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The Account of Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a]

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  1. 1:1 Or In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, . . . Or When God began to create the heavens and the earth, . . .

26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings[a] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth,[b] and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

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  1. 1:26a Or man; Hebrew reads adam.
  2. 1:26b As in Syriac version; Hebrew reads all the earth.

27 So God created human beings[a] in his own image.
    In the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

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  1. 1:27 Or the man; Hebrew reads ha-adam.

27 So God created human beings[a] in his own image.
    In the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

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  1. 1:27 Or the man; Hebrew reads ha-adam.

19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[a] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

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  1. 28:19 Or all peoples.

God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

May God give you more and more grace and peace.

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14 [a]May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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  1. 13:14 Some English translations include verse 13 as part of verse 12, and then verse 14 becomes verse 13.

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