1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven
and the earth.
1:2 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.
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and
there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good:
and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the
darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first
1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in
the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided
the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were
above the firmament: and it was so.
1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And
the evening and the morning were the second day.
1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the
heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear:
and it was so.
1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and
the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it
1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth
grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after
his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and
herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose
seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:13 And the evening and the morning were the
1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the
firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them
be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
1:15 And let them be for lights in the
firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
1:16 And God made two great lights; the
greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:
he made the stars also.
1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the
heaven to give light upon the earth,
1:18 And to rule over the day and over the
night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it
1:19 And the evening and the morning were the
1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth
abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly
above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
1:21 And God created great whales, and every
living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly,
after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that
it was good.
1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be
fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl
multiply in the earth.
1:23 And the evening and the morning were the
1:24 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.
1:25 And God made the beast of the earth
after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that
creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:26 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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all
the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in
the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto
them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you
every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and
every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it
shall be for meat.
1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to
every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it
1:31 And God saw every thing that he had
made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.
2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were
finished, and all the host of them.
2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work
which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work
which he had made.
2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and
sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which
God created and made.
2:4 These are the generations of the heavens
and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God
made the earth and the heavens,
2:5 And every plant of the field before it
was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD
God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a
man to till the ground.
2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth,
and watered the whole face of the ground.
2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust
of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and
man became a living soul.
2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden
eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God
to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the
tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge
of good and evil.
2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water
the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is
it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there
is bdellium and the onyx stone.
2:13 And the name of the second river is
Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
2:14 And the name of the third river is
Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the
fourth river is Euphrates.
2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put
him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man,
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good
and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest
thereof thou shalt surely die.
2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good
that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God
formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought
them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam
called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and
to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam
there was not found an help meet for him.
2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to
fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up
the flesh instead thereof;
2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had
taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my
bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was
taken out of Man.
2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father
and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one
2:25 And they were both naked, the man and
his wife, and were not ashamed.
3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any
beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the
woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We
may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in
the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither
shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye
shall not surely die:
3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat
thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.
3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was
good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be
desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat,
and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened,
and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together,
and made themselves aprons.
3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God
walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid
themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the
3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and
said unto him, Where art thou?
3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the
garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou
wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that
thou shouldest not eat?
3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou
gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman,
What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.
3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent,
Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above
every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt
thou eat all the days of thy life:
3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and
the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head,
and thou shalt bruise his heel.
3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly
multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth
children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over
3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast
hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of
which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the
ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy
3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring
forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat
bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken:
for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve;
because she was the mother of all living.
3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD
God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man
is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put
forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for
3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth
from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed
at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which
turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she
conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And
Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
4:3 And in process of time it came to pass,
that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the
firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect
unto Abel and to his offering:
4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had
not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou
wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be
accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto
thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother:
and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up
against Abel his brother, and slew him.
4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is
Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the
voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth,
which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy
4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall
not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond
shalt thou be in the earth.
4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My
punishment is greater than I can bear.
4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day
from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I
shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to
pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore
whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she
conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of
the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad
begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the
name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father
of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was
the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an
instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of
Tubalcain was Naamah.
4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and
Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I
have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,
truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she
bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed
me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born
a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name
of the LORD.
5:1 This is the book of the generations of
Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he
5:2 Male and female created he them; and
blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were
5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty
years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and
called his name Seth:
5:4 And the days of Adam after he had
begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were
nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years,
and begat Enos:
5:7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight
hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine
hundred and twelve years: and he died.
5:9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat
5:10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan
eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:11 And all the days of Enos were nine
hundred and five years: and he died.
5:12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat
5:13 And Cainan lived after he begat
Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:14 And all the days of Cainan were nine
hundred and ten years: and he died.
5:15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five
years, and begat Jared:
5:16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat
Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were
eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
5:18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two
years, and he begat Enoch:
5:19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch
eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:20 And all the days of Jared were nine
hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years,
and begat Methuselah:
5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat
Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three
hundred sixty and five years:
5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was
not; for God took him.
5:25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty
and seven years, and begat Lamech.
5:26 And Methuselah lived after he begat
Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine
hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and
two years, and begat a son:
5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying,
This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands,
because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah
five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:31 And all the days of Lamech were seven
hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and
Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to
multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of
men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they
6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not
always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be
an hundred and twenty years.
