26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Genesis 1:26Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?[a]
5 You have made them[b] a little lower than the angels[c] and crowned them[d] with glory and honor. 6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their[e] feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
Psalm 8:4Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
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