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THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED

GÉNESIS.

CHAPTER I.

hath life, and fowl that may fly above tho 1 The creation of heaven and earth, 3 of the light, 6 of earth in the open firmament of heaven. the firmament, 9 of the earth separated from the

21 And God created great whales, and every waters, 11 and made fruitful, 14 of the sun, moon, and stars, 20 of fish and fowl, 24 of beasts and cuttle, living creature that moveth, which the waters 28 of man in the image of God. 29 Also the appoint- brought forth abundantly, after their kind, ment of food.

and every winged fowl after his kind : and IM

the beginning God created the heaven God saw that it was good. and the earth.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruit2 And the earth was without form, and ful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the void; and darkness was upon the face of the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon 23 And the evening and the morning were the face of the waters.

the fifth day. 3 And God said, Let there be light; and 24 9 And God said, Let the earth bring forth there was light.

the living creature after his kind, cattle, and 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: creeping thing, and beast of the earth after and God divided the light from the darkness. his kind : and it was so.

5 And God called the light Day, and the 25 And God made the beast of the earth after darkness he called Night. And the evening his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every and the morning were the first day.

thing that creepeth upon the earth after his 6 ? And God said, Let there be a firmament kind : and God saw that it was good. in the midst of the waters, and let it divide 26 9 And God said, Let us make man in our the waters from the waters.

image, after our likeness: and let them have 7 And God made the firmament, and di- dominion over the fish of the sea, and over vided the waters which were under the fir- the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and mament from the waters which were above over all the earth, and over every creeping the firmament: and it was so.

thing that creepeth upon the earth. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. 27 Šo God created man in his own image, in And the evening and the morning were the the image of God created he him; male and second day.

female created he them. 9 And God said, Let the waters under the 28 And God blessed them, and God said heaven be gathered together unto one place, unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and reand let the dry land appear: and it was so. plenish the earth, and subdue it; and have

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the gathering together of the waters called the fowl of the air, and over every living he Seas: and God saw that it was good. thing that moveth upon the earth.

11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth 29 9 And God said, Behold, I have given yon grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit every herb bearing seed, which is upon the tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed face of all the earth, and every tree, in the is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to

12 And the earth brought forth grass, and you it shall be for meat. herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after every fowl of the air, and to every thing that his kind : and God saw that it was good. creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life,

13 And the evening and the morning were I have given every green herb for meat: and the third day.

it was so 14 ? And God said, Let there be lights in 31 And God saw every thing that he had the firmament of the heaven to divide the made, and, behold, it was very good. And the day from the night; and let them be for signs, evening and the morning were the sixth day. and for seasons, and for days, and years:

CHAPTER II. 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the ? The first sabbath, 4 The manner of the creation. 8 earth: and it was so.

The planting of the garden of Eden, 10 and the river

thereof. 17 The tree of knowledge only forbidden. 16 And God made two great lights; the 19,20 The naming of the creatures. 21 The making greater light to rule the day, and the lesser of woman, and institution of marriage. he .

finished, and all the host of them. the heaven to give light upon the earth, 2 And on the seventh day God ended his

18 And to rule over the day and over the work which he had made; and he rested on night, and to divide

the light from the dark- the seventh day from all his work which he ness: and God saw that it was good.

had made. 19 And the evening and the morning were

God blessed the seventh day, and the fourth day.

sanctified it: because that in it he had rested 20 And God said, Let the waters bring from all his work which God created and forth abundantly the moving creature that made.

17 And God set them in the firmannsatso Thus the heavens and the earth were

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The garden of Eden.

GENESIS, III. The serpent deceiveth Eve. 4 5 These are the generations of the heavens, and his mother, and shall cleave unto his and of the earth when they were created, in wife: and they shall be one flesh. the day that the LORD God made the earth 25 And they were both naked, the man and and the heavens,

his wife, and were not ashamed. 5 And every plant of the field before it was

CHAPTER III. in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it 1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's shameful fall. to rain upon the earth, and there was not a

9 God arraigneth them. 14 The serpent is cursed.

15 The promised seed. 16 The punishment of man man to till the ground.

kind. 21 Their first clothing. 22 Their casting out 6 But there went up a mist from the earth,

of paradise. and watered the whole face of the ground. row the serpent was more subtil than any of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils had made. And he said unto the woman, the breath of life; and man became a living Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every soul.

tree of the garden? 8 And the LORD God planted a garden 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We eastward in Eden; and there he put the may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: man whom he had formed.

