The Book of Genesis
In the beginning God created the heaven and the
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 said, Let there be light: and there was
4 And God saw 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
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the
midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the 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 so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven
be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear:
and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering
together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass,
the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after
his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding
seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was
in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament
of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be
for signs, and for seasons, 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 so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light
to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made
the stars also.
17 And God set 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 to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth
20 And God said, 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 blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply
in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living
creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast
of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his
kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth
upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the
sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon
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 blessed them, and God said unto them,
Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue
it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl
of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every
herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and
every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast 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 so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and,
behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were
the sixth day.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,
and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which
he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work
which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified
it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God
created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and
of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD
God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in
the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the
LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was
not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and
watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the
ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and
man became a living soul.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in
Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow
every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the
tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden;
and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which
compasseth 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 second river is Gihon: the
same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel:
that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth
river is Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into
the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of
every tree of the garden thou mayest 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 shalt surely die.
18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the
man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every
beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them
unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever 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 sleep to fall
upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed
up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from
man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones,
and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she
was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife,
and were not ashamed.
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast
of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the
woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, 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 said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither
shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall
not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof,
then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing
good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good
for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to
be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and
did eat, and gave also 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 sewed 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 presence of the LORD God amongst the trees
of the garden.
9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto
him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden,
and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked?
Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou
shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest
to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is
this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled
me, and I did eat.
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because
thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above
every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman,
and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and
thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply
thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth
children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall
rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened
unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which
I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the
days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth
to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,
till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken:
for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because
she was the mother of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God
make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become
as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth
his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the
garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the
east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which
turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived,
and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel
was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that
Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of
his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto
Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not
respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth?
and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?
and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee
shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it
came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against
Abel his brother, and slew him.
9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy
brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of
thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which
hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth
yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt
thou be in the earth.
13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is
greater than I can bear.
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from
the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I
shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall
come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever
slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the
LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD,
and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and
bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the
city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat
Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name
of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such
as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the
father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer
of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain
23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah,
Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for
I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech
seventy and sevenfold.
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a
son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed
me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son;
and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name
of the LORD.
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam.
In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed
them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and
begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called
his name Seth:
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth
were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred
and thirty years: and he died.
6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred
and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and
twelve years: and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred
and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and
five years: and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:
13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight
hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred
and ten years: and he died.
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight
hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred
ninety and five years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years,
and he begat Enoch:
19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred
years, and begat sons and daughters:
20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty
and two years: and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah
three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred
sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for
God took him.
25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven
years, and begat Lamech.
26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven
hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred
sixty and nine years: and he died.
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years,
and begat a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same
shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because
of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred
ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred
seventy and seven years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah
begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply
on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men
that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always
strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall
be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days;
and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters
of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty
men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great
in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his
heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man
on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I
have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast,
and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth
me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a
just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the
earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it
was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh
is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through
them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt
thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make
it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the
breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a
cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt
thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories
shalt thou make it.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters
upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of
life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and
thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife,
and thy sons' wives with thee.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of
every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with
thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after
their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind,
two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten,
and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for
thee, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded
him, so did he.
1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all
thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before
me in this generation.
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee
by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not
clean by two, the male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male
and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain
upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance
that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood
of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife,
and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters
of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean,
and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the
ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the
waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in
the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day
were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows
of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and
13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and
Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three
wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all
the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind,
every bird of every sort.
15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two
and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
16 And they that went in, went in male and female
of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him