1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was void and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the spirit of God was moving upon the waters.
3 And God said: Let there be light. And there was light.
4 And God saw the light that it was good: and he divided the light from the darkness.
5 And he called light Day, and darkness Night: and there was evening and morning, one day.
6 God also 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 those which were above the firmament. And it was so.
8 And God called the firmament, Heaven: and it was done in the evening and in the morning, the second day.
9 And God said: Let the waters which are under heaven be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so.
10 And God called the dry Earth, and Mary called the congregations of the waters. And God saw that it was good.
11 And he said: Let the earth sprout a plant that grows and produces seed, and an apple tree that produces fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself on the earth. And it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass growing and producing seed according to its kind, and trees producing fruit, each having seed according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And it was done in the evening and in the morning, the third day.
14 And God said: Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven, and let them divide day and night, and let them be into signs and seasons, and days and years:
15 that they may shine in the firmament of heaven, and illuminate the earth. And it was so.
16 And God made two great luminaries: the greater luminary to preside over the day, and the lesser luminary to preside over the night: and the stars.
17 And he placed them in the firmament of heaven, that they might shine upon the earth,
18 and let them preside over day and night, and divide light and darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And it was done in the evening and in the morning, the fourth day.
20 God also said: Let the waters produce creeping things of a living soul, and flying creatures upon the earth under the firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living and moving soul which the waters had produced according to their kinds, and every fowl according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 And he blessed them, saying: Grow, and multiply, and fill the waters of the sea: and birds shall multiply upon the earth.
23 And it was done in the evening and in the morning, the fifth day.
24 God also said: Let the earth bring forth the living soul in its kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth according to their kinds. And so it was done.
25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds, and cattle, and every creeping thing of the earth according to its kind.
And God saw that it was good,
26 And he said: Let us make man in our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over the beasts, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that moveth upon the earth.
27 And God created man in his image: in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them, and said: Grow and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and the birds of the sky, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.
29 And God said: Behold, I have given you every seed-bearing herb upon the earth, and every tree that has in itself the seed of its kind, that they may be for you food:
30 and to all the living creatures of the earth, and all the birds of the air, and all that move on the earth, and in which there is a living soul, that they may have food. And it was so.
31 And God saw all that he had made, and they were very good. And it came to pass in the evening and in the morning, the sixth day.
Vulgate (Latin): Genesis Chapter 1
1 In principio creavit Deus cælum et terram.
2 Terra autem erat inanis et vacua, et tenebræ erant super faciem abyssi: et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas.
3 Dixitque Deus: Fiat lux. Et facta est lux.
4 Et vidit Deus lucem quod esset bona: et divisit lucem a tenebris.
5 Appellavitque lucem Diem, et tenebras Noctem: factumque est vespere et mane, dies unus.
6 Dixit quoque Deus: Fiat firmamentum in medio aquarum: et dividat aquas ab aquis.
7 Et fecit Deus firmamentum, divisitque aquas, quæ erant sub firmamento, ab his, quæ erant super firmamentum. Et factum est ita.
8 Vocavitque Deus firmamentum, Cælum: et factum est vespere et mane, dies secundus.
9 Dixit vero Deus: Congregentur aquæ, quæ sub cælo sunt, in locum unum: et appareat arida. Et factum est ita.
10 Et vocavit Deus aridam Terram, congregationesque aquarum appellavit Maria. Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum.
11 Et ait: Germinet terra herbam virentem, et facientem semen, et lignum pomiferum faciens fructum juxta genus suum, cujus semen in semetipso sit super terram. Et factum est ita.
12 Et protulit terra herbam virentem, et facientem semen juxta genus suum, lignumque faciens fructum, et habens unumquodque sementem secundum speciem suam. Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum.
13 Et factum est vespere et mane, dies tertius.
14 Dixit autem Deus: Fiant luminaria in firmamento cæli, et dividant diem ac noctem, et sint in signa et tempora, et dies et annos:
15 ut luceant in firmamento cæli, et illuminent terram. Et factum est ita.
16 Fecitque Deus duo luminaria magna: luminare majus, ut præesset diei: et luminare minus, ut præesset nocti: et stellas.
17 Et posuit eas in firmamento cæli, ut lucerent super terram,
18 et præessent diei ac nocti, et dividerent lucem ac tenebras. Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum.
19 Et factum est vespere et mane, dies quartus.
20 Dixit etiam Deus: Producant aquæ reptile animæ viventis, et volatile super terram sub firmamento cæli.
21 Creavitque Deus cete grandia, et omnem animam viventem atque motabilem, quam produxerant aquæ in species suas, et omne volatile secundum genus suum. Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum.
22 Benedixitque eis, dicens: Crescite, et multiplicamini, et replete aquas maris: avesque multiplicentur super terram.
23 Et factum est vespere et mane, dies quintus.
24 Dixit quoque Deus: Producat terra animam viventem in genere suo, jumenta, et reptilia, et bestias terræ secundum species suas. Factumque est ita.
25 Et fecit Deus bestias terræ juxta species suas, et jumenta, et omne reptile terræ in genere suo.
Et vidit Deus quod esset bonum,
26 et ait: Faciamus hominem ad imaginem et similitudinem nostram: et præsit piscibus maris, et volatilibus cæli, et bestiis, universæque terræ, omnique reptili, quod movetur in terra.
27 Et creavit Deus hominem ad imaginem suam: ad imaginem Dei creavit illum, masculum et feminam creavit eos.
28 Benedixitque illis Deus, et ait: Crescite et multiplicamini, et replete terram, et subjicite eam, et dominamini piscibus maris, et volatilibus cæli, et universis animantibus, quæ moventur super terram.
29 Dixitque Deus: Ecce dedi vobis omnem herbam afferentem semen super terram, et universa ligna quæ habent in semetipsis sementem generis sui, ut sint vobis in escam:
30 et cunctis animantibus terræ, omnique volucri cæli, et universis quæ moventur in terra, et in quibus est anima vivens, ut habeant ad vescendum. Et factum est ita. 31 Viditque Deus cuncta quæ fecerat, et erant valde bona. Et factum est vespere et mane, dies sextus.