1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1 In principio creavit Deus cælum et terram.
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.
2 Terra autem erat inanis et vacua, et tenebræ erant super faciem abyssi: et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
3 Dixitque Deus: Fiat lux. Et facta est lux.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
4 Et vidit Deus lucem quod esset bona: et divisit lucem a tenebris.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
5 Appellavitque lucem Diem, et tenebras Noctem: factumque est vespere et mane, dies unus.
6 ¶ And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
6 Dixit quoque Deus: Fiat firmamentum in medio aquarum: et dividat aquas ab aquis.
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 so.
7 Et fecit Deus firmamentum, divisitque aquas, quæ erant sub firmamento, ab his, quæ erant super firmamentum. Et factum est ita.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
8 Vocavitque Deus firmamentum, Cælum: et factum est vespere et mane, dies secundus.
9 ¶ And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
9 Dixit vero Deus: Congregentur aquæ, quæ sub cælo sunt, in locum unum: et appareat arida. Et factum est ita.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
10 Et vocavit Deus aridam Terram, congregationesque aquarum appellavit Maria. Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
11 Et ait: Germinet terra herbam virentem, et facientem semen, et lignum pomiferum faciens fructum juxta genus suum, cujus semen in semetipso sit super terram. Et factum est ita.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
12 Et protulit terra herbam virentem, et facientem semen juxta genus suum, lignumque faciens fructum, et habens unumquodque sementem secundum speciem suam. Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
13 Et factum est vespere et mane, dies tertius.
14 ¶ And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
14 Dixit autem Deus: Fiant luminaria in firmamento cæli, et dividant diem ac noctem, et sint in signa et tempora, et dies et annos:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
15 ut luceant in firmamento cæli, et illuminent terram. Et factum est ita.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
16 Fecitque Deus duo luminaria magna: luminare majus, ut præesset diei: et luminare minus, ut præesset nocti: et stellas.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
17 Et posuit eas in firmamento cæli, ut lucerent super terram,
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.
18 et præessent diei ac nocti, et dividerent lucem ac tenebras. Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
19 Et factum est vespere et mane, dies quartus.
20 And God said, 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.
20 Dixit etiam Deus: Producant aquæ reptile animæ viventis, et volatile super terram sub firmamento cæli.
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 saw that it was good.
21 Creavitque Deus cete grandia, et omnem animam viventem atque motabilem, quam produxerant aquæ in species suas, et omne volatile secundum genus suum. Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
22 Benedixitque eis, dicens: Crescite, et multiplicamini, et replete aquas maris: avesque multiplicentur super terram.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
23 Et factum est vespere et mane, dies quintus.
24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
24 Dixit quoque Deus: Producat terra animam viventem in genere suo, jumenta, et reptilia, et bestias terræ secundum species suas. Factumque est ita.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
25 Et fecit Deus bestias terræ juxta species suas, et jumenta, et omne reptile terræ in genere suo. ¶ Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum,
26 ¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, 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.
26 et ait: Faciamus hominem ad imaginem et similitudinem nostram: et præsit piscibus maris, et volatilibus cæli, et bestiis, universæque terræ, omnique reptili, quod movetur in terra.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
27 Et creavit Deus hominem ad imaginem suam: ad imaginem Dei creavit illum, masculum et feminam creavit eos.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
28 Benedixitque illis Deus, et ait: Crescite et multiplicamini, et replete terram, et subjicite eam, et dominamini piscibus maris, et volatilibus cæli, et universis animantibus, quæ moventur super terram.
29 ¶ And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
29 Dixitque Deus: Ecce dedi vobis omnem herbam afferentem semen super terram, et universa ligna quæ habent in semetipsis sementem generis sui, ut sint vobis in escam:
30 And to every beast 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 so.
30 et cunctis animantibus terræ, omnique volucri cæli, et universis quæ moventur in terra, et in quibus est anima vivens, ut habeant ad vescendum. Et factum est ita.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
31 Viditque Deus cuncta quæ fecerat, et erant valde bona. Et factum est vespere et mane, dies sextus.
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