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1549 by John Rogers

Genesis Chapter 1

Gen 1:1 In the beginnynge GOD created heauen and erth.
Gen 1:2 The erth was voyde and empty, and darcknesse was vpon the depe, and the spirite of God moued vpon the water.
Gen 1:3 Than God sayd: let there be light: & there was lyght.
Gen 1:4 And God sawe the lyght that it was good: & deuyded the lyght from the darcknesse,
Gen 1:5 & called the lyght the daye, & the darcknesse the nyght: and so of the euenyng & mornyng was made the fyrst daye.
Gen 1:6 And God sayde: let there be a fyrmament betwene the waters, & let it deuyde the waters a sonder.
Gen 1:7 Than God made the fyrmament, and parted the waters whyche were vnder the fyrmament, from the waters that were aboue the fyrmament: And it was so.
Gen 1:8 And God called the fyrmament Heauen. And so of the euenynge and mornyng was made the seconde daye.
Gen 1:9 And God sayde: let the waters that are vnder heauen gather them selues vnto one place, that the drye lande may appere. And it came so to passe.
Gen 1:10 And GOD called the drye lande the erth, and the gatheryng together of waters called he the sea. And God sawe that it was good.
Gen 1:11 And God sayde: let the erth brynge forth herbe and grasse that sowe seed, and fruteful trees, that bere frute euery one in his kynde, hauyng their seed in them selues vpon þe erth. And it came so to passe.
Gen 1:12 And the erth brought forth herbe and grasse sowing seed euery one in hys kynde, and trees berynge frute, and hauynge theyr seed in themselues, euery one in hys kynde. And God sawe that it was good,
Gen 1:13 and then of the euenyng and mornyng was made the thyrde daye.
Gen 1:14 Than sayde God: let there be lightes in the fyrmament of heauen, to deuyde the day from the nyght, þt they may be vnto sygnes, seasons, dayes and yeares.
Gen 1:15 And let them be lyghtes in the fyrmament of heauen, to shyne vpon the erth: And so it was.
Gen 1:16 And God made two greate lyghtes: A greater lyght to rule the daye, and a lesse lyght to rule the nyght: and he made sterres also.
Gen 1:17 And God put them in the fyrmament of heauen to shyne vpon the erth,
Gen 1:18 and to rule the daye and the nyght: and to deuyde the lyght from darcknesse. And God sawe that it was good:
Gen 1:19 & so of the euenyng & mornyng was made the fourth day.
Gen 1:20 And God said: let the water bryng forth creatures that moue and haue lyfe, & foules for to flye ouer the erth vnder the fyrmament of heauen.
Gen 1:21 And God created greate whalles and al maner of creatures that lyue & moue, whych the waters brought forth in their kyndes, & all maner of fethered foules in theyr kyndes. And God sawe that it was good:
Gen 1:22 & God blessed them sayinge: Growe and multyplie and fyll the waters of the seas: and let the foules multyplye vpon the erth.
Gen 1:23 And so of þe euening & morning was made þe fyfth day.
Gen 1:24 And God sayd: let the erth brynge forth lyuynge creatures in their kyndes: catell and wormes & beastes of þe erth in their kyndes, & so it came to passe.
Gen 1:25 And God made the beastes of the erth in their kyndes, and catell in their kyndes, & al maner wormes of the erth in their kyndes: & God saw þt it was good.
Gen 1:26 And God sayde: let vs make man in oure similitude & after our lycknesse: that he may haue rule ouer the fysh of the sea, and ouer the foules of the ayre, & ouer catell, and ouer all the erth, and ouer all wormes that crepe on the erth.
Gen 1:27 And God created man after hys likenes, after the lycknesse of god created he hym: male & female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, & God sayde vnto them: Growe and multiplye & fyl the erth, & subdue it, & haue dominion ouer the fyshes of the sea, and ouer the foules of the ayre, and ouer al the beastes that moue on the erth.
Gen 1:29 And God sayde: see, I haue geuen you al herbes that sowe seed, whyche are on all the erth, & all maner trees that haue frute in them and sowe seed: to be meate for you
Gen 1:30 and for al beastes of the erth, and vnto all foules of the ayre, and vnto all that crepeth on the erth, where in is lyfe, that they maye haue all maner herbes and grasse for to eate, and euen so it was.
Gen 1:31 And God behelde all that he had made, and loo, they were exceadinge good: & so of the euenynge and mornyng was made the syxte daye.