Hebrew Bible

Genesis 1:1-13

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2 Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. 3 God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! 4 God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.

6 God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water.” 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. It was so. 8 God called the expanse “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning, a second day.

9 God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place and let dry ground appear.” It was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” God saw that it was good.

11 God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: plants yielding seeds and trees on the land bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds.” It was so. 12 The land produced vegetation—plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening, and there was morning, a third day.

Neofiti Genesis 1:1-13

1. From the beginning with wisdom the Word of the Lord created and perfected the heavens and the earth.

2. And the earth was waste and unformed desolate of man and beast, empty of plant cultivation and of trees, and darkness was spread over the face of the abyss; and a spirit of mercy from before the Lord was blowing over the surface of the waters. 3. And the Word of the Lord said: “Let there be light”; and there was light according to the decree of his Word. 4. And it was manifest before the Lord that the light was good; 6 and the Word of the Lord separated the light from the darkness. 5 And the Word of the Lord called the light daytime and the darkness he called night. And there was evening and there was morning: in the order of the work of creation, first day.

6. And the Word of the Lord said: "Let there be the firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the lower waters from the upper waters." 7 And the Lord created the firmament and separated the waters that were under the firmament from the waters that were above the firmament; and it was so according to his Word. 8 And the Word of the Lord called the firmament heaven. And there was evening and there was morning: (in) the order of the work of creation, second day.

9 And the Word of the Lord said: “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place and let the dry land appear.” And it was so m according to his Word. 10 And the Word of the Lord called the dry land the earth, and the gathering-place of the waters he called the Seas. " And it was manifest before the Lord that it was beautiful and proper.

11. And the Word of the Lord said: “Let the earth put forth herbage of grass which produces seed, a fruit tree which yields fruit according to its kind, whose shoots are from it and in it upon the earth.” And it was so according to his Word. 12 And the earth put forth herbage of grass which produces seed according to its kind, a fruit tree which yields fruit, whose shoots are from it and in it according to its kind. And it was manifest before the Lord that it was beautiful and proper. 13 And there was evening and there was morning: (in) the order of the work of creation, third day.