Comparison of Creation Accounts in Genesis, Moses and Abraham (LDS)

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This document compares the creation accounts of Genesis (KJV) and the Book of Moses and the Book of Abraham from the LDS Pearl of Great Price.

This document compares the creation accounts of Genesis (KJV) and the Book of Moses and the Book of Abraham from the LDS Pearl of Great Price.

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  • 1. THE CREATION: GENESIS, MOSES, AND ABRAHAM GENESIS 1 MOSES 2 ABRAHAM 4 IN the beginning God created AND it came to pass that the AND then the Lord said: Let the heaven and the earth. Lord spake unto Moses, saying: us go down. And they went Behold, I reveal unto you down at the beginning, and concerning this heaven, and they, that is the Gods, this earth; write the words organized and formed the which I speak. I am the heavens and the earth. Beginning and the End, the Almighty God; by mine Only Begotten I created these things; yea, in the beginning I created the heaven, and the earth upon which thou standest. 2 And the earth was without 2 And the earth was without 2 And the earth, after it was form, and void; and darkness form, and void; and I caused formed, was empty and was upon the face of the deep. darkness to come up upon the desolate, because they had not And the Spirit of God moved face of the deep; and my Spirit formed anything but the earth; upon the face of the waters. moved upon the face of the and darkness reigned upon the water; for I am God. face of the deep, and the Spirit of the Gods was brooding upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be 3 And I, God, said: Let there be 3 And they (the Gods) said: Let light: and there was light. light; and there was light. there be light; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it 4 And I, God, saw the light; 4 And they (the Gods) was good: and God divided the and that light was good. And I, comprehended the light, for it light from the darkness. God, divided the light from the was bright; and they divided the darkness. light, or caused it to be divided, from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, 5 And I, God, called the light 5 And the Gods called the light and the darkness he called Day; and the darkness, I called Day, and the darkness they Night. And the evening and Night; and this I did by the called Night. And it came to the morning were the first day. word of my power, and it was pass that from the evening until done as I spake; and the morning they called night; and evening and the morning were from the morning until the the first day. evening they called day; and this was the first, or the beginning, of that which they called day and night. 6 ¶ And God said, Let there be 6 And again, I, God, said: Let 6 And the Gods also said: Let a firmament in the midst of the there be a firmament in the there be an expanse in the waters, and let it divide the midst of the water, and it was midst of the waters, and it shall waters from the waters. so, even as I spake; and I said: divide the waters from the Let it divide the waters from waters. the waters; and it was done; 7 And God made the 7 And I, God, made the 7 And the Gods ordered the 1
  • 2. GENESIS 1 MOSES 2 ABRAHAM 4 firmament, and divided the firmament and divided the expanse, so that it divided the waters which were under the waters, yea, the great waters waters which were under the firmament from the waters under the firmament from the expanse from the waters which which were above the waters which were above the were above the expanse; and it firmament: and it was so. firmament, and it was so even was so, even as they ordered. as I spake. 8 And God called the 8 And I, God, called the 8 And the Gods called the firmament Heaven. And the firmament Heaven; and the expanse, Heaven. And it came evening and the morning were evening and the morning were to pass that it was from evening the second day. the second day. until morning that they called night; and it came to pass that it was from morning until evening that they called day; and this was the second time that they called night and day. 9 ¶ And God said, Let the 9 And I, God, said: Let the 9 And the Gods ordered, waters under the heaven be waters under the heaven be saying: Let the waters under the gathered together unto one gathered together unto one heaven be gathered together place, and let the dry land place, and it was so; and I, God, unto one place, and let the appear: and it was so. said: Let there be dry land; and earth come up dry; and it was it was so. so as they ordered; 10 And God called the dry land 10 And I, God, called the dry 10 And the Gods pronounced Earth; and the gathering land Earth; and the gathering the dry land, Earth; and the together of the waters called he together of the waters, called I gathering together of the Seas: and God saw that it was the Sea; and I, God, saw that all waters, pronounced they, Great good. things which I had made were Waters; and the Gods saw that good. they were obeyed. 11 And God said, Let the earth 11 And I, God, said: Let the 11 And the Gods said: Let us bring forth grass, the herb earth bring forth grass, the herb prepare the earth to bring forth yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding seed, the fruit tree grass; the herb yielding seed; yielding fruit after his kind, yielding fruit, after his kind, and the fruit tree yielding fruit, after whose seed is in itself, upon the the tree yielding fruit, whose his kind, whose seed in itself earth: and it was so. seed should be in itself upon yieldeth its own likeness upon the earth, and it was so even as the earth; and it was so, even as I spake. they ordered. 