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The First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.

the greater light to rule the day, and
The creation of Heaven and Earth. the lesser light to rule the night : he
IN the beginning God created the Hea- made the stars also.
ven, and the Earth.

17 And God set them in the firma, 2 And the earth was without form, and ment of the heaven, to give light upon void, and darkness was upon the face of the earth : the deep: and the Spirit of God moved 18 And to rule over the day, and over upon the face of the waters.

the night, and to divide the light from 3 And God said, Let there be light : the darkness: and God saw that it was and there was light.

good. 4 And God saw the light, that it was 19 And the evening and the morning good: and God divided the light from were the fourth day, the darkness.

20 And God said, Let the waters bring 5 And God called the light, Day, and forth abundantly the moving creature the darkness he called Night: and the that hath life, and fowl that may fly evening and the morning were the first above the earth in the open firmament day.

of heaven. 6 And God said, Let there be a 21 And God created great whales, and firmament in the midst of the waters : every living creature that moveth, which and let it divide the waters from the the waters brought forth abundantly af.

ter their kind, and every winged fowl
7 And God made the firmament; and after his kind: and God saw that it was
divided the waters, which were under the good.
firmament, from the waters, which were 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be
above the firmament: and it was so. fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters

8 And God called the firmament, Hea. in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the
ven: and the evening and the morning earth.
were the second day.

23 And the evening and the morning
9 [ And God said, Let the waters were the fifth day.
under the heaven be gathered together 24 ( And God said, Let the earth
unto one place, and let the dry land bring forth the living creature after his
appear: and it was so.

kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and 10 And God called the dry land, earth, beast of the earth after his kind : and it and the gathering together of the waters was so. called he, Seas : and God saw that it 25 And God made the beast of the was good.

earth after his kind, and cattle after their 11 And God said, Let the Earth bring kind, and every thing that creepeth upon forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the earth, after his kind : and God saw the fruit tree, yielding fruit after his kind, that it was good. whose seed is in itself, upon the earth : 26 < And God said, Let us make man and it was so.

in our image, after our likeness: and 12 And the earth brought forth grass, let them have dominion over the fish of and herb yielding sced after his kind, the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed and over the cattle, and over all the was in itself, after his kind : and God earth, and over every creeping thing that saw that it was good.

creepeth upon the earth. 13 And the evening and the morning 27 So God created man in his own were the third day.

image, in the image of God created he 14 | And God said, Let there be lights him; male and female created he them. in the firinament of the heaven, to divide 28 And God blessed them, and God the day from the night: and let them be said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, for signs and for seasons, and for days and replenish the earth, and subdue it,

and have dominion over the fish of the 15 And let them be for lights in the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and firmament of the heaven, to give light over every living thing that moveth upon upon the earth : and it was so.

the earth. 16 And God made two great lights : | 29 | And God said, Behold, I hare


and years.



ze first Sabbath.


Marriuge instituted en you every herb bearing seed, which 12 And the gold of that land is good :

upon the face of all the earth, and There is Bdellium and the Onyx stone. Fery tree, in the which is the fruit of a 13 And the name of the second river ee yielding seed, to you it shall be for is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth leat:

the whole land of Ethiopia. 30 And to every beast of the earth, 14 And the name of the third river is nd to every fowl of the air, and to Hiddekel : that is it which goeth toward very thing that creepeth upon the earth, the east of Assyria : and the fourth river wherein there is life, I have given every is Euphrates. green herb for meat: and it was so.

15 And the LORD God took the man, 31 And God saw every thing that he and put hiin into the garden of Eden, had made : and behold, it was very to dress it, and to keep it. good. And the evening and the morn. 16 And the LORD God commanded ing were the sixth day.

the man, saying, Of every tree of the CHAP. II.

garden thou mayest freely eat. The first Sabbath.

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of PHUS the heavens and the earth good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it :

were finished, and all the host of for in the day that thou eatest thereof, them.

thou shalt surely die. 2 And on the seventh day God ended 18 And the LORD God said, It is his work, which he had made : And he not good that the man should be alone : rested on the seventh day from all his I will make him a help meet for him. work, which he had made.