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the 9 And out of the ground made the LORD midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not God to grow every tree that is pleasant to eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. the sight, and good for food; the tree of life 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye also in the midst of the garden, and the tree shall not surely die: of knowledge of good and evil.

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat 10 And a river went out of Eden to water thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and the garden; and from thence it was parted, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. and became into four heads.

6 And when the woman saw that the tree 11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it was good for food, and that it was pleasant which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make where there is gold;

one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and 12 And the gold of that land is good : there did eat, and gave also unto her husband with is bdellium and the onyx stone.

her; and he did eat. 13 And the name of the second river is 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, Gihon: the same is it at compasseth the and they knew that they were naked; and whole land of Ethiopia.

they sewed fig leaves together, and made 14 And the name of the third river is Hid- themselves aprons. dekel: that is it which gocth toward the east 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. God walking in the garden in the cool of the

15 And the LORD God took the man, and day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves put him into the garden of Eden to dress it from the presence of the LORD God amongst and to keep it.

the trees of the garden. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and saying, of every tree of the garden thou may- said unto him, Where art thou? est freely eat:

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the gar17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good den, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day and I hid myself. that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou

18 1 And the LORD God said, It is not good wast naked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree, that the man should be alone; I will make whereof I commanded thee that thou should him an help meet for him.

est not eat ? 19 And out of the ground the LORD God 12 And the man said, The woman whom formed every beast of the field, and every thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of fowl of the air; and brought them unto the tree, and I did eat. Adam to see what he would call them: and 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, whatsoever Adam called every living crea- What is this that thou hast done? And the ture, that was the name thereof.

woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and did eat.. to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, the field; but for Adam there was not found Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed an help meet for him.

above all cattle, and above every beast of the 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh 15 And I will put enmity between thee and instead thereof;

the woman, and between thy seed and her 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt taken from man, made be a woman, and bruise his heel. brought her unto the man.

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly 23 Ånd Adam said, This is now bone of my multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and Woman, because she was taken out of Man. thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father shall rule over thee.

The murder of Abels
GENESIS, IV.

The birth of Seth. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall hast hearkened unto the voice

of thy wife, not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; and hast eaten of the tree, of which I com- a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in manded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of the earth. it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sor

13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My purow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; nishment is greater than I can bear. 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of from the face of the earth; and from thy the field;

face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall bread, till thou return unto the ground; for come to pass, that every one that findeth me out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, shall slay me. and unto dust shalt thou return.

15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore 20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be because she was the mother of all living. taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed kill him. them.

16 And Cain went out from the presence 22 I And the LORD God said, Behold, the of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, man is become as one of us, to know good on the east of Eden. and evil: and now, lest he put forth his 17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conhand, and take also of the tree of life, and ceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a eat, and live for ever:

city, and called the name of the city, after 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth the name of his son, Enoch. from the garden of Eden, to till the ground 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and from whence he was taken.

Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, 19 7 And Lamech took unto him two wives: and a flaming sword which turned every way, the name of the one was Adah, and the name to keep the way of the tree of life.

of the other Zillah. CHAPTER IV.

20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father 1 The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and Adel. 8 of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have

The murder of Abel. 11 The curse of Cain. 17 Enoch cattle. the first city. 19 Lamech and his two wives. 25 The 21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he birth of Seth, 26 and Enos.

was the father of all such as handle the harp A

ND Adam knew Eve his wife, and she and organ.

conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an have gotten a man from the LORD.

instructer of every artificer in brass and iron : 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a 23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah tiller of the ground.

and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of La3 And in process of time it came to pass, mech, hearken unto my speech: for I have that Cain brought of the

fruit of the ground slain a man to my wounding, and a young an offering unto the LORD.

man to my hurt. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the first- 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly lings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Lamech seventy and sevenfold. the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his 25 9 And Adam knew his wife again; and offering:

she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had God, said she, hath appointed me another not espect. And Cain was very wroth, and seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. his countenance fell.

26 And to Seth, to him also there was born 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou a son; and he called his name Enos: then bewrotb? and why is thy countenance fallen ? gan men to call upon the name of the LORD.