6:4 There were giants in the earth in those
days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the
daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty
men which were of old, men of renown.
6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man
was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of
his heart was only evil continually.
6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made
man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man
whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and
the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I
have made them.
6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah
was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham,
6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God,
and the earth was filled with violence.
6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and,
behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the
6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all
flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through
them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms
shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with
6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt
make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the
breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and
in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt
thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories
shalt thou make it.
6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood
of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of
life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
6:18 But with thee will I establish my
covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy
wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh,
two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with
thee; they shall be male and female.
6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle
after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind,
two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
6:21 And take thou unto thee of all food that
is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for
thee, and for them.
6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God
commanded him, so did he.
7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou
and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me
in this generation.
7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to
thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not
clean by two, the male and his female.
7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the
male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it
to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living
substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the
7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD
7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when
the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his
wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters
of the flood.
7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are
not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the
7:9 There went in two and two unto Noah into
the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
7:10 And it came to pass after seven days,
that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's
life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same
day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows
of heaven were opened.
7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty
days and forty nights.
7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and
Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the
three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
7:14 They, and every beast after his kind,
and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind,
every bird of every sort.
7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark,
two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
7:16 And they that went in, went in male and
female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the
earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up
above the earth.
7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were
increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the
7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly
upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole
heaven, were covered.
7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters
prevail; and the mountains were covered.
7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the
earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of
life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
7:23 And every living substance was destroyed
which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the
creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed
from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with
him in the ark.
7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth
an hundred and fifty days.
8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living
thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a
wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the
windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
8:3 And the waters returned from off the
earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the
waters were abated.
8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month,
on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
8:5 And the waters decreased continually
until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the
month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty
days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
8:7 And he sent forth a raven, which went
forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to
see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
8:9 But the dove found no rest for the sole
of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were
on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took
her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and
again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
8:11 And the dove came in to him in the
evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah
knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and
sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth
and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the
waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering
of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
8:14 And in the second month, on the seven
and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
8:15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,
8:16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife,
and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing
that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of
every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed
abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
8:18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and
his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and
every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds,
went forth out of the ark.
8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD;
and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered
burnt offerings on the altar.
8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and
the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more
for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his
youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have
8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and
harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night
shall not cease.
9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and
said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you
shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air,
upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea;
into your hand are they delivered.
9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be
meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is
the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will
I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand
of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of
9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall
his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply;
bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons
with him, saying,
9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant
with you, and with your seed after you;
9:10 And with every living creature that is
with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth
with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
9:11 And I will establish my covenant with
you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a
flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
9:12 And God said, This is the token of the
covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that
is with you, for perpetual generations:
9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it
shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring
a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which
is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the
waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I
will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between
God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the
token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh
that is upon the earth.
9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of
the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of
9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of
them was the whole earth overspread.
9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and
he planted a vineyard:
9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was
drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the
nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and
laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the
nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw
not their father's nakedness.
9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew
what his younger son had done unto him.
9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant
of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of
Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall
dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three
hundred and fifty years.
9:29 And all the days of Noah were nine
hundred and fifty years: and he died.
10:1 Now these are the generations of the
sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after
10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog,
and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
10:3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and
Riphath, and Togarmah.
10:4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and
Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles
divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their
families, in their nations.
10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim,
and Phut, and Canaan.
10:7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah,
and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba,
10:8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a
mighty one in the earth.
10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD:
wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was
Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and
builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
10:12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah:
the same is a great city.
10:13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim,
and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
10:14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of
whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
10:15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born,
10:16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and
10:17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the
10:18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and
the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread
10:19 And the border of the Canaanites was
from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto
Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their
families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the
children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were
10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur,
and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
10:23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul,
and Gether, and Mash.
10:24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah
10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the
name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his
brother's name was Joktan.
10:26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph,
and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
10:27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
10:28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all
these were the sons of Joktan.
10:30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as
thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.
10:31 These are the sons of Shem, after their
families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
10:32 These are the families of the sons of
Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the
nations divided in the earth after the flood.
11:1 And the whole earth was of one language,
and of one speech.
