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The first sabbath.

GENESIS.

The garden of Eden. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and 1 and put him into the garden of Eden to to every fowl of the air, and to every dress it and to keep it. thing that creepeth upon the earth, 16 And the LORD God commanded the wherein there is life, I have given every man, saying, Of every tree of the garden green herb for meat: and it was so. thou mayest freely eat:

31 And God saw every thing that he 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of had made, and, behold, it was very good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: good. And the evening and the morn for in the day that thou eatest thereof ing were the sixth day.

thou shalt surely die.

18 1 And the LORD God said, It is nog CHAPTER II.

good that the man should be alone i 1 The first sabbath. 4 The manner of the cre- will make him a help meet for him. ation. 8 The planting of the garden of Eden, 19 And out of the ground the LORD 10 and the river thereof. 17 The tree of knowl: God formed every beast of the field, and edge only forbidden. 19, 20 The naming of every fowl of the air; and brought them the creatures. 21 The making of woman, and unto Adam to see what he would call institution of marriage.

them: and whatsoever Adam called evPHUS the heavens and the earth ery living creature, that was the name them.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, ? And on the seventh day God ended and to the fowl of the air, and to every his work which he had made; and he beast of the field; but for Adam there rested on the seventh day from all his was not found a help meet for him. work which he had made

21 And the LORD God caused a deep 3 And God blessed the seventh day, sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and sanctified it: because that in it and he took one of his ribs, and closed he had rested from all his work which up the flesh instead thereof. God created and made.

22 And the rib, which the LORD God 4 ST These are the generations of the had taken from man, made be a woman, heavens and of the earth when they and brought her unto the man. were created, in the day that the LORD 23 And Adam said, This is now bone God made the earth and the heavens, of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she

5 And every plant of the field before shall be called Woman, because she was it was in the earth, and every herb of taken out of man. the field before it grew: for the LORD 24 Therefore shall a man leave his fa. God had not caused it to rain upon ther and his mother, and shall cleave the earth, and there was not a man to unto his wife: and they shall be one till the ground.

flesh. 6 But there went up a mist from the 25 And they were both naked, the man earth, and watered the whole face of and his wife, and were not ashamed. the ground. 7 And the LORD God formed man of

CHAPTER III. the dust of the ground, and breathed in- 1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's shameful to luis nostrils the breath of life; and fall. 9 God arraigneth them. 14 The serpent man became a living soul.

is cursed. 15 The promised seed. 16 The pun. 8 T And the LORD God planted a gar

ishment of mankind. 21 Their first clothing. den eastward in Eden; and there he

22 Their casting out of paradise. put the man whom he had formed.

serpent was more subtile God to grow every tree that is pleasant the Lord God had made. And he said to the sight, and good for food ; the tree unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, of life also in the midst of the garden, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the and the tree of knowledge of good and garden? evil.

2 And the woman said unto the ser10 And a river went out of Eden to pent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees water the garden; and from thence it of the garden : was parted, and became into four heads. 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is

11 The name of the first is Pison : that in the midst of the garder, God hath is it which compasseth the whole land said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall of Havilah, where there is gold; ye touch it, lest ye die.

12 And the gold of that land is good : 4 And the serpent said unto the wothere is bdellium and the onyx stone. man, Ye shall not surely die :

13 And the name of the second river is 5 For God doth know that in the day Gihon: the same is it that compasseth ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be the whole land of Ethiopia.

opened, and ye shall be as gods, know14 And the name of the third river is ing good and evil, Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward 6 And when the woman saw that the the east of Assyria. And the fourth riv- tree was good for food, and that it was er is Euphrates.

pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to he 15 And the LORD God took the man, I desired to make one wise, she took of

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THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES,

CALLED

GENESIS.

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CHAPTER I.

16 And God made two great lights; 1 The creation of heaven and earth, 3 of the the greater light to rule the day, and light, 6 of the firmament, 9 of the earth sepa- the lesser light to rule the night : he rated from the waters, 11 and made fruitful, 14 of the sun, moon, and stars, 20 of fish and made the stars also. foul, 24 of beasts and cattle, 26 of man in the

17 And God set them in the firmanient image of God. 29 Also the appointment of of the heaven to give light upon the food.

earth, IN N the beginning God created the 18 And to rule over the day and over heaven and the earth.

the night, and to divide the light from 2 And the earth was without form, the darkness : and God saw that it was and void ; and darkness was upon the good. face of the deep. And the Spirit of

19 And the evening and the morning God moved upon the face of the wa

were the fourth day. ters.

