And said God, Let sprout the earth tender sprouts, plant seeding seed, tree of fruit yielding fruit after its kind, its seed within it, on the earth; and it was so.
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12 And bore the earth tender sprouts, plant yielding seed after its kind, and tree yielding fruit, its seed within it, after its kind; and saw God that it was good.
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13 And was mixing and was breaking forth time third.
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14 And said God, Let be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide between the day from the night: and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years;
15 And let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth; and it was so.
16 And brought forth God two the lights great; the light great for rule of the day; and the light small for the rule of the night, and the stars.
17 And appointed them God in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide between the light and darkness; and God saw that it was good.
19 And was mixing and was breaking forth time fourth.
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20 And said God, Let swarm the waters swarmers breathing creatures living, and flying creatures flying upon the face of the expanse of the heavens.
21 And created God the great living creatures, and every living creature that moves, which swarmed the waters after its kind, and every winged creature after its kind; and saw God that it was good.
22 And blessed them God, saying, Be fruitful and be many and fill the waters in the seas, and the winged creatures let be many on the earth.
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23 And was mixing and was breaking forth time fifth.
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24 And said God, Let bring forth the earth the breathing creatures living after its kind, cattle, and the creeping things, and creatures of the earth after its kind; and it was so.
25 And brought forth God the living creatures of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after its kind, and every creeping thing on the earth after its kind; and saw God it was good.
26 And said God, Let Us bring forth man (ruddy-man) in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them prevail over the fish of the sea, and over the winged creature of the heavens, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over all creeping things moving on the earth.
27 So created God the man in His image, in the image of God created He him; male and female He created them.
28 And blessed them God , and said to them God, Be fruitful and be many, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the winged creatures of the heavens, and over all living things that move on the earth.
29 And said God, Behold, I have given you every plant seeding seed which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree seeding seed; to you it will be for food.
30 And to every living thing of the earth, and to every winged creature of the heavens, and to everything moving on the earth in which is living breath, every green plant for food. And it was so.
31 And saw God everything that He had brought forth; and behold, it was good exceedingly. And was mixing and was breaking forth time sixth.

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the surface of the deep.
And the Spirit of God brooded over the surface of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

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5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the mixing and the breaking forth were time one.
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6 And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God brought forth the expanse, and separated between the waters that were under the expanse and the waters that were above the expanse; and it was so.
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8 And God called the expanse Heavens. And the mixing and the breaking forth were time second.
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9 And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas; and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth sprout vegetation, the plant yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, with its seed in itself, upon the earth; and it was so.
12 And the earth sprouted vegetation, and plants yielding seed after its kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
13 And the mixing and the breaking forth were time third.
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14 And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide the day from the night: and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years;
15 let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth; and it was so.
16 And God brought forth two great lights; the greater light to rule the day; and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars.
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17 And God appointed them in the heavens to give light upon the earth,
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.
19 And the mixing and the breaking forth were time fourth.
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20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creatures having life, and flying creatures above the earth in the expanse of the heavens.
21 And God created the great living creatures, and every living creature that moves, which swarmed the waters after its kind, and every winged creature after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let the winged creatures multiply on the earth.
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23 And the mixing and the breaking forth were time fifth.
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24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the breathing creatures after its kind, cattle, and the creeping things, and creatures of the earth after its kind; and it was so.
25 And God brought forth the living creatures of the earth after its kind, the cattle after its kind, and every creeping thing on the earth after its kind; and God saw it was good.
26 And God said, Let Us bring forth man in Our image ( a shadowing ), after Our likeness: and let them prevail over the fish of the sea, and over the winged creature of the heavens, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over all creeping things that move on the earth.
27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; He created them male and female.
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 sea, and over the winged creatures of the heavens, and over all living things that move on the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant bearing seed which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree bearing seed; to you it will be for food.
30 And to every living thing of the earth, and to every winged creature of the heavens, and to everything moving on the earth in which is living breath, for its food every green plant. And it was so.
31 And God saw everything that He had brought forth; and behold, it was very good. And the mixing and the breaking forth were the time sixth.

1 In the beginning God created the universe.
2 There was no life on the earth; and the surface waters were in darkness.
The Spirit of God was brooding over the surface of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light, and light appeared on the surface.
4 God saw that the light was good and He separated light from darkness.

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5 He called the light Day, and the darkness Night; from darkness to light, the first creation phase.
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6 And God said; Let there be an expanding in the middle of the waters, and let it separate the waters.
7 God brought forth the atmosphere which separated the lower waters from the upper waters.
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8 God called the atmosphere the Sky (Heavens); from darkness to light, the second creation phase.
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9 Then God said; Let the surface waters be gathered together and let the dry land rise from the waters.
10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters he called Seas, and He saw it was good.
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11 And God said; Let the earth sprout vegetation, and plants bearing seeds, and trees bearing fruit with the seed in the fruit, and it happened on the earth.
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12 The earth sprouted vegetation, and plants bearing seeds, and trees bearing fruit with the seed inside, and He saw it was good.
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13 From darkness to light, the third creation phase.
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14 Then God said; Let the lights appear in the sky to divide day from night; and let them be for signs of seasons, days, and years.
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15 Let the lights shine brightly upon the earth, and it happened.
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16 God brought forth two great lights, the bright light in the day, and the dim light at night, and the stars also.
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17 And God gave them in the sky to light the earth,
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18 to light the day and also the night and to separate light from darkness, and He saw it was good.
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19 From darkness to light, the fourth creation phase.
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20 Then God said; Let the waters abound with moving creatures, and the sky with winged creatures.

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21 God created the great living creatures, and every living creature that moves and lives abundantly in the waters, and every winged living creature of the air, and He saw it was good.
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22 God blessed them and told them to be fruitful and multiply to fill the waters, and for the winged creatures to multiply on the earth.
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23 From darkness to light, the fifth creation phase.
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24 Then God said; Let the earth bring forth all the kinds of living creatures, the cattle, the crawling, and the wild creatures, and it happened.

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25 God brought forth all the kinds of living creatures on the earth, the cattle, the crawling, and the wild creatures; and He saw it was good.
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26 Then God said; Let Us bring forth humans in Our image ( a shadowing ); and let them prevail over the fish, the birds, the cattle and over all the earth, and everything that crawls over the earth.
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27 God created humans in his own likeness, in His own likeness He created male and female.
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28 And He blessed them and told them to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it; having control over the fish, birds and all living creatures on the earth.
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29 And God said; Behold, I have provided every seed bearing plant on the earth, and every tree with fruit and seed for your nourishment.
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30 Also to every living creature of the earth, to the birds, and to everything living that crawls on the earth, I have given all the green plants for their nourishment; and it was so.
31 And He saw everything that He had created, and it was indeed very good.
From darkness to light, the sixth creation phase.

Note:(1) The #P# represents the letter "Phe" separator in the Hebrew text.

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