26 Then God said, “Let us(A) make man[a] in[b] our image, according to our likeness.(B) They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, the whole earth, and the creatures that crawl[c] on the earth.”(C)

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

28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth,(E) and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1:26 Or human beings; Hb ’adam, also in v. 27
  2. 1:26 Or as
  3. 1:26 Or scurry

God’s Covenant with Noah

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.(A) The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority. Every creature that lives and moves will be food for you;(B) as I gave the green plants, I have given you everything.(C) However, you must not eat meat with its lifeblood in it.(D) And I will require a penalty for your lifeblood;[a] I will require it from any animal(E) and from any human; if someone murders a fellow human, I will require that person’s life.(F)

Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans his blood will be shed,(G)
for God made humans in his image.(H)

But you, be fruitful and multiply; spread out over the earth and multiply on it.”(I)

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Footnotes

  1. 9:5 Lit And your blood belonging to your life I will seek

11 God also said to him, “I am God Almighty.(A) Be fruitful and multiply.(B) A nation, indeed an assembly of nations, will come from you,(C) and kings will descend from you.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. 35:11 Lit will come from your loins

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