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The tree of knowledge. the earth after his kind : and it was so his nostrils the breath of life ; and man

25 And God made the beast of the became a living soul. earth after his kind, and cattle after their 8.1 And the LORD God planted a garkind, and every thing that creepeth upon den eastward in Eden; and there he put the earth after his

kind : and God saw the man whom he had formed. that it was good.

9 And out of the ground made the 26 F And God said, Let us make man in LORD God to grow every tree that is our image, after our likeness: and let them pleasant to the sight, and good for food; have dominion over the fish of the sea, and the tree of life also in the midst of the over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, garden, and the tree of knowledge of and over all the earth, and over every good and evil. creeping thing that creepeth upon the 10 And a river went out of Eden to earth.

water the garden : and from thence it 27 So God created man in his own im- was parted, and became into four heads. age, in the image of God created he him; 11 The name of the first is Pison: that male and female created he them. is it which compasseth the whole land of

28 And God blessed them, and God said || Havilah, where there is gold; unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and 12 And the gold of that land is good : replenish the earth, and subdue it: and there is bdellium and the onyx-stone. have dominion over the fish of the sea, 13 And the name of the second river and over the fowl of the air, and over eve- is Gihon : the same is it that compasseth ry living thing that moveth upon the earth. | the whole land of Ethiopia.

29 s And God said, Behold, I have giv- 14 And the name of the third river en you every herb bearing seed, which is is Hiddekel : that is it which goeth toupon the face of all the earth, and every ward the east of Assyria. And the fourth tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree river is Euphrates. yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 15 And the LORD God took the man,

30 And to every beast of the earth, and and put him into the garden of Eden, to to every fowl of the air, and to every thing dress it, and to keep it. that creepeth_upon the earth, wherein 16 And the LORD God commanded there is life, I have given every green the man, saying, Of every tree of the herb for meat : and it was so.

garden thou mayest freely eat : 31 And God saw every thing that he 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of had made, and behold, it was very good. good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: And the evening and the morning were for in the day that thou eatest thereof the sixth day.

thou shalt surely die. CHAP. II.

18 || And the LORD God said, It is not 1 The first sabbath. 8 The garden of good that the man should be alone : I will

Eden. 17 The tree of knowledge. 19 make him an help meet for him. The creatures named. 21 Woman 19 And out of the ground the LORD made, and marriage instituted. God formed every beast of the field, and 'HUS the heavens and the earth were every fowl of the air, and brought them

finished, and all the host of them. unto Adam to see what he would call 2 And on the seventh day God ended them; and whatsoever Adam called evhis work which he had made ; and he ery living creature, that was the name rested on the seventh day from all his thereof. work which he had made.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and to the fowl of the air, and to every and sanctified it : because that in it he beast of the field: but for Adam there had rested from all his work which God was not found an help meet for him. created and made.

21 And the LORD God caused a deep 4 | These are the generations of the sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; heavens and of the earth when they were and he took one of his ribs, and closed up created, in the day that the LORD God the flesh instead thereof; made the earth and the heavens,

22 And the rib, which the LORD God 5 And every plant of the field before had taken from man, made he a woman, it was in the earth, and every herb of and brought her unto the man. the field before it grew : for the LORD 23 And Adam said, This is now bone God had not caused it to rain upon the of my bones, and flesh of my flesh : she earth, and there was not a man to till the shall be called Woman, because she was ground.

taken out of Man. 6 But there went up a mist from the 24 Therefore shall a man leave his faearth, and watered the whole face of the ther and his mother, and shall cleave unto ground.

his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 7 And the LORD God formed man of 25 And they were both naked, the man the dust of the ground, and breathed into and his wife, and were not ashamed.


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The serfient deceiveth Eve. CHAP. III, IV. The birth of Cain and Abel. 9

ception ; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth i The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's children: and thy desire shall be to thy

fall. 15 The promised seed. 16 The husband, and he shall rule over thee. punishment of mankind. 22 Their loss 17 And unto Adam he said, Because of paradise.

thou hast hearkened unto the voice of NOW the serpent was more subith than thicwife,

and hast eaten of the tree of LORD God had made : and he said un- 1 shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground to the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of shall not eat of every tree of the garden? | it all the days of thy life;

2 And the woman said unto the ser- 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it pent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees bring forth to thee ; and thou shalt eat of the garden :

the herb of the field ; 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou in the midst of the garden, God hath said, cat bread, till thou return unto the ground; Ve shall not eat of it, neither shall ye for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou touch it, lest ye die.

