As in the examples of our document in ancient and modern Hebrew, this English translation, comprised of the same text of Genesis 1:1 thru Genesis 2:4, is presented below in seven "text units."

You will note that, for easy comparison with the seven text units in the ancient and modern Hebrew examples, this English translation is matched text-unit-for-text-unit and line-for-line as much as possible.


TEXT UNIT 1 OF 7

Prologue (Genesis 1:1 - 1:2)
gap
Day One (Genesis 1:3 - 1:5)
gap
Day Two (Genesis 1:6 - 1:8)



1) In the beginning God created
the heavens and the earth

2) And the earth was without form, and void
and darkness was upon the face of the deep
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters


3) And God said Let there be light and there was light
4) And God saw the light that it was good
and God divided the light from the darkness
5) And God called the light Day
and the darkness he called Night
And there was evening and there was morning
a first day



6) And God said Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters
and let there be a divison between the waters and the waters
7) And God made the firmament
and divided between the waters which were under the firmament
and the waters which were above the firmament
and it was so
8) And God called the firmament Heavens
And there was evening and there was morning
a second day.






TEXT UNIT 2 OF 7

Day Three (Genesis 1:9 - 1:13)
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1st Two Lines of Day Four (Genesis 1:14a)



9) And God said Let the waters be gathered together
under the heavens to one place
and let the dry land appear
and it was so.
10) And God called the dry land Earth
and the gathering together of the waters he called seas
and God saw that it was good
11) And God said Let the earth bring forth grass
herb yielding seed
fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind
whose seed is in itself upon the earth
and it was so
12) And the earth brought forth grass
herb yielding seed after its kind
and the tree yielding fruit whose seed was in itself after its kind
and God saw that it was good
13) And there was evening and there was morning
a third day



14) And God said
Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens






TEXT UNIT 3 OF 7

Remainder of Day Four (Genesis 1:14b - 1:19)
gap
1st Three Lines of Day Five (Genesis 1:20a)



for a dividing between the day and the night
and let them be for signs and for seasons
and for days and years
15) and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens
to light the earth
and it was so
16) And God made two great lights
the greater light to rule the day
and the lesser light to rule the night
and the stars
17) And God set them in the firmament of the heavens
to give light upon the earth
18) and to rule over the day and over the night
and to divide the light from the darkness
and God saw that it was good
19) And there was evening and there was morning
a fourth day


20) And God said, Let the waters swarm
with swarming living souls
and let fowls fly above the earth






TEXT UNIT 4 OF 7

Remainder of Day Five (Genesis 1:20b - 1:23)
gap
1st Seven Lines of Day Six (Genesis 1:24 - 1:25a)


on the face of the firmament of the heavens
21) And God created the large sea creatures
and every living creature moving
with which the waters swarm after their kind
and every winged fowl after its kind
and God saw that it was good.
22) And God blessed them saying
Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas
and let the fowl multiply in the earth
23) And there was evening and there was morning
a fifth day



24) And God said Let the earth bring forth
the living creature after his kind
cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth after his kind
and it was so
25) And God made the beast of the earth after his kind
and the cattle after their kind
and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind






TEXT UNIT 5 OF 7

Day Six, continued (Genesis 1:25b - 1:29a)


and God saw that it was good
26) And God said, Let us make man
in our image after our likeness
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea
and over the fowls of the heavens
and over the large animals and over all the earth
and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth
27) So God created
man in his own image
in the image of God he created him
male and female he created them
28) And God blessed them
and God said to them
Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it
and have dominion over fish of the sea
and over fowls of the heavens
and over every living thing moving upon the earth
29) And God said
Look, I have given you every herb
bearing seed






TEXT UNIT 6 OF 7

Day Six, concluded (Genesis 1:29b - 1:31)


which is upon the face of all the earth
and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree
yielding seed
to you let it be for food
30) And to every beast of the earth
and to every fowl of the heavens
and to every thing creeping upon the earth
in which there is breathing life
and every green herb for food
and it was so
31) And God saw every thing that he had made
and look! it was very good
And there was evening and there was morning
a sixth day






TEXT UNIT 7 OF 7

Conclusion (Genesis 2:1 - 2:3)
gap
Colophon (Genesis 2:4)



1) Thus were finished the heavens and the earth and all the army of them
2) And God finished on the seventh day
his work which he had made
and he rested on the seventh day
from all his work which he had made
3) And God blessed the seventh day
and sanctified it
because in it he rested from all his work
which God created and made


4) These are the generations of the heavens and the earth
in the time of their being created
in the day that Jehovah God made
the earth and the heavens





Note, for easy comparison with the ancient and modern Hebrew text equivalents, the highlighed rendering of the tetragrammaton as "Jehovah" in the above colophon.


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