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  • 1. New World Translation of theHoly Scriptures
  • 2. ITA LY ROME D ON IA CE A Philippi M GREECE ATHENS Ephesus SICILY Corinth PATMOS RHODES MALTA Medite r ra n e CRETE ( G re a t an S Sea) ea LIB YA N 0 mi 500 0 km 500
  • 3. Black Sea ARA RA TM TS .ASIA MINOR Garden AS of Eden? Antioch SY (of Pisidia) RI Tarsus Haran A M ED Antioch NINEVEH Eu IA (of Syria) ph Tig CYPRUS SYRIA ra tes isr Ri Sidon Damascus v er Ri Tyre r ve Caesarea BABYLON Shushan PROMISED JERUSALEM EA LAND MOAB C HALD Kadesh Ur MEMPHIS ED OMEGYPT Mt. Sinai ARABIANi le Re Ri dS ve r ea bi12-E
  • 4. New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures Rendered from the Original Languages by the N EW WORLD BIBLE T RANSLATION COMMITTEE —Revised 1984—“T HIS IS WHAT THE SOVEREIGN LORD JEHOVAH [565, YHWH] HAS SAID: ‘ . . . HERE I AM CREATING NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH; AND THE FORMER THINGS WILL NOT BE CALLED TO MIND, NEITHER WILL THEY COME UP INTO THE HEART.’ ” —Isaiah 65:13, 17; also see 2 Peter 3:13.
  • 5. ˘ 1961, 1981, 1984 WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA All Rights Reserved PUBLISHERS WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC. Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Complete editions published in Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Cibemba, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Efik, English (also Braille), Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Igbo, Iloko, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kinyarwanda, Kirghiz, Kirundi, Korean, Lingala, Macedonian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Ossetian, Polish, Portuguese (also Braille), Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sepedi, Serbian, Serbian(Roman), Sesotho, Shona, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (alsoBraille), Sranantongo, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Twi (Akuapem), Twi (Asante), Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu (Also in part in American Sign Language [on DVD], Amharic, Azerbaijani, Azerbaijani [Cyrillic], Brazilian Sign Language [on DVD], Cambodian, Chitonga, Chitumbuka, Colombian Sign Language [on DVD], Estonian, Ewe, Fijian, Gun, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hiligaynon, Hindi, Hiri Motu, Italian Braille, ItalianSign Language [on DVD], Kannada, Kazakh, Kikaonde, Kiribati,Kongo, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luganda, Luvale, Malayalam, MexicanSign Language [on DVD], Myanmar, Nepali, Otetela, Pangasinan,Papiamento [Curacao], Punjabi, Russian Sign Language [on DVD], ¸ Sango, Silozi, Solomon Islands Pidgin, Tamil, Tatar, Thai, Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tshiluba, Tuvaluan, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Vietnamese) Total Printed of All Editions of New World Translation: 178,056,837 Copies 2006 PrintingThis publication is not for sale. It is provided as part of a worldwide Bible educational work supported by voluntary donations. New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures English (bi12-E) Some mechanical adjustments have been made on this printing. Made in the United States of America
  • 6. FOREWORDI T IS a very responsible thing to translate the Holy Scriptures from their original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greekinto modern speech. Translating the Holy Scriptures means ren-dering into another language the thoughts and sayings of JehovahGod, the heavenly Author of this sacred library of sixty-six booksthat holy men of long ago were inspired to write down for our ben-efit today. That is a very sobering thought. The translators of this work,who fear and love the Divine Author of the Holy Scriptures, feel to-ward Him a special responsibility to transmit his thoughts anddeclarations as accurately as possible. They also feel a responsibil-ity toward the searching readers who depend upon a translation ofthe inspired Word of the Most High God for their everlasting sal-vation. It was with such a sense of solemn responsibility that over thecourse of many years this committee of dedicated men have pro-duced the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. The entirework was originally released in six volumes, from 1950 to 1960.From the start it was the desire of the translators to have all thesevolumes brought together into one book, inasmuch as the HolyScriptures are in actuality one book by the One Author. While theoriginal volumes contained marginal references and footnotes, therevised one-volume edition, released in 1961, contained neitherfootnotes nor marginal references. A second revision was releasedin 1970 and a third revision with footnotes followed in 1971. In 1969the committee released The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of theGreek Scriptures, which presented under the Greek text publishedin 1881 by Westcott and Hort a literal word-for-word translationinto English. This new edition is not just a refinement of the translated textbeyond its already previous revisions, but it has been expanded toinclude a complete updating and revision of the marginal (cross)references that were initially presented in English, from 1950 to1960. This 1984 revision has been released by us to the Watch TowerBible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania for printing, translationinto other leading languages and distribution. We thus make itavailable with a deep sense of gratitude to the Divine Author of theHoly Scriptures, who has so privileged us and in whose spirit wehave trusted in producing this revision. We pray for his blessingupon those who use this translation for spiritual advancement. New World Bible Translation Committee June 1, 1984, New York, N.Y.
  • 7. NAMES AND ORDER OF THE BOOKS: of the Hebrew-Aramaic ScripturesBOOK ABBREVIATION PAGE BOOK ABBREVIATION PAGEGenesis ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ge 7 Ecclesiastes ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ec 872Exodus ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ex 77 Song of SolomonLeviticus ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Le 135 (Canticles) ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ca 883Numbers ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Nu 177 Isaiah ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Isa 888Deuteronomy ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ De 235 Jeremiah ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Jer 963Joshua ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Jos 287 Lamentations ˛˛˛˛˛˛ La 1046Judges ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Jg 322 Ezekiel ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Eze 1056Ruth ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ru 357 Daniel ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Da 11311 Samuel ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 1Sa 362 Hosea ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ho 11542 Samuel ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 2Sa 408 Joel ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Joe 11641 Kings ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 1Ki 447 Amos ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Am 11682 Kings ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 2Ki 493 Obadiah ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ob 11771 Chronicles ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 1Ch 536 Jonah ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Jon 11782 Chronicles ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 2Ch 576 Micah ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Mic 1181Ezra ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ezr 625 Nahum ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Na 1187Nehemiah ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ne 638 Habakkuk ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Hab 1190Esther ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Es 659 Zephaniah ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Zep 1193Job ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Job 669 Haggai ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Hag 1197Psalms ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ps 715 Zechariah ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Zec 1199Proverbs ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Pr 838 Malachi ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Mal 1212 of the Christian Greek ScripturesBOOK ABBREVIATION PAGE BOOK ABBREVIATION PAGEMatthew ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Mt 1216 1 Timothy ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 1Ti 1479Mark ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Mr 