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.
30 And he said to me, "I have come to show you these things this night. 31 If therefore you will pray again and fast again for seven days, I will again declare to you greater things than these, 32 because your voice has surely been heard before the Most High; for the Mighty One has seen your uprightness and has also observed the purity which you have maintained from your youth. 33 Therefore he sent me to show you all these things, and to say to you: `Believe and do not be afraid! 34 Do not be quick to think vain thoughts concerning the former times, lest you be hasty concerning the last times.'" 35 Now after this I wept again and fasted seven days as before, in order to complete the three weeks as I had been told.
36 And on the eighth night my heart was troubled within me again, and I began to speak in the presence of the Most High. 37 For my spirit was greatly aroused, and my soul was in distress. 38 I said, "O Lord, thou didst speak at the beginning of creation, and didst say on the first day, 'Let heaven and earth be made,' and thy word accomplished the work."
39 And then the Spirit was hovering, and darkness and silence embraced everything; the sound of man's voice was not yet there. 40 Then thou didst command that a ray of light be brought forth from thy treasuries, so that thy works might then appear. 41 "Again, on the second day, thou didst create the spirit of the firmament, and didst command him to divide and separate the waters, that one part might move upward and the other part remain beneath.