Choosing an English Bible Translation

There’re lots of translations of the Holy Scriptures

in the lingua Angliana, so I am gonna simplify

things a bit, by comparing them via the very first verses

in Genesis.

Found on Bible Gateway, by the (gate)way!

 

Having pasted all versions, I come to divide them in two parts, one where

the vault of the skyes is called Heaven, and the other where it’s called ”sky”.

Myself, leaning toward ”sky”, because Kingdom of Heaven is NOT identic

with the clear blue skyes covering our Planet.

Having scrutinzied some versions in English, seems that Heaven(s) is an

older word than sky. Nowadays Heaven is used for God’s realm, and

sky simply for the material sky.

Have crossed-over translations I do not find appropriate.

 

Bereshis 1Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

In the beginning Elohim created hashomayim (the heavens, Himel) and haaretz (the earth).

And the earth was tohu vavohu (without form, and void); and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Ruach Elohim was hovering upon the face of the waters.

And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light [Tehillim 33:6,9].

And Elohim saw the light, that it was tov (good); and Elohim divided the ohr (light) from the choshech (darkness).

And Elohim called the light Yom (Day), and the darkness He called Lailah (Night). And the erev (evening) and the boker (morning) were Yom Echad (Day One, the First Day, Mk 16:2).

And Elohim said, Let there be a raki’a (expanse, dome, firmament) in the midst of the mayim (waters), and let it divide the mayim from the mayim.

And Elohim made the raki’a, and divided the waters under the raki’a from the waters which were above the raki’a; and it was so.

And Elohim called the raki’a Shomayim (Heaven). And the erev and the boker were Yom Sheni (Day Two, the Second Day).

Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)

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In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Genesis 1Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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versform.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Genesis 1 New King James Version (NKJV)

The History of Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.

Genesis 1 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Genesis 1New International Version – UK (NIVUK)

The beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.God called the light ‘day’, and the darkness he called ‘night’. And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.

And God said, ‘Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.’ So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault ‘sky’. And there was evening, and there was morning – the second day.

Genesis 1 BRG Bible (BRG=blue-red-gold)

The Blue, Red and Gold Letter Edition of the Holy Bible, or BRG Bible, is an American translation of the Bible which describes itself as ‘an advancement of the “Red Letter” Bible popular among many for over 110 years’.
Red letter bibles traditionally printed the words spoken by Jesus, commonly only while he was on the Earth, in red letters. An 1899 edition of the King James Version created by Dr. Louis Klopsch adopted this practice. The BRG Bible uses blue ink for the spoken, quotable words of God the Father, red for the spoken words of Jesus and gold for references to the Holy Spirit.
This edition was created by Scott Johnson, the preacher for the East Faulkner Church of Christ in El Dorado, Arkansas, and published by BRG Bible Ministries.[

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

¶ And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

¶ And God said, Let the waters under the heaven

Genesis 1American Standard Version (ASV)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God [a]moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Genesis 1Darby Translation (DARBY)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

And the earth was waste and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.

And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided between the light and the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a division between waters and waters.

And God made the expanse, and divided between the waters that are under the expanse and the waters that are above the expanse; and it was so.

And God called the expanse Heavens. And there was evening, and there was morning—a second day.

Genesis 1Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

In the beginning God created heaven, and earth.

And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

And God said: Be light made. And light was made.

And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness.

And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.

And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so.

And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day.

Genesis 1English Standard Version (ESV)

The Creation of the World

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

There are however six instances in which the ESV seems less literal than the RSV, and four of these have to do with gender language. Two of these (at 3.4 and 3.28) involve the elimination of the word “man” as a translation ofanthropos, one (2.29) involves the replacement of “men” with “man,” and one (2.28) involves the elimination of the word “he.” There is also in the margin at 1.13 a long note explaining thatadelphoi “brothers” may be translated “brothers and sisters.” The ESV revisers have normally left unchanged the RSV’s generic use of “man” and “men” (see the translation of anthropos in 1.18, 1.23, 2.1, 2.3, 2.16, 2.29) and also “his” (see 2.6, 2.29), and so it is hard to see on what principle they have changed or qualified “men,” “man,” “brothers,” and “he” in these places. But apart from these few places, the changes of the ESV are a distinct improvement upon the RSV.

English standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

The Creation of the World

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

 And God said, “Let there be an expanse[a] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made[b] the expanse andseparated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven.[c] And there was evening and there was morning, the second day

 

And God called the Light, Day, and the darkness he called Night. [k]So the evening and the morning were the first day.

Genesis 1 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Creation

In the beginning God created heaven and earth.

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The Spirit of God was hovering over the water.

Then God said, “Let there be light!” So there was light. God saw the light was good. So God separated the light from the darkness. God named the light day, and the darkness he named night. There was evening, then morning—the first day.

Then God said, “Let there be a horizon in the middle of the water in order to separate the water.” So God made the horizon and separated the water above and below the horizon. And so it was. God named what was above the horizon sky. There was evening, then morning—a second day.

 

 

Genesis 1Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a]

Now the earth was[b] formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and He called the darkness “night.” Evening came and then morning: the first day.

Then God said, “Let there be an expanse[c] between the waters, separating water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse “sky.”[d] Evening came and then morning: the second day.

Genesis 1 International Standard Version (ISV)

The Creation

In the beginning, God created the universe.[a] When the earth[b] was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded[c] in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering[d] over the surface of the waters, God said, “Let there be light!” So there was light.

God saw that the light was beautiful.[e] He[f] separated the light from the darkness, calling the light “day,” and the darkness[g] “night.” The twilight and the dawn were day one.

Then God said, “Let there be a canopy[h] between bodies of water,[i]separating bodies of water[j] from bodies of water!”[k] So God made a canopy[l] that separated the water beneath the canopy[m] from the water above it.[n] And that is what happened:[o] God called the canopy[p]“sky.”[q] The twilight and the dawn were the second day.

Genesis 1New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was [a]formless and void, and darkness was over the [b]surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was [c]moving over the [d]surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Then God said, “Let there be [e]an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” God made the[f]expanse, and separated the waters which were below the [g]expanse from the waters which were above the [h]expanse; and it was so. God called the [i]expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Genesis 1Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

In the beginning God created[a] the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit[b] of God was moving over the face of the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

And God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Genesis 1Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

[a]In the beginning God created[b] the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit[c] of God was moving over the face of the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

And God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Genesis 1New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

The Beginning

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth didn’t have any shape. And it was empty. There was darkness over the surface of the waves. At that time, the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.

God said, “Let there be a huge space between the waters. Let it separate water from water.” And that’s exactly what happened. God made the huge space between the waters. He separated the water under the space from the water above it. God called the huge space “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day two.

Genesis 1 New International Version (NIV)

The Beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

Genesis 1Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The Creation

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth— Now[a]the earth was formless and empty, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good, and God caused there to be a separation between the light and between the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a vaulted dome[b] in the midst of the waters, and let it cause a separation between the waters.”[c] So[d] God made the vaulted dome,[e] and he caused a separation between the waters which were under the vaulted dome[f] and between the waters which were over the vaulted dome.[g] And it was so. And God called the vaulted dome[h] “heaven.”[i] And there was evening, and there was morning, a second day.

Genesis 1Modern English Version (MEV)

The Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void,[a] darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving[b] over the surface of the water.

God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the expanse and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.

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Genesis 1Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

¶ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

And the earth was without order, and empty; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

¶ And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.

And God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

¶ And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

¶ And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made a firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heavens. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

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Genesis 1Good News Translation (GNT)

The Story of Creation

In the beginning, when God created the universe,[a] the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God[b] was moving over the water. Then God commanded, “Let there be light”—and light appeared.God was pleased with what he saw. Then he separated the light from the darkness, and he named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening passed and morning came—that was the first day.

6-7 Then God commanded, “Let there be a dome to divide the water and to keep it in two separate places”—and it was done. So God made a dome, and it separated the water under it from the water above it. He named the dome “Sky.” Evening passed and morning came—that was the second day.

