Genesis 1-4

Copyrighted by Victor Alexander ©2001 (posted Oct. 27, 2001, updated Nov. 15, 2002)

Genesis 1

1. As the beginning, the Son of God creates the heavens and the earth.*
2. And the earth was for Him and by Him,* and the darkness was over the face of infinite space, and the Spirit of God was over the layers of the water.*

3. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.*
4. And God saw that the light was beautiful* and God chose light over darkness.*
5. And God called the Light "day"* and the Darkness "night,"* and the evening and the morning became part of one cycle, [the first eon.]*
6. And God said, "Let there be sky in the balance of the water." And He chose between the Waters over the water.
7. Thus God created the sky, and He differentiated between the water below the sky and the Waters above the sky, and it was so.
8. And God called the sky "heaven," and that was the evening and the morning of the second eon.

9. And God said, "Let the water below the heaven be gathered in one world and let dry land become visible, and it was so.
10. And God called the dry land "earth," and the gathering of the water the "seas," and God saw that they were beautiful.
11. And God said, "Let the earth yield vegetation, so as the seed* may sow its own kind, and the fruit bearing tree to produce the fruit of its own kind by which it was planted on earth, and it was so.
12. And the earth produced vegetation, so as the seed sowed its own kind, and the fruit tree that produced the fruit, generated its own kind, and God saw that it was beautiful.
13. And that was the evening and the morning of the third eon.

14. And God said, "Let there be suns in the sky of heaven, so as to choose between the day over the night, that they should serve for signs and wonders, seasons and cycles, and for years.
15. "And that they should glow in the sky of heaven, to shine over the earth," and it was so.
16. And God created two great celestial bodies, the greater one to have authority over the day and the smaller one to have authority over the night, and He created the stars and all the celestial bodies.
17. And God gave them to the sky and heaven, to shine over the earth,
18. And to have authority over the day and the night and to impose the light over the darkness, and God saw that they were beautiful.
19. And that was the evening and the morning of the fourth eon.

20. And God said, "Let the waters teem with living and breathing crawlers, and let the flying creatures fly over the earth, in the layers of the sky of heaven.
21. And God created the great dinosaurs* and every living soul that crawled in the waters and produced their own kind, and every flying creature with wings according to its own kind, and God saw that they were beautiful.
22. And God blessed them and commanded them, "Multiply and increase and fill the waters of the sea and let the earth teem with birds."
23. And that was the evening and the morning of the fifth eon.

24. And God said, "Let the earth produce living souls in harmony with its nature, herds and four-legged animals and creatures of the earth, according to their kind," and it was so.
25. And so God created the creatures of the earth according to their kind, and the herd animals according to their kind, and all the four-legged animals according to their kind, and God saw that they were beautiful.
26. And God said, "We shall make the human being in the image of our likeness, and they shall have authority over the fish of the sea and the birds of the sky and the herds and all the creatures of the earth and all the four-legged animals that walk on the earth."

27. And God created the human being to resemble* His own visage; He created them male and female.*
28. And God blessed them and said to them, "Multiply and increase, and fill the earth and its environments, and have authority over the fish in the sea and the birds of the sky and the four-legged animals and all the creatures that crawl over the earth."*
29. And God said, "Behold, I give you every plant with seeds that is sown on the face of all the earth, and every fruit bearing tree whose seeds are planted, for you to be a source of food.
30. "And [I give you] all the creatures of the wilderness and all the birds of the sky and everything that walks the earth that has a living soul, and all the herds [as a source] for food,"* and it was so.
31. And God saw all that He created, and, behold, it was truly beautiful. And that was the evening and the morning of the sixth eon.
*1:1 John 1:1 "In the beginning of creation, there was the Manifestation. And that Manifestation was with God and God was the [the embodiment of] that Manifestation.
*1:2.1 John 1:2 "This was in the beginning with God."
*1:2.2 John 1:3 "Everything was within his power, otherwise nothing would ever exist."
*1:3 John 1:4 "Through him there was Life..."
*1:4.1 John 1:4 continued: "... and Life became the spark of humanity."
*1:4.2 John 1:5 "And that ensuing fire lights the darkness and darkness does not overshadow it."
*1:5.1 Lit. Aramaic word: "Immama."
*1:5.2 Lit. Aramaic word: "Lil'ya."
*1:5.3 Lit. Aramaic word: "Yuma," "eon," immeasurable period, age, or Day.
*1:11 Lit. Ar. poetic construction: "The offspring should sow the seed of its own genesis."
*1:21 Lit. Aramaic word: "Titans."
*1:27.1 Lit. Aramaic word: "Adam."
*1:27.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And there created God to Adam with His visage, in the visage of God He created him, male and female He created them.
*1:28 Lit. Ar. id.: God created the aboriginal man first.
*1:30 NB! Predominantly as a source for food, seldom to be sacrificed or eaten.

