The Creation

 
 

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The first day God created the light, God called the light "day" and the darkness He called "night." There was evening, and there was morning- the first day. In the second day God created the sky. In the third day God created the land and the seas and He said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it according to their various kinds." In the fourth day God created the sun and the moon to separate the day from the night, and to serve as signs to mark seasons, days and years. In the fifth day God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and the birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” God made the wild animals according to their kind, all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” And there was evening, and there was morning the sixth day.                        

God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work He had done.