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1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was[a] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, gLet there be light,h and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light gday,h and the darkness he called gnight.h And there was evening, and there was morning?the first day.
6 And God said, gLet there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.h 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse gsky.h And there was evening, and there was morning?the second day.
9 And God said, gLet the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.h And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground gland,h and the gathered waters he called gseas.h And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, gLet the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.h And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning?the third day.
14 And God said, gLet there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.h And it was so. 16 God made two great lights?the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning?the fourth day.
20 And God said, gLet the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.h 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, gBe fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.h 23 And there was evening, and there was morning?the fifth day.
24 And God said, gLet the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.h And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, gLet us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth,[b] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.h
27 So God created man in his own image,
29 Then God said, gI give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground?everything that has the breath of life in it?I give every green plant for food.h And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning?the sixth day.
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Life Through the Son
16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him. 17 Jesus said to them, gMy Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.h 18 For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Jesus gave them this answer: gI tell you the truth, the Son can
do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because
whatever the Father does the Son also does.
24 gI tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. 25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
28 gDo not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out?those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. 30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.