12 And the earth brought forth 12 And the earth brought forth 12 And the Gods organized the grass, and herb yielding seed grass, every herb yielding seed earth to bring forth grass from after his kind, and the tree after his kind, and the tree its own seed, and the herb to yielding fruit, whose seed was in yielding fruit, whose seed bring forth herb from its own itself, after his kind: and God should be in itself, after his seed, yielding seed after his saw that it was good. kind; and I, God, saw that all kind; and the earth to bring things which I had made were forth the tree from its own good; seed, yielding fruit, whose seed could only bring forth the same in itself, after his kind; and the Gods saw that they were obeyed. 13 And the evening and the 13 And the evening and the 13 And it came to pass that morning were the third day. morning were the third day. they numbered the days; from the evening until the morning they called night; and it came to 2
  • 3. GENESIS 1 MOSES 2 ABRAHAM 4 pass, from the morning until the evening they called day; and it was the third time. 14 ¶ And God said, Let there 14 And I, God, said: Let there 14 And the Gods organized the be lights in the firmament of be lights in the firmament of lights in the expanse of the the heaven to divide the day the heaven, to divide the day heaven, and caused them to from the night; and let them be from the night, and let them be divide the day from the night; for signs, and for seasons, and for signs, and for seasons, and and organized them to be for for days, and years: for days, and for years; signs and for seasons, and for days and for years; 15 And let them be for lights in 15 And let them be for lights in 15 And organized them to be the firmament of the heaven to the firmament of the heaven to for lights in the expanse of the give light upon the earth: and it give light upon the earth; and it heaven to give light upon the was so. was so. earth; and it was so. 16 And God made two great 16 And I, God, made two great 16 And the Gods organized the lights; the greater light to rule lights; the greater light to rule two great lights, the greater the day, and the lesser light to the day, and the lesser light to light to rule the day, and the rule the night: he made the stars rule the night, and the greater lesser light to rule the night; also. light was the sun, and the lesser with the lesser light they set the light was the moon; and the stars also; stars also were made even according to my word. 17 And God set them in the 17 And I, God, set them in the 17 And the Gods set them in firmament of the heaven to firmament of the heaven to the expanse of the heavens, to give light upon the earth, give light upon the earth, give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to cause to divide the light from the darkness. 18 And to rule over the day and 18 And the sun to rule over the 18 And the Gods watched over the night, and to divide the day, and the moon to rule over those things which they had light from the darkness: and the night, and to divide the light ordered until they obeyed. God saw that it was good. from the darkness; and I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good; 19 And the evening and the 19 And the evening and the 19 And it came to pass that it morning were the fourth day. morning were the fourth day. was from evening until morning that it was night; and it came to pass that it was from morning until evening that it was day; and it was the fourth time. 20 And God said, Let the 20 And I, God, said: Let the 20 And the Gods said: Let us waters bring forth abundantly waters bring forth abundantly prepare the waters to bring the moving creature that hath the moving creature that hath forth abundantly the moving life, and fowl that may fly above life, and fowl which may fly creatures that have life; and the the earth in the open firmament above the earth in the open fowl, that they may fly above of heaven. firmament of heaven. the earth in the open expanse of heaven. 21 And God created great 21 And I, God, created great 21 And the Gods prepared the whales, and every living whales, and every living waters that they might bring creature that moveth, which the creature that moveth, which the forth great whales, and every waters brought forth waters brought forth living creature that moveth, 3
  • 4. GENESIS 1 MOSES 2 ABRAHAM 4 abundantly, after their kind, and abundantly, after their kind, and which the waters were to bring every winged fowl after his every winged fowl after his forth abundantly after their kind: and God saw that it was kind; and I, God, saw that all kind; and every winged fowl good. things which I had created were after their kind. And the Gods good. saw that they would be obeyed, and that their plan was good. 22 And God blessed them, 22 And I, God, blessed them, 22 And the Gods said: We will saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, saying: Be fruitful, and multiply, bless them, and cause them to and fill the waters in the seas, and fill the waters in the sea; be fruitful and multiply, and fill and let fowl multiply in the and let fowl multiply in the the waters in the seas or great earth. earth; waters; and cause the fowl to multiply in the earth. 