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26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us.[a] Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly,[b] the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!”

27 So God created mankind in his own image;
    in his own image God created them;[c]
        he created them male and female.

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  1. Genesis 1:26 Lit. image, according to our likeness
  2. Genesis 1:26 Lit. birds of the sky; and so through 2:25
  3. Genesis 1:27 Lit. him