art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 4 And the serpent said unto the wom- 20 And Adam called his wife's name an, Ye shall not surely die:

Eve, because she was the mother of all 5 For God doth know, that in the day living. ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did opened: and ye shall be as gods, knowing the LORD God make coats of skins, and good and evil.

clothed them. 6 And when the woman saw that the 22 | And the LORD God said, Behold, tree was good for food, and that it was the man is become as one of us, to know pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be de- good and evil. And now, lest he put forth sired to make one wise ; she took of the his hand, and take also of the tree of life, fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also and eat, and live for ever: into her husband with her, and he did eat. 23 Therefore the Lord God sent him

7 And the eyes of them both were forth from the garden of Eden, to till the opened, and they knew that they were ground from whence he was taken. naked: and they sewed fig-leaves togeth

24 So he drove out the man : and he er, and made themselves aprons.

placed at the east of the garden of Eden
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord Cherubims, and a flaming sword which
God walking in the garden in the cool of turned every way, to keep the way of the
the day: and Adam and his wife hid them- tree of life.
selves from the presence of the LORD

God amongst the trees of the garden. 1 The birth of Cain and Abel. 8 The

9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, murder of Abel. 11 The curse of Cain.
and said unto him, Where art thou? 19 Lamech and his two wives.
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in

the garden; and I was afraid, because I she conceived, and bare Cain, and
tas naked; and I lid myself.

said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. 11 And he said, Who told thee that 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. thou wast naked? Hast thon caten of the And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but tree whereof I commanded thee, that Cain was a tiller of the ground. thou shouldest not eat?

3 And in process of time it came to 12 And the man said, The woman, pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the whom thou gavest to be with me, she ground an offering unto the LORD. Fave me of the tree, and I did eat.

4 And Abed, he also brought of the 13 And the LORD God said unto the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat therewoman, What is this that thou hast done? of. And the LORD had respect unto Abel, And the woman said, The serpent be- and to his offering : guiled me, and I did eat.

5 But unto Cain and to his offering he 14 And the Lord God said unto the had not respect. And Cain was very serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou wroth, and his countenance fell. art cursed above all cattle, and above 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why Efery beast of the field : upon thy belly art thou wroth ? and why is thy counteshalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all Rance fallen? the days of thy life:

7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be 15 And I will put enmity between accepted ? and if thou doest not well, sin thee and the woman, and between thy lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 8 And Cain talked with Abel his

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10 The pranishment of Cain." GENESIS. Adum's genealogy unio Toa. gainst Abel his brother, and slew him.

CHAP. V. 9 4 And the LORD said unto Cain, 1 The genealogy, age, and death of the Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, patriarchs from Adam unto Noah, 24 I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? the godliness and translation of Enoch.

510 And he said, What hast thou done? TH Adamhet In the day that God crethe voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

ated man, in the likeness of God made he 11 And now art thou cursed from the him : earth, which hath opened her mouth to re- 2 Male and female created he them ; ceive thy brother's blood from thy hand; and blessed them, and called their name

12 When thou tillest the ground, it | Adam, in the day when they were created. shall not henceforth yield unto thee her 3 | And Adam lived an hundred and strength: A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thirty years, and begat a son in his own thou be in the earth.

likeness, after his image ; and called his 13 And Cain said unto the Lord, My name Seth : punishment is greater than I can bear. 4 And the days of Adam after he had

14 Behold thou hast driven me out this begotten Seth were eight hundred years : day from the face of the earth ; and from and he begat sons and daughters : thy face shall I be hid ; and I shall be a 5 And all the days that Adam lived fugitive and a vagabond in the earth ; were nine hundred and thirty years; and and it shall come to pass, that every one he died. that findeth me shall slay me.

6 | And Seth lived an hundred and five 15 And the Lord said unto him, years, and begat Enos : Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, ven- 7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos geance shall be taken on him seven-fold.cight hundred and seven ycars, and begat And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, || sons and daughters : lest any finding him should kill him. 8 And all the days of Seth were nine

16 | And Cain went out from the pres- hundred and twelve years ; and he died. ence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land 9 9 And Enos lived ninety years, and of Nod, on the east of Eden.

begat Cainan: 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she 10 And Enos lived after he begat Cai. conceived, and bare Enoch : and he build- nan eight hundred and fifteen years, and ed a city, and called the name of the city, begat sons and daughters : after the name of his son Enoch.

