The Bishops' Bible
1568 Matthew Parker editor
Genesis Chapter 1
Gen 1:1 In the beginnyng GOD created ye heauen and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without fourme, and was voyde: & darknes [was] vpon the face of the deepe, and the spirite of God moued vpon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3 And God sayde, let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God sawe the lyght that it was good: and God deuided the lyght from the darknes.
Gen 1:5 And God called the light day, and the darknes night: and the euenyng & the mornyng were the first day.
Gen 1:6 And God said: let there be a firmament betwene the waters, and let it make a diuision betwene waters and waters.
Gen 1:7 And God made the firmament, and set the diuision betwene the waters which [were] vnder the firmament, and the waters that [were] aboue the firmament: and it was so.
Gen 1:8 And God called the firmament the heauen: and the euenyng and the mornyng were the seconde day.
Gen 1:9 And God saide: let the waters vnder the heauen be gathered together into one place, and let the drye lande appeare: and it was so.
Gen 1:10 And God called the drie lande ye earth, and the gatheryng together of waters called he the seas: and God sawe that it was good.
Gen 1:11 And God sayde: let the earth bryng foorth [both] budde and hearbe apt to seede, and fruitfull trees yeeldyng fruite after his kynde, which hath seede in it selfe vpon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth [both] bud and hearbe apt to seede after his kynde, and tree yeeldyng fruite, whiche hath seede in it selfe, after his kynde.
Gen 1:13 And God sawe that it was good. And the euenyng and the mornyng were the thirde day.
Gen 1:14 And God sayde: let there be lyghtes in the firmament of the heauen, that they may deuide the day and the nyght, and let them be for signes, & seasons, and for dayes, and yeres.
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lyghtes in the firmament of the heauen, that they maye geue light vpo the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:16 And God made two great lyghtes: a greater lyght to rule the day, and a lesse lyght to rule the nyght, and [he made] starres also.
Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heauen, to shyne vpon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule the day and nyght, and to make difference betweene the lyght and the darknesse: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:19 And the euenyng and the mornyng were the fourth day.
Gen 1:20 And God sayde: let the waters bryng foorth mouyng creature that hath lyfe, and foule that may flee vpon the earth in the open firmament of heauen.
Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and euery lyuyng & mouing creature, which the waters brought foorth after theyr kynde, & euery fethered foule after their kynde: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying: Be fruiteful, and multiplie, and fyll the waters of the sea, and let foule multiplie in the earth.
Gen 1:23 And the euenyng and mornyng were the fift day.
Gen 1:24 And God sayde: let the earth bryng foorth lyuyng creature after his kynde, cattell, worme, and beastes of the earth after his kynde: and it was so.
Gen 1:25 God made the beast of the earth after his kynde, and cattell after his kynde, and euery thyng that creepeth vpon the earth after his kynde: and God sawe that it was good.
Gen 1:26 God saide: let vs make man in our image, after our lykenesse, and let them haue rule of the fisshe of the sea, & of the foule of the ayre, and of cattell, & of all the earth, and of euery creepyng thyng that creepeth vpon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his owne image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God sayde vnto them: be fruitefull, & multiplie, and replenishe the earth, & subdue it, and haue dominion of the fisshe of the sea, and foule of the ayre, & of euery lyuing thing that moueth vpon the earth.
Gen 1:29 And God sayde: beholde, I haue geuen you euery hearbe bearing seede, which is in the vpper face of all ye earth, and euery tree in the which is the fruite of a tree bearing seede, [that] they may be meate vnto you:
Gen 1:30 To euery beast of the earth also, and to euery birde of the aire, and to euery such thing that creepeth vpon ye earth, which doth liue, I haue geuen euery greene hearbe for meate: and it was so.
Gen 1:31 And God sawe euery thyng that he had made: and beholde, it was exceedyng good. And the euenyng & the mornyng were the sixth day.