23 And the evening and the 23 And the evening and the 23 And it came to pass that it morning were the fifth day. morning were the fifth day. was from evening until morning that they called night; and it came to pass that it was from morning until evening that they called day; and it was the fifth time. 24 ¶ And God said, Let the 24 And I, God, said: Let the 24 And the Gods prepared the earth bring forth the living earth bring forth the living earth to bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, creature after his kind, cattle, creature after his kind, cattle and creeping thing, and beast of and creeping things, and beasts and creeping things, and beasts the earth after his kind: and it of the earth after their kind, and of the earth after their kind; and was so. it was so; it was so, as they had said. 25 And God made the beast of 25 And I, God, made the beasts 25 And the Gods organized the the earth after his kind, and of the earth after their kind, and earth to bring forth the beasts cattle after their kind, and every cattle after their kind, and after their kind, and cattle after thing that creepeth upon the everything which creepeth their kind, and every thing that earth after his kind: and God upon the earth after his kind; creepeth upon the earth after its saw that it was good. and I, God, saw that all these kind; and the Gods saw they things were good. would obey. 26 ¶ And God said, Let us 26 And I, God, said unto mine 26 And the Gods took counsel make man in our image, after Only Begotten, which was with among themselves and said: Let our likeness: and let them have me from the beginning: Let us us go down and form man in dominion over the fish of the make man in our image, after our image, after our likeness; sea, and over the fowl of the our likeness; and it was so. and we will give them dominion air, and over the cattle, and And I, God, said: Let them over the fish of the sea, and over all the earth, and over have dominion over the fishes over the fowl of the air, and every creeping thing that of the sea, and over the fowl of over the cattle, and over all the creepeth upon the earth. the air, and over the cattle, and earth, and over every creeping over all the earth, and over thing that creepeth upon the every creeping thing that earth. creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his 27 And I, God, created man in 27 So the Gods went down to own image, in the image of God mine own image, in the image organize man in their own created he him; male and of mine Only Begotten created image, in the image of the Gods female created he them. I him; male and female created to form they him, male and I them. female to form they them. 4
  • 5. GENESIS 1 MOSES 2 ABRAHAM 4 28 And God blessed them, and 28 And I, God, blessed them, 28 And the Gods said: We will God said unto them, Be and said unto them: Be fruitful, bless them. And the Gods said: fruitful, and multiply, and and multiply, and replenish the We will cause them to be replenish the earth, and subdue earth, and subdue it, and have fruitful and multiply, and it: and have dominion over the dominion over the fish of the replenish the earth, and subdue fish of the sea, and over the sea, and over the fowl of the it, and to have dominion over fowl of the air, and over every air, and over every living thing the fish of the sea, and over the living thing that moveth upon that moveth upon the earth. fowl of the air, and over every the earth. living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 ¶ And God said, Behold, I 29 And I, God, said unto man: 29 And the Gods said: Behold, have given you every herb Behold, I have given you every we will give them every herb bearing seed, which is upon the herb bearing seed, which is bearing seed that shall come face of all the earth, and every upon the face of all the earth, upon the face of all the earth, tree, in the which is the fruit of and every tree in the which and every tree which shall have a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be the fruit of a tree fruit upon it; yea, the fruit of shall be for meat. yielding seed; to you it shall be the tree yielding seed to them for meat. we will give it; it shall be for their meat. 30 And to every beast of the 30 And to every beast of the 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the earth, and to every fowl of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that air, and to everything that air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, creepeth upon the earth, creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given wherein I grant life, there shall behold, we will give them life, every green herb for meat: and be given every clean herb for and also we will give to them it was so. meat; and it was so, even as I every green herb for meat, and spake. all these things shall be thus organized. 31 And God saw every thing 31 And I, God, saw everything 31 And the Gods said: We will that he had made, and, behold, that I had made, and, behold, do everything that we have said, it was very good. And the all things which I had made and organize them; and behold, evening and the morning were were very good; and the they shall be very obedient. the sixth day. evening and the morning were And it came to pass that it was the sixth day. from evening until morning they called night; and it came to pass that it was from morning until evening that they called day; and they numbered the sixth time. 5