1257 2 Timothy ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 2Ti 1484Luke ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Lu 1283 Titus ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Tit 1488John ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Joh 1327 Philemon ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Phm 1490Acts ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ac 1360 Hebrews ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Heb 1491Romans ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ro 1404 James ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Jas 15051 Corinthians ˛˛˛˛˛ 1Co 1423 1 Peter ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 1Pe 15102 Corinthians ˛˛˛˛˛ 2Co 1440 2 Peter ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 2Pe 1515Galatians ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Ga 1452Ephesians ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Eph 1458 1 John ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 1Jo 1518Philippians ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Php 1464 2 John ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 2Jo 1523Colossians ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Col 1469 3 John ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ 3Jo 15241 Thessalonians 1Th 1473 Jude ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Jude 15242 Thessalonians 2Th 1477 Revelation ˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛˛ Re 1526 6
  • 8. GENESIS a b it, a upon the earth.” And it came1 In thethe heavensGod creat- ed c beginning and the CHAP. 1 a Heb 1:10 b Ex 6:3 to be so. 12 And the earth be-earth. d Ex 33:20 gan to put forth grass, vegeta- 2 Now the earth proved to be De 6:4 tion bearing seed according to Mr 10:18formless and waste and there Joh 4:24 its kind b and trees yielding fruit, Ro 1:20 the seed of which is in it accord-was darkness upon the surface of 1Co 8:4the watery deep; e and God’s ac- 1Ti 1:11 ing to its kind. c Then God saw 1Ti 2:5tive force was moving to and fro f Heb 9:24 that it was good. 13 And there 1Jo 4:16 came to be evening and thereover the surface of the waters. g Re 4:8 3 And God proceeded to say: h c Ps 148:5 came to be morning, a third day. Isa 45:18“Let light come to be.” Then Re 4:11 14 And God went on to say:there came to be light. i 4 After d Job 38:4 Ps 102:25 “Let luminaries come to bethat God saw that the light was Isa 42:5 in the expanse of the heav- Re 10:6good, and God brought about a e Job 38:30 ens to make a division betweendivision between the light and Pr 8:27 the day and the night; d and they f Ps 33:6the darkness. j 5 And God be- Isa 40:26 must serve as signs and for sea-gan calling the light Day, k but g Ps 104:6 sons and for days and years. e h Ps 33:9the darkness he called Night. l i Isa 45:7 15 And they must serve as lumi-And there came to be evening j Job 26:10 naries in the expanse of the heav- 2Co 4:6and there came to be morning, a k Ge 8:22 ens to shine upon the earth.” ffirst day. l Jer 33:20 And it came to be so. 16 And m Ge 1:20 6 And God went on to say: n Ps 33:7 God proceeded to make the two 2Pe 3:5 great luminaries, the greater lu-“Let an expanse m come to be in o Ge 7:11between the waters and let a di- Pr 8:28 minary for dominating the day p Ge 27:28viding occur between the waters De 4:17 and the lesser luminary for dom-and the waters.” n 7 Then God 1Ki 8:35 inating the night, and also the q Job 38:11proceeded to make the expanse Ps 104:8 stars. g 17 Thus God put them Ps 136:6 in the expanse of the heav-and to make a division between r Ps 24:1the waters that should be be- Ps 95:5 ens to shine upon the earth, h s Job 38:8 18 and to dominate by day andneath the expanse and the wa- Pr 8:29ters that should be above the ex- t De 32:4 by night and to make a division 1Ti 4:4panse. o And it came to be so. u Ge 1:29 between the light and the dark-8 And God began to call the ex- Ps 72:16 ness. i Then God saw that it was Mt 13:32panse Heaven. p And there came v Lu 6:44 good. j 19 And there came to be evening and there came to beto be evening and there came tobe morning, a second day. Second Col. morning, a fourth day. 9 And God went on to say: a Hag 2:19 20 And God went on to say: Jas 3:12“Let the waters under the heav- b Le 19:19 “Let the waters swarm forth aens be brought together into one Ps 104:14 swarm of living souls k and let fly- c Ga 6:7place and let the dry land ap- d De 4:19 ing creatures fly over the earth Ps 148:3 upon the face of the expansepear.” q And it came to be so. e Ge 8:22 1Ch 23:31 of the heavens.” l 21 And God10 And God began calling the Ps 104:19 proceeded to create the great seadry land Earth, r but the bringing f Jer 33:25 Eze 32:8 monsters m and every living soultogether of the waters he called g Ps 8:3 Ps 136:8 that moves about, n which theSeas. s Further, God saw that it Jer 31:35 waters swarmed forth accordingwas good. t 11 And God went h Isa 13:10 i Ps 74:16 to their kinds, and every wingedon to say: “Let the earth cause Isa 45:7 flying creature according to itsgrass to shoot forth, vegetation j Ps 104:31 k Le 11:10 kind. o And God got to see thatbearing seed, u fruit trees yield- l Ge 2:19ing fruit according to their Ge 9:10 De 4:17 m Job 7:12; Ps 148:7; n Le 11:46; o Ge 7:14; Lekinds, v the seed of which is in Job 12:7 11:14; De 14:13; 1Co 15:39. 7
  • 9. GENESIS 1:22–2:9 Man created in God’s image; a living soul. Eden 8it was good. 22 With that God CHAP. 1 moving upon the earth in whichblessed them, saying: “Be fruit- a Ne 9:6 there is life as a soul I have giv- Ps 104:25ful and become many and fill b Ec 3:20 en all green vegetation for food.” athe waters in the sea basins, a and c De 28:11 And it came to be so. Re 10:6let the flying creatures become d Ge 6:7 31 After that God saw every-many in the earth.” 23 And e Ps 104:11 thing he had made and, look! it Mr 1:13there came to be evening and f Ge 7:14 was very good. b And there camethere came to be morning, a fifth Ps 148:10 to be evening and there came to g Ge 11:7day. Pr 8:30 be morning, a sixth day. Joh 1:3 24 And God went on to say: Col 1:16“Let the earth b put forth livingsouls according to their kinds, h Ge 9:6 1Co 11:7 Col 3:10 2 Thus and all their army came earth the heavens and the i Ge 5:1 to their completion. c 2 And bydomestic c animal and moving d Ac 17:29 the seventh day God came toanimal and wild beast e of the Jas 3:9 j Ge 9:2 the completion of his work thatearth according to its kind.” And k Ps 139:14it came to be so. 25 And God l Mr 10:6 he had made, and he proceededproceeded to make the wild 1Co 11:9 to rest on the seventh day from m Ps 107:38 all his work that he had made. dbeast of the earth according to n Ge 9:1its kind and the domestic animal Le 26:9 3 And God proceeded to bless o Ge 2:15according to its kind and every p Ps 8:6 the seventh day and make it sa-moving animal of the ground ac- Isa 11:9 cred, because on it he has been Jas 3:7cording to its kind. f And God got q Job 36:31 resting from all his work thatto see that it was good. Ps 145:16 r Ge 9:3 God has created for the purpose Ps 104:14 of making. e 26 And God went on to say: Ac 14:17“Let us g make man in our im- 4 This is a history of the heav-age, h according to our likeness, i Second Col. ens and the earth in the time ofand let them have in subjection a Ps 136:25 their being created, in the daythe fish of the sea and the fly- Ps 147:9 that Jehovah God made earth Mt 6:26ing creatures of the heavens and b De 32:4 and heaven. fthe domestic animals and all the Ps 104:24 1Ti 4:4 5 Now there was as yet noearth and every moving animal bush of the field found in thethat is moving upon the earth.” j CHAP. 2 earth and no vegetation of the27 And God proceeded to create c Ne 9:6 field was as yet sprouting, be-the man in his image, in God’s Ps 146:6 Isa 42:5 cause Jehovah God had notimage he created him; k male Zec 12:1 made it rain g upon the earth and Ac 4:24and female he created them. l d Ex 31:17 there was no man to cultivate the28 Further, God blessed m them Heb 4:4 ground. 6 But a mist h would go e Ex 20:11and God said to them: “Be fruit- f Isa 45:18 up from the earth and it wateredful n and become many and fill g Mt 5:45 the entire surface of the ground. i h Job 36:27the earth and subdue o it, and i Ps 135:7 7 And Jehovah God proceed-have in subjection p the fish of the j Ge 3:19 Ps 103:14 ed to form the man out of dust jsea and the flying creatures of Ec 3:20 from the ground k and to blow 1Co 15:47the heavens and every living k Job 33:6 into his nostrils the breath ofcreature that is moving upon the Isa 64:8 life, l and the man came to be l Ge 7:22earth.” Job 27:3 a living soul. m 8 Further, Je- Job 33:4 hovah God planted a garden 29 And God went on to say: Isa 42:5“Here I have given to YOU all veg- Ac 17:25 in E den, n toward the east, and m Eze 18:4etation bearing seed which is on 1Co 15:45 there he put the man whomthe surface of the whole earth 1Pe 3:20 n Ge 2:15 he had formed. o 9 Thus Jeho-and every tree on which there is Ge 3:23 vah God made to grow out of the Isa 51:3the fruit of a tree bearing seed. q Eze 28:13 ground every tree desirable toTo YOU let it serve as food. r o Ge 1:26 one’s sight and good for food and Ps 139:1430 And to every wild beast of the Ro 9:20 also the tree of life p in the mid-earth and to every flying creature p Ge 3:24 dle of the garden and the tree of q Ge 2:17of the heavens and to everything Ge 3:22 the knowledge of good and bad. q
