God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according
to Our likeness; and
rule over the fish of the sea and over the
birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all
the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps
on the earth." And God created man in His own image,
in the image of God He created him; male and female
He created them. And God blessed them; and God said
to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the
earth, and subdue it; and
the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky,
and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant
yielding seed that is on the surface of all the
earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed;
it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the
earth and to every bird of the sky and to every
thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have
given every green plant for food;"and it was so."
Genesis 1:26-30 (NAS)
"Then the LORD God
took the man
and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it
and keep it. And the LORD God
the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden
you may eat freely; but from the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in
the day that you eat from it you shall surely die."
Genesis 2:15-17 (NAS)
names to all the cattle, and to the birds of
the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for
Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him."
Genesis 2:20 (NAS)
Adam and his wife Eve were both given superior
intellect and thought compared to the animals,
plants and most all of the other created beings.
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