We’re back again with a more in-depth look at Genesis 1:26-28, 31a from the Bible. Sometimes Bible wedding readings may not be obvious to understand so allow us to point out one interpretation of the words below.  This reading is all about a human’s purpose on Earth and why they were created in the first place. Taken from the first book of the Bible, Genesis 1:26-28, 31a would be a lovely choice for your wedding because it highlights that as a young couple in love, the world is in fact your oyster! Go out and travel, make friends and make incredible memories. Although there are very traditional and conservative interpretations of the Bible, we prefer to take a more inclusive look at meanings. If you’d like to download this wedding reading, we have a free PDF.

Genesis 1:26-28, 31a

God said, 'Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild beasts and all the reptiles that crawl upon the earth.'
God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them.
God blessed them, saying to them, 'Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all living animals on the earth.' God saw all he had made, and indeed it was very good.

In the beginning...

If Genesis 1:26-28, 31a is the reading for your big day, download a copy below!

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If you've chosen Genesis 1:26-28, 31a to be your wedding reading, then your ceremony is almost all wrapped up! Have you thought about your wedding vows? Here's our advice on how to personalise your wedding vows. After that, you can think about the evening and those wedding speeches. Here is all the advice you'll need on groombest manmaid of honour, and bride speeches!

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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