  • 10. 9 Woman created. First lie. Origin of sin GENESIS 2:10–3:6 10 Now there was a river is- CHAP. 2 he took one of his ribs and thensuing out of E den to water the a Ge 25:18 closed up the flesh over its place. 1Sa 15:7garden, and from there it began b Ge 13:2 22 And Jehovah God proceededto be parted and it became, as c Nu 11:7 to build the rib that he had tak-it were, four heads. 11 The first d Ex 25:7 en from the man into a woman 1Ch 29:2one’s name is Pi shon; it is the Job 28:16 and to bring her to the man. a e Da 10:4one encircling the entire land of f Ge 10:11 23 Then the man said:Hav i·lah, a where there is gold. Mic 5:6 “This is at last bone of my g Ge 15:1812 And the gold of that land is De 11:24 bonesgood. b There also are the bdel- h Ge 3:24 And flesh of my flesh. b Eze 28:13lium gum c and the onyx stone. d i Ge 1:28 This one will be called13 And the name of the second Ge 2:8 Woman, Ps 115:16river is Gi hon; it is the one en- j Ge 2:9 Because from man this onecircling the entire land of Cush. Ge 3:2 Le 25:19 was taken.” c14 And the name of the third k Ge 3:19river is Hid de·kel; e it is the one Ps 146:4 24 That is why a man will leave Ec 9:5 his father and his mother d andgoing to the east of As·syr i·a. f Eze 18:4And the fourth river is the Eu- Ro 5:12 he must stick to his wife and 1Co 15:22phra tes. g l Pr 31:11 they must become one flesh. e 15 And Jehovah God proceed- 1Co 11:9 25 And both of them continued 1Ti 2:13ed to take the man and set- m Ge 9:10 to be naked, f the man and histle him in the garden of E den h n Ge 1:26 wife, and yet they did not become Ge 9:2to cultivate it and to take care Ps 8:6 ashamed. g o 1Sa 26:12 h Now the serpent proved toof it. i 16 And Jehovah God alsolaid this command upon the Second Col. 3 be the most cautious of all iman: “From every tree of the a Pr 18:22 the wild beasts of the field thatgarden you may eat to satisfac- Pr 19:14 Jehovah God had made. j So it be- Mr 10:9tion. j 17 But as for the tree of 1Ti 2:13 gan to say to the woman: k “Is itthe knowledge of good and bad b Ge 29:14 really so that God said YOU must Jg 9:2you must not eat from it, for in 2Sa 5:1 not eat from every tree of the 2Sa 19:12 garden?” l 2 At this the womanthe day you eat from it you will c 1Co 11:8positively die.” k d Ge 24:58 said to the serpent: “Of the fruit Ps 45:10 of the trees of the garden we may 18 And Jehovah God went on Mr 10:7to say: “It is not good for the e Pr 5:18 eat. m 3 But as for eating of the Mal 2:16man to continue by himself. I Mt 19:5 fruit of the tree that is in theam going to make a helper for Ro 7:2 middle of the garden, n God has 1Co 6:16him, as a complement of him.” l 1Co 7:10 said, ‘YOU must not eat from it, Eph 5:31 no, YOU must not touch it that19 Now Jehovah God was form- Heb 13:4ing from the ground every wild f Ge 3:7 YOU do not die.’ ” o 4 At this the g Ps 31:17 serpent said to the woman: “YOUbeast of the field and every fly- ing creature of the heavens, positively will not die. p 5 For CHAP. 3and he began bringing them to God knows that in the very day h 2Co 11:3the man to see what he would call Re 12:9 of YOUR eating from it YOUR eyeseach one; and whatever the man Re 20:2 are bound to be opened and YOU i Mt 10:16would call it, each living soul, m j Ge 1:24 are bound to be like God, KNOW-that was its name. n 20 So the k Ge 2:22 ING good and bad.” q Nu 22:28man was calling the names of l Ge 2:17 6 Consequently the womanall the domestic animals and of m Ge 2:16 saw that the tree was good for n Ge 2:9the flying creatures of the heav- o Ex 19:12 food and that it was some-ens and of every wild beast of p Ge 5:5 thing to be longed for to the Joh 8:44the field, but for man there was 1Jo 3:8 eyes, yes, the tree was desir-found no helper as a complement Re 21:8 able to look upon. r So she be- q Ge 3:22of him. 21 Hence Jehovah God Isa 46:5 gan taking of its fruit and eat-had a deep sleep o fall upon the Php 2:6 ing it. Afterward she gave some r Jas 1:14man and, while he was sleeping, 1Jo 2:16 also to her husband when with
  • 11. GENESIS 3:7–4:2 Seed foretold. Expelled from Eden. Cain born 10her and he began eating it. a CHAP. 3 17 And to Adam he said: “Be-7 Then the eyes of both of them a Ro 5:12 cause you listened to your wife’s 2Co 11:3became opened and they began 1Ti 2:14 voice and took to eating from theto realize that they were naked. b b Job 1:21 tree concerning which I gave you c Ge 3:21Hence they sewed fig leaves to- d De 4:33 this command, a ‘You must notgether and made loin coverings De 23:14 eat from it,’ cursed is the ground Ac 7:31for themselves. c e Da 10:7 on your account. b In pain you 8 Later they heard the voice of Am 9:3 Heb 4:13 will eat its produce all the daysJehovah God walking in the gar- 1Jo 4:18 of your life. c 18 And thorns and f Mic 6:9den about the breezy part of g Ex 3:6 thistles it will grow for you, dthe day, d and the man and h Ge 2:25 and you must eat the vegetation i Ge 2:17his wife went into hiding from j 1Sa 15:24 of the field. 19 In the sweat ofthe face of Jehovah God in Jas 1:14 your face you will eat bread until k 2Co 11:3between the trees of the garden. e 1Ti 2:14 you return to the ground, for out9 And Jehovah God kept calling l Ge 3:1 of it you were taken. e For dust m Isa 65:25to the man and saying to him: Mic 7:17 you are and to dust you will re-“Where are you?” f 10 Finally he n Isa 35:4 turn.” f Isa 43:11said: “Your voice I heard in the Heb 10:31 20 After this Adam called his o Ge 22:17 wife’s name Eve, g because shegarden, but I was afraid because Jas 4:4I was naked and so I hid my- Jude 9 had to become the mother of Re 12:7self.” g 11 At that he said: “Who Re 12:17 everyone living. h 21 And Jeho-told you that you were naked? h p Eze 28:14 Re 12:9 vah God proceeded to make longFrom the tree from which I com- q Isa 54:5 garments of skin for Adam and Ga 4:26 for his wife and to clothe them. imanded you not to eat have you Re 12:1eaten?” i 12 And the man went r Mt 23:33 22 And Jehovah God went on to Joh 8:44on to say: “The woman whom you 1Jo 3:10 say: “Here the man has be-gave to be with me, she gave me s Ge 22:18 come like one of us in know- Ge 49:10fruit from the tree and so I ate.” j Ga 3:16 ing good and bad, j and now in Ga 3:2913 With that Jehovah God said t Joh 18:37 order that he may not put his u Re 20:2 hand out and actually take fruitto the woman: “What is this you v Re 20:10 also from the tree of life k andhave done?” To this the wom- w Heb 2:14 x Mic 5:1 eat and live to time indef-an replied: “The serpent—it de- Mt 27:50 inite,—” 23 With that Jehovahceived me and so I ate.” k y Ac 3:15 Php 2:8 God put him out of the garden 14 And Jehovah God proceed- z 1Ch 4:9 of E den l to cultivate the ground a Ge 35:16ed to say to the serpent: l “Be- b 1Co 7:28 from which he had been taken. mcause you have done this thing, 24 And so he drove the man outyou are the cursed one out of all Second Col. and posted at the east of the gar-the domestic animals and out of a Ge 2:17 den of E den n the cherubs o andall the wild beasts of the field. Ec 12:13 the flaming blade of a sword that b Ge 4:12Upon your belly you will go and Ge 5:29 was turning itself continually todust is what you will eat all the c Ps 127:2 Hag 1:6 guard the way to the tree of life.days of your life. m 15 And I n d Heb 6:8shall put enmity o between you pand the woman q and between e Ge 2:7 f Job 34:15 Ec 3:20 4 Now Adamhis wife and she with Eve had intercourseyour seed r and her seed. s He t will g Ge 2:19 became pregnant. p In time she Ge 4:1bruise you u in the head v and you w h Ac 17:26 gave birth to Cain q and said: “Iwill bruise him x in the heel.” y i Ge 3:7 have produced a man with the Re 3:18 j Ge 3:5 aid of Jehovah.” r 2 Later she 16 To the woman he said: “I Php 2:6 again gave birth, to his brothershall greatly increase the pain of k Ge 2:9 l Ge 2:8 Abel. syour pregnancy; z in birth pangs m Ge 2:5 And Abel came to be a herd-you will bring forth children, a Ge 3:19 n Ge 2:8 er of sheep, t but Cain be-and your craving will be for your Ge 4:16husband, and he will dominate o Ps 80:1 Isa 37:16 CHAP. 4 p Ge 1:28; q Jude 11; r Ge 3:16; s Mtyou.” b Eze 10:4 23:35; t Ge 46:34.
