Bible: Gen 1:20-27

1:20 God said, “Let the water swarm with swarms 1  of living creatures and let birds fly 2  above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” 1:21 God created the great sea creatures 3  and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good. 1:22 God blessed them 4  and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” 5  1:23 There was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day.

1:24 God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” 6  It was so. 1:25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the cattle according to their kinds, and all the creatures that creep along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.

1:26 Then God said, “Let us make 7 

humankind 8  in our image, after our likeness, 9  so they may rule 10  over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, 11  and over all the creatures that move 12  on the earth.”

1:27 God created humankind 13  in his own image,

in the image of God he created them, 14 

male and female he created them. 15 

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