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6 And God said, Let there be a Firmament in the midit of the Waters, and let it divide the Waters from the Waters.

7 d And God made the d Psal. cxlviii. 4 Praise him, ye Firmament, and divided the

Heaven of Heavens, and ye Waters

that be above the Heavens. Waters which were under the s Let them praise the Name of Firmament, from the Wa- the Lord; for he commanded and ters which were above the they were created.

6 He hath also stablished them for Firmament: and it was so. ever and ever : he hath made a De

8 And God called the Fir- cree which shall not pass. mament Heaven and the Evening and the Morning were the second Day.

9 - And God said, Let the Job xxvi. 10 He hath compassed Waters under the Heaven be

the Waters with Bounds, until the

Day and Night come to an End. gathered together unto one P;al. civ. 1 O LORD my God, thou Place, and let the dry Land are very great, thou art clothed with

Honour and Majesty. appear : and it was so.

2 Who coverett nyself with Light, 10 And God called the dry as with a Garment who stretcheft Land Earth, and the gather- out the Heavens like a Curtain. ing together of the Waters Chambers in the Waters, who macalled he Seas: and God saw keth the Clouds his Chariot, who that it was good.

walketh apon the Wings of the Wind.

s Who laid the Foundations of the 11 And God said, Let the Earth, that it should not be semoved Earth bring forth Grass, the for ever. Herb yielding Seed, and the

6 Thou covereft it with the Deep,

as with a Garment: the Waters flood Fruit-tree yielding Fruit after above the Mountains. his kind, whose Seed is in it- 7 At thy Rebuke they fed: at thy self, upon the Earth : and it

Thunder they hafted away.

8 They go up by the Mountains : was so.

they go down by the Valleys unto 12 And the Earth brought the place which thuu haft founded

for them. forth Grass, and Herb yield

9 Thou hast set a Bound that they ing Seed after his kind, and may not pass over : that they turn the Tree yielding Fruit, whose not again to cover the Earth. Seed was in itself after his the Lord: will ye not TREMBLE at my

Jer. v. 22 Fear ye not me, faith kind : and God saw that it Presence, who have placed the sand was good.

for the Bound of the Sea, by a per13 And the Evening and and though the Waves thereof iols

petual Decree that it cannot pass it; the Morning were the third themselves, yet can they not prevail;

though they roar, yet can they not

pals over it. 14 ? And God said, Let the Glory of God: and the Fuma

* Pfal. xix. 1. The Heavens declare there be Lights in the Firma- ment theweth his handy Work. ment of the Heaven, to di- 2 Day unto Day uttereth Speech,

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vide the Day from the Night: and Night unto Night Sheweth Knowand let them be for Signs and

ledge.

3 There is no Speech nor Lanfor Seasons, and for Days and guage, where theirVoice is not heard. Years.

4 Their Line is gone out through 15. And let them be for the End of the World: In them hath

all the Earth, and their Words to Lights in the Firmament of he set a Tabernacle for the Sun, the Heaven, to give Light s Which is as a Bridegroom comupon the Earth : and it was ceth as a frong Man to run a Race.

ing out of his Chamber, and rejoyfo.

6 His going forth is from the End 16 And God made two of the Heaven, and his Circuit unto

the Ends of it: and there is nothing great Lights ; the greater hid from the Heat thereof. Light to rule the Day, and Job xxxviii. 4. Where waft thou the lesser Light to rule the when I laid the Foundation of the

Earth : declare if thou haft UnderNight : he made the Stars standing. also.

s Who hath laid the Measures 17 And God set them in thereof, if thou knowest? or who

hath stretched the Line upon it? the Firinament of the Hea

6 Whereupon are the foundations ven, to give Light upon the thereof fastned? or who hath laid Earth.

the corner Stone thereof;

7 When the Morning stars rang 18 And to rule over the together, and all the Sons of God Day and over the Night, and shouted for Joy. tu divide the Light from the Doors, when it brake forth as if iç

8 Or who shut up the sea with Darkness: and God saw that had issued out of the Womb. it was good.

9 When I made the Cloud the

Garment thereof, and thick Darko 19 And the Evening and ness a Swadling band for it, the Morning were the fourth 10 And brake up for it my decreed Day.