11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed
from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they
11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let
us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone,
and slime had they for morter.
11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a
city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a
name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city
and the tower, which the children of men builded.
11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is
one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now
nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there
confound their language, that they may not understand one another's
11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from
thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the
11:9 Therefore is the name of it called
Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the
earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of
all the earth.
11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem
was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
11:11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad
five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty
years, and begat Salah:
11:13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah
four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat
11:15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber
four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years,
and begat Peleg:
11:17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg
four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat
11:19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two
hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and
11:21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two
hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat
11:23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor
two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years,
and begat Terah:
11:25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an
hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and
begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah:
Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah
in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
11:29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives:
the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah,
the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
11:30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot
the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son
Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to
go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred
and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get
thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's
house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation,
and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a
12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee,
and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the
earth be blessed.
12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had
spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five
years old when he departed out of Haran.
12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot
his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and
the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into
the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
12:6 And Abram passed through the land unto
the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then
in the land.
12:7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and
said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar
unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
12:8 And he removed from thence unto a
mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on
the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of
12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still
toward the south.
12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and
Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous
in the land.
12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come
near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now,
I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
12:12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when
the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and
they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister:
that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because
12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram
was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very
12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her,
and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's
12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her
sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and
maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his
house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What
is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she
was thy wife?
12:19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I
might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take
her, and go thy way.
12:20 And Pharaoh commanded his men
concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he
13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and
his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in
silver, and in gold.
13:3 And he went on his journeys from the
south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the
beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
13:4 Unto the place of the altar, which he
had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
13:5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had
flocks, and herds, and tents.
13:6 And the land was not able to bear them,
that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that
they could not dwell together.
13:7 And there was a strife between the
herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the
Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no
strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy
herdmen; for we be brethren.
13:9 Is not the whole land before thee?
separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand,
then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I
will go to the left.
13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld
all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of
like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of
Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one
from the other.
13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan,
and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward
13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and
sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after
that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from
the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and
13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to
thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of
the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall
thy seed also be numbered.
13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the
length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came
and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an
altar unto the LORD.
14:1 And it came to pass in the days of
Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of
Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
14:2 That these made war with Bera king of
Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and
Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
14:3 All these were joined together in the
vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer,
and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
14:5 And in the fourteenth year came
Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims
in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh
14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir,
unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
14:7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat,
which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also
the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.
14:8 And there went out the king of Sodom,
and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim,
and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with
them in the vale of Siddim;
14:9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and
with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king
of Ellasar; four kings with five.
14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of
slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and
they that remained fled to the mountain.
14:11 And they took all the goods of Sodom
and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's
son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
14:13 And there came one that had escaped,
and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the
Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were
confederate with Abram.
14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother
was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house,
three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
14:15 And he divided himself against them, he
and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah,
which is on the left hand of Damascus.
14:16 And he brought back all the goods, and
also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also,
and the people.
14:17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet
him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the
kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's
14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought
forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed
be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which
hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of
14:21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram,
Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I
have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor
of heaven and earth,
14:23 That I will not take from a thread even
to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest
thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:
14:24 Save only that which the young men have
eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and
Mamre; let them take their portion.
15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield,
and thy exceeding great reward.
15:2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou
give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this
Eliezer of Damascus?
15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast
given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came
unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come
forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and
said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to
number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he
counted it to him for righteousness.
15:7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that
brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to
15:8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I
know that I shall inherit it?
15:9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer
of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of
three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
15:10 And he took unto him all these, and
divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but
the birds divided he not.
15:11 And when the fowls came down upon the
carcases, Abram drove them away.
15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep
sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon
15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a
surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their's,
and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall
serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great
15:15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in
peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall
come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun
went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp
that passed between those pieces.
15:18 In the same day the LORD made a
covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from
the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
15:19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and
15:20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites,
and the Rephaims,
15:21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites,
and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
16:1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no
children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my
maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened
to the voice of Sarai.
16:3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her
maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of
Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she
conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was
despised in her eyes.
16:5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be
upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that
she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me
16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy
maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai
dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a
fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence
camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the
face of my mistress Sarai.
16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,
Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto
her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered
16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto
her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call
his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand
will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he
shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here
looked after him that seeth me?
16:14 Wherefore the well was called
Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram
called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years
old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.