26 Then God said, (A)“Let us make man[a] in our image, (B)after our likeness. And (C)let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

27 So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    (D)male and female he created them.

28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, (E)“Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

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  1. Genesis 1:26 The Hebrew word for man (adam) is the generic term for mankind and becomes the proper name Adam

Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man[a] when they were created.

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  1. Genesis 5:2 Hebrew adam

The Fall

Now (A)the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.

He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[a] shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, (B)‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” (C)But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise,[b] she took of its fruit (D)and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, (E)and he ate. (F)Then the eyes of both were opened, (G)and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool[c] of the day, and the man and his wife (H)hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”[d] 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, (I)because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, (J)“The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, (K)“The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14 The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,
    cursed are you above all livestock
    and above all beasts of the field;
on your belly you shall go,
    and (L)dust you shall eat
    all the days of your life.
15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring[e] and (M)her offspring;
(N)he shall bruise your head,
    and you shall bruise his heel.”

16 To the woman he said,

“I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;
    (O)in pain you shall bring forth children.
(P)Your desire shall be contrary to[f] your husband,
    but he shall (Q)rule over you.”

17 And to Adam he said,

“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
    and have eaten of the tree
(R)of which I commanded you,
    ‘You shall not eat of it,’
(S)cursed is the ground because of you;
    (T)in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
    and you shall eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your face
    you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
    for out of it you were taken;
(U)for you are dust,
    and (V)to dust you shall return.”

20 The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.[g] 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

22 Then the Lord God said, (W)“Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand (X)and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden (Y)to work the ground from which he was taken. 24 He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the (Z)cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 3:1 In Hebrew you is plural in verses 1–5
  2. Genesis 3:6 Or to give insight
  3. Genesis 3:8 Hebrew wind
  4. Genesis 3:9 In Hebrew you is singular in verses 9 and 11
  5. Genesis 3:15 Hebrew seed; so throughout Genesis
  6. Genesis 3:16 Or shall be toward (see 4:7)
  7. Genesis 3:20 Eve sounds like the Hebrew for life-giver and resembles the word for living

17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (A)you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat[a] of it you (B)shall surely die.”

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  1. Genesis 2:17 Or when you eat

19 By the sweat of your face
    you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
    for out of it you were taken;
(A)for you are dust,
    and (B)to dust you shall return.”

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11 Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was (A)vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing (B)to be gained under the sun.

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14 And (A)as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man (B)be lifted up,

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24 Truly, truly, I say to you, (A)whoever hears my word and (B)believes him who sent me has eternal life. He (C)does not come into judgment, but (D)has passed from death to life.

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24 Truly, truly, I say to you, (A)whoever hears my word and (B)believes him who sent me has eternal life. He (C)does not come into judgment, but (D)has passed from death to life.

25 “Truly, truly, I say to you, (E)an hour is coming, and is now here, when (F)the dead will hear (G)the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear (H)will live. 26 (I)For as the Father has life in himself, (J)so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he (K)has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this, for (L)an hour is coming when (M)all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, (N)those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Witnesses to Jesus

30 (O)“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and (P)my judgment is just, because (Q)I seek not my own will (R)but the will of him who sent me.

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10 But after (A)his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11 (B)The Jews (C)were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” 12 And there was much (D)muttering about him among the people. (E)While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, (F)he is leading the people astray.” 13 Yet (G)for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

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I Am the Light of the World

12 (A)Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, (B)“I am the light of the world. Whoever (C)follows me will not (D)walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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26 but (A)you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. 27 (B)My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

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22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience (A)vessels of wrath (B)prepared for destruction,

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They will suffer the punishment of (A)eternal destruction, (B)away from[a] the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Or destruction that comes from

Once more they cried out,

“Hallelujah!
(A)The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.”

And (B)the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” And from the throne came a voice saying,

(C)“Praise our God,
    all you his servants,
(D)you who fear him,
    small and great.”

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Then I heard what seemed to be (E)the voice of a great multitude, like (F)the roar of many waters and (G)like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,

“Hallelujah!
For the Lord our God
    the Almighty (H)reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
    and give him the glory,
for (I)the marriage of the Lamb has come,
    and (J)his Bride has made herself ready;
(K)it was granted her to clothe herself
    with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is (L)the righteous deeds of the saints.

And the angel said[a] to me, “Write this: (M)Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, (N)“These are the true words of God.” 10 Then (O)I fell down at his feet to worship him, (P)but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to (Q)the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

The Rider on a White Horse

11 Then I saw (R)heaven opened, and behold, (S)a white horse! The one sitting on it is called (T)Faithful and True, and (U)in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 (V)His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are (W)many diadems, and he has (X)a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in (Y)a robe dipped in[b] blood, and the name by which he is called is (Z)The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, (AA)arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, (AB)were following him on white horses. 15 (AC)From his mouth comes a sharp sword (AD)with which to strike down the nations, and (AE)he will rule[c] them with a rod of iron. (AF)He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh (AG)he has a name written, (AH)King of kings and Lord of lords.

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to (AI)all the birds that fly directly overhead, (AJ)“Come, gather for (AK)the great supper of God, 18 (AL)to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave,[d] both small and great.” 19 And I saw (AM)the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies (AN)gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with it (AO)the false prophet (AP)who in its presence[e] had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who (AQ)worshiped its image. These two were (AR)thrown alive into the lake of (AS)fire that burns with sulfur.

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  1. Revelation 19:9 Greek he said
  2. Revelation 19:13 Some manuscripts sprinkled with
  3. Revelation 19:15 Greek shepherd
  4. Revelation 19:18 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
  5. Revelation 19:20 Or on its behalf

10 and the devil (A)who had deceived them was (B)thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where (C)the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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14 Then (A)Death and Hades (B)were thrown into the lake of fire. This is (C)the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, (D)he was thrown into the lake of fire.

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18 The wall was built of (A)jasper, while the city was pure gold, like (B)clear glass.

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The heart is deceitful above all things,
    and desperately sick;
    who can understand it?

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