20 And God said, Let the waters 3 And God said, Let there be light: bring forth abundantly the moving creaand there was light.

ture that hath life, and fowl that may fly 4 And God saw the light, that it was above the earth in the open firmament good: and God divided the light from of heaven. the darkness.

21 And God created great whales, and 5 And God called the light Day, and every living creature that moveth, the darkness he called Niglit. And the which the waters brought forth abundevening and the morning were the first antly, after their kind, and every wingday.

ed fowl after his kind : and God saw 6 And God said, Let there be a firm that it was good. ament in the midst of the waters, and 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be let it divide the waters from the waters: fruitful, and multiply, and fill the wa7 And God made the firmament, and ters in the seas, and let fowl multiply divided the waters which were under in the earth. the firmament from the waters which 23 And the evening and the morning were above the firmament: and it was were the fifth day.

24 T And God said, Let the earth bring 8 And God called the firmament Hea-forth the living creature after his kind, en. And the evening and the morning cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of were the second day.

the earth after his kind : and it was so. 9 And God said, Let the waters un 25 And God made the beast of the der the heaven be gathered together earth after his kind, and cattle after unto one place, and let the dry land ap- their kind, and every thing that creeppear: and it was so.

eth upon the earth after his kind : anu 10 And God called the dry land Earth; God saw that it was good. and the gathering together of the wa 26 T And God said, Let us make man ters called he Seas : and God saw that in our image, after our likeness: and it was good.

let them have dominion over the fish 11 And God said, Let the earth bring of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, forth

grass, the herb yielding seed, and and over the cattle, and over all the the fruit tree yielding fruit after his earth, and over every creeping thing kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the that creepeth upon the earth. earth: and it was so.

27 So God created man in his own im12 And the earth brought forth grass, age, in the image of God created he him; and herb yielding seed after his kind, male and female created he them. and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed 28 And God blessed them, and God was in itself, after his kind : and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multisaw that it was good.

ply, and replenish the earth, and sub13 And the evening and the morning due it: and have dominion over the fish were the third day.

of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, 14 f And God said, Let there be lights and over every living thing that moveth in the firmament of the heaven to di- upon the earth. vide the day from the night; and let 29 And God said, Behold, I have them be for signs, and for seasons, and given you every herb bearing seed, for days, and years :

which is upon the face of all the earth, 15 And let them be for lights in the and every tree. in the which is the fruit firmament of the heaven to give light of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall upon the earth: and it was so.

be for meat.

These thinisheay ans and the heart here reving creature, that was the nan

The first sabbath.

GENESIS.

The garden of 2 30 And to every beast of the earth, and and put him into the garden of Ed to every fowl of the air, and to every dress it and to keep it. thing that creepeth upon the earth, 16 And the LORD God commandet wherein there is life, I have given every man, saying, Of every tree of the ga green herb for meat : and it was so. thou mayest freely eat: 31 And God saw every thing that he 17 But of the tree of the knowled had made, and, behold, it was very good and evil, thou shalt not eat o. good. And the evening and the morn- for in the day that thou eatest the ing were the sixth day.

thou shalt surely die.

18 And the LORD God said, It is CHAPTER II.

good that the man should be alone 1 The first sabbath. 4 The manner of the cre- will make him a help meet for him. ation. 8 The planting of the garden of Eden, 19 And out of the ground the Lo 10 and the river thereof. 17 The tree of knowl. God formed every beast of the field, a edge only forbidden. 19, 20 The naming of every fowl of the air; and brought th the creatures. 21 The making of woman, and unto Adam to see what he would c: institution of marriage.

them: and whatsoever Adam called e finished, host of thereof. them.

20 Adam gave names to all cattl 2 And on the seventh day God ended and to the fowl of the air, and to ever his work which lie had made; and he beast of the field; but for Adam ther rested on the seventh day from all his was not found a help meet for him. work which he had made

21 And the LORD God caused a dee 3 And God blessed the seventh day, sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept and sanctified it: because that in it and he took one of his ribs, and close he had rested from all his work which up the flesh instead thereof. God created and made.