  • 12. 11 Sacrifices. Abel murdered. Cain’s offspring GENESIS 4:3-24came a cultivator of the ground. a CHAP. 4 and fugitive on the earth, and it3 And it came about at the ex- a Ge 3:23 is certain that anyone finding mepiration of some time that Cain b Ne 10:35 will kill me.” a 15 At this Jeho-proceeded to bring some fruits c Le 2:14 vah said to him: “For that reasonof the ground b as an offering to d Ex 13:12 anyone killing Cain must sufferJehovah. c 4 But as for Abel, he e Le 3:9 vengeance seven times.” btoo brought some firstlings d of f Heb 11:4 And so Jehovah set up a signhis flock, even their fatty pieces. e g Am 5:22 for Cain in order that no one h Pr 14:30Now while Jehovah was looking Pr 15:18 finding him should strike him. cwith favor upon Abel and his of- Pr 27:4 16 With that Cain went awayfering, f 5 he did not look with i Lu 14:11 from the face of Jehovah d andany favor upon Cain and upon 1Pe 5:6 took up residence in the land ofhis offering. g And Cain grew hot j Pr 11:6 Fugitiveness to the east of E den. Jas 1:14with great anger, h and his coun- 17 Afterward Cain had inter- k Ec 8:13tenance began to fall. 6 At this Eze 18:27 course with his wife e and sheJehovah said to Cain: “Why are l Mt 23:35 became pregnant and gave birthyou hot with anger and why has 1Jo 3:12 to E noch. Then he engaged in Jude 11your countenance fallen? 7 If building a city and called the m Ps 10:13you turn to doing good, will there Pr 28:13 city’s name by the name ofnot be an exaltation? i But if you n Ps 50:20 his son E noch. f 18 Later theredo not turn to doing good, there Pr 17:17 was born to E noch I rad. Andis sin crouching at the entrance, o Ge 18:20 I rad became father to Me·hu ja-and for you is its craving; j and 2Ki 9:26 Isa 26:21 el, and Me·hu ja·el became fatherwill you, for your part, get the Heb 12:24 to Me·thu sha·el, and Me·thu -mastery over it?” k p Ezr 7:26 sha·el became father to La mech. 8 After that Cain said to Abel q Ge 9:5 19 And La mech proceeded tohis brother: “Let us go over r Ge 3:17 take two wives for himself. Theinto the field.” So it came about Le 26:20 De 28:18 name of the first was A dah andthat while they were in the s De 28:65 the name of the second was Zil -field Cain proceeded to assault Pr 28:17 lah. 20 In time A dah gaveAbel his brother and kill him. l Ho 9:17 birth to Ja bal. He proved to be9 Later on Jehovah said to Cain: t Job 34:29 Isa 59:2 the founder of those who dwell in“Where is Abel your broth- Mic 3:4 tents g and have livestock. her?” m and he said: “I do not u Ps 36:11 21 And the name of his brotherknow. Am I my brother’s guard- was Ju bal. He proved to be theian?” n 10 At this he said: “What Second Col. founder of all those who handlehave you done? Listen! Your a Ro 12:19brother’s blood is crying out to the harp i and the pipe. j 22 As b Ge 4:24me from the ground. o 11 And De 32:35 for Zil lah, she too gave birth tonow you are cursed in banish- Heb 10:30 Tu bal-cain, the forger of everyment from the ground, p which c Eze 9:6 sort of tool of copper and iron. khas opened its mouth to re- d Ps 34:16 And the sister of Tu bal-cainceive your brother’s blood at e Ge 5:4 was Na a·mah. 23 Consequent-your hand. q 12 When you culti- f 2Sa 18:18 ly La mech composed these Ps 49:11vate the ground, it will not give words for his wives A dah and g Ge 25:27you back its power. r A wander- Heb 11:9 Zil lah:er and a fugitive you will be- h Ge 13:7 “Hear my voice, YOU wives of De 3:19come in the earth.” s 13 At this La mech; i Ps 33:2Cain said to Jehovah: “My pun- 1Co 14:7 Give ear to my saying:ishment for error is too great to j Job 21:12 A man I have killed forcarry. 14 Here you are actually Ps 150:4 wounding me,driving me this day from off the k De 27:5 Yes, a young man for giv- 2Sa 12:31surface of the ground, and from Isa 2:4 ing me a blow.your face I shall be concealed; t l Ge 4:15 24 If seven times Cain is to beand I must become a wanderer u Le 19:18 avenged, l
  • 13. GENESIS 4:25–5:26 Adam’s sons and daughters. Enoch taken 12 Then La mech seventy CHAP. 4 dred and five years and he died. times and seven.” a Ge 5:3 12 And Ke nan lived on for 25 And Adam proceeded to b Ge 4:8 seventy years. Then he became Mt 23:35have intercourse again with his Heb 11:4 father to Ma·hal a·lel. a 13 Andwife and so she gave birth to a c Ge 5:6 after his fathering Ma·hal a·lelson and called his name Seth, a Lu 3:38 Ke nan continued to live eightbecause, as she said: “God has d Ex 20:7 hundred and forty years. Mean- 2Ki 19:16 while he became father to sonsappointed for me another seed in place of Abel, because Cain and daughters. 14 So all the CHAP. 5killed him.” b 26 And to Seth days of Ke nan amounted to nine e Ge 1:26also there was born a son and 1Co 11:7 hundred and ten years and hehe proceeded to call his name Jas 3:9 died.E nosh. c At that time a start was f Ge 1:27 15 And Ma·hal a·lel lived onmade of calling on the name of Mr 10:6 for sixty-five years. Then he be- g Ge 7:21Jehovah. d Ec 3:21 came father to Ja red. b 16 And after his fathering Ja red Ma-5 This is thethe dayofofAdam’s book Ac 17:30 history. In God’s 1Co 15:39 hal a·lel continued to live eightcreating Adam he made him in h Ge 1:27 hundred and thirty years. Mean- Ge 2:23the likeness of God. e 2 Male De 4:32 while he became father to sonsand female he created them. f Af- Isa 45:12 and daughters. 17 So all the Mt 19:4 days of Ma·hal a·lel amounted toter that he blessed them and i Ge 4:25called their name Man g in the eight hundred and ninety-five 1Ch 1:1day of their being created. h j Ge 6:1 years and he died. 3 And Adam lived on for a k Ge 2:17 18 And Ja red lived on forhundred and thirty years. Then Ge 3:19 a hundred and sixty-two years.he became father to a son in his Ps 146:4 Then he became father to Pr 21:16likeness, in his image, and called Ec 6:6 E noch. c 19 And after his fa-his name Seth. i 4 And the days Ec 9:5 thering E noch Ja red contin- Eze 18:4of Adam after his fathering Seth Ro 6:23 ued to live eight hundred years.came to be eight hundred years. 1Co 15:22 Meanwhile he became father toMeanwhile he became father to l Ge 4:26 sons and daughters. 20 So allsons and daughters. j 5 So all Lu 3:38 the days of Ja red amountedthe days of Adam that he lived m 1Ch 1:2 to nine hundred and sixty-two amounted to nine hundred and years and he died. Second Col.thirty years and he died. k 21 And E noch lived on for a Lu 3:37 6 And Seth lived on for a hun- sixty-five years. Then he be- b 1Ch 1:2dred and five years. Then he be- Lu 3:37 came father to Me·thu se-came father to E nosh. l 7 And c 1Ch 1:3 lah. d 22 And after his father-after his fathering E nosh Seth Jude 14 ing Me·thu se·lah E noch went oncontinued to live eight hundred d 1Ch 1:3 walking with the true God Lu 3:37 three hundred years. Mean-and seven years. Meanwhile he e De 8:6became father to sons and Jg 2:22 while he became father todaughters. 8 So all the days of Ps 15:2 sons and daughters. 23 So allSeth amounted to nine hundred Pr 2:7 the days of E noch amount- Mic 6:8and twelve years and he died. Col 1:10 ed to three hundred and sixty- 9 And E nosh lived on for 1Th 2:12 five years. 24 And E noch keptninety years. Then he became fa- 3Jo 4 walking e with the true God. f f Ge 6:9 Then he was no more, for Godther to Ke nan. m 10 And after De 13:4his fathering Ke nan E nosh con- Jude 14 took him. gtinued to live eight hundred and Jude 15 25 And Me·thu se·lah lived onfifteen years. Meanwhile he be- g De 34:6 for a hundred and eighty-seven Joh 3:13came father to sons and daugh- Heb 11:5 years. Then he became fatherters. 11 So all the days of h 1Ch 1:3 to La mech. h 26 And after hisE nosh amounted to nine hun- Lu 3:36 fathering La mech Me·thu se·lah