Genesis 2

1. And the sky and the earth were completed and all their evolution.*

2. And God stopped working in the sixth eon of His creation, and He rested in the seventh eon from all the work of creation.
3. And God blessed the seventh eon and made it holy, because He rested in it from all His works of creation that He performed.

4. This is how the sky and the earth were created when the Lord God made the heaven and the earth.
5. And all the trees of the field were not yet created, and all the field vegetation were not yet supplied, because the Lord God had not yet brought the rains upon the face of the earth, and there was no Adam to work the earth.
6. And the waters welled from the earth and irrigated all the face of the earth.

7. And the Lord God molded Adam from the dust to resemble Himself,* and He blew on their faces the breath* of life and Adam became a living soul.

8. And the Lord God had consecrated Paradise in Eden from before, and there He set Adam whom He had molded.
9. And the Lord God supplied from the earth all that is pleasing to the sight and delicious to eat and the Tree of Life in the midst of Paradise.
10. And the river flowed out of Eden to irrigate the Paradise, and from there it divided and became four tributaries.*
11. The name of the first is Pishon, that is the one which goes around all the land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12. And the gold of that land is good, where there is also lapis lazuli and beryl stones.*
13. And the name of the second river is Gighon, that is the one that goes around all the land of Cush.
14. And the name of the third river is Tigris, which goes before Ashur, and the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15. And the Lord God fetched Adam and left them in the Paradise of Eden, so as they may work the land and guard it.
16. And the Lord God commanded Adam and told them, you may eat of all the trees of Paradise that are edible,
17. And of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil you may not eat, because on the day you eat of it, you will die the death.*

18. And the Lord God said, "It is not well that Adam should be alone; I shall make a helper like Adam."
19. And the Lord God molded from the earth all the creatures of the wilderness and all the birds of the sky, and He brought them to Adam to see what he would call them, and whatever Adam called those living souls, that became their name.
20. And Adam named all the four-legged animals and all the birds of the sky and all the creatures of the earth. And out of them there was not found a helper like Adam.
21. And the Lord God cast a calm over Adam and they slept, and He consecrated one of Adam's ribs and He placed flesh in its stead.
22. And the Lord God transformed the rib that He consecrated from Adam to be the wife and He brought it to Adam.
23. And Adam said, "As of now* this bone from my bone and this flesh from my flesh shall be called the wife, because she was consecrated from the man."
24. Because of that the man leaves his father and mother and catches himself a wife. And they become both one flesh.
25. And they were both naked, Adam and his wife were not embarrassed.
*2:1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Powers."
*2:7.1 Lit. Ar. word: "Adam-tha," or portrait.
*2:7.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Breeze."
*2:10 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Heads."
*2:12 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "There beryllium and rocks of beryl."
*2:17 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Death you shall die."
*2:23 Lit. Ar. id.: "This season."

Genesis 3

1. And the serpent rose higher than all the creatures of the wilderness, that the Lord God created, and the serpent said to the wife, "Did God truly say that you should not eat from all the trees of Paradise?"
2. And the wife said to the serpent that of the fruit of all the trees of Paradise you may eat,
3. And the fruit of the tree in the midst of Paradise, God said that you shall not eat from it and you shall not go near it, so you will not die."
4. And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die the death,*
5. "Because God knows that in the age* that you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will become like Gods, knowing the good and the evil."

6. And the wife saw that the tree was beautiful to eat, and it was pleasing to the eye, and the tree was pleasing to look at, and she took from its branches and ate, and she gave also to her husband with her and he also ate.
7. And both of them, their eyes opened up and they discovered that they were naked, and they took fig leaves and covered themselves.
8. And they heard the voice of the Lord God as He walked in Paradise at the end of the age,* Adam and his wife hid themselves from the Lord God in the trees of Paradise.
9. And the Lord God called Adam and told him, "Where are you running?"
10. And he said, "I heard your voice in Paradise and I saw that I was naked and so I hid myself."
11. And the Lord said to him, "Who saw that you were naked; behold, did you eat of the tree that I told you not to eat?"
12. And Adam said, "The wife who was with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate."
13. And the Lord God said to the wife, "Who made you do it?" And she said, "The serpent misled me and I ate."

14. And the Lord God said to the serpent, "For this that you did, you are cursed of all the four-legged animals and of the creatures of the wilderness, and you shall crawl on your belly and you shall eat dust all the ages* of your life,
15. "And I shall sanction enmity among you toward the wife, and between your offspring and her offspring; he will crush your head and you will strike at their heels."

16. And to the wife He said, "The pain of your conception will greatly increase and you will give birth to children in pain, and they shall return to your husband and he will exercise authority over you."

17. And to Adam He said, "Since you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate of the tree that I commanded you and told you not to eat of, the earth is cursed on account of you and in pain you will eat of it all the ages* of your life.
18. "Thorns and thistles will shoot out around you and you shall eat the herbs of the field,
19. "And by the sweat of your brow you will eat bread, until you return to the earth from which you were consecrated, for dust you are and to dust you shall return."

