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 Genesis 2:4 - 25
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 2
2:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens -
 
2:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth F4 and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth F5 and there was no man to work the ground,
 
2:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
but streams F6 came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground -
 
2:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the LORD God formed the man F7 from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
 
2:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.
 
2:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the 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.
 
2:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
 
2:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
 
2:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin F8 and onyx are also there.)
 
2:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. F9
 
2:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
 
2:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
 
2:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
 
2:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
 
2:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
 
2:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. 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.
 
2:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam F10 no suitable helper was found.
 
2:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So 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 F11 and closed up the place with flesh.
 
2:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib F12 he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
 
2:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, F13 ' for she was taken out of man."
 
2:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
 
2:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F4 Or land; also in verse 6
F5 Or land; also in verse 6
F6 Or mist
F7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see Gen. 2:20).
F8 Or good; pearls
F9 Possibly southeast Mesopotamia
F10 Or the man
F11 Or took part of the man's side
F12 Or part
F13 The Hebrew for woman sounds like the Hebrew for man.

 
 

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