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BOOK II.

FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT,

From the First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.

6 And God faid, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters: and let it divide the waters from the

CHAP. I.

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N the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God faid, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God faw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night: and the evening and the morning were the first day.

waters.

7 And God made the firmament: and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament and it was fo.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven: and the evening and the morning were the fecond day.

9 And God faid, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear and it was fo.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the wa

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faw that it was good.

ters called he Seas; and God | to divide the light from the darkness and God faw that it was good.

II And God faid, Let the earth bring forth grafs, the herb yielding feed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whofe feed is in itfelf, upon the earth: and it

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

was fo.

12 And the earth brought forth grafs, and herb yielding feed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God faw that it was good.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 And God faid, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night: and let them be for figns, and for feafons, and for days and

years.

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth and it was fo.

16 And God made two great lights the greater light to rule the day, and the leffer light to rule the night: be made the ftars also.

17 And God fet them in the firmament of the heaven, | to give light upon the earth:

18 And to rule over the day, and over the night, and

20 And God faid, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God bleffed them, faying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the feas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

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it was good.
26 And God faid, Let
us make Man in our image,
after our likeness: and let
them have dominion over the
fifh of the fea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the

cattle, and over all the earth,THUS the heavens and
and over every creeping
the earth were finished,
thing that creepeth upon the and all the hoft of them.

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earth.

2 And on the feventh day God ended his work which he had made: and he rested on the feventh day from all his work which he had made.

31 And God faw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the fixth day.

CHAP. II.

27 So God created man in his own image: in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them.

28 And God bleffed them, and God faid unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and fubdue it and have dominion over the fish of the fea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God faid, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing feed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding feed to you it fhall be for

meat.

30 And to every beaft of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat and it was fo.

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ground, and breathed into his noftrils the breath of life: and man became a living foul.

8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

dress it and to keep it.
16 And the Lord God
commanded the man, faying,
Of
every tree of the garden
thou mayeft freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou fhalt furely die.

9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleafant to the fight, and good

18 And the Lord God faid, It is not good that the for food: the tree of life alfoman should be alone: I will make him an help meet for

in the midft of the garden,
and the tree of knowledge of him.
good and evil.

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10 And a river went out ground the LORD God of Eden to water the garden: formed every beaft of the and from thence it was part-field, and every fowl of the ed, and became into four air; and brought them unto heads. Adam to fee what he would call them; and whatfoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

21 And the Lord God caused a deep fleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and clofed up the flesh inftead thereof.

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II The name of the firft is Pifon that is it which compaffeth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.

12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx-stone.

13 And the name of the fecond river is Gihon: the fame is it that compaffeth the whole land of Ethiopia.

14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Affyria, And the fourth river is Euphrates.

15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to

22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought

knowing good and evil :

6 And when the woman faw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be defired to make one wife; fhe took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave alfo unto her husband with her, and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked: and they fewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the prefence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam faid, This
is now bone of my bones, and
flesh of my
flesh: the fhall be
called Woman, because the
was taken out of man.

24 Therefore fhall a man leave his father and his mother, and fhall cleave unto his wife: and they fhall be one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

CHAP. III.

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OW the ferpent was more subtle than any beaft of the field which the Lord God had made: and he faid unto the woman, Yea, hath God faid, Ye fhall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman faid unto the ferpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath faid, Ye fhall not eat of it, neither fhall ye touch it, left ye die.

9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he faid, I heard thy voice in the garden: and I was afraid, because I was. naked, and I hid myself.

II And he faid, Who told thee that thou waft naked? haft thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldest not eat? 5 For God doth know, 12 And the man faid, that in the day ye eat thereof, The woman whom thou then your eyes fhall be open-gaveft to be with me, fhe gave ed; and ye fhall be as gods,me of the tree, and i did eat.

4 And the ferpent faid únto the woman, Ye fhall not furely die.

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