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Genesis 2

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1Heaven and earth and everything in them were finished. 2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing. On the seventh day he stopped the work he had been doing. 3Then God blessed the seventh day and set it apart as holy, because on that day he stopped all his work of creation.
The Creation of Man and Woman
4This is the account of heaven and earth when they were created, at the time when the Lord God made earth and heaven.
5Wild bushes and plants were not on the earth yet because the Lord God hadn’t sent rain on the earth. Also, there was no one to farm the land. 6Instead, underground water would come up from the earth and water the entire surface of the ground.
7Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the earth  #2:7 There is a play on words here between Hebrew ʾadam (man) and ʾadamah (earth). and blew the breath of life into his nostrils. The man became a living being.
8The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. That’s where he put the man whom he had formed. 9The Lord God made all the trees grow out of the ground. These trees were nice to look at, and their fruit was good to eat. The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil grew in the middle of the garden.
10A river flowed from Eden to water the garden. Outside the garden it divided into four rivers. 11The name of the first river is Pishon. This is the one that winds throughout Havilah, where there is gold. 12(The gold of that land is pure. Bdellium and onyx are also ⌞found⌟ there.) 13The name of the second river is Gihon. This is the one that winds throughout Sudan. 14The name of the third river is Tigris. This is the one that flows east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
15Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to farm the land and to take care of it. 16The Lord God commanded the man. He said, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden. 17But you must never eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because when you eat from it, you will certainly die.”
18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is right for him.”
19The Lord God had formed all the wild animals and all the birds out of the ground. Then he brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called each creature became its name. 20So the man named all the domestic animals, all the birds, and all the wild animals.
But the man found no helper who was right for him. 21So the Lord God caused him to fall into a deep sleep. While the man was sleeping, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22Then the Lord God formed a woman from the rib that he had taken from the man. He brought her to the man.
23The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.
She will be named woman
because she was taken from man.”
24That is why a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and they will become one flesh. 25The man and his wife were both naked, but they weren’t ashamed of it.
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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.