Chapter OneKing James Version
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED
1 In the beginning God created the heaven
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
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there
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 the evening and the
morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in
the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters
from the waters.
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.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And
the evening and the morning were the second
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.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the
gathering together of the waters called he Seas:
and God saw that it was good.
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.
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.
13 And the evening and the morning were the
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:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament
of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it
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.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the
heaven 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 the evening and the morning were the
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.
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.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful,
and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and
let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the
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
creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in
the image of God created he him; male and female
created he them.
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.
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
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 was
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.
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.
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.
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
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
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and
watered the whole face of the ground.
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.
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward
in Eden; and there he put the man whom
he had formed.
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.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the
garden; and from thence it was parted, and became
into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it
which compasseth the whole land of Havilah,
where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is
bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon:
the same is it that compasseth the whole land of
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.
15 And the Lord God took the man, and put
him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to
16 And the Lord God commanded the man,
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest
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.
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that
the man should be alone; I will make him a help
meet for him.
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
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 a help
meet for him.
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;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken
from man, made he a woman, and brought her
unto the man.
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.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and
his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and
they shall be one flesh.
25 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, Yea, hath
God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We
may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
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.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye
shall not surely die:
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.
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
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
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
9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and
said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden,
and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid
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?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou
gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree,
and I did eat.
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
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:
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
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply
thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow
thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desireshall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over
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 life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth
to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
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.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because
she was the mother of all living.
21 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, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth
from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from
whence he was taken.
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 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived,
and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten
a man from the Lord.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And
Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller
of the ground.
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 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:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not
respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his
6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou
wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
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.
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
9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel
thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice
of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the
11 And now art thou cursed from the earth,
which hath opened her mouth to receive thy
brother's blood from thy hand.
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.
13 And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishmentis greater than I can bear.
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.
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
King James Version
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ,
the son of David, the son of Abraham.