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The FIRST Book of SAMUEL
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1 IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was
without form and void ; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And 2 the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3, 4 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the 5 light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And
God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. 2 And the evening
and the morning were the first day. 6 And God said, Let there be a 3 firmament in the midst of the waters, and let 7 it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and di
vided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were 8 above the firmament: -and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven.
And the evening and the morning were the second day, 9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one 10 place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land
Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw 11 that it was good. 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 it. 19 self, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb
yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, 13 after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morn
ing were the third day. 14 And God said, Let'there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide 5 the
day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, 15 and years: and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give 16 light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the
greater light 6 to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the 17 stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon 18 the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light 19 from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the
morning were the fourth day. 20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the 7 moving creature
that hath & life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the 10 open firmament 21 of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that mov
eth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every 22 winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed
them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let 23 fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the 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 cattle after their kind,
and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: 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 fowl of the air, and
over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creep27 eth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of 28 God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed
them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the
1 Heb. between the light and 4 Heb. tender grass.
between the darkness. 5 Heb. between the day and 2 Heb. And the evening was, between the night.
and the morning was. 6 Heb. for the rule of the day. 3 Heb. expansion.
7 Or, creeping.
8 Heb. soul. 9 Heb. let foul fly. 10 Heb. face of the firmament
carth, 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 I moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb 2 bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree 30 yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 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 3 Jife, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 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 THUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And
on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the 3 seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the
seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work
which God 4 created and made. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were cre5 ated, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 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 6 not a man to till the ground. But 5 there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
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.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the 9 man whom he had formed. 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 10 the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a
river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, 11 and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which 12 compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that 13 land is good : there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the se
cond river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of 7 Ethiopia. 14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth 8 toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to 16 dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of 17 every tree of the garden 10 thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the know.
ledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof IY thou shalt surely die.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will 19 make hiin an help 12 meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God
formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto
13 Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every 20 living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam 14 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.
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and 22 he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib,
which the Lord God had taken from man, 15 made he a woman, and brought 23 her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of
my flesh: she shall be called 16 Woman, because she was taken out of 17 Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his 25 wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his
wife, and were not ashamed. 3 NOW the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord
God had made. And he said unto the woman, 18 Yea, hath God said, Ye shall 2 not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We 3 may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which
1 Heb. creepeth.
7 Heb. Cush.
13 Or, the man. 8 Or, eastward to Assyria. 14 Heb. called. 9 Or, Adam.
15 Heb. builded. 10 Heb. cating thou shalt cat. 16 Heh. Isha. 11 Heb. dying thou shalt die. 17 Heb. Ish. 12 Heb. as before him. 18 Heb. Yea, because, fc.
is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall 4 ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not 5 surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing gocd and evil. 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 7 he did eat. 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. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the
S cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of 9 the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called 10 unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy
voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, who told thee that thou wast naked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree, 12 whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said,
The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did 13 eat. 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.
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 15 shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 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. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy con
ception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be 4 to
thy husband, and be shall rule over thee. 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 18 all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it 5 bring forth to thee; 19 and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 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. 20 And Adam called his wife's name 67 Eve; because she was the mother of 21 all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of
skins, and clothed them. 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, 23 and eat, and live for ever: therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the 24 garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out
the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubim, and a
flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. 4
AND Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare & Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother 2 S Abel. And Abel was 10 a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And 11 in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the 4 ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the first
lings of his 12 flock, and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto 5 Abel and to his offering: but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. 6 And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto 7 Cain, Why art thou wroth ? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest
well, shalt thou not 13 be accepted ? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And 14 unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
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. 9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I 10 know not : Am I my brother's keeper? And he said, What hast thou done?
1 Heb. a desire.
6 Heb. Chavah.
11 Heb. at the end of days. 7 That is, living.
12 Heb. sheep, or, goats. & That is, gotten, or, acquired. 13 Or, have ihe excellency? 9 Heb. Hebel.
14 Or, subject unto thee. 10 Heb. a feeder.