26 Then God said, “Let us(A) make mankind(B) in our image,(C) in our likeness,(D) so that they may rule(E) over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky,(F) over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created(G) mankind(H) in his own image,(I)
    in the image of God(J) he created them;
    male and female(K) he created them.(L)

28 God blessed them and said to them,(M) “Be fruitful and increase in number;(N) fill the earth(O) and subdue it. Rule over(P) the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.(Q)

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.(R) 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life(S) in it—I give every green plant for food.(T)” And it was so.

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  1. Genesis 1:26 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;(A) 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,(B) for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”(C)

18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”(D)

19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals(E) and all the birds in the sky.(F) He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called(G) each living creature,(H) that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam[a] no suitable helper(I) was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;(J) and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[b] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[c](K) he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;(L)
she shall be called(M) ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.(N)

24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united(O) to his wife, and they become one flesh.(P)

25 Adam and his wife were both naked,(Q) and they felt no shame.

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  1. Genesis 2:20 Or the man
  2. Genesis 2:21 Or took part of the man’s side
  3. Genesis 2:22 Or part

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