22 And the rib, which the LORD God 4 T These are the generations of the had taken from man, made he a woman, heavens and of the earth when they and brought her unto the inan. were created, in the day that the LORD 23 And Adam said, This is now bone God made the earth and the heavens, of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she

5 And every plant of the field before shall be called Woman, because she was it was in the earth, and every herb of taken out of man. the field before it grew: for the LORD 24 Therefore shall a man leave his faGod had not caused it to rain upon ther and his mother, and shall cleave the earth, and there was not a man to unto his wife: and they shall be one till the ground.

flesh. 6 But there went up a mist from the 25 And they were both naked, the man earth, and watered the whole face of and his wife, and were not ashamed. the ground. 7 And the LORD God formed man of

CHAPTER III. the dust of the ground, and breathed in- 1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's shameful to his nostrils the breath of life; and fall. 9 God arraigneth them. 14 The serpent man became a living soul.

is cursed. 15 The promised seed. 16 The prun. 8 And the LORD God planteil a gar

ishment of mankind. 21 Their first clothing. den eastward in Eden; and there he

22 Their casting out of paradise. put the man whom he had formed.

9. And out of the ground mujethe LORD NOW the serpent was more subtile God to grow every tree that is pleasant the LORD God had made. And he said to the sight, and good for food ; the tree unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, of life also in the midst of the garden, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the and the tree of knowledge of good and garden? evil.

2 And the woman said unto the ser10 And a river went out of Eden to pent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees water the garden; and from thence it of the garden: was parted, and became into four heads. 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is

11 The name of the first is Pison: that in the midst of the garder, God hath is it which compasseth the whole land said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall of Havilah, where there is gold ;

ye touch it, lest ye die. 12 And tlie gold of that land is good : 4 And the serpent said unto the wothere is bdellium and the onyx stone. man, Ye shall not surely die:

13 And the name of the second river is 5 For God doth know that in the day Gihon: the same is it that compasseth ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be the whole land of Ethiopia.

opened, and ye shall be as gods, know14 And the name of the third river is ing good and evil. Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward 6. And when the woman saw that the the east of Assyria. And the fourth riv- tree was good for food, and that it was er is Euphrates.

pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be 15 And the LORD God took the man, I desired to make one wise, she took of

The
fall of man.

GENESIS.

Murder of Abel. the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him also unto her husband with her; and he forth from the garden of Eden, to till did eat.

the ground from whence he was taken. 7 And the eyes of them both were 24 So he drove out the man: and he opened, and they knew that they were placed at the east of the garden of Eden naked ; and they sewed fig leaves to- cherubim, and a flaming sword which gether, and made themselves aprons. turned every way, to keep the way of the 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD tree of life God walking in the garden in the cool

CHAPTER IV. of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the

1 The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and

Abel. 8 The murder of Abel. 11 The curse of LORD God amongst the trees of the Cain. 17 Enoch the first city. 19 Lamech and his garden.

two wives. 25 The birth of Seth, 26 and Enos. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in said, I have gotten a man from the

she conceived, and bare Cain, and the garden, and I was afraid, because I

LORD. was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, who told thee that Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep,

2 And she again bare his brother thou wast naked i Hast thou eaten of but Cain was a tiller of the ground. the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

3 And in process of time it came to 12 And the man said, The woman pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of whom thou gavest to be with me, she the ground an offering unto the LORD. gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

4 And Abel, he also brought of the 13 And the LORD God said unto the firstlings of his flock and of the fat woman, What is this that thou hast thereof. And the LORD had respect done? 'And the woman said, The ser- unto Abel and to his offering: pent beguiled me, and I did eat.

5 But unto Cain and to his offering Ire 14 And the LORD God said unto the had not respect. And Cain was very serpent, Because thou hast done this, wroth, and his countenance fell. thou art cursed above all cattle, and

6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why above every beast of the field; upon thy art thou wroth? and why is thy counbelly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou tenance fallen? eat all the days of thy life:

7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be 15 And I will put enmity between thee accepted ? and if thou doest not well, and the woman, and between thy seed sin lieth at the door: and unto thee and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule and thou shalt bruise his heel.

over him. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will 8 And Cain talkedwith Abel his brothgreatly multiply thy sorrow and thy con- er: and it came to pass, when they were ception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth in the field, that Cain rose up against children; and thy desire shall be to thy Abel his brother, and slew him. husband, and he shall rule over thee. 9 T And the LORD said unto Cain,

17 And unto Adam he said, Because where is Abel thy brother? And he thou hast hearkened unto the voice of said, I know not: Am I my brother's thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of keeper ? which I commanded thee, saying, Thou 10 And he said, What hast thou done? shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground the voice of thy brother's blood crieth for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat unto me from the ground. of it all the days of thy life;

11 And now art thou cursed from the 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it earth, which hath opened her mouth to bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat receive thy brother's blood from thy the herb of the field:

hand. 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou 12 When thou tillest the ground, it eat bread, till thou return unto the shall not henceforth yield unto thee her ground; for out of it wast thou taken: strength; a fugitive and a vagabond for dust thou art, and unto dust shaltshalt thou be in the earth. thou return.

