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Genesis 1

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Ekuqaleni uNkulunkulu wadala amazulu lomhlaba.

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Njalo umhlaba wawungelasimo ungelalutho, lobumnyama babuphezu kokujula; loMoya kaNkulunkulu wayendiza phezu kwamanzi.

3

UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Kakube khona ukukhanya; kwasekusiba khona ukukhanya.

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UNkulunkulu wasebona ukukhanya ukuthi kuhle; uNkulunkulu wasesehlukanisa phakathi kokukhanya lobumnyama.

5

UNkulunkulu wasebiza ukukhanya ngokuthi yimini, lobumnyama wabubiza ngokuthi yibusuku. Kwasekusiba yikuhlwa, njalo kwaba yikusa, usuku lokuqala.

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UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Kakube khona umkhathi phakathi kwamanzi; kawehlukanise phakathi kwamanzi lamanzi.

7

UNkulunkulu wasesenza umkhathi, wasesehlukanisa phakathi kwamanzi angaphansi komkhathi lamanzi aphezu komkhathi; kwasekusiba njalo.

8

UNkulunkulu wasebiza umkhathi ngokuthi ngamazulu. Kwasekusiba yikuhlwa, njalo kwaba yikusa, usuku lwesibili.

9

UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Kakuqoqelwe amanzi avela ngaphansi kwamazulu ndawonye, njalo kakubonakale umhlabathi owomileyo; kwasekusiba njalo.

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UNkulunkulu wasebiza umhlabathi owomileyo ngokuthi ngumhlaba, lenhlangano yamanzi wayibiza ngokuthi zinlwandle. UNkulunkulu wasebona ukuthi kuhle.

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UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Umhlaba kawumilise utshani, imibhida ethela inhlanyelo, isihlahla sesithelo sisenza isithelo ngohlobo lwaso, onhlanyelo yaso ikuso phezu komhlaba. Kwasekusiba njalo.

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Umhlaba wasuveza utshani, imibhida ethela inhlanyelo ngohlobo lwayo, lesihlahla sisenza isithelo, esinhlanyelo yaso ikuso ngohlobo lwaso. UNkulunkulu wasebona ukuthi kuhle.

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Kwasekusiba yikuhlwa, njalo kwaba yikusa, usuku lwesithathu.

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UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Kakube khona izikhanyiso emkhathini wamazulu, ukuze zehlukanise phakathi kwemini lobusuku; njalo zibe yizibonakaliso lezikhathi ezimisiweyo, lensuku leminyaka.

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Njalo zibe yizikhanyiso emkhathini wamazulu, ukuze zikhanyise emhlabeni. Kwasekusiba njalo.

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UNkulunkulu wasesenza izikhanyiso ezimbili ezinkulu: Isikhanyiso esikhulu ukuze sibuse imini, lesikhanyiso esincinyane ukuze sibuse ubusuku, kanye lezinkanyezi.

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UNkulunkulu wasezimisa emkhathini wamazulu, ukuthi zikhanyise emhlabeni,

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lokuthi zibuse emini lebusuku, lokwehlukanisa phakathi kokukhanya lobumnyama. UNkulunkulu wasebona ukuthi kuhle.

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Kwasekusiba yikuhlwa, njalo kwaba yikusa, usuku lwesine.

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UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Amanzi kawagcwale ukunyakazela kwemiphefumulo ephilayo, njalo kakuphaphe inyoni phezu komhlaba emkhathini wamazulu.

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UNkulunkulu wasedala oququmadevu bolwandle abakhulu, laso sonke isidalwa esiphilayo esibhinqikayo, amanzi agcwele sona, ngohlobo lwaso, layo yonke inyoni elempiko, ngohlobo lwayo. UNkulunkulu wasebona ukuthi kuhle.

22

UNkulunkulu wasekubusisa, esithi: Zalani, lande, njalo ligcwalise amanzi enlwandle, lenyoni kazande emhlabeni.

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Kwasekusiba yikuhlwa, njalo kwaba yikusa, usuku lwesihlanu.

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UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Umhlaba kawuveze izidalwa eziphilayo ngohlobo lwazo, izifuyo lokuhuquzelayo lenyamazana zomhlaba ngenhlobo zazo. Kwasekusiba njalo.

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UNkulunkulu wasesenza inyamazana zomhlaba ngenhlobo zazo, lezifuyo ngenhlobo zazo, lakho konke okuhuquzelayo komhlaba ngenhlobo zakho. UNkulunkulu wasebona ukuthi kuhle.

26

UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Asenze abantu ngomfanekiso wethu.

27

UNkulunkulu wasemdala umuntu ngomfanekiso wakhe; wamdala ngomfanekiso kaNkulunkulu; owesilisa lowesifazana wabadala.

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UNkulunkulu wasebabusisa, uNkulunkulu wasesithi kibo: Zalani lande, ligcwalise umhlaba njalo liwehlisele phansi; libuse phezu kwenhlanzi zolwandle, laphezu kwenyoni zamazulu, laphezu kwakho konke okuphilayo okuhuquzela emhlabeni.

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UNkulunkulu wasesithi: Khangelani, ngilinike yonke imibhida ethela inhlanyelo, esebusweni bomhlaba wonke, laso sonke isihlahla, okukuso isithelo sesihlahla esithela inhlanyelo; kini singesokudla.

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Njalo kuyo yonke inyamazana yomhlaba, lakuyo yonke inyoni yamazulu, lakukho konke okuhuquzela emhlabeni, okukukho umoya ophilayo, lonke uhlaza ngolokudla. Kwasekusiba njalo.

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UNkulunkulu wasebona konke akwenzileyo; khangela-ke kwakukuhle kakhulu. Kwasekusiba yikuhlwa, njalo kwaba yikusa, usuku lwesithupha.

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