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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.

22 Then the Lord God said, “Look, the human beings[a] have become like us, knowing both good and evil. What if they reach out, take fruit from the tree of life, and eat it? Then they will live forever!”

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  1. 3:22 Or the man; Hebrew reads ha-adam.