7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted ? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth

CHAPTER V. at the door. And unto thee shall be his de- 1 The genealogy, age, and death of the patriarchs sire, and thou shalt rule over him.

from Adam unto Noah. 24 The godliness and trans8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: Tation of Enoch. and it are to pass when they wernis bilde Tadsmis the book of the scenerationes con

, that Cain rose up against brother, and slew him

man, in the likeness of God made he him; 9 T And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is 2 Male and female created he them; and Abel thy brother! And he said, I know not : blessed them, and called their name Adam, Am I my brother's keeper?

in the day when they were created. 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the 31 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me years, and begat a son in his own likeness, from the ground.

after his image; and called his name Seth: 11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, 4 And the days of Adam after he had be which hath opened her mouth to receive thy gotten Seth were eight hundred years: and brother's blood from thy hand;

he begat sons and daughters:

Genealogy of the patriarchs. GENESIS, VI. The wickedness of the world. 5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years : and he died. A bit came to pass, when men began to

multiply on the face of the earth, and 6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, daughters were born unto them, and begat Enos:

2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of 7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight men that they were fair; and they took them hundred and seven years, and begat sons and wives of all which they chose. daughters:

3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not 8 And all the days of Seth were nine hun- always strive with man, for that he also is dred and twelve years: and he died.

flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and 94 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat twenty years. Cainan :

4 There were giants in the earth in those 10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan days; and also after that, when the sons eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat of God came in unto the daughters of men, song and daughters :

and they bare children to them, the same 11 And all the days of Enos were nine hun-became mighty men which were of old, men dred and five years : and he died.

of renown. 12 1 And Cainan lived seventy years, and 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of begat Mahalaleel :

man was great in the earth, and that every 13 And Cainan lived after he begat Maha- imagination of the thoughts of his heart was laleel eight hundred and forty years, and only evil continually. begat sons and daughters :

6 And it repented the LORD that he had 14 And all the days of Cainan were nine made man on the earth, and it grieved him hundred and ten years: and he died. at his heart.

15 1 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man years, and begat Jared :

whom I have created from the face of the 16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat earth; both man, and beast, and the creepJared eight hundred and thirty years, and ing thing, and the fowls of 'the air; for it begat sons and daughters :

repenteth me that I have made them. 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the hundred ninety and five years: and he died. LORD.

18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and 9 4 These are the generations of Noah : two years, and he begat Enoch:

Noah was a just man and perfect in his 19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch generations, an Noah walke

God. eight hundred years, and begat sons and 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, daughters :

and Japheth. 20 And all the days of Jared were nine hun- 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, dred sixty and two years: and he died. and the earth was filled with violencc.

21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, and begat Methuselah :

behold, it was corrupt; for all filesh had cor22 And Enoch walked with God after he rupted his way upon the earth. begat Methuselah three hundred years, and 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all begat sons and daughters :

flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled 23 And all the days of Enoch were three with violence through them; and, behold, I hundred sixty and five years :

will destroy them with the earth. 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he 14 4 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; was not; for God took him.

rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt 25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty pitch it within and without with pitch. and seven years, and begat Lamech:

15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt 26 And Methuselah lived after he begat La- make it of: The length of the ark shall be mech seven hundred eighty and two years, three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty and begat sons and daughters:

cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, hundred sixty and nine years: and he died. and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; 28 7 And Lámech lived an hundred eighty and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the and two years, and begat a son:

side thereof; with lower, second, and third 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, stories shalt thou make it. This same shall comfort us concerning our 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood work and toil of our hands, because of the of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, ground which the LORD hath cursed. wherein is the breath of life, from under 30 And Låmech lived after he begat Noah heaven; and every thing that is in the earth five hundred ninety and ive years, and begat shall die. sons and daughters :

18 But with thee will I establish my cove31 And all the days of Lamech were seven nant; and thou shalt come into the ark, hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy

32 And Noah was five hundred years old : sons' wives with thee. and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, CHAPTER VI.

two of every sort shalt thou bring into the 1 The wickedness of the world, which provoked God's ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall

wrath, and caused the flood. 8 Noah findeth grace. be male and female. 14 The order, form, and end o the ark.

20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle

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