Geneve-bibeln:

Genesis 11599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

The First Book of Moses, called [a]Genesis

1 1 God created the heaven and the earth. 3 The light and the darkness, 8 The firmament, 9 He separateth the water from the earth. 16 He createth the sun, the moon, and the stars. 21 He createth the fish, birds, beasts, 26 He createth man, and giveth him rule over all creatures, 29 And provideth nurture for man and beast.

In the [b]beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was [c][d]without form and void, and [e]darkness was upon the[f]deep, and the Spirit of God [g]moved upon the [h]waters.

Then God said, Let there be light: And there was [i]light.

And God saw the light that it was good, and God separated [j]the light from the darkness.

And God called the Light, Day, and the darkness he called Night. [k]So the evening and the morning were the first day.

¶ Again God said, Let there be a [l]firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.

Then God made the firmament, and separated the waters, which were[m]under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmament, [n]Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.

 

Genesis 1New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Creation of the World

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.

God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. It was so. God called the expanse “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning, a second day. himmel eller Himmel, Himlar/himlar.

Genesis 1Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The Creation

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth— Now[a]the earth was formless and empty, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good, and God caused there to be a separation between the light and between the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a vaulted dome[b] in the midst of the waters, and let it cause a separation between the waters.”[c] So[d] God made the vaulted dome,[e] and he caused a separation between the waters which were under the vaulted dome[f] and between the waters which were over the vaulted dome.[g] And it was so. And God called the vaulted dome[h] “heaven.”[i] And there was evening, and there was morning, a second day.

Genesis 1Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

The Beginning of the World

God created the sky and the earth. At first, the earth was completely empty. There was nothing on the earth. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit moved over[a] the water.

The First Day—Light

Then God said, “Let there be light!” And light began to shine.[b] He saw the light, and he knew that it was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God named the light “day,” and he named the darkness “night.”

There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the first day.

The Second Day—Sky

Then God said, “Let there be a space[c] to separate the water into two parts!” So God made the space and separated the water. Some of the water was above it, and some of the water was below it. God named that space “sky.” There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the second day.

Genesis 1Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Parashah 1: B’resheet (In the beginning) 1:1–6:8

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was unformed and void, darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the water. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. So there was evening, and there was morning, one day.

God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the water; let it divide the water from the water.” God made the dome and divided the water under the dome from the water above the dome; that is how it was, and God called the dome Sky. So there was evening, and there was morning, a second day. Skillnad: den andra dagen.

Genesis 1Living Bible (TLB)

When God began creating[a] the heavens and the earth, the earth was[b] a shapeless, chaotic mass,* with the Spirit of God brooding over the dark vapors.*

Then God said, “Let there be light.” And light appeared. 4-5 And God was pleased with it and divided the light from the darkness. He called the light “daytime,” and the darkness “nighttime.” Together they formed the first day.[c]

And God said, “Let the vapors separate[d] to form the sky above and the oceans below.” 7-8 So God made the sky, dividing the vapor above from the water below. This all happened on the second day.[e]

Genesis 1Names of God Bible (NOG)

The Creation

In the beginning Elohim created heaven and earth.

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The Ruach Elohim was hovering over the water.

Then Elohim said, “Let there be light!” So there was light. Elohimsaw the light was good. So Elohim separated the light from the darkness. Elohim named the light day, and the darkness he namednight. There was evening, then morning—the first day.

Then Elohim said, “Let there be a horizon in the middle of the water in order to separate the water.” So Elohim made the horizon and separated the water above and below the horizon. And so it was.Elohim named what was above the horizon sky. There was evening, then morning—a second day.

Genesis 1Common English Bible (CEB)

World’s creation in seven days

When God began to create[a] the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God’s wind swept over the waters— God said, “Let there be light.” And so light appeared. God saw how good the light was. God separated the light from the darkness. God named the light Day and the darkness Night.

There was evening and there was morning: the first day.

God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters to separate the waters from each other.” God made the dome and separated the waters under the dome from the waters above the dome. And it happened in that way. God named the dome Sky.