  • 14. 13 Nephilim. Badness of man. Noah’s ark GENESIS 5:27–6:16continued to live seven hundred CHAP. 5 abundant in the earth and everyand eighty-two years. Meanwhile a Ge 7:1 inclination a of the thoughts ofhe became father to sons and Eze 14:14 his heart was only bad all the Mt 24:37daughters. 27 So all the days of Heb 11:7 time. b 6 And Jehovah felt re-Me·thu se·lah amounted to nine 1Pe 3:20 grets c that he had made men in 2Pe 2:5hundred and sixty-nine years b Ge 3:17 the earth, and he felt hurt atand he died. c Ge 10:21 his heart. d 7 So Jehovah said: 28 And La mech lived on for Ge 11:10 “I am going to wipe men whom Lu 3:36a hundred and eighty-two years. d Ge 6:10 I have created e off the surface ofThen he became father to a son. Ge 10:6 the ground, from man to domes-29 And he proceeded to call his e Ge 10:2 tic animal, to moving animal and Ge 10:21name Noah, a saying: “This one to flying creature of the heav-will bring us comfort from our CHAP. 6 ens, f because I do regret that Iwork and from the pain of our have made them.” g 8 But Noah f Ge 1:28hands resulting from the ground g Job 1:6 found favor in the eyes of Jeho-which Jehovah has cursed.” b Job 38:7 vah.30 And after his fathering Noah 2Pe 2:4 9 This is the history of Noah. Jude 6La mech continued to live five h Job 31:1 Noah was a righteous man. hhundred and ninety-five years. Jas 1:14 He proved himself faultlessMeanwhile he became father to i Ro 9:22 among his contemporaries. Noah 1Pe 3:20sons and daughters. 31 So all j Ge 7:4 walked with the true God. ithe days of La mech amounted to k Ps 78:39 10 In time Noah became fatherseven hundred and seventy- Joh 3:6 to three sons, Shem, Ham and l Ro 9:22seven years and he died. 1Pe 3:20 Ja pheth. j 11 And the earth 32 And Noah got to be five 2Pe 3:9 came to be ruined in the sight ofhundred years old. After that the true God k and the earth be-Noah became father to Shem, c Second Col. came filled with violence. lHam d and Ja pheth. e a Ge 8:21 12 So God saw the earth and, Jas 3:15 Now it came about that when look! it was ruined, m because all6 men started to grow in num- b Ec 7:29 Jer 17:9 Mt 15:19 flesh had ruined its way on thebers on the surface of the c Ex 32:14 earth. nground and daughters were born 1Sa 15:11 13 After that God said toto them, f 2 then the sons of the d Ps 78:40 Noah: “The end of all flesh has Ps 95:10true God g began to noticeh the e Ge 1:27 come before me, o because thedaughters of men, that they were Ge 5:1 earth is full of violence as a result De 4:32 of them; and here I am bringinggood-looking; and they went tak- f Ge 7:3ing wives for themselves, name- g Ho 4:3 them to ruin together withly, all whom they chose. 3 Af- h Ge 7:1 the earth. p 14 Make for your-ter that Jehovah said: “My Eze 14:14 self an ark out of wood of a res- Heb 11:7spirit i shall not act toward man i Ps 37:37 inous tree. q You will make com-indefinitely j in that he is also Lu 1:6 partments in the ark, and youflesh. k Accordingly his days shall 2Pe 2:5 must cover it inside and outside j Ge 5:32amount to a hundred and twen- k Heb 4:13 with tar. r 15 And this is howty years.” l l Ps 11:5 you will make it: three hundred 4 The Neph i·lim proved to be m Re 11:18 cubits s the length of the ark, n Mt 24:38in the earth in those days, and 2Pe 2:5 fifty cubits its width, and thir-also after that, when the sons of o Eze 7:2 ty cubits its height. 16 You willthe true God continued to have Am 8:2 make a tso har [roof; or, window] 1Pe 4:7relations with the daughters of p Ge 7:4 for the ark, and you will com-men and they bore sons to them, q Heb 11:7 plete it to the extent of a cubitthey were the mighty ones who r Ge 14:10 upward, and the entrance of thewere of old, the men of fame. Ex 2:3 ark you will put in its side; t you s Ge 7:20 5 Consequently Jehovah saw De 3:11 will make it with a lower story, athat the badness of man was t Ge 7:16 second story and a third story.
  • 15. GENESIS 6:17–7:18 Ark completed, entered; deluge for 40 days 14 17 “And as for me, here I am CHAP. 6 6 And Noah was six hundredbringing the deluge a of waters a Ge 1:7 years old when the deluge ofupon the earth to bring to ruin Ge 7:6 waters occurred on the earth. a Mt 24:39all flesh in which the force of life b 2Pe 2:5 7 So Noah went in, and his sonsis active from under the heav- b Ge 7:15 and his wife and his sons’ wivesens. Everything that is in the Ec 3:19 with him, into the ark ahead ofearth will expire. c 18 And I do c Ge 7:21 the waters of the deluge. b 8 Of Ps 104:29establish my covenant with you; every clean beast and of every d Ge 7:13and you must go into the ark, Isa 26:20 beast that is not clean and ofyou and your sons and your wife e Ge 8:17 the flying creatures and every-and your sons’ wives with you. d 1Co 15:39 thing that moves on the ground, c19 And of every living creature f 1Pe 3:20 9 they went in by twos to Noah g Ge 1:25 inside the ark, male and female,of every sort of flesh, e two of Ge 7:14each, you will bring into the h Ge 7:15 just as God had commandedark to preserve them alive with i Ge 1:30 Noah. 10 And seven days lateryou. f Male and female they will Isa 11:7 it turned out that the waters ofbe. 20 Of the flying creatures j Ge 1:29 the deluge came upon the earth.according to their kinds and of k Ex 40:16 11 In the six hundredth year Heb 11:7the domestic animals according 1Jo 5:3 of Noah’s life, in the secondto their kinds, g of all moving an- month, on the seventeenth dayimals of the ground according to CHAP. 7 of the month, on this day all thetheir kinds, two of each will go l Pr 11:21 springs of the vast watery deepin there to you to preserve them 2Pe 2:5 were broken open and the flood-alive. h 21 And as for you, take m Ps 91:14 gates of the heavens were Ps 101:6for yourself every sort of food Mal 3:18 opened. d 12 And the downpourthat is eaten; i and you must gath- Heb 10:38 upon the earth went on for fortyer it to yourself, and it must serve 1Pe 3:12 days and forty nights. e 13 On 2Pe 2:9as food for you and for them.” j this very day Noah went in, n Le 11:3 22 And Noah proceeded to do De 14:4 and Shem and Ham and Ja -according to all that God had o Ge 8:19 pheth, Noah’s sons, f and the wifecommanded him. He did just so. k p Ge 7:23 of Noah and the three wives of q Ge 2:5 his sons with him, into the ark; g7 After that you and all your Noah: “Go, Jehovah said to Job 37:6 r Ge 7:12 s Ge 2:19 14 they and every wild beast ac- cording to its kind, h and everyhousehold, l into the ark, because domestic animal according to its Ge 6:7you are the one I have seen to be Ge 6:17 kind, and every moving animalrighteous before me among this that moves on the earth accord-generation. m 2 Of every clean Second Col. ing to its kind, i and every flyingbeast you must take to yourself a Ge 8:13 creature according to its kind, jby sevens, the sire and its mate; n b Lu 17:27 every bird, every winged crea-and of every beast that is not Heb 11:7 ture. k 15 And they kept going c Ge 6:20clean just two, the sire and its to Noah inside the ark, two by d Ge 1:7mate; 3 also of the flying crea- Ge 8:2 two, of every sort of flesh intures of the heavens by sevens, e 1Ki 19:8 which the force of life was active. lmale and female, o to preserve f Ge 9:18 16 And those going in, male andoffspring alive on the surface of 1Ch 1:4 female of every sort of flesh, went g Ge 6:18the entire earth. p 4 For in just 1Pe 3:20 in, just as God had commandedseven days more I am making it 2Pe 2:5 him. After that Jehovah shut therain q upon the earth forty days h Ge 1:24 door behind him. mand forty nights; r and I will i Ge 6:7 17 And the deluge went on forwipe every existing thing that I j Le 11:14 forty days upon the earth, andhave made off the surface of k Ge 9:10 the waters kept increasing and l Ge 6:17the ground.” s 5 And Noah pro- Ps 146:4 began carrying the ark and itceeded to do according to all that Ec 3:19 was floating high above theJehovah had commanded him. m Isa 26:20 earth. 18 And the waters be-
