The Complete Bible: An American Translation

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THE BOOK OF GENESIS

THE STORY OF CREATION, 1:1 -- 2:3

WHEN God began to create1 the heavens and the earth,

the earth was a desolate2 waste, with darkness covering the abyss and a tempestuous wind raging over the surface of the waters.

Then God said,3"Let there be light!"

And there was light; and God saw4 that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness.

God called the light day, and the dark-5 ness night. Evening came, and morning, the first day.

Then God said,6"Let there be a firmament in the middle of the waters to divide the waters in two!"

And so it was. God made the firma-7 ment, dividing the waters that were below the firmament from those that.

were above it; and God called the fir-8 mament sky. Evening came, and morning, the second day.

Then God said,9"Let the waters below the sky be gathered into one place so that the dry land may appear!"

And so it was. God called the dry10 land earth, and the gathered waters seas. God saw that it was good.

Then God said,11"Let the earth produce vegetation, seed-bearing plants and the various kinds of fruit-trees that bear fruit containing their seed!"

And so it was. The earth brought12 forth vegetation, the various kinds of seed-bearing plants and the various kinds of trees that bear fruit containing: their seed. God saw that it was good.

Evening came, and morning, the third13 day.

Then God said,14"Let there be luminaries in the firmament of the sky to separate day from night; let them serve for signs, for fixed is times, and for days and years; and let them serve as luminaries in the firmament of the sky to shed light on the earth!"

And so it was. God made the two lo great luminaries, the greater luminary to rule the day and the smaller one to rule the night-and the stars also. God 17 set them in the firmament of the sky to shed light on the earth, to rule by day is and by night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. Evening came, and morning, the 19 fourth day.

Then God said, 20"Let the waters teem with shoals of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth across the firmament of the sky!"

And so it was. God created the great 21 sea-monsters and all the various kinds of living, gliding creatures with which the waters teem, and all the various kinds of winged birds. God saw that it was good, and God blessed them, Say- 22 ing, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let the birds multiply on the earth!"

Evening came, and morning, the 23 fifth day.

Then God said, 24"Let the earth bring forth the various kinds of living creatures, the various kinds of domestic animals, reptiles, and wild beasts of the earth!"

And so it was. God made the various 25 kinds of wild beasts of the earth, the various kinds of domestic animals, and all the various kinds of land reptiles; and God saw that it was good.

Then God said, 26"Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the domestic animals, the wild beasts, and all the land reptiles!"

So God created man in his own im- 27 age; in the image of God he created him; he created both male and female. Then God blessed them, and God said 28 to them,

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The Complete Bible: An American Translation
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • The Old Testament - An American Translation xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Publisher's Note xvi
  • Part I - The Pentateuch *
  • The Book of Genesis 1
  • The Book of Exodus 51
  • The Book of Leviticus 90
  • The Book of Numbers 118
  • The Book of Deuteronomy 158
  • Part II - The Historical Books 193
  • The Book of Joshua 195
  • The Book of Judges 218
  • The Book of Ruth 243
  • The First Book of Samuel 247
  • The Second Book of Samuel 281
  • The First Book of Kings 310
  • The Second Book of Kings 342
  • The First Book of Chronicles 373
  • The Second Book of Chronicles 400
  • The Book of Ezra 434
  • The Book of Nehemiah 444
  • The Book of Esther 458
  • Part III - The Poetical Books 467
  • The Book of Job 469
  • The Psalms 500
  • The Book of Proverbs 581
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes 611
  • The Song of Songs 619
  • Part IV - The Books of the Prophets 625
  • The Book of Isaiah 627
  • The Book of Jeremiah 690
  • The Book of Lamentations 753
  • The Book of Ezekiel 761
  • The Book of Daniel 810
  • The Book of Hosea 826
  • The Book of Joel 836
  • The Book of Amos 840
  • The Book of Obadiah 848
  • The Book of Jonah 850
  • The Book of Micah 852
  • The Book of Nahum 858
  • The Book of Habakkuk 861
  • The Book of Zephaniah 864
  • The Book of Haggai 868
  • The Book of Zechariah 870
  • The Book of Malachi 880
  • The Apocrypha - An American Translation i
  • Preface ii
  • The First Book of Esdras 1
  • The Second Book of Esdras 16
  • The Book of Tobit 45
  • The Book of Judith 55
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther 69
  • The Wisdom of Solomon 73
  • The Wisdom of Sirach 91
  • The Book of Baruch 137
  • The Story of Susanna 144
  • The Song of the Three Children 147
  • The Story of Bel and the Dragon 150
  • The Prayer of Manasseh 152
  • The First Book of Maccabees 153
  • The Second Book of Maccabees 182
  • The New Testament - An American Translation i
  • Preface iii
  • The Gospel According to Matthew 1
  • The Gospel According to Mark 32
  • The Gospel According to Luke 52
  • The Gospel According to John 85
  • The Acts of the Apostles 111
  • The Letter to the Romans 142
  • The First Letter to the Corinthians 155
  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians 168
  • The Letter to the Galatians 176
  • The Letter to the Ephesians 181
  • The Letter to the Philippians 185
  • Letter to the Colossians 188
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians 191
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians 194
  • The First Letter to Timothy 196
  • The Second Letter to Timothy 200
  • The Letter to Titus 203
  • The Letter to Philemon 205
  • The Letter to the Hebrews 206
  • The Letter of James 216
  • The First Letter of Peter 219
  • The Second Letter of Peter 223
  • The First Letter of John 226
  • The Second Letter of John 230
  • The Third Letter of John 231
  • The Letter of Jude 232
  • The Revelation of John 233
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