Genesis 1New Century Version (NCV)

The Beginning of the World

In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. The earth was empty and had no form. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit was moving over the water.

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, so he divided the light from the darkness. God named the light “day” and the darkness “night.” Evening passed, and morning came. This was the first day.

Then God said, “Let there be something to divide the water in two.”So God made the air and placed some of the water above the air and some below it. God named the air “sky.” Evening passed, and morning came. This was the second day

Genesis 1The Message (MSG)

En poetisk berättelse utifrån Bibeln.

Heaven and Earth

1-2 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

3-5 God spoke: “Light!”
        And light appeared.
    God saw that light was good
        and separated light from dark.
    God named the light Day,
        he named the dark Night.
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day One.

6-8 God spoke: “Sky! In the middle of the waters;
        separate water from water!”
    God made sky.
    He separated the water under sky
        from the water above sky.
    And there it was:
        he named sky the Heavens;
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Two.

Genesis 1New Life Version (NLV)

The Beginning

In the beginning God made from nothing the heavens and the earth.The earth was an empty waste and darkness was over the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was moving over the top of the waters.Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good. He divided the light from the darkness. Then God called the light day, and He called the darkness night. There was evening and there was morning, one day.

Then God said, “Let there be an open space between the waters. Let it divide waters from waters.” God made the open space, and divided the waters under the open space from the waters above the open space. And it was so. Then God called the open space Heaven. There was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Genesis 1New Living Translation (NLT)

The Account of Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”

And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.

Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. God called the space “sky.”

And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.

Översättningar där Guds Ande ersätts med ”en vind från Gud”:

Genesis 1New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Preamble. The Creation of the World

Chapter 1

The Story of Creation.[a] In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth— [b]and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters—

Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” Evening came, and morning followed—the first day.[c]

Then God said: Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other. God made the dome,[d]and it separated the water below the dome from the water above the dome. And so it happened. God called the dome “sky.” Evening came, and morning followed—the second day.

Genesis 1New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

In the beginning when God created[a] the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[b] swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Genesis 1New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA)

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

In the beginning when God created[a] the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[b] swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Genesis 1New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

In the beginning when God created[a] the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[b] swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Genesis 1New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

In the beginning when God created[a] the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[b] swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Genesis 1Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Parashat Bereshit

Creation in Six Days

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. [a] Now the earth was chaos and waste, darkness was on the surface of the deep, and the Ruach Elohim was hovering upon the surface of the water.[b]

Then God said, “Let there be light!” and there was light. God saw that the light was good. So God distinguished the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” So there was evening and there was morning—one day.

Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the water! Let it be for separating water from water.” So God made the expanse and it separated the water that was below the expanse from the water that was over the expanse. And it happened so. God called the expanse “sky.” So there was evening and there was morning—a second day.

Genesis 1World English Bible (WEB)

In the beginning, God[a] created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light “day”, and the darkness he called “night”. There was evening and there was morning, the first day.

God said, “Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. God called the expanse “sky”. There was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Genesis 1Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

of nought av intet – så står det väl inte i urtexten?!

In the beginning God made of nought heaven and earth. (In the beginning God made out of nothing the heavens and the earth.)

Forsooth the earth was idle and void, and darknesses were on the face of (the) depth; and the Spirit of the Lord was borne on the waters [and the Spirit of God was borne upon the waters].

And God said, Light be made, and the light was made.

And God saw the light, that it was good, and he parted the light from (the) darknesses;

and he called the light, day, and the darknesses, night. And the eventide and the morrowtide was made, one day (the first day).

And God said, The firmament be made in the midst of (the) waters, and part (the) waters from (the) waters.

And God made the firmament, and parted the waters that were under the firmament, from the waters that were on the firmament [from these that were above the firmament]; and it was done so.

And God called the firmament, (the) heaven(s). And the eventide and the morrowtide was made, the second day.

Genesis 1Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

1 In the beginning of God’s preparing the heavens and the earth —

the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness [is] on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters,

Will hardly buy a translation that claims God’s Spirit was fluttering on the face of the deep!

Like a butterfly or hummingbird.

flut·ter

 (flŭt′ər)

v. flut·tered, flut·ter·ing, flut·ters

v.intr.