  • 16. 15 Waters cover mountains. Dove sent out GENESIS 7:19–8:17came overwhelming and kept in- CHAP. 7 kept on progressively lesseningcreasing greatly upon the earth, a Ps 69:15 until the tenth month. In thebut the ark kept going on the b Job 12:15 tenth month, on the first of thesurface of the waters. a 19 And 2Pe 3:6 month, the tops of the moun-the waters overwhelmed the c Ps 104:6 tains appeared. aearth so greatly that all the tall 6 So it occurred that at the d Ge 6:17mountains that were under the end of forty days Noah proceed-whole heavens came to be cov- e Lu 17:27 ed to open the windowb of the arkered. b 20 Up to fifteen cubits f Ge 6:17 that he had made. 7 After thatthe waters overwhelmed them Ge 7:15 he sent out a raven, c and it con- Job 27:3and the mountains became cov- Ec 3:19 tinued flying outdoors, going andered. c Isa 42:5 returning, until the waters dried 21 So all flesh that was mov- g Ge 6:7 off the upon the earth expired, d 8 Later he sent out from him h Pr 2:21among the flying creatures Mt 24:37 a doved to see whether the watersand among the domestic ani- 1Pe 3:20 had abated from the surface ofmals and among the wild beasts 2Pe 2:9 the ground. 9 And the dove did 2Pe 3:6and among all the swarms that not find any resting-place for thewere swarming upon the earth, sole of its foot, and so it returned CHAP. 8and all mankind. e 22 Every- to him into the ark because the i Ge 19:29thing in which the breath of the Ex 2:24 waters were yet upon the surfaceforce of life was active in its nos- 1Sa 1:19 of the whole earth. e At that hetrils, namely, all that were on Ps 94:14 put his hand out and took it andthe dry ground, died. f 23 Thus j Ge 6:20 brought it to himself inside thehe wiped out every existing Heb 11:7 ark. 10 And he went on wait-thing that was on the surface of k Ps 33:7 ing still another seven days, andthe ground, from man to beast, l Ge 7:11 once again he sent out the doveto moving animal and to fly- Pr 8:28 from the ark. 11 Later on theing creature of the heavens, and m 2Ki 7:2 dove came to him about the timethey were wiped off the earth; g of evening and, look! there was n Job 38:11and only Noah and those who Jer 5:22 an olive leaf f freshly plucked inwere with him in the ark kept its bill, and so Noah got to know o Ge 7:18on surviving. h 24 And the wa- that the waters had abated fromters continued overwhelming the p 2Ki 19:37 the earth. g 12 And he went onearth a hundred and fifty days. waiting still another seven days. Second Col. Then he sent out the dove, but it8 After that God remembered i a Ge 7:20 did not come back again to him Noah and every wild beastand every domestic animal that b Ge 6:16 anymore. hwas with him in the ark, j and c Ge 6:20 13 Now in the six hundredGod caused a wind to pass over Le 11:15 and first year, i in the first 1Ki 17:4the earth, and the waters began Job 38:41 month, on the first day of theto subside. k 2 And the springs month, it came about that the d Ps 55:6of the watery deep l and the flood- waters had drained from off thegates m of the heavens became e Ge 7:19 earth; and Noah proceeded tostopped up, and so the downpour f Ne 8:15 remove the covering of the arkfrom the heavens was restrained. and to look, and here the surface g Ge 7:203 And the waters began reced- Ge 8:3 of the ground had drained dry. jing from off the earth, progres- 14 And in the second month, on h Jer 48:28sively receding; and at the end of the twenty-seventh day of thea hundred and fifty days the i Ge 7:11 month, the earth had dried off. kwaters were lacking. n 4 And in j Ge 1:9 15 God now spoke to Noah,the seventh month, on the seven- k Ex 14:21 saying: 16 “Go out of the ark,teenth day of the month, the arko you and your wife and your sons l Ge 7:7came to rest on the mountains 1Pe 3:20 and your sons’ wives with you. lof Ar a·rat. p 5 And the waters 2Pe 2:5 17 Every living creature that is
  • 17. GENESIS 8:18–9:16 Leave ark. Blood sacred. Rainbow covenant 16with you of every sort of flesh, a CHAP. 8 blood of YOUR souls shall I askamong the flying creatures b and a Ge 7:15 back. From the hand of every liv-among the beasts c and among 1Co 15:39 b Ge 1:20 ing creature shall I ask it back;all the moving animals that move Ge 2:19 and from the hand of man, from Ge 6:20upon the earth, d bring out with c Ge 1:25 the hand of each one who isyou, as they must swarm in the d Ge 1:24 his brother, shall I ask back the Ge 9:2earth and be fruitful and become e Ge 1:22 soul of man. a 6 Anyone shed-many upon the earth.” e Ps 144:13 ding man’s blood, by man will his f Ge 6:10 18 At that Noah went out, and g Ge 7:14 own blood be shed, b for in God’salso his sons f and his wife and his Ps 36:6 image he made man. 7 And as h Ge 12:7sons’ wives with him. 19 Every Ge 22:9 for YOU men, be fruitful andliving creature, every moving an- Ge 26:25 become many, make the earth i Ge 7:2imal and every flying creature, Le 20:25 swarm with YOU and becomeeverything that moves on the De 14:4 many in it.” c j De 14:11earth, according to their fam- k Le 1:10 8 And God went on to say toilies they went out of the ark. g Le 1:14 Le 17:11 Noah and to his sons with him:20 And Noah began to build an De 27:6 9 “And as for me, here I amaltar h to Jehovah and to take l Le 26:31 Eze 20:41 establishing my covenant d withsome of all the clean beasts i Eph 5:2 YOU men and with YOUR off- Heb 13:16and of all the clean flying crea- m Ge 6:6 spring after YOU, e 10 and withtures j and to offer burnt offer- n Ge 3:17 every living soul that is with YOU, Ge 5:29ings upon the altar. k 21 And o De 31:21 among fowls, among beasts andJehovah began to smell a restful 1Ch 28:9 among all living creatures of the p Ge 6:5odor, l and so Jehovah said in his Ec 7:20 earth with YOU, from all thoseheart: m “Never again shall I call Mt 15:19 going out of the ark to every liv- q Ge 6:17down evil upon the ground n on Isa 54:9 ing creature of the earth. fman’s account, because the in- r Ge 1:14 11 Yes, I do establish my cove- Ec 1:4clination o of the heart of man is Jer 33:20 nant with YOU: No more will allbad from his youth up; p and nev- flesh be cut off by waters of a del-er again shall I deal every liv- CHAP. 9 uge, and no more will there oc-ing thing a blow just as I have s Ge 1:28 cur a deluge to bring the earth todone. q 22 For all the days the Ge 8:17 t Ge 1:26 ruin.” gearth continues, seed sowing and Jas 3:7 u 1Ti 4:3 12 And God added: “This isharvest, and cold and heat, andsummer and winter, and day and v Ge 1:29 the sign h of the covenant that I w Ge 1:30night, will never cease.” r Le 17:11 am giving between me and YOU Le 17:14 and every living soul that is And God went on to bless x Le 17:109 Noah and his sons and to y Le 3:17 Le 7:26 Le 17:13 with YOU, for the generations to time indefinite. 13 My rain-say to them: “Be fruitful and De 12:16 bow i I do give in the cloud, andbecome many and fill the earth. s De 12:23 it must serve as a sign of Ac 15:202 And a fear of YOU and a terror Ac 15:29 the covenant between me andof YOU will continue upon every Ac 21:25 the earth. 14 And it shall oc- living creature of the earth and cur that when I bring a cloud Second Col.upon every flying creature of the over the earth, then the rainbowheavens, upon everything that a Ge 4:10 Ex 21:12 will certainly appear in the cloud.goes moving on the ground, and Nu 35:31 15 And I shall certainly remem- Re 19:2upon all the fishes of the sea. b Ex 20:13 ber my covenant j which is be-Into YOUR hand they are now Nu 35:12 tween me and YOU and every liv- Nu 35:30given. t 3 Every moving animal De 19:6 ing soul among all flesh; k and nothat is alive may serve as food 2Sa 4:11 Mt 24:30 more will the waters become afor YOU. u As in the case of Re 21:8 deluge to bring all flesh to ruin. lgreen vegetation, I do give it all c Ge 1:28 Ge 10:32 16 And the rainbow must occurto YOU. v 4 Only flesh with its d Ge 9:15 Isa 54:9soul w—its blood x—YOU must not e Ge 6:18 f Ge 8:1; Ge 8:17; g Ge 8:21; h Ex 3:12; i Eze 1:28;eat. y 5 And, besides that, YOUR Ge 9:18 Re 4:3; j Le 26:42; Isa 54:9; k 1Co 15:39; l Ge 8:21.
