Genesis 1:26-28

The Creation of the World

26 Then God said, y "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; z let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over 1 all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

27 So God created man a in His own image; in the image of God He created him; b male and female He created them.

28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, c "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and d subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that 2 moves on the earth."

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 9:6
    Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.
    Psalms 100:3
    Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
    Ecclesiastes 7:29
    Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes.
    Ephesians 4:24
    And that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
    James 3:9
    With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 9:2
    And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand.
    Psalms 8:6 - 8
    You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 5:2
    He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.
    1 Corinthians 11:7
    For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 19:4
    And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female.
    Mark 10:6 - 8
    "But from the beginning of the creation, God 'made them male and female.'
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 9:1
    So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
    Genesis 9:7
    And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it.
    Leviticus 26:9
    For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:27
    But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.