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Genesis 2

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Chapter 2
1In that way God finished making the heavens and the earth, and everything that was in them.
2The seventh day came. Then God stopped the work that he had been doing. He had finished his work and he rested on the seventh day.
3God blessed the seventh day. He made it a special day, because he had finished making everything. He did not work on that day.
God makes a man and a woman
4This is what happened when God made the heavens and the earth.
When the Lord God made the heavens and the earth, 5there were no plants or grasses growing on the earth. #2:5 When we write Lord like this, it is a special name for God. Sometimes people write it as ‘Yahweh’, or as ‘Jehovah’. It means ‘I am who I am’. This shows that God has always been alive and he will always be alive. That was because the Lord God had not sent any rain on the earth. Also, there was nobody to dig the soil so that plants would grow. 6But streams of water were coming up from the earth. The water made all the top of the ground wet.
7Then the Lord God took some soil from the ground and he made a man. He breathed air into the nose of the man to give him life. So the man became alive.
8The Lord God planted a garden. It was in the east, in a place called Eden. #2:8 ‘in the east’ means that it was east of the land of Canaan. Canaan was the land that God gave to his people as their home much later on. God took the man that he had made and he put him in the garden. 9The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the ground there. The trees were beautiful to look at. The fruit from the trees was good for people to eat. #2:9 Eden was a very good place for the man to live. Everything that the man needed was there. In the middle of the garden were two special trees. One was the tree that gives life. The other was the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is evil. #2:9 Fruit from the first tree would cause people to live for ever with God. Fruit from the second tree would cause people to know about good things and bad things. They would understand the difference between these.
10A river began in Eden. It went through the garden and it gave water for the ground. After that, it became four separate rivers. 11The name of the first river is the Pishon. It goes through the whole land of Havilah. There is gold in that land. 12The gold there is very good. Bdellium and onyx stone are also in Havilah. #2:12 Bdellium is something that has a nice smell. It comes from certain trees when you cut them. Onyx is a valuable stone.
13The name of the second river is the Gihon. It goes through the whole land of Cush. 14The third river is called the Tigris. It goes along the east side of Assyria. The fourth river is called the Euphrates.
15The Lord God took the man and he put him in the Garden of Eden. God wanted the man to work in the garden and to take care of it. 16Then the Lord God told the man, ‘You may eat the fruit from any tree in the garden, as much as you like. 17But you must not eat any fruit from the tree that gives knowledge of good and evil. If you do eat fruit from that tree, that day you will certainly die.’
18Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to live alone. I will make a helper who is right for him.’ #2:18 The helper was someone to live with the man. She would be the right person for him and would help him.
19The Lord God took soil from the ground and he made all the animals and birds. He brought them to the man. God wanted to know what names the man would call them. Whatever the man called each living thing, that became its name. 20So the man gave names to the farm animals, to the birds in the sky and to all the other animals.
But none of these animals was the right helper for the man. 21So the Lord God caused the man to sleep. #2:21 The Lord God caused the man to sleep. The man did not just sleep because he was tired. He would sleep like that until God made him wake. While the man was sleeping, God took a rib from the man. Then he closed up the place in his body and he covered it again. #2:21 A rib is a bone in the side of someone's body. God made the woman from the rib that he took from the man. 22The Lord God used the man's rib to make a woman. He brought the woman to the man.
23Then the man said, ‘Finally, this is someone who is right for me. She has bones that are taken from my bones. Her body comes from my body. I will call her “woman” because God used me, a man, to make her.’
24Because of this, when a man marries, he leaves his father and his mother. Instead, God joins the man and his wife together. The two people become as one body. #2:24 This verse tells us about how a man and his wife should live after their marriage. They become a new family that is separate from their parents' families.
25The man and his wife were not wearing any clothes. But they did not feel ashamed.

Berĕshith (Genesis) 2

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1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their array.
2And in the seventh day#In (not ‘by’ or ‘on’) the seventh day - Hebrew: Bayyom haShḇi‛i. Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.
3And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made.
4These are the births of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that יהוה Elohim made earth and heavens.
5Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for יהוה Elohim had not sent rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground,
6but a mist went up from the earth and watered the entire surface of the ground.
7And יהוה Elohim formed the man out of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils breath of lives. And the man became a living being.
8And יהוה Elohim planted a garden in Ěḏen, to the east, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
9And out of the ground יהוה Elohim made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, with the tree of life in the midst of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10And a river went out of Ěḏen to water the garden, and from there it divided and became four heads.
11The name of the first is Pishon, it is the one surrounding the entire land of Ḥawilah, where there is gold.
12And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium is there, and the shoham stone.
13And the name of the second river is Giḥon, it is the one surrounding the entire land of Kush.
14And the name of the third river is Ḥiddeqel, it is the one which goes toward the east of Ashshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15And יהוה Elohim took the man and put him in the garden of Ěḏen to work it and to guard it.
16And יהוה Elohim commanded the man, saying, “Eat of every tree of the garden,
17but do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for in the day that you eat of it you shall certainly die.”
18And יהוה Elohim said, “It is not good for the man to be alone, I am going to make a helper for him, as his counterpart.”
19And from the ground יהוה Elohim formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called each living being, that was its name.
20So the man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field. But for the man there was not found a helper for him, as his counterpart.
21So יהוה Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
22And the rib which יהוה Elohim had taken from the man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
23And the man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one is called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of man.”
24For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, yet they were not ashamed.