  • 18. 17 Canaan cursed. Nimrod opposes Jehovah GENESIS 9:17–10:11in the cloud, a and I shall certain- CHAP. 9 28 And Noah continued to lively see it to remember the cove- a Job 38:36 three hundred and fifty years af-nant to time indefinite b between b Ps 105:8 ter the deluge. a 29 So all the Ps 111:5God and every living soul among c De 7:9 days of Noah amounted to nine Heb 6:18all flesh that is upon the earth.” c d Ge 9:13 hundred and fifty years and he 17 And God repeated to Noah: e Ge 5:32 died. b Ge 7:7“This is the sign of the cove-nant that I do establish betweenme and all flesh that is upon the Ge 10:1 f Ge 10:6 g 1Ch 1:4 10 And this is the history of Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham c 1Pe 3:20 and Ja” d h Ge 2:15 2Ti 2:6 Now sons began to be born to 18 And Noah’s sons e who i De 20:6 them after the deluge. d 2 Thecame out of the ark were Shem j Ge 19:35 Pr 23:35 sons of Ja pheth were Go mer eand Ham and Ja pheth. Later k 1Ch 1:8 and Ma gog f and Ma da·i g and l Le 18:7Ham was the father of Ca naan. f Eze 22:10 Ja van h and Tu bal i and Me -19 These three were Noah’s sons, m Pr 12:13 shech j and Ti ras. k Pr 17:9and from these was all the earth’s Eph 5:3 3 And the sons of Go merpopulation spread abroad. g n Ge 37:34 were Ash ke·naz l and Ri phath m Ex 22:27 20 Now Noah started off as a o Ex 20:12 and To·gar mah. nfarmer h and proceeded to plant Le 19:32 Isa 58:7 4 And the sons of Ja vana vineyard. i 21 And he began p Le 18:3 were E·li shah o and Tar shish, p De 7:1drinking of the wine and be- De 27:16 Kit tim q and Do da·nim. rcame intoxicated, j and so he un- Ro 1:27 5 From these the population of q Jos 17:13covered himself in the midst of r Ex 18:10 the isles of the nations washis tent. 22 Later Ham k the fa- De 8:10 spread about in their lands, each 1Ki 1:48ther of Ca naan saw his father’s 1Ch 29:20 according to its tongue, accord- Lu 1:68nakedness l and went telling s Jos 9:23 ing to their families, by their na-it to his two brothers outside. m Jg 1:28 tions. 1Ki 9:2123 At that Shem and Ja pheth t 1Ch 1:5 6 And the sons of Ham weretook a mantle n and put it upon Cush s and Miz ra·im t and Put uboth their shoulders and walked Second Col. and Ca naan. vin backwards. Thus they covered a Ge 7:6 7 And the sons of Cush weretheir father’s nakedness, while b Heb 11:7 Se ba w and Hav i·lah and Sab - their faces were turned away, and tah and Ra a·mah x and Sab - CHAP. 10they did not see their father’s te·ca. c 1Ch 1:4nakedness. o Lu 3:36 And the sons of Ra a·mah 24 Finally Noah awoke from d Ge 9:19 were She ba and De dan. y e Eze 38:6his wine and got to know what Ga 1:2 8 And Cush became father tohis youngest son had done to f Eze 38:2 Nim rod. z He made the start in g 2Ki 17:6him. 25 At this he said: Isa 13:17 becoming a mighty one in the h Zec 9:13 “Cursed be Ca naan. p i Isa 66:19 earth. 9 He displayed himself Let him become the lowest Eze 27:13 a mighty hunter in opposition j Ps 120:5 slave to his brothers.” q Eze 32:26 to Jehovah. That is why there is 26 And he added: k 1Ch 1:5 a saying: “Just like Nim rod a l Jer 51:27 m 1Ch 1:6 mighty hunter in opposition to “Blessed be Jehovah, r Shem’s n Eze 27:14 Jehovah.” a 10 And the begin- God, Eze 38:6 o Eze 27:7 ning of his kingdom came to be And let Ca naan become a p 1Ki 10:22 Ba bel b and E rech c and Ac cad slave to him. s Jon 1:3 q Isa 23:1 and Cal neh, in the land of Shi -27 Let God grant ample space to r 1Ch 1:7 nar. d 11 Out of that land he Ja pheth, s 1Ch 1:8 t Ge 50:11 went forth into As·syr i·a e and And let him reside in the u Jer 46:9 set himself to building Nin - tents of Shem. t Na 3:9 v Nu 34:2 Let Ca naan become a w Ps 72:10 y 1Ch 1:9; z 1Ch 1:10; a Ps 35:4; b Ge 11:9; c Ezr slave to him also.” x Eze 27:22 4:9; d Da 1:2; e Mic 5:6.
  • 19. GENESIS 10:12–11:7 Tower of Babel. Languages confused 18 e·veh a and Re·ho both-Ir and CHAP. 10 28 and O bal and A·bim a·el Ca lah 12 and Re sen between a Jon 3:3 and She ba a 29 and O phir b Nin e·veh and Ca lah: this is the Mt 12:41 b 1Ch 1:8 and Hav i·lah c and Jo bab; d great city. c Jer 46:9 all these were the sons of d 1Ch 1:11 13 And Miz ra·im b became e Eze 29:14 Jok tan. father to Lu dim c and An a·mim f 1Ch 1:12 30 And their place of dwelling and Le·ha bim and Naph·tu - g Jos 13:3 Jer 47:4 came to extend from Me sha as him d 14 and Path·ru sim e and h De 2:23 far as Se phar, the mountainous Cas·lu him f (from among whom i Jos 13:6 Mr 7:24 region of the East. the Phi·lis tines g went forth) j Ge 25:10 31 These were the sons of Ge 27:46 and Caph to·rim. h k Jg 1:21 Shem according to their fami- 15 And Ca naan became fa- l Ge 15:16 lies, according to their tongues, De 3:8 ther to Si don i his firstborn and m Jos 11:3 in their lands, according to their Heth j 16 and the Jeb u·site k n Eze 27:11 nations. e o 1Ki 8:65 and the Am or·ite l and the Gir - Zec 9:2 32 These were the families of ga·shite 17 and the Hi vite m p Ge 20:1 the sons of Noah according to q Jos 15:47 and the Ark ite and the Si nite Ac 8:26 their family descents, by their 18 and the Ar vad·ite n and the r Ge 13:10 nations, and from these the na- Ge 19:24 Zem a·rite and the Ha math- 2Pe 2:6 tions were spread about in the ite; o and afterward the fam- Jude 7 earth after the deluge. f s De 29:23 ilies of the Ca naan·ite were t Ge 14:8 scattered. 19 So the bound- ary of the Ca naan·ite came to u Ge 11:17 v Ezr 4:9 Ac 2:9 11 Now to be of earthlanguage ued all the one contin- be from Si don as far as Ge rar, p w Eze 27:23 and of one set of words. 2 And x Ge 11:10 it came about that in their jour- near Ga za, q as far as Sod - y 1Ch 1:17 om and Go·mor rah r and Ad - z Ge 11:12 neying eastward they eventually Lu 3:35 mah s and Ze·boi im, t near La - a Ge 11:16 discovered a valley plain in the sha. 20 These were the sons b Ge 11:9 land of Shi nar, g and they took c 1Ch 1:19 up dwelling there. 3 And they of Ham according to their fami- d 1Ch 1:20 lies, according to their tongues, e 1Ch 1:21 began to say, each one to the oth- in their lands, by their nations. er: “Come on! Let us make bricks 21 And to Shem, the forefa- Second Col. and bake them with a burn-ther of all the sons of E ber, u a 1Ch 1:22 ing process.” So brick served b 1Ki 9:28the brother of Ja pheth the old- 1Ki 10:11 as stone for them, but bitu-est, there was also progeny born. 1Ch 29:4 men served as mortar for them. h c Ge 2:1122 The sons of Shem were Ge 25:18 4 They now said: “Come on! LetE lam v and As shur w and Ar- d 1Ch 1:23 us build ourselves a city and also e Ge 10:5pach shad x and Lud and A ram. f Ge 9:7 a tower with its top in the heav- 23 And the sons of A ram Ge 9:19 Ac 17:26 ens, i and let us make a celebrated were Uz and Hul and Ge ther name for ourselves, j for fear we and Mash. y CHAP. 11 may be scattered over all the sur- 24 And Ar·pach shad be- g Ge 10:10 face of the earth.” k came father to She lah, z and Da 1:2 5 And Jehovah proceeded to h Ex 1:14 She lah became father to E ber. Ex 2:3 go down to see the city and i Am 9:2 the tower that the sons of men 25 And to E ber there were j Ps 49:11 two sons born. The name of Da 4:30 had built. l 6 After that Jeho- Joh 5:44 the one was Pe leg, a because in k Ge 9:1 vah said: “Look! They are one his days the earth was di- Lu 1:51 people and there is one language l Ge 18:21 vided; b and the name of his Ps 11:4 for them all, m and this is what brother was Jok tan. c Heb 4:13 they start to do. Why, now there m Ge 11:1 26 And Jok tan became n Ec 7:29 is nothing that they may have in father to Al·mo dad and 1Co 1:19 mind to do that will be unattain- o Ge 1:26 She leph and Ha·zar·ma veth Pr 8:30 able for them. n 7 Come now! and Je rah d 27 and Ha·do - p Job 5:12 Ps 33:10 Let us o go down and there con- ram and U zal and Dik lah e Ps 55:9 fusep their language that they
