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Genesis 2

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1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Adam and Eve
4This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth#2:5 Or land; also in verse 6 and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no-one to work the ground, 6but streams#2:6 Or mist came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7Then the Lord God formed a man#2:7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see verse 20). from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin#2:12 Or good; pearls and onyx are also there.) 13The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.#2:13 Possibly south-east Mesopotamia 14The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.’
18The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’
19Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam#2:20 Or the man no suitable helper was found. 21So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs#2:21 Or took part of the man’s side and then closed up the place with flesh. 22Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib#2:22 Or part he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23The man said,
‘This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called “woman”,
for she was taken out of man.’
24That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
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1So the heavens and the earth and everything in them # Lit and all their host were completed. # Neh 9:6; Ps 33:6; Is 34:4; 45:12 2By the seventh # Sam, LXX, Syr read sixth day God completed His work that He had done, and He rested # Or ceased on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. # Ex 20:8-11; 31:17; Dt 5:12-14; Heb 4:4 3God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it He rested # Ex 31:17 from His work of creation. # Lit work that God created to make # Ex 20:11; 31:17; Ps 121:2
Man and Woman in the Garden
4These are the records # Gn 5:1; 6:9; 10:1; 11:10,27; 25:12,19; 36:1,9; 37:2 of the heavens and the earth, concerning their creation at the time # Lit creation on the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. 5No shrub of the field # Gn 1:11-12 had yet grown on the land, # Or earth and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground. 6But water would come out of the ground and water the entire surface of the land. 7Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground # Gn 3:19,23; 18:27; Ps 103:14; Ec 12:7; 1Co 15:47 and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, # Gn 7:22; Jb 33:4; Is 2:22 and the man became a living being. # 1Co 15:45
8The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, # Gn 13:10; Is 51:3; Ezk 28:13; 31:8; Jl 2:3 and there He placed the man He had formed. 9The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden, # Gn 3:22; Rv 2:7; 22:2,14 as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. # Pr 3:18
10A river went # Or goes out from Eden to water the garden. From there it divided and became the source of four rivers. # Lit became four heads 11The name of the first is Pishon, which flows through the entire land of Havilah, # Or of the Havilah # Gn 10:7,29; 25:18; 1Sm 15:7 where there is gold. 12Gold from that land is pure; # Lit good bdellium # A yellowish, transparent gum resin and onyx # Identity of this precious stone uncertain are also there. 13The name of the second river is Gihon, which flows through the entire land of Cush. 14The name of the third river is the Tigris, # Dn 10:4 which runs east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. # Gn 15:18
15The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, # Gn 3:1-2 17but you must not eat # Lit eat from it from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.” # Gn 3:5; Dt 30:15,19-20; Rm 6:23; 1Tm 5:6; Jms 1:15 18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement.” # Pr 31:11-12; 1Co 11:9; 1Tm 2:13 19So the Lord God formed out of the ground every wild animal and every bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. # Ps 8:6 And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild animal; but for the man # Or for Adam no helper was found as his complement. 21So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, # Gn 15:12 and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place. 22Then the Lord God made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man. # 1Co 11:8,12 23And the man said:
This one, at last, is bone of my bone
and flesh of my flesh;
this one will be called “woman,”
for she was taken from man. # Eph 5:28-30
24This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh. # Mal 2:15; Mt 19:5; Mk 10:7-8; 1Co 6:16; Eph 5:31 25Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt no shame.