20. And Adam called the name of his wife "Eve,"* because she was the mother of all who would live.
21. And the Lord God made them robes of fiber and clothed them.

22. And the Lord God said, "Behold, Adam wanted to be like one of us, to know the good and the evil; now, that is why he extended his hand and took from the tree of life and ate, so he could live forever."*
23. And the Lord God sent him from Eden's Paradise to work the earth that He consecrated off from there.
24. And so the Lord God ejected him, and there shot up for them from the East of the Paradise of Eden the plants of carob and a perishable life at the edge of the sword, so as there would be one day a return to the way of the Tree of Life.*
*3:4 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "Really die."
*3:5 Lit. Ar. id.: "Yuma," eon or cycle.
*3:8 Lit. Ar. id.: "Yuma," eon or cycle.
*3:14 Lit. Ar. id.: "Yumeh," eons or cycles.
*3:17 Lit. Ar. id.: "Yumeh," eons or cycles.
*3:20 Lit. Aramaic word: "To [produce] life," (life in singular.)
*3:22 Lit. Ar. id.: "To the end of the universe."
*3:24 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And ejected him the Lord God, and climb up from the Easterlies the Paradise of Eden carob and the swords teeth and returnable would be to guard the road of the Tree of Life."

Genesis 4

1. And Adam had intercourse with Eve and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain,* and she said, "I have gained a man for the Lord."
2. And she further gave birth to his brother Abel,* and Abel became a herder and Cain became a tiller of soil.*

3. And there came Cain after many years* and brought of the fruit of his land an offering to the Lord.
4. And Abel also came and brought from the consecrated best of his herd and of his fatlings, and the Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering.
5. And with Cain and his offering, He was not pleased, and it really bothered Cain and his face turned sour.
6. And the Lord said to Cain, "Why did it upset you? And why did your face turn sour?
7. "Behold, if you glorify me, you shall be accepted, and if you do not, your evil lord* awaits you at the gate of sin; you will turn to him and he shall have authority over you."

8. And Cain said to Abel his brother, "We are better off outside,"* and while they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
9. And the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" And he said to Him, "I do not know; why, am I my brother's guard?"
10. And the Lord said to him, "What did you do? The blood* of your brother is crying out from the earth.
11. "Henceforth you are cursed by the earth that opened its mouth and received the blood of your brother from your hands.
12. "As you work the earth, it will not flourish and give you its yield; you shall be a wanderer and a nomad on the earth."
13. And Cain said, "My errors are too great to be forgiven.
14. "Behold, you have removed me in this age* from the face of the earth and I lie hidden from your presence,* and I am a wanderer and a nomad on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
15. And the Lord told him, "It will not be so, whoever kills Cain will pay sevenfold." And the Lord consecrated a sign upon Cain that anyone who finds him should not kill him.

16. And Cain left the presence of the Lord and settled in the land of the nomads, east of Eden.
17. And Cain took a wife and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch, and [Cain] started a village and called it after his son Enoch.
18. And to Enoch was born Irad and to Irad was born Mehujael and to Mehujael was born Metushael. And to Metushael was born Lamech.

19. And Lamech took two women and the name of the first was Ada and the name of the other one was Salla.
20. And Ada gave birth to Jabal, and he was the father of those who lived in tents and herded cattle.
21. And the name of his brother was Jubal, and he was the father of all those who took up the guitar and the horn.
22. And Salla also gave birth to Tubalcain and Tubalcain's sister, Naema.
23. And Lamech said to his women, Ada and Salla, "Listen to my voice, women of Lamech, heed my sayings, for I have killed a husband in my bigamy, and a young boy in my lechery.
24. "For Cain is repaid [in vengeance] sevenfold and Lamech seventy times seven."

25. And Adam took his wife Eve again. And she became pregnant and gave birth, and she called his name Seth,* because God gave her another offspring in place of Abel who was killed by Cain.
26. And to Seth also was born a son and he called his name Enosh. Thereafter they were called after the name of the Lord.*
*4:1 Lit. Aramaic: (Qa-in,) "Cain." It means, "gain," the word is probably derived from the Aramaic.
*4:2.1 Lit. Aramaic: (Ha-vil,) "Abel." Ironically, it's probably where the word "able" came from.
*4:2.2 Lit. Ar. expression: "Worked the earth."
*4:3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Yumeh," "cycles," eons or ages.
*4:7 Lit. Aramaic word: (Rabishu,) or "lord of evil," from cuneiform records of Mesopotamia, several thousand years old.
*4:8 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "We do not need this."
*4:10 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "The voice of his blood."
*4:14.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Yumana." "Age." Also, "daily."
*4:14.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Hidden before you."
*4:25 Lit. Aramaic word: [Sheht.] "Instead," or "In place of."
*4:26 The beginning of the line of the Children of the Lord.
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