19 And out of the ground the LORD 3 And God blessed the seventh day, God formed every beast of the field, and and sanctified it : because that in it he every fowl of the air, and brought them had rested from all his work, which God unto Adam, to see what he would call created and made.

them : and whatsoever Adam called
4 1 These are the generations of the every living creature, that was the name
heavens, and of the earth, when they thereof.
were created; in the day that the LORD 20 And Adam gave names to all cat.
God made the earth, and the heavens, tle, and to the fowl of the air, and to

5 And every plant of the field, before every beast of the field : but for Adam
it was in the earth, and every herb of there was not found a help mcet for him.
the field, before it grew: for the LORD 21 And the LORD God caused a deep
God had not caused it to rain upon the sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept;
earth, and there was not a man to till and he took one of his ribs, and closed
the ground.

up the flesh instead thereof.
6 But there went up a mist from the 22 And the rib which the LORD God
earth, and watered the whole face of the had taken from man, made he a wo.

man, and brought her unto the man. 7 And the LORD God formed man of 23 And Adam said, This is now bone the dust of the ground, and breathed in. of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she to his nostrils the breath of life; and shall be called woman, because she was man became a living soul.

taken out of man. 8.1 And the LORD God planted a 24 Therefore shall a man leave his garden castward in Eden; and there father and his mother, and shall cleave he put the man whom he had formed. unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh

9 And out of the ground made the 25 And they were both naked, the man
LORD God to grow every tree that is and his wife, and were not ashamed.
pleasant to the sight, and good for food :

the tree of life also in the midst of the The serpent deceiveth Eve.

garden, and the tree of knowledge of Nowherserpent time molte whicle

good evil

any of field, 10 And a river went out of Eden to the LORD God had made, and he said water the garden, and from thence it unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye was parted, and became into four heads. shall not eat of every tree of the garden ?

11 The name of the first is Pison : that 2 And the woman said unto the ser is it which compasseth the whole land pent, We may eat of the fruit of the of Havilah, where there is gold. trees of the garden :

did eat.

The fall of man.


Their first clothing. 3 But of the fruit of the tree, which is 17 And unto Adam he said, Because in the midst of the garden, God hath thou hast hcarkened unto the voice of said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of ye touch it, lest ye die.

which I commanded thee, saying, Thou 4 And the Serpent said unto the wo. shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground man, Ye shall not surely die.

for thy sake: in sorrow shalt thou eat 5 For God doth know, that in the day of it all the days of thy life. ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it opened: and ye shall be as gods, bring forth to thee: and thou shalt eat knowing good and evil.

the herb of the field. 6 And when the woman saw, that the 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou tree was good for food, and that it was eat bread, till thou return unto the pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be ground: for out of it wast thou taken, desired to make one wise, she took of for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt the fruit thereof, and did cat, and gave thou return. also unto her husband with her, and he 20 And Adam called his wife's name

Eve, because she was the mother of all 7 And the eyes of them both were living. opened, and they knew that they were 21 Unto Adam also, and to his wife, naked, and they sewed fig leaves to. did the LORD God make coats of skins, gether, and made themselves aprons. and clothed them.

8 And they heard the voice of the 22 T And the LORD God said, Behold, LORD God, walking in the garden in the man is become as one of us, to know the cool of the day: and Adam and his good and evil. And now lest he put wife hid themselves from the presence forth his hand, and take also of the tree of the LORD God, amongst the trees of of life, and eat and live for ever : the garden.

23 Therefore the LORD God sent 9 And the LORD God called unto him forth from the garden of Eden, to Adam, and said unto him, Where art till the ground, from whence he was thou?

taken. 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in 24 So he drove out the man: and he the garden: and I was afraid, because placed at the east of the garden of I was naked, and I hid myself.

