Bible: Genesis 1:24-31

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.” 1  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 2 

humankind 3  in our image, after our likeness, 4  so they may rule 5  over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, 6  and over all the creatures that move 7  on the earth.”

1:27 God created humankind 8  in his own image,

in the image of God he created them, 9 

male and female he created them. 10 

1:28 God blessed 11  them and said 12  to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! 13  Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.” 14  1:29 Then God said, “I now 15  give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 16  1:30 And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give 17  every green plant for food.” It was so.

1:31 God saw all that he had made – and it was very good! 18  There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.

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