Place, and set Bars and Doors,

"I And said, Hitherto fhalt thou come but no further : and here shall thy proud Waves be fayed.

12 Haft thou commanded the Morning since thy Days and caused the Day-spring to know his Place ?

13 That it might take hold of the Ends of the Earth, that the Wicked might be shaken out of it.

Jer. xxxi. 35 Thus faith the Lord, which giveth the Sun for a Light by Day, and the Ordinance of the Moon and of the Stars for a Light by Night, which divideth the Sea when the Waters thereof roar, The LORD OF Hosts IS HIS NAME.

Psal. civ. 19 He appointeth the Moon for Seasons ; the Sun knoweth his going down.

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20 Thou makest Darkness, and it is Night : wherein all the Beasts of the Forest do cicep forth.

20 8 And God said, Let 8 Pfal.civ. 25 So is this great and the Waters bring forth abun- wide Sea, wherein are Things creep

ing innumerable, both small and great bundantly the moving Crea- Beafts. ture that hath Life, and Fowl 26 There go the Ships ; there is that may Ay above the Earth

that Leviathan whom thou hast made to play therein,

in the open Firmament of 27 These wait all upon thee: that Heaven.

thou mayit give them their Meat in

due Season. 21 And God created great 28 That thou giveft them, they Whales, and every living gather : thou openeft thine Hand, Creature that moveth, which they are filled with Good.

29. Thou hidest thy Face, they are the Waters brought forth a- troubled : thou takelt away their bundantly after their kind, Breath, they die, and ieturn to their and every winged Fowl after

30 Thou sendest forth thy SPIRIT, bis kind : and God saw that they are created : and thou renewek it was good.

the Face of the Earth.

Luke xii. 24 Consider the Ravens, 22 And God blessed them, for

they neither fow nor reap, which saying, Be fruitful and mul- neither have store house nor Barn, tiply, and fill the Waters in yet God feederh them : How much

more are ye better than the Fowls? the Seas, and let Fowl mul

Psal. 1. io For every Beast of the tiply in the Earth.

Foreft is mine, and the Cartle upon 23 And the Evening and a thousand Hills

11 I know all the Fowls of the the Morning were the fifth Mountains : and the wild Beasts of Day.

the Field are mine. 24 And God said, Let the Earth bring forth the living Creature after his kind, Cattle and creeping Things, and Beast of the Earth after his kind : and it was so.

25 And God made the Beast of the Earth after his kind, and Cattle after their kind, and every Thing that creepeth upon the Earth after his kind : And God saw that it was good.

26 h And God said, Let us Pfal. vii. 4 What is Man that make Man in our own Image, son of Man that thou vifteft him,

Thou art mindful of him? and the after our Likeness ; and let

s For thou haft made him a little them have Dominion over the lower than the Angels, and haft Filh of the Sea, and over the crowned him witla Glory and HoFowl of the Air, and over 6 Thou madeft him to have Dothe Cattle, and over all the minion over the works of thy Hands : Earth, and over every creep- Feet.

thou haft put all things under his ing Thing that creepeth upon 7 All Sheep and Oxen, yea, and the Earth.

the Beasts of the Field. 27 So God created Man in Fim of the Sea, and whatsoever par

8 The Fowl of the air, and the his own Image, in the Image seth through the paths of the Seas. of God created he him; Male 9 O LORD OUR LORD, how excel

lent is thy Name in all ihe Earth? and Female created he them.

Psal. civ. 10 He sendeth the Spriogs 28 And God blefled them, into the Valleys, which run among and God said unto them, Be the Hills. fruitful and multiply, and of the Field": the wild Alles quench

11 They give Drink to every Beast replenith the Earth, and sub- tbcis Thirt.

due

nour.

due it; and have Dominion 12 By them shall the Fowls of the over the Fish of the Sea, and Heaven have their Habitation, which

sing among the Branches. over the Fowl of the Air,

13 He watereth the Hills from his and over every living Thing Chambers : the Earth is satisfied that moveth upon the Earth.

with the Fruit of thy Works.