Eden, Cherubim, and a flaming sword, 11 And he said, Who told thee, that which turned every way, to keep the thou wast naked? llast thou eaten of way of the tree of life. the tree, whereof I commanded thee,

CHAP. IV. that thou shouldest not eat?

Of Cain and Abel. 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she she conceived, and barc Cain, and gave me of the tree, and I did eat. said, I have gotten a man from the

13 And the LORD God said unto the LORD. woman, What is this that thou hast 2 And she again bare his brother done ? And the woman said, The Ser. Abel, and Abel was a keeper of sheep, pent beguiled me, and I did eat. but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

14 And the LORD God said unto the 3 And in process of time it came to Serpent, Because thou hast done this, pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of thou art cursed above all cattle, and the ground, an offering unto the LORD. above every beast of the field: upon thy 4 And Abel, he also brought of the belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou firstlings of his flock, and of the fat eat, all the days of thy life.

thereof: and the LORD had respect 15 And I will put enmity between thee unto Abel, and to his offering. and the woman, and between thy seed 5 But unto Cain, and to his offering he and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, had not respect: and Cain was very and thou shalt bruise his heel.

wroth, and his countenance fell. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy con. Why art thou wroth ? And why is thy ception. In sorrow thou shalt bring countenance fallen ? forth children: and thy desire shall be to 7 If thou do well, shalt thou not be thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. I accepted ? and if thou doest not well,

13 And Cain said unto the LORD, THIS is the book of the generations

Abel murdered.


The birth of Seth. sin lieth at the door: And unto thee | Cain, an instructor of every artificer in shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal. over him.

Cain was Naamah. 8 And Cain talked with Abel his bro- 23 And Lamech said unto his wives, ther: and it came to pass when they Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye were in the field, that Cain rose up wives of Lamech, hearken unto my against Abel his brother, and slew him. speech: for I have slain a man to my

9 [ And the LORD said unto Cain, wounding, and a young man to my hurt. Where is Abel thy brother? And he 24 If Cain shall be avenged seven fold, said, I know not: Am I my brother's truly Lamech seventy and seven fold. keeper ?

25 1 And Adam knew his wife again, 10 And he said, What hast thou done ? and she bare a son, and called his name the voice of thy brother's blood crieth Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed unto me, from the ground.

me another seed instead of Abel, whom 11 And now art thou cursed from the Cain slew. earth, which hath opencd her mouth to 26 And to Seth, to him also there was receive thy brother's blood from thy born a son, and he called his name hand.

Enos : then began men to call upon the 12 When thou tillest the ground, it name of the LORD. shall not henceforth yield unto thee her

CHAP. V. strength: A fugitive and a vagabond The genealogy of the Patriarchs. shalt thou be in the earth.

of Adam: In the day that God My punishment is greater than I can created man, in the likeness of God made bear.

he him. 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out 2 Male and female created he them, this day from the face of the earth, and and blessed them, and called their name from thy face shall I be hid, and I shall Adam, in the day when they were be a fugitive and a vagabond in the created. earth: and it shall come to pass, that 31 And Adam lived a hundred and every one that findeth me, shall slay me. thirty years, and begat a son in his own 15 And the LORD said unto him, likeness, after his image; and called his Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, ven.

name Seth. geance shall be taken on bim seven 4 And the days of Adam, after he had fold. And the LORD set a mark upon begotten Seth, were eight hundred years: Cain, lest any finding him, should kill and he begat sons and daughters. him.

5 And all the days that Adam lived, 16 And Cain went out from the were nine hundred and thirty years: presence of the LORD, and dwelt in and he died. the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 6 And Seth lived a hundred and five

17 And Cain knew his wife, and she years : and begat Enos. conceived and bare Enoch, and he 7 And Seth lived, after he begat Enos, builded a city, and called the name of eight hundred and seven years, and be. the city, after the name of his son, gat sons and daughters. Enoch.

8 And all the days of Seth, were nine 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: hundred and twelve years, and he died. and Irad begat Mehujael, and Mehu. 9 And Enos lived ninety years, and jael begat Methusael, and Methusael begat Cainan. begat Lamech.