1. To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner: curtains that fluttered in the breeze.

2.

a. To fly by a quick light flapping of the wings.
b. To flap the wings without flying.
3. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight: ”Her arms rose, fell, andfluttered with the rhythm of the song” (Evelyn Waugh).
4. To vibrate or beat rapidly or erratically: My heart fluttered wildly.
5. To move quickly in a nervous, restless, or excited fashion; flit.

v.tr.

To cause to flutter: ”fluttering her bristly black lashes as swiftly as butterflies’ wings”(Margaret Mitchell).

and God saith, `Let light be;’ and light is.

And God seeth the light that [it is] good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness,

and God calleth to the light `Day,’ and to the darkness He hath called `Night;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning — day one.

And God saith, `Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.’

And God maketh the expanse, and it separateth between the waters which [are] under the expanse, and the waters which [are] above the expanse: and it is so.

8 And God calleth to the expanse `Heavens;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning — day second.

Genesis 1The Voice (VOICE)

Preludium:

Not a real translation, rather a story about the creation story of the Bible.

Like a drama where God is the Actor: God: Let there be light.

Not anything to buy!

Out of nowhere, time, space, and all the living whirl forth as God speaks the universe into existence. With the utterance of His voice, creation takes form, chaos yields to order, light eclipses darkness, and emptiness fills with life. Not long after God creates the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, the story takes a tragic turn when the first couple disobeys the clear instruction from God not to eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. As a result, humanity falls from God’s intended perfection. The disastrous consequences of this decisive act are demonstrated in Cain’s murder of Abel, Noah’s flood, and the Tower of Babel.

In the beginning, God created everything: the heavens above and the earth below. Here’s what happened: At first the earth lacked shape and was totally empty, and a dark fog draped over the deep while God’s spirit-wind hovered over the surface of the empty waters. Then there was the voice of God.

God: Let there be light.

And light flashed into being. God saw that the light was beautiful andgood, and He separated the light from the darkness. God named the light “day” and the darkness “night.” Evening gave way to morning. That was day one.

God: Let there be a vast expanse in the middle of the waters. Let the waters above part from the waters below.

So God parted the waters and formed this expanse, separating the waters above from the waters below. It happened just as God said.And God called the vast expanse “sky.” Evening gave way to morning. That was day two.

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Genesis 1Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Creation

In the beginning God ([a]Elohim) [b]created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was [c]formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, [d]“Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and [e]He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was[f]evening and there was [g]morning, one day. (inte samma som den första)

6 And God said, “Let there be an [h]expanse [of the sky] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters [below the expanse] from the waters [above the expanse].” And God made the expanse [of sky] and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so [just as He commanded]. God called the expanse [of sky] heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Genesis 1Expanded Bible (EXB)

Gammalt språkbruk,

As you can see, this version has incorporated alternative translations into the Text.

For good or for worse?

The Beginning of the World

·In the beginning [or In the beginning when] God created [C this Hebrew verb is used only when God is the one creating] the ·sky[heavens] and the earth. ·The [or…the] earth ·had no form and was empty [or was a formless void]. Darkness covered the ·ocean [deep], and ·God’s Spirit [or a mighty wind] was ·moving [hovering] over the water.

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, so he ·divided [separated] the light from the darkness. God ·named [called] the light “day” and the darkness “night.” ·Evening passed, and morning came [L There was evening and there was morning; C in the OT a day begins at nightfall]. This was the first day.

The First Book of Moses, caThen God said, “Let there be ·something to divide the water in two [L a firmament/dome/expanse in the midst of the waters to separate/divide the waters from the waters].” So God made the ·air [L firmament; dome; expanse; C rain clouds] and placed some of the water above the ·air[L firmament; dome; expanse] and some below it [C referring to the rain and the oceans, lakes, and rivers]. God ·named [called] the ·air[L firmament/dome/expanse] “·sky [heaven].” Evening passed, and morning came [1:5]. This was the second day.lled[a]Genesis

Genesis 1Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Story of Creation

In the beginning God
created the heavens
    and the earth.[a]
The earth was barren,
    with no form of life;[b]
it was under a roaring ocean –roaring ocean – only place I find a description of the Ur-water.
    covered with darkness.
But the Spirit of God[c]
    was moving over the water.