11 And all the days of Enos were nine 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and hundred and five years; and he died., Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat 12 q And Cainan lived seventy years, Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. and begat Mahalaleel :

19 7 And Lamech took unto him two 13 And Cainan lived after he begat wives: the name of the one was Adah, | Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and the name of the other Zillah.

and begat sons and daughters : 20 And Adah bare Jabal : he was the 14 And all the days of Cainan were father of such as dwell in tents, and of nine hundred and ten years; and he died. such as have cattle.

15 | And Mahalaleel lived sixty and 21 And his brother's name was Jubal : five years, and begat Jared : he was the father of all such as handle 16 And Malalaleel lived after he bethe harp and organ.

gat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal- and begat sons and daughters : cain, an instructer of every artificer in 17 And all the days of Malialaleel were brass and irop: and the sister of Tubal- eight hundred ninety and five years ; and cain was Naamah.

he died. 23 And Lamech said unto his wives, 18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye wives and two years, and he begat Enoch : of Lamech, hearken unto my speech : for 19 And Jared lived after he begat I have slain a man to my wounding, and Enoch eight hundred years, and begat a young man to my hurt.

sons and daughters : 24 If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold, 20 And all the days of Jared were truly Lamech seventy and seven-fold. nine hundred sixty and two years; and

25 | And Adam knew his wife again, he died. and she bare a son, and called his name 21 s And Enoch lived sixty and five Seth : For God, said she, hath appointed years, and begat Methuselah : me another seed instead of Abel, whom 22 And Enoch walked with God after Cain slew.

he begat Methuselah three hundred years, 26 And to Seti, to him also there was and begat sons and daughters : born a son ; and he called his name Enos : 23 And all the days of Enoch were then began men to call upon the name of three hundred sixty and five years: thie LORD,

24 And Ench walked with God,

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The form of the ark. 11 and he was not : for God took him. 11 The earth also was corrupt before

35 $ And Methuselah lived an hundred God; and the earth was filled with vio eigtity and seven years, and begat La- lence. mech:

12 And God looked upon the earth, 26 And Methuselah lived after he be- and behold, it was corrupt : for all flesh gat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two had corrupted his way upon the earth. years, and begat sons and daughters : 13 And God said unto Noah, The end

27 And all the days of Methuselah of all flesh is come before me ; for the vere nine hundred sixty and nine years ; earth is filled with violence through them: and he died.

and behold, I will destroy them with the 28 F And Lamech lived an hundred earth. eighty and two years; and begat a son: 14 I Make thee an ark of gopher-wood:

29 And he called his name Noah, say- rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt ing, This same shall.comfort us concern- pitch it within and without with pitch. ing our work and toil of our hands, be- 15 And this is the fashion which thou cause of the ground which the LORD hath shalt make it of : the length of the ark Cursed

shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth 30 And Lamech lived after he begat of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty Noah five hundred ninety and five years, cubits. and begat sons and daughters :

16 A window shalt thou make to the 31 And all the days of Lamech were | ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it aseven hundred seventy and seven years; bove; and the door of the ark shalt thou and he died.

set in the side thereof : with lower, sec32 And Noah was five hundred years ond, and third stories shalt thou make it. ad: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and 17 And behold, I, even I do bring a Japheth.

flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy CHAP. VI.

all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, 1 The wickedness of the world causeth the from under heaven : and every thing that food. 8 Noah findeth grace. 14 The is in the earth shall die. order, form, and end of the ark.

18 But with thee will I establish my ND it came to pass, when men began || covenant : and thou shalt come into the and daughters were born unto them, thy sons wives with thee.

2 That the sons of God saw the daugh- 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, ters of men that they were fair; and they two of every sort shalt thou bring into the took them wives of all which they chose. ark, to keep them alive with thee : they

3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall || shall be male and female.
mot always strive with man, for that he 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of
also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hun-cattle after their kind, of every creeping
dred and twenty years.

thing of the earth after his kind, two of
4 There were giants in the earth in every sort shall come unto thee, to keep
those days; and also after that, when the them alive.
sons of God came in unto the daughters 21 And take thou unto thee of all food
of men, and they bare children to them: that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to
the same became mighty men, which were thee; and it shall be for food for thee,
fold, men of renown.

and for them.
5 And God saw that the wickedness 22 Thus did Noahı ; according to all
of man was great in the earth, and that that God commanded him, so did he.
every imagination of the thoughts of his

beart roas only evil continually.

