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.

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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

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.”

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

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  1. 1:26a Or man; Hebrew reads adam.
  2. 1:26b As in Syriac version; Hebrew reads all the earth.
  3. 1:27 Or the man; Hebrew reads ha-adam.

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)

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