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1884

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1884, by

ADOLPH Moses and IŞAAC S. MOSES,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D. C.

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GENESIS

CALLED THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES.

CHAPTER I.

11 And God said, Let the earth IN the beginning God created the bring forth grass, the herb yielding heaven and the earth.

seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit 2. And the earth was without form,

after its kind, whose seed is in itself, and void ; and darkness was upon the upon the earth : and it was so. face of the deep. And the spirit of God

12 And the earth brought forth moved

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the face of the waters. grass, and herb yielding seed after his 3 And God said, Let there be light: kind, and the tree yielding fruit, and there was light.

whose seed was in itself, after his 4 And God saw the light that it was kind : and God saw that it was good. good, and God divided the light from 13 And it was evening and it was the darkness.

morning, the third day. 5 And God called the light Day, and

14 And God said, Let there be lights the darkness he called Night. And in the firmament of the heaven to it was evening and it was morning, divide the day from the night; and the first day.

let them be for signs, and for seasons, 6 And God said, Let there be a and for days, and years : firmament in the midst of the waters, 15 And let them be for lights in the and let it divide the waters from the firmament of the heaven to give light waters.

upon the earth : and it was so. 7 And God made the firmament, and 16 And God made two great lights ; divided the waters which were under the greater light to rule the day, and the firmament from the waters which the lesser light to rule the night : he were above the firmament: and it made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firma8 And God called the firmament ment of the heaven to give light upon Heaven. And it was evening and it the earth. was morning, the second day.

18 And to rule over the day and 9 And God said, Let the waters un over the night, and to divide the light der the heaven be gathered together from the darkness : and God saw that unto one place, and let the dry land it was good. appear : and it was so.

19 And it was evening and it was 10 And God called the dry land morning, the fourth day. Earth ; and the gathering together of 20 And God said, Let the waters the waters called he Sea : and God bring forth abundantly the moving saw that it was good.

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may..fly, above the earth in the open and every tree, in the which is the firmainent of heaven

fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you 21 °And God created great whales, it shall be for meat. and exery Spirig creature that moveth, 30 And to every beast of the earth, which the waters brought forth abun- and to every fowl of the air, and to dantly, after their kind, and every everything that creepeth upon the winged fowl after his kind : and God earth, wherein there is life, I have saw that it was good.

given every herb for meat: and it 22 And God blessed them, saying, was so. Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the 31 And God saw every thing that waters in the seas, and let fowl mul- he had made, and, behold, it was very tiply on the earth.

good. And it was evening and it was 23 And it was evening and it was morning, the sixth day. morning, the fifth day. 24 And God said, Let the earth

CHAPTER II. bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping things, THUS the heavens and the earth and beasts of the earth after his were finished, and all their host. kind : and it was so :

2 And on the seventh day God 25 And God made the beast of the ended his work which he had made ; earth after his kind, and cattle after and he rested on the seventh day from their kind, and every thing that all his work which he had made. creepeth upon the earth after his 3 And God blessed the seventh day, kind : and God saw that it was good. and sanctified it : because that in it he

26 And God said, Let us make man had rested from all his work which in our image, after our likeness : and God created and made. let them have dominion over the fish 4 These are the generations of the of the sea, and over the fowl of the heavens and of the earth when they air, and over the cattle, and over all were created, in the day that the the earth, and over every creeping LORD God made the earth and the thing that creepeth upon the earth. heavens.

27 So God created man in his own 5 And every plant of the field before image, in the image of God created he it was in the earth, and every herb of him ; male and female he created the field before it grew : for the LORD them.

God had not caused it to rain upon 28 And God blessed them, and God the earth, and there was not a man to said unto them, Be fruitful and mul- till the ground. tiply and replenish the earth, and sub 6 But there went up a mist from due it: and have dominion over the the earth, and watered the whole face fish of the sea, and over the fowl of of the ground. the air, and over every living thing 7 And the LORD God formed man that moveth upon the earth.

of the dust of the ground, he breathed 29 And God said, Behold, I have into him the breath of life ; and man given you every herb bearing seed, became a living soul. which is upon the face of all the earth, | 8 And the LORD God planted a

garden eastward in Eden; and there called every living creature, that was he put the man whom he had formed. the name thereof.

9 And out of the ground made the 20 And Adam gave names to all LORD God to grow every tree that is cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and pleasant to the sight, and good for to every beast of the field; but for food ; the tree of life also in the Adam there was not found a help midst of the garden, and the tree of meet for him. knowledge of good and evil.

21 And the LORD God caused a deep 10 And a river went out of Eden to sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept ;water the garden; and from thence it and he took one of his ribs, and closed was parted, and became into four up the flesh instead thereof. heads.

22 And the rib, which the LORD 11 The name of the first is Pison : God had taken from man, made he a that is it which compasseth the whole woman, and brought her unto the land of Havilah, where there is man. gold ;

23 And Adam said, This is now 12 And the gold of that land is bone of my bones and flesh of my good : there is bdellium and the onix flesh: she shall be called Woman, bestone.

cause she was taken out of man. 13 And the name of the second river 24 Therefore shall a man leave his is Gihon : the same is it that compas- father and his mother, and shall cleave seth the whole land of Ethiopia. unto his wife: and they shall be one

14 And the name of the third river person. is Hiddekel : that is it which goeth 25 And they were both naked, the toward the east of Assyria. And the man and his wife, and were not fourth river is Euphrates.

ashamed. 15 And the LORD God took the

CHAPTER III. man, and put him into the garden of Eden to work in it and to keep it. NOW the serpent was more subtile

16 And the LORD God commanded than any beast of the field which the man, saying, Of every tree of the the LORD God had made. And he garden thou mayest freely eat : said unto the woman, Yea, hath God

17 But of the tree of the knowledge said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of the garden ? it ; for in the day that thou eatest 2 And the woman said unto the thereof, thou shalt surely die.

serpent, We may eat of the fruit of 18 And the LORD God said, It is the trees of the garden: not good that the man should be 3 But of the fruit of the tree which alone: I will make him a help meet is in the midst of the garden, God for him.

hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, 19 And out of the ground the LORD neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. God formed every beast of the field, 4 And the serpent said unto the and every fowl of the air; and brought woman, Ye shall not die: them unto Adam to see what he would 5 For God doth know that in the call them: and whatsoever Adam day ye eat thereof, then your eyes

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