1 Noah with his family entereth into the
6 And it repented the LORD that he ark. 17 The beginning, increase, and
had made man on the earth, and it griev- continuance of the flood.
ed him at his heart.

ND the LORD said unto Noah, Come
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy
man whom I have created from the face for thee have I seen righteous before me
d the earth both man and beast, and the in this generation.
creeping thing, and the fowls of the air ; 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take
for it repenteth me that I have made to thee by sevens, the male and his fe-

male : and of beasts that are not clean by
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of two, the male and his female.
the Lord.

3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the
9. These are the generations of Noah: male and the female; to keep seed alive
Noah was a just man, and perfect in his upon the face of all the earth.
generations, and Noah walked with God. 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause

10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, it to rain upon the earth forty days and
Ham, and Japheth.

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The waters assuage. that I have made will I destroy from off y and they that were with him in the ark, the face of the earth.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the 5 And Noah did according unto all that earth an hundred and fifty days. the LORD commanded him.

CHAP. VIII. 6 And Noah was six hundred years | 1 The waters assuage. 18 Noah goeth old when the flood of waters was upon forth of the ark, 20 buildeth an altar, the earth.

and offereth sacrifice. 21 God's prom7 1 And Noah went in, and his sons, and ise to cursc the earth no more. his wife, and his sons wives with him, into ND God remembered Noah, and ev

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that that was with him in the ark : and God are not clean, and of fowls, and of every made a wind to pass over the earth, and thing that creepeth upon the earth, the waters assuaged ;

9 There went in two and two unto 2 The fountains also of the deep, and Noah into the ark, the male and the fe- the windows of heaven were stopped, and male, as God had commanded Noah. the rain from heaven was restrained;

10 And it came to pass after seven 3 And the waters returned from off days, that the waters of the flood were the earth continually : and after the end upon the earth.

of the hundred and fifty days the waters 11 ( In the six hundredth year of Noah's were abated. life, in the second month, the seventeenth 4 And the ark rested in the seventh day of the manth, the same day were all month, on the seventeenth day of the the fountains of the great deep broken up, month, upon the mountains of Ararat. and the windows of heaven were opened. 5 And the waters decreased continual

12 And the rain was upon the earth ly, until the tenth month : in the tenth forty days and forty nights

month, on the first day of the month, were 13 In the self-same day entered Noah, the tops of the mountains seen. and Shein, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons 6 | And it came to pass at the end of of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three forty days, that Noah opened the window wives of his sons with them, into the ark : 1 of the ark which he had made:

14 They, and every beast after his kind, 7 And he sent forth a raven, which and all the cattle after their kind, and ev- went forth to and fro, until the waters ery creeping thing that crecpeth upon the were dried up from off the carth. earth after his kind, and every fowl after 8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, his kind, every bird of every sort. to see if the waters were abated from off

15 And they went in unto Noah into the face of the ground; the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein 9 But the dove found no rest for the is the breath of life.

sole of her foot, and she returned unto 16 And they that went in, went in male him into the ark; for the waters were on and female of all flesh, as God had com- the face of the whole earth. Then he put manded him: and the LORD shut him in. forth his hand, and took her, and pulled

17 And the flood was forty days upon her in unto him into the ark. the earth; and the waters increased, 10 And he stayed yet other seven days, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up and again he seit forth the dove out of above the earth.

the ark; 18 And the waters prevailed, and were 11 And the dove came in to him in the increased greatly upon the earth : and the evening, and lo, in her mouth was an olark went upon the face of the waters. ive-leaf pluckt off: So Noah knew that the

19 And the waters prevailed exceed- waters were abated from off the earth. ingly upon the earth; and all the high 12 And he stayed yet other seven days, hills that were under the whole heaven and sent forth the dove ; which returned were covered.

not again unto him any more. 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters 13 | And it came to pass in the six hunprevail : and the mountains were covered. || dredth and first year, in the first month,

21 And all flesh died that moved upon the first day of the month, the waters the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and were dried up from off the earth: and of beast, and of every creeping thing that Noah removed the covering of the ark, creepeth upon the earth, and every man: and looked, and behold, the face of the

22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of ground was dry life, of all that was in the dry land, died. 14 And in the second month, on the

23 And every living substance was de- seven and twentieth day of the month, stroyed which was upon the face of the was the earth dried. ground, both man, and cattle, and the 15 [ And God spake unto Noah, saying, creeping things, and the fowl of the heav- 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy en ; and they were destroyed from the wife, and thy sons, and thy sons wives earth; and Noah only roinained alive, with thee.

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