Genesis 2

The Creation of Man and Woman

1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all a  their hosts. 2By b  the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and c  He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created
Lit to make
and made.

Lit These are the generations
f  This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in g  the day that the  Lord God made earth and heaven.
5 h  Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted i  for the  Lord God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to
Lit work, serve
cultivate the ground.
6But a
Or flow
mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole
Lit face of
surface of the ground.
7Then the  Lord God formed man of m  dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and n  man became a living
Lit soul
8The  Lord God planted a p  garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. 9Out of the ground the  Lord God caused to grow q  every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; r  the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10Now a s  river
Lit was going out
flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four
Lit heads
11The name of the first is Pishon; it
Lit surrounds
flows around the whole land of w  Havilah, where there is gold.
12The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13The name of the second river is Gihon; it
Lit is the one surrounding
flows around the whole land of Cush.
14The name of the third river is
Heb Hiddekel
z  Tigris; it
Lit is the one going
flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the
Heb Perath
ac  Euphrates.

15Then the  Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16The  Lord God ad  commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not
Lit eat from it
eat, for in the day that you eat from it af  you will surely die.”

18Then the  Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; ag  I will make him a helper
Lit corresponding to
suitable for him.”
19 ai  Out of the ground the  Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the
Lit heavens
sky, and ak  brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
20The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the
Lit heavens
sky, and to every beast of the field, but for
Or man
Adam there was not found an  a helper
Lit corresponding to
suitable for him.
21So the  Lord God caused a ap  deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22The  Lord God
Lit built
fashioned into a woman ar  the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
23The man said, as  This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
Lit This one
She shall be called
Heb Ishshah
Lit This one
she was taken out of
Heb Ish

24 ax  For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 ay  And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
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