"In God's Own Image"
Scripture-Genesis 1:19-31 The Common English Bible
19 There was evening and there was morning: the fourth day.
20 God said, "Let the waters swarm with living things, and let birds fly above the earth up in the dome of the sky."
21 God created the great sea animals and all the tiny living things that swarm in the waters, each according to its kind, and all the winged birds, each according to its kind. God saw how good it was.
22 Then God blessed them: "Be fertile and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth."
23 There was evening and there was morning: the fifth day.
24 God said, "Let the earth produce every kind of living thing: livestock, crawling things, and wildlife." And that's what happened.
25 God made every kind of wildlife, every kind of livestock, and every kind of creature that crawls on the ground. God saw how good it was.
26 Then God said, "Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things on earth."
27 God created humanity in God's own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and master it. Take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, and everything crawling on the ground."
29 Then God said, "I now give to you all the plants on the earth that yield seeds and all the trees whose fruit produces its seeds within it. These will be your food.
30 To all wildlife, to all the birds in the sky, and to everything crawling on the ground—to everything that breathes—I give all the green grasses for food." And that's what happened.
31 God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good. There was evening and there was morning: the sixth day.