14 He causeth the Grats to grow 29 And God said, Behold, for the Carrie, and Herb for the I have given you every Herb Service of Man : that he may bring

forth Food out of the Earth : bearing Seed, which is upon

is And Wine that maketh glad the Face of all the Earth, the Heart of Man, and Oyl to make and every Tree, in the which his Face to shine, and Bread which is the Fruit of a Tree, yield- ftrengtheneth Man's Heart.

21 The young Lions roar after ing Seed; to you it Mall be their Prey, and seck their Meat from for Meat.

God. 30 And to every Beast of themselves together, and lay them

22 The Sun ariseih, they gather the Earth, and to every Fowl down in their Dens. of the Air, and to every and co his Labour until the Evening.

23 Man goeth forth to his work, thing that creepeth upon the 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy Earth, wherein there is Life, Works! in Wisdom haft thou made I have given every green

them all : the Earth is full of thy

Riches. Herb for Meat : and it was

31 The Glory of the LORD shall so.

endure for ever : the LORD shall re31 And God faw every

joyce in his works.

Aits svii. 24 God that made the thing that he had made, and world, and all things thererein, scebehold, it was very good : ing that he is LORD

OF HEAVEN AND and the Evening and the EARTH.. dwelleth not in Temples

made with Hands : Morning were the fixth Day. 25 Neither is worshipped with Mens

Hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all Life, and Breath, and all things.

26 And hath made of one Blood, all Nations of Men, for to dwell on all the Face of the Earth, and hath determined the Times before appointsd, and the Bounds of their Habitacion :

a7 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us :

28 For in him we liye, and move, and have our BEING; as certain also of the Poets have iaid, For we are also his Offspring.

Ifai. xl. 21 Have ye not known ? have ye nor heard ? hath it not been told you from the Beginning? have ye not understood from the Foundations of the Earth?

22 It is he that fitreth upon the Circle of the Earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as Grashoppers ; that stretcherh out the Heavens as a Curtain, and spreadeth them out as a Teat to dwell in.

26 Lift up your Eyes on high, and behold who hath created these Things, that bringeth out their Hoft by Number: he calleth them all by Names, by the Greaturels of his Might, for that he is strong in Power, not one failerh.

СНАР,

CH A P. II.

I The first Sabbath. 4 The Manner of the Creation. 8 The

Planting of the Garden of Eden, 1o and the River thereof. 17 The Tree of Knowledge only forbidden. 19 The naming of the Creatures. 21 The making of Woman, and Institution of Marriage

Per. ITHUS the Heavens and the Earth were finished,

and all the Host of them. 2 And on the seventh Day God ended his Work which he had ma le : and he rested on the seventh Day from all his Work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh Day, and SANCTIFIED it : because that in it he had Rested from all his Work, which God created and made.

4 These are the Generations of the HEAVENS, and of the EARTH, when they were created; in the Day that the LORD God made the Earth and the Heavens.

5 And every Plant of the Field, before it was in the Earth, and every Herb of the Field, before it grew : for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the Earth, and there was not a Man to till the Ground.

6 But there went up a Mift from the Earth, and watered the whole Face of the Ground.

7 i And the LORD God Job xxxiii. 4 The Spirit of God formed Man of the Dust of hath made me, and the Breath of the the Ground, and breathed in: Almighty

hath given me Life.

Psal. cxxxix 13 For thou jaft to his Nostrils the Breath of poffered my Reins: thou haft roLife ; and Man became a Li

vered me in my Mother's womb.

14 I will praise thee for 1 an VING SOUL.

fearfully and wonderfully made ; 8 And the LORD God marvellous are thy Works, and that planted a Garden East-ward my soul kaoweth right well.

Is My Substance was not hid from in Eden; and there he put thee, when I was made in secret the Man whom he had form- and curiously wrought in the lowek

parts of the Earth. ed.

16 Thine Eyes did see my Sub9 And out of the Ground stance yet being unperfe&, and in made the LORD God to grow ten, which in Continuance were fa

thy Book all my Members were writevery Tree that is pleasant to thioned, when as yet there was none the Sight, and good for Food: of them. the Tree of Life also in the midst of the Garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

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