13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My 20 And Adam called his wife's name punishment is greater than I can bear. Eve; because she was the mother of all 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out living.

this day from the face of the earth; and 21 Unto Adan also and to his wife did froin thy face shall I be hid; and I shall the LORD God make coats of skins, and be a fugitive and a vagabond in the clothed them.

earth; and it shall come to pass, that 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, every one that findeth me shall slay the man is become as one of us, to know me. good and evil; and now, lest he put forth 15 And the LORD said unto him, his hand, and take also of the tree of Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, venuse, and eat, and live for ever:

geance shall be taken on him sevenfold.

The genealogy

GENESIS.

of the patriarchs. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, eight hundred and seven years, and belest any finding him should kill him. gat sons and daughters :

16 And Cain went out from the 8 And all the days of Seth were nine presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the hundred and twelve years : and he died. land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 9 | And Enos lived ninety years, and

17 And Cain knew his wife; and she begat Cainan: conceived, and bare Enoch: and he 10 And Enos lived after he begat Cai. builded a city, and called the name of the nan eight hundred and fifteen years, city, after the name of his son, Enoch. and begat sons and daughters :

18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: 11 And all the days of Enos were nine and Irad begat Mehujael : and Mehu- hundred and five years: and he died. jael begat Methusael: and Methusael 12 T And Cainan lived seventy years, begat Lamech.

and begat Mahalaleel : 19 T And Lamech took unto him two 13 And Cainan lived after he begat wives: the name of the one was Adah, Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty and the name of the other Zillah. years, and begat sons and daughters :

20 And Adah bare Jabal : he was the 14 And all the days of Cainan were father of such as dwell in tents, and of nine hundred and ten years : and le such as have cattle.

died. 21 And his brother's name was Jubal : 15 | And Mahalaleel lived sixty and he was the father of all such as handle five years, and begat Jared : the harp and organ.

16 And Mahalaleel lived after he be22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal- gat Jared eight hundred and thirty cain, an instructor of every artificer years, and begat sons and daughters : m brass and iron : and the sister of Tu 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel bal-cain was Naamah.

were eight hundred ninety and five 23 And Lamech said unto his wives, years: and he died. Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; ye 18 And Jared lived a hundred sixty wives of Lamech, hearken unto my and two years, and he begat Enoch: speech: for I have slain a man to my 19 And Jared lived after he begat wounding, and a young man to my Enoch eight hundred years, and begat hurt.

sons and daughters : 24 If Cain shall be avenged seven 20 And all the days of Jared were nine fold, truly Lamech seventy and seven- hundred sixty and two years: and he fold.

died. 25 T And Adam knew his wife again; 21 T And Enoch lived sixty and five and she bare a son, and called his name years, and begat Methuselah: Seth: For God, said she, hath appoint 22 Aud Enoch walked with God after ed me another seed instead of Abel, he begat Methuselah three hundred whom Cain slew.

years, and begat sons and daughters : 26 And to Seth, to him also there was 23 And all the days of Enoch were born a son; and he called his name three hundred sixty and five years: Enos: then began men to call upon the 24 And Enoch walked with God : ang name of the LORD.

he was not; for God took him.

25 And Methuselah lived a hundred CHAPTER V.

eighty and seven years, and begat La1 The genealogy, age, and death of the patri- mech : archs from Adam unto Noah. 24 The godli 26 And Methuselah lived after he beness and translation of Enoch.

gat Lamech seven hundred eighty and

THIS is the hooked the neenerations there years, and begat sons and daugh

In the day that God cre- ters: ated man, in the likeness of God made 27 And all the days of Methuselah he him;

were nine hundred sixty and nine 2 Male and female created he them; years: and he died. and blessed them, and called their name 28 | And Lamech lived a hundred Adam, in the day when they were cre- eighty and two years, and begat a son: ated.

29 Ånd he called his name Noah, say3 | And Adam lived a lundred and ing; This same shall comfort us conthirty years, and begat a son in his own cerning our work and toil of our hands, likeness, after his image ; and called because of the ground which the LORD his name Seth :

hath cursed. 4 And the days of Adam after he had be. 30 And Lamech lived after he begat gotten Seth were eight hundred years: Noah five hundred ninety and five and he begat sons and daughters : years, and begat sons and daughters :

5 And all the days that Adam lived 31 And all the days of Lamech were were nine hundred and thirty years : seven hundred seventy and seven years : and he died.

and he died. 6 And Seth lived a hundred and five 32 And Noah was five hundred years tears, and begat Enos:

old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and And Seth lived after he begat Enos Japheth.

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