The First Day

God said, “I command light to shine!” And light started shining. God looked at the light and saw that it was good. He separated light from darkness and named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening came and then morning—that was the first day.[d]

The Second Day

God said, “I command a dome to separate the

water above it from the water below it.” And that’s what happened. God made the dome and named it “Sky.” Evening came and then morning—that was the second da

Genesis 1Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

1 In the beginning of God’s preparing the heavens and the earth —

the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness [is] on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters,

Will hardly buy a translation that claims God’s Spirit was fluttering on the face of the deep!

Like a butterfly or hummingbird.

flut·ter

 (flŭt′ər)

v. flut·tered, flut·ter·ing, flut·ters

v.intr.

1. To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner: curtains that fluttered in the breeze.

2.

a. To fly by a quick light flapping of the wings.
b. To flap the wings without flying.
3. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight: ”Her arms rose, fell, andfluttered with the rhythm of the song” (Evelyn Waugh).
4. To vibrate or beat rapidly or erratically: My heart fluttered wildly.
5. To move quickly in a nervous, restless, or excited fashion; flit.

v.tr.

To cause to flutter: ”fluttering her bristly black lashes as swiftly as butterflies’ wings”(Margaret Mitchell).

and God saith, `Let light be;’ and light is.

And God seeth the light that [it is] good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness,

and God calleth to the light `Day,’ and to the darkness He hath called `Night;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning — day one.

And God saith, `Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.’

And God maketh the expanse, and it separateth between the waters which [are] under the expanse, and the waters which [are] above the expanse: and it is so.

8 And God calleth to the expanse `Heavens;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning — day second.

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Genesis 1Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Creation

In the beginning God ([a]Elohim) [b]created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was [c]formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, [d]“Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and [e]He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was[f]evening and there was [g]morning, one day. (inte samma som den första)

6 And God said, “Let there be an [h]expanse [of the sky] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters [below the expanse] from the waters [above the expanse].” And God made the expanse [of sky] and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so [just as He commanded]. God called the expanse [of sky] heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Genesis 1Expanded Bible (EXB)

Gammalt språkbruk,

As you can see, this version has incorporated alternative translations into the Text.

For good or for worse?

The Beginning of the World

·In the beginning [or In the beginning when] God created [C this Hebrew verb is used only when God is the one creating] the ·sky[heavens] and the earth. ·The [or…the] earth ·had no form and was empty [or was a formless void]. Darkness covered the ·ocean [deep], and ·God’s Spirit [or a mighty wind] was ·moving [hovering] over the water.

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, so he ·divided [separated] the light from the darkness. God ·named [called] the light “day” and the darkness “night.” ·Evening passed, and morning came [L There was evening and there was morning; C in the OT a day begins at nightfall]. This was the first day.

The First Book of Moses, caThen God said, “Let there be ·something to divide the water in two [L a firmament/dome/expanse in the midst of the waters to separate/divide the waters from the waters].” So God made the ·air [L firmament; dome; expanse; C rain clouds] and placed some of the water above the ·air[L firmament; dome; expanse] and some below it [C referring to the rain and the oceans, lakes, and rivers]. God ·named [called] the ·air[L firmament/dome/expanse] “·sky [heaven].” Evening passed, and morning came [1:5]. This was the second day.lled[a]Genesis

Genesis 1Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Story of Creation

In the beginning God
created the heavens
    and the earth.[a]
The earth was barren,
    with no form of life;[b]
it was under a roaring ocean –roaring ocean – only place I find a description of the Ur-water.
    covered with darkness.
But the Spirit of God[c]
    was moving over the water.

The First Day

God said, “I command light to shine!” And light started shining. God looked at the light and saw that it was good. He separated light from darkness and named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening came and then morning—that was the first day.[d]

The Second Day

God said, “I command a dome to separate the

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