  • 20. 19 Shem’s descendants. Abram leaves Ur GENESIS 11:8-32may not listen to one another’s CHAP. 11 came father to Se rug. a 21 Andlanguage.” a 8 Accordingly Je- a Ge 10:5 after his fathering Se rug Re uhovah scattered them from there b De 32:8 continued to live two hundred Lu 1:51over all the surface of the earth, b c Job 12:14 and seven years. Meanwhile heand they gradually left off build- Ps 127:1 became father to sons anding the city. c 9 That is why its d Jer 50:1 was called Ba bel, d because 1Pe 5:13 22 And Se rug lived on for e Ps 68:30there Jehovah had confused the Lu 1:51 thirty years. Then he became fa-language of all the earth, and Je- f Ge 6:10 ther to Na hor. b 23 And afterhovah had scattered e them from 1Ch 1:4 his fathering Na hor Se rug con- Lu 3:36there over all the surface of the g Ge 10:22 tinued to live two hundred 1Ch 1:17 Meanwhile he became father to 10 This is the history of h Ge 10:21 sons and daughters.Shem. f i Ge 10:24 24 And Na hor lived on for 1Ch 1:18 Shem was a hundred years old Lu 3:35 twenty-nine years. Then he be-when he became father to Ar- j Ge 10:21 came father to Te rah. c 25 Andpach shad g two years after the 1Ch 1:18 after his fathering Te rah Na - k Ge 10:25deluge. 11 And after his father- 1Ch 1:19 hor continued to live a hun-ing Ar·pach shad Shem contin- l 1Ch 1:25 dred and nineteen years. Mean-ued to live five hundred years. Lu 3:35 while he became father to sons Meanwhile he became father to and daughters. Second Col.sons and daughters. h 26 And Te rah lived on for 12 And Ar·pach shad lived a Lu 3:35 seventy years, after which he be- b 1Ch 1:26thirty-five years. T hen he c Ge 11:32 came father to A bram, d Na hor eb ecame father to She lah. i Lu 3:34 and Ha ran.13 And after his fathering She - d Ge 12:7 27 And this is the history of Ge 15:6lah Ar·pach shad continued to Ge 17:5 Te four hundred and three Ge 18:19 Te rah b ecame father toyears. Meanwhile he became fa- Joh 8:39 A bram, Na hor and Ha ran; and Ro 4:11ther to sons and daughters. Ga 3:16 Ha ran became father to Lot. f 14 And She lah lived thirty Heb 11:17 28 Later Ha ran died while inyears. Then he became father to Jas 2:23 company with Te rah his fa- e Jos 24:2E ber. j 15 And after his father- ther in the land of his birth, in f Ge 12:4ing E ber She lah continued to Ge 19:1 Ur g of the Chal·de ans. h 29 Andlive four hundred and three 2Pe 2:7 A bram and Na hor proceeded toyears. Meanwhile he became fa- g Ge 15:7 Ne 9:7 take wives for themselves. Thether to sons and daughters. h 2Ki 24:2 name of A bram’s wife was Sar - 16 And E ber lived on for Ac 7:4 ai, i while the name of Na hor’sthirty-four years. Then he be- i Ge 12:11 wife was Mil cah, j the daughter of Ge 17:15came father to Pe leg. k 17 And Ge 20:12 Ha ran, the father of Mil cah andafter his fathering Pe leg E ber 1Pe 3:6 father of Is cah. 30 But Sar aicontinued to live four hundred j Ge 22:20 continued to be barren; k she had Ge 24:15and thirty years. Meanwhile he no child. k Ge 16:2became father to sons and Ge 18:11 31 After that Te rah tookdaughters. Ro 4:19 A bram his son and Lot, the Heb 11:11 18 And Pe leg lived on for l Ge 11:27 son of Ha ran, his grandson, l andthirty years. Then he became fa- m Ge 12:5 Sar ai m his daughter-in-law, thether to Re u. l 19 And after his Ge 16:1 wife of A bram his son, and theyfathering Re u Pe leg continued n Ge 9:26 went with him out of Ur of the Ge 10:19to live two hundred and nine Ge 12:7 Chal·de ans to go to the land ofyears. Meanwhile he became fa- Nu 34:2 Ca naan. n In time they came tother to sons and daughters. Ac 13:19 Ha ran o and took up dwelling o Ge 12:4 20 And Re u lived on for Ge 27:43 there. 32 And the days of Te -thirty-two years. Then he be- Ac 7:2 rah came to be two hundred and
  • 21. GENESIS 12:1–13:3 Abram gets promise; enters Canaan, Egypt 20five years. Then Te rah died in CHAP. 12 down toward Egypt to resideHa ran. a Jos 24:3 there as an alien, a because the And Jehovah proceeded to Ac 7:4 famine was severe in the land. b12 say to A bram: “Go your b Ge 13:16 Ge 15:5 Ge 17:5 11 And it came about that as soon as he got near to enteringway out of your country andfrom your relatives and from the Ge 22:17 Egypt, then he said to Sar ai his Heb 6:14house of your father to the c Ge 27:29 wife: “Please, now! I well knowcountry that I shall show you; a Ex 23:22 you are a woman beautiful in ap-2 and I shall make a great na- Nu 24:9 pearance. c 12 So it is bound to d Zec 8:23tion out of you and I shall bless Lu 1:73 happen that the Egyptians willyou and I will make your name Ac 3:25 see you and will say, ‘This is hisgreat; and prove yourself a bless- Ga 3:8 wife.’ And they will certainly kill e Heb 11:8ing. b 3 And I will bless those f Ge 11:29 me, but you they will preservewho bless you, and him that calls g Ge 11:31 alive. 13 Please say you are mydown evil upon you I shall curse, c h Ge 13:6 sister, d in order that it may goand all the families of the ground Ec 5:19 well with me on your account, i Ge 26:3will certainly bless themselves by j Ac 7:16 and my soul will be certain to livemeans of you.” d k Ge 35:4 due to you.” e 4 At that A bram went just as De 11:30 14 So it happened that, as l Ge 3:15Jehovah had spoken to him, and Ge 21:12 soon as A bram entered Egypt,Lot went with him. And A bram Ge 28:14 the Egyptians got to see thewas seventy-five years old when Ro 9:7 woman, that she was very beau- Ga 3:16he went out from Ha ran. e 5 So m Ge 13:15 tiful. 15 And the princes ofA bram took Sar ai his wife f Ge 15:7 Phar aoh also got to see her andand Lot the son of his brother g Ge 17:8 they began praising her to Phar - De 34:4and all the goods that they n Ge 28:19 aoh, so that the woman was tak-had accumulated h and the souls Ge 31:13 en to the house of Phar aoh.whom they had acquired in Ha - o Ge 13:3 16 And he treated A bram well Jos 7:2ran, and they got on their way on her account, and he came to p Ge 8:20out to go to the land of Ca - Ge 35:3 have sheep and cattle and ass-naan. i Finally they came to the q Ge 26:25 es and menservants and maid-land of Ca naan. 6 And A bram Pr 18:10 servants and she-asses and cam- Ro 10:13went on through the land as far r Ge 20:1 els. f 17 Then Jehovah touchedas the site of She chem, j near Ge 24:62 Phar aoh and his household with great plagues g because of Sar -the