10 And Enos lived after he begat Cai. 19 1 And Lamech took unto him two nan, eight hundred and fifteen years, wives : the name of the one was Adah, and begat sons and daughters. and the name of the other Zillah. 11 And all the days of Enos were nine 20 And Adah bare Jabal : he was the hundred and five years ; and he died. father of such as dwell in tents, and of 12 | And Cainan lived seventy years, such as have cattle.

and begat Mahalaleel. 21 And his brother's name was Jubal : 13 And Cainan lived after he begat he was the father of all such as handle Mahalaleel, eight hundred and forty the harp and organ.

years, and begat sons and daughters. 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal. 14 And all the days of Cainan were




Noah's Ark. nine hundred and ten years; and he took them wives, of all which they died.

chose. 15 [ And Mahalaleel lived sixty and 3 And the LORD said, My Spirit shall five years, and begat Jared.

not always strive with man; for that he 16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat also is flesh : yet his days shall be a hun. Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, dred and twenty years. and begat sons and daughters.

4 There were giants in the earth in 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel, those days : and also after that, when the were eight hundred ninety and five sons of God came in unto the daughters years, and he died.

of men, and they bare children to them; 18 I And Jared lived a hundred sixty the same became mighty men, which and two years, and he begat Enoch. were of old, men of renown. 19 And Jared lived after he begat 5 I And God saw, that the wickednese Enoch, eight hundred years, and begat of man was great in the earth, and that sons and daughters.

every imagination of the thoughts of his 20 And all the days of Jared were nine heart was only evil continually. hundred sixty and two years, and he died. 6 And it repented the LORD that he

21 | And Enoch lived sixty and five had made man on the earth, and it years, and begat Methuselah.

grieved him at his heart. 22 And Enoch walked with God, after 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy he begat Methuselah, three hundred man, whom I have created, from the years, and begat sons and daughters. face of the earth : both man and beast, 23 And all the days of Enoch, were and the creeping thing, and the fowls of three hundred sixty and five years. the air : for it repenteth me that I have

24 And Enoch walked with God: and made them. he was not ; for God took him.

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of 25 And Methuselah lived a hundred the LORD. eighty and seven years, and begat La- 9 1 These are the generations of mech.

Noah: Noah was a just man, and per26 And Methuselah lived, after he be- fect in his generations, and Noah walkgat Lamech, seven hundred, eighty and ed with God. two years, and begat sons and daughters. 10 And Noah begat three sons : Shem,

27 And all the days of Methuselah were Ham, and Japheth. nine hundred, sixty and nine years, and 11 The earth also was corrupt before he died.

God; and the earth was filled with vi28 | And Lamech lived a hundred olence. eighty and two years : and begat a son. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and

29 And he called his name Noah, say- behold, it was corrupt : for all flesh had ing; This same shall comfort us, con- corrupted his way upon the earth. cerning our work and toil of our hands, 13 And God said unto Noah, The end because of the ground, which the LORD of all flesh is come before me ; for the hath cursed.

earth is filled with violence through 30 And Lamech lived, after he begat them; and behold, I will destroy them Noah, five hundred ninety and five with the earth. years, and begat sons and daughters. 14 I Make thee an Ark of Gopher

31 And all the days of Lamech were wood: rooms shalt thou make in the seven hundred seventy and seven years, ark, and shalt pitch it within and withand he died.

out with pitch. 32 And Noah was five hundred years 15 And this is the fashion, which thou old : and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and shalt make it of: the length of the ark Japheth.

shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth CHAP. VI.

of it fifty cubits, and the height of it The wickedness of the world. thirty cubits. AN

ND it came to pass, when men be. 16 A window shalt thou make to the

gan to multiply on the face of the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it earth, and daughters were born unto above; and the door of the ark shalt them :

thou set in the side thereof: With low2 That the sons of God saw the daugh. er, second, and third stories shalt thou (ers of men, that thoy were fair, and they make it.

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