1So the heavens and the earth and everything in thema were completed.b
2By the seventhc day God completed His work that He had done, and He restedd on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.e
3God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it He restedf from His work of creation.g, h
Man and Woman in the Garden
4These are the recordsi of the heavens and the earth, concerning their creation at the timej that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
5No shrub of the fieldk had yet grown on the land,l 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 groundm and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils,n and the man became a living being.o
8The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east,p 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,q as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.r
10A river wents out from Eden to water the garden. From there it divided and became the source of four rivers.t
11The name of the first is Pishon, which flows through the entire land of Havilah,u, v where there is gold.
12Gold from that land is pure;w bdelliumx and onyxy 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,z which runs east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.aa
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,ab
17but you must not eatac from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”ad
18Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement.”ae
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.af 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 manag no helper was found as his complement.
21So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to come over the man,ah 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.ai
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.aj
24This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.ak
25Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt no shame.
a. 2:1 Lit and all their host
b. 2:1 Neh 9:6; Ps 33:6; Is 34:4; 45:12
c. 2:2 Sam, LXX, Syr read sixth
d. 2:2 Or ceased
e. 2:2 Ex 20:8-11; 31:17; Dt 5:12-14; Heb 4:4
f. 2:3 Ex 31:17
g. 2:3 Lit work that God created to make
h. 2:3 Ex 20:11; 31:17; Ps 121:2
i. 2:4 Gn 5:1; 6:9; 10:1; 11:10,27; 25:12,19; 36:1,9; 37:2
j. 2:4 Lit creation on the day
k. 2:5 Gn 1:11-12
l. 2:5 Or earth
m. 2:7 Gn 3:19,23; 18:27; Ps 103:14; Ec 12:7; 1Co 15:47
n. 2:7 Gn 7:22; Jb 33:4; Is 2:22
o. 2:7 1Co 15:45
p. 2:8 Gn 13:10; Is 51:3; Ezk 28:13; 31:8; Jl 2:3
q. 2:9 Gn 3:22; Rv 2:7; 22:2,14
r. 2:9 Pr 3:18
s. 2:10 Or goes
t. 2:10 Lit became four heads
u. 2:11 Or of the Havilah
v. 2:11 Gn 10:7,29; 25:18; 1Sm 15:7
w. 2:12 Lit good
x. 2:12 A yellowish, transparent gum resin
y. 2:12 Identity of this precious stone uncertain
z. 2:14 Dn 10:4
aa. 2:14 Gn 15:18
ab. 2:16 Gn 3:1-2
ac. 2:17 Lit eat from it
ad. 2:17 Gn 3:5; Dt 30:15,19-20; Rm 6:23; 1Tm 5:6; Jms 1:15
ae. 2:18 Pr 31:11-12; 1Co 11:9; 1Tm 2:13
af. 2:19 Ps 8:6
ag. 2:20 Or for Adam
ah. 2:21 Gn 15:12
ai. 2:22 1Co 11:8,12
aj. 2:23 Eph 5:28-30
ak. 2:24 Mal 2:15; Mt 19:5; Mk 10:7-8; 1Co 6:16; Eph 5:31